Recently I’ve been typing up some audio transcripts for a very good friend of mine. They are recordings of a series of talks given by the Tibetan Buddhist Rinpoche I wrote about a few blogs back. It’s great to hear what he said all over again, and it’s almost like a private audience.
For some reason, as I was typing away today, I got the Madonna song Ray of Light in my head, so I went online and listened to it. Great song! I think I remember that she’d had some vocal training because she was hitting some high notes. Great song, I listened to it twice 🙂
It got me thinking about light. What is it? Turns out that light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, along with gamma rays, X rays, infrared and ultraviolet, etc. The part of the spectrum that is between ultraviolet and infrared is the part our eyes can detect – visible light from the sun. So light is the same sort of stuff as everything else, a form of energy.
I am still chanting the Gayatri mantra every day:
Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonnah pracodayat