Wednesday, 13 November 2013

No Spiritual Practices are Required - Prayer


Love Divine is neither an object of the practices, nor of the prayers, inasmuch as the practices and prayers aim at the aspirations of one's wants. Moreover, although the hankering through prayer at the Lotus Feet of the Divine Being may yield an enjoyment of pleasures, alone it does not bestow Love Divine. The egoistic prayer and practices may bring certain realization commonly called Vibhuti (miraculous powers) of the Divine Being. Love Divine is revealed alone by entering the Vaishnava (state of devotion to God) bower of Vrindavan (playground of Divine Love within) or the Truth Absolute and nowhere else.
Prarabdha initiates Prarabdha (destined unfolding of mental, physical and emotional aspects of life). Prarabdha is intensified by prayer.
If we value the efficacy of prayer, then it should be counted as a vested interest.
Individuals have no power. We cannot carry the burden unless He carries it. We commit a grave error in thinking that it is we who are doing things and not He. When we surrender all thoughts to Him alone this unity is established and then He responds to our prayers. 

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