The Importance Of Prayer While Suffering Karma
Questioner: Dada, what I want to know is if the effect of karma can be changed through prayer?
Dadashri: The effect of karma is composed of parts. One aspect is such that it can be eliminated with prayer. A second type can be eliminated with a little spiritual effort. The third type is the one that no matter how strong the spiritual effort, there is no escape from the suffering. It is too sticky.
Questioner: But even if the karmas are very sticky, doesn't prayer make a difference?
Dadashri: It makes no difference. Although at the time of praying, there may be some peace.
Questioner: Does one get the strength to experience the fruits of the karmas by praying?
Dadashri: No. The misery is the effect on you. With prayer, you can experience a portion of happiness in misery. But it is difficult for the prayer to remain continuously. When situations are bad, and the mind is spoiled, it is hard to keep praying. If it is possible to keep praying, it would be the ideal thing, and one should do it by recalling and remembering 'Dada', who himself is free from his body. If you recall the one who is not attached to his body and then say the prayers, the prayer will stay, otherwise it will not.
COMPILED BY DR NIRU MAA