In this except from a lecture, Sri Chinmoy explains about prayer and meditation – their differences and similarities, and also why we are apt to think that God is somewhere else, above, and not inside us.
“… When we pray, we feel that He is above; He is listening what I am saying. Then, when I meditate, I feel that he is talking to me. Do this, don’t do (that).”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview
My doubtful prayers
Are my prayers of clay.
My soulful prayers
Are my prayers of day.
My thought-covered prayers
Are my prayers of frustration.
My silence-filled prayers
Are my prayers of destination.
– Sri Chinmoy, The Wings Of Light, Part 5, Agni Press, 1974
– Edit by Mridanga Spencer
– Page created by Patanga Cordeiro
- – Prayer and meditation aphorisms at Sri Chinmoy Library