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Tables of Contents for Prayer
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Foreword
11
2
Arun Gandhi
Introduction
13
10
Michael N. Nagler
Part I. Meaning of and Necessity for Prayer
The Core of Life
23
3
Prayer is Necessary for All
26
1
Man Cannot Live Without Prayer
27
1
The Eternal Duel
28
3
What is Prayer?
31
2
True Prayer
33
1
True Worship
33
1
The Greatest Binding Force
34
1
Prayer is All-Inclusive
35
1
A Dialogue With a Buddhist
35
5
Why I Lay Stress on Prayer
40
1
Personal Testimony of Prayer
41
3
Why Pray?
44
1
The Object of Prayer
45
1
Spontaneous Upwelling of the Heart
46
1
A Man of Prayer Knows No Fear
46
2
Ramanama: Reciting God's Name
48
1
Beauty of Repetition
48
2
No Faith in Prayer
50
7
Why No Faith in Prayer?
57
1
Have Faith
57
2
The Healing Balm
59
1
God's Word
59
1
The Only Help of the Helpless
60
1
God's Covenant
61
1
Secret of Self-Control
62
3
A Call to Repentance
65
1
Visitations
65
3
Divine Guidance
68
1
Visions
69
1
Inner Voice
70
3
Part II. Forms and Methods of Prayer
Yajna (Sacrifice)
73
1
How I Establish Communion With God
74
1
The Form of My Prayer
74
1
Service is My Prayer
75
4
Thy Will Be Done
79
1
Resign to His Will
80
2
How and To Whom to Pray
82
2
Punctuality at Prayers
84
2
God's Time Never Stops
86
1
Never Miss Prayers
86
2
Attendance at Prayers
88
2
The Spiritual Value of Silence
90
2
Blind Penance
92
1
Communion of Silence
93
2
Silent Prayers
95
1
Silence During Prayers
96
1
How I Introduced Congregational Prayer
97
1
Congregational Prayer
98
2
Cooperative Prayer
100
1
My Faith in Public Prayer
101
1
Individual Prayer
102
2
Concentration During Prayer
104
1
Compulsory Prayer
105
1
The Malady of Intolerance
106
1
A Word to Objectors
107
1
Fasting and Prayer
108
3
The Truest Prayer
111
2
The Inner Meaning of the Fast
113
1
Gita, The Mother
114
1
The Meditation of Mother Gita
115
1
The Use of Images in Prayer
116
1
Idol Worship
117
1
Idolatry
118
2
Worship in Temples
120
1
Are Temples Necessary?
121
4
Are Places of Worship a Superstition?
125
2
Why No Temple in the Ashram?
127
1
Nature's Temple of Worship
128
1
Tree Worship
129
1
Atmosphere for Prayers
130
1
The Place of Prayer in Ashram Life
131
9
The Ashram Prayer
140
4
About Prayer at the Ashram
144
2
Time Taken Up By Prayer
146
1
From Manibehn's Notes
146
5
Part III. Ramanama: The Repetition of God's Name
How to Recite Ramanama
151
1
A Good Seed Sown
152
1
Who is Rama?
153
2
Power of Ramanama
155
2
A Well-Tried Formula
157
1
Ridiculing Ramanama
158
1
Ramanama Must Not Cease
158
1
Ramanama and National Service
159
1
Ramanama and Nature Cure
160
5
The Sovereign Remedy
165
1
Misuse of Ramanama
166
1
Part IV. Last Breath
God the Only Protector
167
2
``Rama! Rama!''
169
17
Appendices
Appendix A. Selected Ashram Prayers
173
7
Appendix B. Favorite Hymns
180
6
Sources
186