The god has bestowed an internal strength on human beings of worship, of remembrance, of repentance, of expressions, of self-report and a sense of gratitude to bow down to pray. The word prayer directly connotes praising & seeking blessings from the god.
Every living being worships in varied forms either by establishing a small temple in the house, or by believing in ‘work is worship’ but the power of collective praying is more effective and enchanting. The magnitude of collective prayer is immense & its effects cannot be undermined.
Every religion has vocalized the power of collective prayer, in the bible it is said that, A prayer which will have more than two people will have the existence of Jesus christ. In Islamic religion, the prophet emphasizes on the gravity of collective prayer, when thousands of people gather for Jumma to offer their prayer to Allah. The cumulative offering to God upholds the utmost significance. The vedic texts speak volumes about the power of collective prayer.
I have myself experienced the positive cognition of collective prayer and truly believe in the vigor of ‘Assembly Prayer and Productivity’. A well-known example of collective prayer is the recitation of shloka before consuming food –
ॐ सहनाववतु सह नौ भुनक्तु सह वीर्यं करवाव है
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
The meaning of the shloka speaks volume of oneness to enthrall in worship, eating & drinking water for everyone. The collective prayer instills a sense of brotherhood and belongingness amongst the society.
The potentiality of collective prayer is unmatchable and paves the way for peace and well-being of the human soul. Tracing the footsteps of peace and brotherhood Dr. Vushwanath Karad’s MIT World Peace University believes that the union of science and spirituality alone will bring peace to mind.
The Vishwashanti prayer at MIT World Peace University is curated by Revered Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad that aims at the togetherness of all human beings and not specific to any caste or religion. The prayer practiced for four decades inculcates discipline and self-resilient and confidence amongst the individual.
The concept of vasudhaivakutumbakam – World as one Global village illustrated & interpreted by Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad
We are the birds of the same nest
We may wear different skins
We may speak different tongues
We may believe in different religions
We may belong to different cultures
Yet, we share the same home, Mother Earth
Born on the same planet
Covered by the same skies
Gazing at the same stars
Breathing the same air
We must learn to progress together
Or. miserably perish together
For a person can live individually
But can only survive collectively.
These powerful lines strengthen the importance of collective prayer irrespective of your personality.
An experiment was carried out in a company, where the employees were self-centred and mean and it was even difficult to communicate with the other employees. It was not only hampering the company’s growth but also creating a negative environment in the company.
A student of MIT-WPU who was working as an employee, already knew the power of togetherness and suggested the same to the authorities. The immediate implementation was carried out, and the visible difference was noticed amongst the employees and company. The affair communication initiated, a healthy environment started evolving, and a sustainable improvement in the stakes of the company established.
- The power of collective prayer helps to get rid of personal grudges.
- The conscious growth of self is possible through collective prayer.
- It helps you build discipline and self-sufficiency amongst human beings.
- The competence of kinship gets evolved because of the collective prayer.
As Napoleon Hill said, ‘when two people get connected with the mind the mastermind is born.’ The power of mind because of prayer is more efficient than the physical self. If there is one act that has stood the test of time across human civilization without losing its intensity, then it is the act of prayer. Assembly Prayer and Productivity preaches the human soul for a smooth life.
“There are powerful moments when a community comes together, moments in which everyone feels his or her energy directed to common purpose. At such moments, we can experience ourselves as transcending ourselves; the group energy has raised us to new heights” – By Rabbi Edward Feld