我們都是那一更高等的力量的愛人、誠心奉獻者,愛人數以萬計,但是所有人的摯愛只有一個。我們所渴求的祂就是我們在整個世界之中的摯愛,而且也是唯一為所有人的上帝,而不是特別只為穆斯林、印度教徒或基督徒的上帝。

聖基爾帕辛


Q. If one sends lov­ing thoughts and prayers for the loved ones who have passed on, do they reach and ben­e­fit the one who has gone from this world and will they know that they are loved and remem­bered?

A. Before under­stand­ing the cor­rect answer to this ques­tion it should be borne in mind care­fully that unions and sep­ar­a­tions of this phys­i­cal world are gov­erned by the inex­or­a­ble law of karma. They have severed all con­nec­tions with this phys­i­cal plane and have been granted pro­tec­tion in accor­dance with their earn­ings. The prayers and their lov­ing thoughts sent out by advanced souls do help the departed souls and they are cog­ni­sant of the same. It may fur­thermore be under­stood that the near and dear rela­tions of the sin­cere ini­tiates are granted fea­si­ble pro­tec­tion in the beyond, even if they had left much ear­lier before the ini­tiates took ini­ti­a­tion.

Q. Is it proper to pray to God for favours (hus­band, job, etc.) or should we pray to know His will and for the Grace to fol­low it?

A. The Mas­ters do not entirely dis­fa­vour hum­ble peti­tion­ary prayer for the achieve­ment of worldly amen­i­ties. The life of the ini­tiate is ver­ily one long prayer in itself when at every step he or she feels obliged to pray before God or Mas­ter for being able to face the haz­ards of phys­i­cal exist­ence. But prayer for know­ing the Divine will of the Father and for attain­ing Divine Grace to fol­low His will is of a higher order. We should always pray for right under­stand­ing lest our err­ing intel­lect leads us astray from the holy path. We can­not guide nature or Mas­ter Power but we can fol­low the Divine will of the Lord. Please refer to the book Prayer – Its Nature and Tech­nique for elab­o­rate expla­na­tion.

Q. To have good effects from med­i­ta­tion, should one ask for­give­ness from the Mas­ter daily?

A. The lov­ing dis­ci­ple is always repen­tant for his or her tres­passes and lapses com­mit­ted con­sciously or uncon­sciously dur­ing the day and turns many times within in prayer. Prayer is not an outward show, but it is an anguished cry of the soul, which stirs the Divine Grace, and when it is directed and chan­nelled smoothly, it works won­ders and the dear ini­tiate is filled with won­der­ous grat­i­tude with His Grace.

Q. May we pray to the Supreme One to bless kal, since kal is really doing His will?

A. It is not nec­es­sary for us to pray for kal or any other diety as it is abso­lutely imma­te­rial for these pow­ers who are being gov­erned and guided by the Divine will of the Lord.