Speaks on "Talk to God"
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:00am
When you talk to God, what do you say? How do you say it? Do you speak the words of poems, prayers and songs, or do you observe silence? Do you convey thoughts or emotions? Do you express love, devotion, and appreciation — or concern, disappointment and fear? When you talk to God, what do you say?
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
“The knower of the word hears by attunement the internal voice reverberating beauty and truth throughout the universe. He learns to follow the strains of that soundless voice to unite his soul with God everywhere.
“His inner attunement is virtually his power, the power of purity, by which he creates harmony within himself and draws harmony into all his surroundings.
“God surrounds us with his harmonious vibration, but to realize it we need to tune in. Peer into your soul. Bring his divine word into your mind.”
—Swami Kamalananda,"Reflections on Still Waters"
“It is essential for our life and happiness that we understand the truths about the material universe around us. It is vital for our existence and peace that we realize the realities of the spiritual universe within us. Meditation is entering into and abiding in the spiritual universe within us. Meditation is entering into and abiding in the spiritual universe of our soul. It is dwelling with God within us. It is communion with the divine Spirit with our spirit. Only through meditation can we reach, reveal and realize the presence of God and his attributes and glory within us. Meditation is profound subjective contemplation with pure and enlightened consciousness. It is prayer unto God for nothing but his spiritual illumination, divine grace and transcendental glory. It is prayer unto God for his complete and perfect revelation. It is total self-surrender unto God with absolute love and devotion. Meditation is the pilgrimage of our soul to God within us.”
—Swam Premananda, "The Gayatri Prayer," Let Us Meditate
Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
“For those who are filled with the presence of God in them, to labor is to pray. Life is one continuous prayer or act of worship.
“I believe that prayer is the very soul and essence of religion, and therefore prayer must be the very core of the life of man.
“Begin, therefore, your day with prayer, and make it so full that it may remain with you until evening. Close the day with prayer so that you may have a peaceful night free from dreams and nightmares. Do not worry about the forms. Let it be any form; it should be such as can put us in communion with the divine. Only let not the spirit wander while the words of prayer run out of your mouth.”
“No prayer is complete without presence.”
“My words are tied in one with the great mountains, with the great rocks, with the great trees, in one with my body and heart. All of you see me, one with this world.”