Interviewer: Is there a difference between them?Sri Chinmoy: They are practically the same; they both arrive at the same Goal. When we pray to God, we talk to God; and when we meditate, God talks to us. It is a two-way conversation. At times you are talking, at times I am talking. When we pray, we talk and God listens to us. When we meditate, God talks to us and we listen to Him.
Sri Chinmoy, My heart's salutation to Australia, part 2, Agni Press, 1976