Why We Pray

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Prayer is talking directly to God. For great yogis who are in a perpetual state of prayer, God is more real than the external world. But to ordinary men, prayer relies on faith in God.

For this reason, it has been questioned whether there is a necessity for prayer. Some ask, “If there is no God, what good is prayer? Can it change the laws of karma?” It’s difficult to provide proof that is easily tangible and verifiable to our grosser minds.

In this lecture, Acharya Hersh Khetarpal makes several points that show the efficacy of prayer. She answers the crucial questions of why we pray and the various ways we pray. As with any yogic practice, one should also contemplate on their progress from time to time. For this reason, Acharyaji ends the lecture by providing simple yet powerful questions to help us assess whether or not we’re actually realizing the benefits of prayer.

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