Ingrained in man is the spirit of prayer . In times of crisis , in moments of anguish , in periods of trials ,
the helpless soul seeks refuge in and protection from the omnipotent Lord . This is prayer .
Prayer is the bridge between man and God .
prayer is the silent expression of infinite gratitude towards God through ceaseless remembrance of
His power , virtue , mercy and grace .
In the earlier stages prayer is supplication for boons from the merciful . In the later stages when the
purity of mind achieved to a considerable degree , prayer becomes the silent , heartfelt longing for
absorption in the supreme . In the ultimate stage of self-realization , pryer culminates in boundless
love and supreme wisdom .
When the knowledge is gained that prayer and it's fulfillment are from the same source , the prayer
of the devotee becomes identical with the will of the Divine .
Prayer is the best purifier . It cleanses the entire Antahkarana .
Prayer stills the mind , illumines the intellect , broadens the heart and invigorates even the physical
The intensity of prayer leads to silence . Silence is therefore the veritable fulfillment of prayer .
Do not imagine that divine mercy accrues from prayer .
The entire dumb creation is taken care of by the supreme even without prayer .
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