Praying with the Heart

One's prayers should come from the heart. Our heart, head and tongue should agree. Pray in such a manner that your inner feelings are aroused, every pore begins to weep, and all the veins become like the strings of a violin. The feeling of love should pour forth and you should become absorbed in your prayer. Your discrimination should awaken. Consider the Lord to be present and a witness. Present your inner feelings to Him. There should be nothing whatever between you and the Lord. Ask for His help in all humility. There should be no egotism or showiness. There is no need to stand on high platforms and to cry loudly.

Oh Kabir, the priest cries from the minaret, but the Lord is not deaf. He, whom you are calling, is inside you.

Shalok Kabir Ji, 1374-8