Something to Think About
Faith and love are the very foundation of Sant Mat – faith and love in Shabd and Satguru. Then comes surrender to the will of the Satguru – not a slavish but a loving surrender. The mainspring of action then changes, and the will of the Lord or the Satguru replaces mind as the motive power. Then the soul is in perfect harmony with the Lord, mind is dethroned, and God is enthroned. It naturally involves a struggle, even a bitter fight to the last; but think of the crowning achievement too.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Light on Sant Mat
We should always pray to him for his mercy and guidance. And for that, whether or not you say the spoken Word, it is immaterial. Real prayer comes from the heart. Generally, we have set prayers. We remember them and repeat them every day, several times a day. That is mechanical prayer, whereas it is the heart that should speak. No words are required, and no particular time is required for that; in fact, a true lover is in constant communion with the Lord. When the heart speaks, he hears, he gives. So we should pray to him to guide us, to be merciful to us, to redeem us from birth and death, to take us into his own lap; in fact, to merge us into himself. That is real prayer.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Spiritual Perspectives, Vol. II