God - Calling God
by Surinder Sharma
What could be more harmonious and elevating than the turn of the prayer
wheel or the stillness that follows sonorous Buddhist
chanting? Who cannot but be moved by the frenzied kirtans of Iskcon devotees
that create a hyper-kinetic energy field like Osho's
A prayer is born anywhere: a temple of fire, a majestic cathedral, a roadside mosque—wherever silences merge with silences, spirit with spirit, whenever minds melt in devotion and hearts open to God's grace.
For a Sikh devotee, doing kar seva (service) in a gurdwara is prayer. A single note of a flute-player can rise heavenwards in prayer. For a Zen monk, prayer is poured into the painting of a single blade of grass.
Or, when moonlight shines off his face and he hears the sound of a frog leaping in a nearby pool, prayer can become a haiku. In the silence of the prayer is heard the whispers of the gods.
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