I pray, I meditate1

I pray to God and meditate on God.

I pray to God because God is my Lord, my Sovereign Lord, my Lord Supreme.

I meditate on God because God is my Friend, my eternal Friend, my only Friend.

I pray to God because He is powerful and thoughtful.

I meditate on God because He is beautiful and fruitful.

I pray to God to see His Face of Height.

I meditate on God to feel His Heart of Delight.

I pray to God to grant me what He is.

I meditate on God to regain what I have lost.

I pray to God to show me the way.

I meditate on God to transform my life of ignorance-night into a life of wisdom-light.

I pray to God to become the sound-sky in my human life.

I meditate on God to become the silence-sun in my divine life.

In my desire-life I pray to God because I am my necessity’s slave.

In my aspiration-life I meditate on God because God and I have become our necessity’s mutual satisfaction.

My prayer breathlessly loves God’s Compassion-Power.

My meditation unconditionally loves God’s Justice-Light.

Salvation-gift I have received from my prayer.

Perfection-gift I have received from my meditation.

I pray to God and meditate on God.


  1. 1 July 1977, 9:30 p.m. — Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth College, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Sri Chinmoy, Everest-Aspiration, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1977.

This is the 352nd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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