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Q&A: Prayer and Meditation

Do you pray sometimes?

To be quite frank with you, I do not pray; nor do I have any need for meditation, although I do meditate. After one has realised the Highest and become consciously one with the Absolute Supreme, one has no need to pray or meditate. But I have a number of disciples, so I meditate for them as I used to meditate for myself many years ago. When I meditate on them, prayer is automatically there because, in trying to help them in their spiritual awakening, I am invoking God's infinite blessings, light and compassion to offer to them.