Namaskaar friends. This post part of three short talks by Pujya Swami Dayananda, very useful and something that I am sure we all want to know about === PRAYER. Why do we need to pray? What is prayer? When and how to pray? Is it necessary to pray? How many times to pray? Should I ask HIM for favours or not? And many more such questions that come to our mind are beautifully answered by Pujya Swamiji in 3 separate articles. Each is about Prayer but from a different angle. Posting one by one over next 3 days. I am sure each will be very helpful to all of us. It has been to me because, honestly I was not praying seriously, but only mechanically till I came across the teachings of Swamiji. Here is first article of three. All are by kind courtesy of http://www.avgsatsang.com Pls post your comments/queries below.
As a human being I need to live intelligently. There is no choice. Endowed with choice every human being has no choice in exercising choice. And to exercise choice intelligently, one needs to follow a certain matrix of norms. Recognizing and choosing these norms stems from a certain maturity, and that maturity one needs to have to conduct one’s life intelligently. One can’t afford to mature later; one has to be mature. The most significant mark of maturity is the degree of objectivity one has towards oneself, towards the world and towards one’s own ambitions for varieties of things.