Question: How can one derive maximum benefit from daily Gayatri Upasana during mornings and evenings?
Regularity in morning and evening Gayatri Upasana must be strictly adhered to. Although total involvement and concentration are essential ingredients of Upasana , this alone is not enough. For keeping good health , one is required to perform a minimum amount of manual labour to digest and assimilate the meals taken during the day. Likewise, to reap the fruits of worship, it is essential to adopt Upasana and Sadhana simultaneously. To integrate Upasana , and Sadhana one is required to instill maximum degree of faith (Nistha) in Upasana . Nistha is reflected as steadfastness in keeping one's words and maintaining discipline and regularity in habits. Incorporation of Nistha in Sadhana enhances steadfastness, which in turn provides strength to the inherent power of resolution and sufficient spiritual strength. The cumulative effect of these attributes helps and inspires the Sadhak in adopting a strict self-discipline which is called Tapascharya. For Anusthan s, these attributes are particularly essential. If these attributes are incorporated in the day to day routine of worship the level of Sadhana rises to that of an Anusthan .