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    Quote Originally Posted by Curzon View Post
    I pray every morning.

    Makes me feel good and prepared. I do this every morning. Not every alternative day or when I just feel like it.
    If you don't mind me asking, what kind of praying? Like do you repeat the same prayer every day? Or is it more like focusing your energies? Just honestly curious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    The thoughtful are the ones driving their own prayers
    Praying to yourself? Sounds like idolatry to me... and hubris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Praying to yourself? Sounds like idolatry to me... and hubris.
    Well in a way I could see prayer as a way of getting in touch with the higher/more noble/loving parts of ourselves... I don't think that's so whacky...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Well in a way I could see prayer as a way of getting in touch with the higher/more noble/loving parts of ourselves... I don't think that's so whacky...
    Not wacky if that's what it is... but in that case I would call it meditiation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    He is more like a slot machine. You stick in your prayer, pull the handle and hope for the best. You stand there, "triple sevens, triple sevens" do your special machine rub, and end up with 3 cherries Rinse and repeat. Then walk off someone else puts a prayer in, pulls the handle, etc. and gets their prayer. So you go back, try copying thier methods (maybe they knocked on the machine instead of rubbing it). Eventually you start praying for 3 cherries...
    Most people give up on that after they fail to win the jackpot enough times.

    At that stage, they either find a better way to deal with and/or attitude towards prayer or they quit altogether.
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    How would you distinguish between the two, Oberon?
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    Prayer ~= The Secret ~= Wiccan 'Magick' ~= Satanic/Nordic/whatever Rituals ~= Chaos Magic's glyphs+gnosis ~= Buddhist mantras

    Ritual is a useful tool for focusing the subconscious. Ascribing it powers that go beyond psychologically feasible is unscientific, but may help to make choices which will increase the likelihood of success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    How would you distinguish between the two, Oberon?
    Meditation is an inward focusing of the mind, and can be done for any of a number of reasons. Prayer is a focusing of the mind for the purpose of communicating or communing with a higher power, i.e. deity. That's how I see it, at least.

    Buddhist prayer is a matter of some debate, though it's arguable that the unconscious larger universe could take the place of deity for the purpose of the definition. Absent a sentient deity, I would personally consider it meditation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Praying to yourself? Sounds like idolatry to me... and hubris.
    Its an inner pride or self-confidence. Its believing in yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Meditation is an inward focusing of the mind, and can be done for any of a number of reasons. Prayer is a focusing of the mind for the purpose of communicating or communing with a higher power, i.e. deity. That's how I see it, at least.

    Buddhist prayer is a matter of some debate, though it's arguable that the unconscious larger universe could take the place of deity for the purpose of the definition. Absent a sentient deity, I would personally consider it meditation.
    I agree with your vision. When someone believes in prayer very strongly it has the affect of meditating for strength, meditating to let things go. The biggest benefit of prayer is to give you something to believe in, something to have faith in. Prayer is done for a number of reasons as well and line up pretty good with meditation the difference is one is focused inward while another is focused outward. One thing that can change with prayer is if you hold god inside of you or if god is seperated from you as that can change the focus from inward to outward. The mind is an extremely complicated thing in regard to perception and how we internally see things and the effect it has.
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