by His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Om is the very gist of gayatri, and from that Om comes merciful rays, like the rays of the sun. Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, where sankirtan is always going on, is inside the flute of Krishna, and from there comes this sound Om. Om, the meaning of gayatri, is coming from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and from there the explanation of gayatri has been given by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
gayatri muralista-kirtana-dhanam radha-padam dhimahi
The position of the Guru is like water; the servitors of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are like lotuses; and the position of the worshippable Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Divine Form of Radha-Krishna, Om. Everything is within Om. Om is coming from the flute of Krishna, and the meaning of Om, of gayatri, is: gayatri muralista-kirtana-dhanam Radha-padam dhimahi. Krishna’s flute does not make any other sound except the glorification of Srimati Radharani, and that is the real meaning and gist of the gayatri mantram.
The sun’s merciful rays give nourishment to the lotus, but if there is no water — if one cannot take shelter of Sri Guru and His Grace — then the lotus will become burnt by the rays of the sun.