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Should we ask the Lord to protect us at the end of our prayers and meditation?


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Should we ask the Lord to protect us at the end of our prayers and meditation?

 

First of all we must know that prayers by mouth and meditation by mind do not have any value like offerring a cup of water to the guest has no value. Even in the hotel one can drink a cup of water without paying anything. If you ask the Lord to protect you for your prayer and meditation it is something like charging the customer for drinking a cup of water in the hotel. Only service to the Lord in terms of sacrifice of work (Karma Sanyasa) and Sacrifice of fruit of work (Karma Phala Tyaga) can have the value like serving a plate of meals to the customer in the hotel. Ofcourse the plate of meals should be always associated with drinking water also. Similarly the service to the Lord should also be associated with prayers and meditation.

 

Service without prayer and meditation is ninety-nine percent and cannot be one hundred percent. The prayer and meditation have significance and value only when they are associated with the service. Therefore asking for protection after prayer or meditation is not at all justified. Ofcourse asking for protection after the service associated with prayer and meditation is justified but not appreciable.

 

When you ask for the fruit, it shall be given according to the value of your service only. But if you don’t ask for the fruit your service attains infinite value and you will get the permanent protection from the Lord without any account of your service. Are you asking your son for the fruit as soon as you serve him? Whatever service you can, you have done to your son and when you become old whatever service he can he renders it to you. Is there any account between you and your son?

 

If you deserve, the Lord will protect you and you need not remind Him about this. If you do not deserve He cannot voilate His own rules and administration for the sake of an undeserving fellow. If you are not asking Him for any favour, you are a good follower of His administration and He will be pleased with you even without your prayers and worship. He will become angry if you ask Him to protect you even if you deserve, because he becomes angry since you have unnecessarily reminded Him.

 

He becomes angry with you if you do not deserve, because you are asking the Lord to voilate His own administration. Therefore in both the cases you should not mention your desire for protection or for any other fruit before the Lord. Though no body is there to question the Lord even if He voilates the rules, the angels and sages are constantly looking at Him through meditation. If the Lord voilates the rules in the case of undeserving, these divine devotees will be shakened in their impression about the Lord and their meditation is spoiled. Therefore the Lord will never harm the divine devotees.

 

 

At the Lotus feet of Datta Swami

 

ANIL ANTONY

antonyanil@universal-spirituality.org

http://www.universal-spirituality.org

Universal Spirituality for World Peace

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