Question: What are the major obstacles to praying meaningfully?

Sri Chinmoy: There are two major obstacles. When one does not have enough feeling for one’s own religion, one cannot go very far. So first one has to develop a sincere feeling for his religion. Then he has to make his religion a living reality, just as his body, vital and mind are living realities. Unless one knows and feels that his religion is a living reality, he will not be able to make progress through his religion.