Thursday, April 29, 2010


Swami Vishwananda Arati to Babaji
In Babaji Cave Shree Peetha Nilaya

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji: Prayer to the Divine can be a major stumbling block or a phenomenal step forward in your progression toward the eventual Divine merging with the Formless. How can this be, you may think, as the Himalayan sages have stressed japam as the fastest avenue to the Divine in the Kali Age? Japam and prayer are synonymous, my friends.

This is how it is for instance: A man once went to the grocery store for his wife and she had given him a grocery list with specific items listed. The man, being a dutiful husband, placed the list on the seat of his car where he would be sure to see it when he arrived at the grocery store. On arrival, and as he was parking, a friend honked his horn from the next car parking just beside him. Both men got out of their cars and walked into the grocery store together.

Once inside the store, the man realized that he had left the grocery list on the seat of his car. Thinking he would remember what was written on the list, he quickly purchased the items and returned to his home. Nine food items had been listed and the man had remembered that number in the store. For her guests that night the man’s wife was planning to make a dish called potato dumplings. The ninth item the man had purchased was not potatoes, but tomatoes!

It is like that with prayer! It is best to be specific with the words of your prayer. There is an accurate saying: ‘Be careful what you pray for as God may grant your prayer.’ And when you pray, remember to be grateful for the life you have been given and the planet you call home. Take the best care of both as they have been given to you in sacred trust.

Swami Vishwananda: We do our prayers in quantity by burning lots of candles and lots of lights and saying to God, ‘Here, this is my prayer to You, God!’ But what God really wants is the quality of your prayer. God wants our prayers to come from the heart without any doubt or negativity.

Every prayer, every thought, every action vibrates on a certain level. Raise the frequency of vibration; raise it in your consciousness. You are an instrument of the Divine. Let us show that we are this instrument, not just by saying it, also by our actions, how we welcome everything.


PREPARATIONS for Bhu Devi Yagna with Sri Swami Vishwananda at Shree Peetha Nilaya this weekend, April 30-May 2. LINK (in German)

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