Source: Sri Aurobindo – Power and Significance of Prayer
The life of man is a life of wants and needs and therefore of desires, not only in his physical and vital, but in his mental and spiritual being.
When he becomes conscious of a greater Power governing the world, he approaches it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs, …………………. still this way of turning to the Divine is an essential movement of our religious being and reposes on a universal truth.
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