Fundamental Thought
Pooja Ahuja

Can praying to God help us attain that which is not present in our destiny?

Epistemology of God and Spirituality


  • Gurender Singh
    Yes, it will but the main thing is, prayer to be done in correct way to correct entity.The secrets and ways to the thing needed will reveal without doubt.But remember, Krishna said, "You have the right to work only but never to its fruits.Let not the fruits of action be your motive......etc"Hence the law of karma, Where there is work, there is result good or bad , this depends upon multiple factors....  more
  • Hari Krishna
    prayer is not beggary, it is uplifting our mind to a serene higher state of mind. Destiny is only an illusion for the lazy ones who want someone or some unknown power to give them what they desire. The idea of purushartha - self effort is taught in Indian scriptures.
  • Rishi Singh
    why do we pray if destiny is already written
  • Gaurav Jain
    No , God cannot help us
  • Ankur Jain
    interesting questions. to my mind this answer lies in understanding what is "praying to god" and what is "destiny".

    First lets deal with praying. All references i have seen of praying talk about praying in action, thought, feelings and speech (in hindi: man, karma aur vachan). Meaning there by that true prayer is when our actions, thought, feelings and speech all are aligned into the same prayer. When does this happen? one of the most beautiful explanations of this is in the 9th Chapter of...  more
  • Viswanathan
    By praying, we are actually praying to OUR TRUE SELF, the immortal soul (Atman) within the body, even though all prayers start for materiel gains.

    1-----All prayers start praying to a personal God with name and form ( nama-roopa).

    2-----As the devotee mature spiritually, that personal God will transform to light in the mind of the devotee.

    3-----During the third stage of devotion, that personal God will transform to nothing or void in devotee’s mind.

    4-----Finally the devotee will...  more
  • Pooja Ahuja
    Very True. Can't have agreed more!!!
  • Donna L Boyle
    Good question. I was never one to go for that 'power of thought' or making vision boards. If you planned...in the in-between life...for something to happen in this life, it will happen. Prayer, meditation, vision boards...all great if it happens, right? But what if it doesn't? Then what happens to your attitude about 'said things' or your worthiness? It can only be about the lesson for you that is in your present space, whatever that looks like.