Q. What is the difference between prayer

Q. What is the difference between prayer and practice?

A. Prayer is to speak to God or Buddha in order to ask for help or pay homage, and practice is to try to realise, through not knowledge but experience, what God or Buddha is.

I don’t want to discourage people from praying, but I would like to encourage them to know what the object of their prayer is through practice prior to their prayer. How could we speak to God or Buddha, or ask for help when we don’t know what or who God or Buddha is?

When you see and talk to him face to face, you can offer a true prayer to him.

©Boo Ahm
All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway http://ow.ly/i/wERee

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