Prayer

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  1. Gurudev, if God is everywhere, why are we told to pray in the prayer room only?

    You can pray anywhere, but if you sit and pray in one room you make the vibrations very nice.
    You can eat anywhere, you can eat in the verandah, you can eat sitting in the drawing room. But there is a dining hall where you sit on the table, and there ...

  2. Gurudev, how many times should we pray in a day? And how should it be done?

    Whenever you wake up from sleep, at that time remember God. And before sleeping as well.

    Some people say to remember God 24 hours. Now this is not possible. When can you pray? When you are awake. You cannot pray while you are sleeping.
    So, ...

  3. Gurudev, When I pray, my prayer takes its own time to be answered. In spite of being in difficulties, when we do not receive any help at that time, I become very upset. What to do at that time?

    When you are upset, you are upset. You cannot apply wisdom at that time. Even if you know all the knowledge, all the wisdom, when a gush of emotion comes, they all fail. All the wisdom fails. I would say, just relax. Take it as it comes. It’s okay to be up ...
  4. Gurudev, Is there progress without prayers?

    See, a prayer happens on two occasions, when you are very grateful then you thank God, 'Oh, thank God I got this, thank you so much! That is one aspect of prayer. The second aspect of prayer, I would say is when you are helpless. When you are utterl ...

  5. Gurudev, what should one do when one feels helpless in a situation and that helplessness turns into frustration, anger and sadness?

    See, you are forgetting that there is a bigger power with you and which is in control. When you feel helpless then that is the best time to pray. Your prayer will be authentic and really rewarding. ...
  6. Gurudev, when we do Puja, who is praying? Are the one who is praying and the one who to whom the Puja is being offered to, the same? Then what is the difference and what is the need to pray?

    A river is also water and a lake is also water. Both are water. But one receives the water (the lake) and another is water flowing into it (the river). Similarly the small mind in you prays and the big mind in you accepts it. So both are there together - t ...
  7. Gurudev, If ever a devotee has to ask something from the Divine or from the Master, what is the best thing he can ask for?

    Come on! Now do I also need to tell you also what you should ask? I don’t think there is any need of that. Your need is spontaneous. It just comes from within. You can’t but ask. You cannot force yourself to ask for something. Then, it will not be genuine. ...
  8. Gurudev, I want to learn how to pray. Can you say a few words about how to pray?

    Prayer is a spontaneous thing. It happens on two occasions, when you are very grateful, and you are expressing your gratitude. And when you are totally helpless, and you beg for help.

    Prayer just happens, you cannot cultivate it. At the m ...

  9. Gurudev, I have a wish in my heart, which I will not say out loud. I know you know it all and so I want you to fulfill it.

    That is good. How many of you have felt that your wishes have been fulfilled? This is called as Siddhatva (acquiring Siddhis or extraordinary capabilities to fulfill wishes). When we do Pranayama and meditate regularly, our wishes are ...
  10. Would you advise us to do our duty properly or go after rituals?

    Duty should be done. However, to enrich yourself, to enable yourself to do your duty properly, you have to rejuvenate and energize yourself. So, a little bit of meditation, relaxation, music, and prayer; all these will help.
    Prayer is essential in lif ...
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