Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HONEST PRAYER IS A DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH GOD...

















Pic.: Neerja Panchal



“A complete belief in God is the anchor of your existence.

Honest prayer is a direct communication with God.

The castes, the idols, the rituals, and everything else is irrelevant –

when you can honestly communicate with your creator,

the infinite source of all strength.”



The God who resides in your heart is closer to you than the God who resides in Heaven… Yes, heaven is too, too far. Believe in God who has housed, around the day, in your very own heart… whose presence throbs in your every breath and flows like a never-ending stream through your blood… And, believe in this God completely. Period!

If God has to answer your prayers, you need to ‘feel’ Him; you need to communicate with Him directly. Unless you have this direct communication with God, your prayers are meaningless…

A complete faith in God is the anchor of your existence… It fills you with confidence you need in life… It fills you with strength and courage, wisdom and humility, love and compassion.

The God you believe in - as a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist, Jew or whatever – is the God who comes to you through your religion…

Has your religion come to you through your ‘birth’, or has it come to you through your ‘choice’? Has your God come to you through your awareness? Do you feel the living presence of God within you? Do you feel the power of His grace in your soul? Do you see His miracles in the sparkles of the stars? Do you hear His voice in the silence of the night? Do you feel His warmth in the gentle dance of the evening breeze? Do you feel His anchorage… His protection?

The ‘spirit of God’ runs through the Universe. Being able to experience it, feel it, breathe it, live it… is being spiritual…

Make God your best friend… Trust Him, revere Him and thank Him and seek help from Him… And, you can be direct, honest and trusting when you deal with God...

There is no need to fear God. Love Him.

So, dear, if God is your best friend, and if you can freely and directly communicate with Him… may that friendship and communication be your prayer…

May that matter more than all else that goes in the name of religion, God and worship – the castes, idols, rituals and temples…

May faith be real, meaningful.




GERALD D’CUNHA

P.S.


In the early 80’s, as a stranger and a struggling young-man in this big city of Mumbai (then Bombay), I was filled with self-doubts and fears. My self-confidence level was at its lowest pit, and I was gripped with anxiety about my future. It was during these harrowing times, I had found on the roadside an old copy of Dr. Napoleon Hill’s inspirational classic – ‘Think & Grow Rich’… 


My life was destined to change, immediately!


I have been so influenced by Dr. Napoleon Hill’s ‘Success philosophy’ - particularly his famous line: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” - that it would be impossible for me to shed off this influence all my life.

So, as a young-teacher in his twenties, when I had scribbled those passages in the little booklet ‘THE DAWN’, they loudly – and proudly - echoed the core tenets of Dr. Hill’s life-lessons. What he had assimilated from the lives of scores of successful people and passed on to us, I was now trying to do, in my own way, to my students…


With my deepest humility and reverence, I dedicate this book ‘THE ECHOES OF THE DAWN’ - to the one who made me ‘Stand up’ in life…Dr. Napoleon Hill.

3 comments:

Lisa Lobo said...

The God in our hear is closer to the God in heaven," Brilliant line! - Lisa Lobo

Anuraag Gupta said...

Good one sir... Faith does move mountains... Lots of reverence to Dr. Hill too..

Anonymous said...

Prayer is to a living God not a dead one. great>
---- Tanay