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  • 1. WHY PRAYER? DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
  • 2. As youngsters, we often faced this question of why should we pray before every action! In the course of time it becomes clear, that prayer is (and should be) a means of catalyzing the culmination of every work in ecstatic completion and culmination of the work in complete satisfaction of global welfare.
  • 3. Let us see the essence of the worship of Ganesh! SHRI GANESHAAYA NAMAH I offer my salutations to Shri Ganesh. I offer my prayers to Lord Shri Ganesh, who is the God of self realization. The meaning of the expression “God of realization” is very interesting and profound. In the nature there are various divine ‘powers’ or ‘energies’ and
  • 4. express or manifest themselves in different forms. Lord Ganesh is the source of the experience of enlightenment i.e. cosmic oneness i.e. oneness with the dynamic evolving essence of the inner and outer environment! It is therefore customary and appropriate to pray Lord Ganesh before starting any work. Since the realization of truth is the prerequisite to accurate vision, decision, commensurate desire and intention, conviction
  • 5. and strength and thence accurate action, it is appropriate to pray Lord Ganesh before starting any work. These prayers enliven us with HOLISTIC HEALTH or SWADHARMA. The meaning of SWADHARMA is explained in another article. Hence it is said
  • 6. VAKRATUNDA MAHAAKAAYA SURYAKOTISAMAPRABHA NIRVIGHNAM KURU ME DEVA SARVAKARYESHU SARVADAA Which means O Lord Ganesh with beautifully twisted trunk and gigantic body; you are bright like billions of suns. Please endow me with success i.e. global welfare and complete satisfaction in every work of mine and make it devoid of deficiency and defeat.
  • 7. DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIAR