Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Prayer (Part 3)
God is our help, the only power we have is prayer, and the worth of life is just the grateful moments we live. If you remember these words, you will always find me around you.
Without prayer you are weak. You are not complete. We feel empty no matter how many possessions we have if we do not fully possess our self. That emptiness comes to us because we have not got the inflow of the unknown into the known of us. It is that combination we are seeking as humans. It is that combination that makes us failures or makes us successful.
God is so great that whosoever touches that greatness must appreciate it. And that appreciation of God is prayer. Prayer is your concept of appreciating the infinity of God which is your unknown. It is a relationship right here. Between the known and the unknown there is a relationship, an appreciation of the unknown, the vastness, and the creativity. ‘Gimme a car, a Mazda. I am your good son.’ That is not prayer.
In the Aquarian Age, you don’t pray—you ask God lo pray for you. It is reversed. Tell God, “Lord, pray for me that I should be as Infinite as You are. Make me as great, bright, bountiful, and beautiful as You. Oh Lord, give me the power of love to serve. Let me know to serve myself. Let my touch heal. Let my sight create miracles. Let where I exist and pass, there be nothing but the enlightened dance from your Grace.
-KRI International Teacher Training Manual Level 2 Conscious Communication
Prayer does not mean that you have to jump and juggle and make a huge panorama show that you are very prayerful. It’s intunement. It’s a conscious intunement with the unknown.
There is no power nor worship in this Universe greater than prayer; there is no love other than prayer.
If you relate to the known, which you are, and you search out the unknown, that is a prayer.
You think you have to pray like this, ‘Oh God, bless me.’ It’s totally unnatural. God understands that you are folding the hands. The power which is folding the hands is God. The lips which are uttering the prayer is God. The fact that you are trying to concentrate is God. You might be thinking, ‘I could have been eating pizza now.’ Then you are making a posture of prayer. Your mind is somewhere else; you are somewhere different. But when you are in tune with the unknown, the known is very peaceful.
The concept of prayer is to tap my own unknown for my known. When the known and unknown are united in the oneness of the self, God is alive. When the known and unknown are separated in any concept, God is dormant—not dead, not gone—dormant. Therefore, the power of prayer has to be continuous.
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