Difference between Prayer & Meditation

Difference between Prayer & Meditation

By Sri Sri Shuddha Nandaa Brahmachari

Prayer implies the duality of mind.  When you pray, you try to express your gratitude to the Supreme Being, in words.  You try & seek that which only the Divine can grant.  Prayer thus presupposes the acceptance of dualism: a separation between the one who is praying, & the other to whom prayer is directed.  If one’s prayer deepens to complete absorption, the mind stops & the words are silenced.  Then prayer flows into meditation, where all dualism melts into unity consciousness.

It is simple.  When your prayer deepens, your act of offering yourself to the Divine intensifies, & then ……


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