The Heart of Prayer
'Prayer is to understand and feel that the only being in us is God’s being, and to abide as that.'
The Heart of Prayer explores the highest form of prayer. The belief that we are a separate person, a tiny part of a vast world, leads us to project the idea of God beyond the world, at an infinite distance from ourself. As this person, we enter into a devotional relationship with God; we surrender to God. This is the highest state of the individual, placing it in the right relationship to the whole. However, when the individual is divested of all the qualities that it derives from the content of experience, it stands revealed as infinite being, God’s being, the only being there is. As such, the individual does not pray; it is dissolved in prayer.
‘This book, of all the books I have written, is probably my favourite. It comes directly from my heart. In fact, all my books originate from my heart, but most of them are then filtered through my mind. However, this book comes unfiltered, directly from my heart. In some ways, I feel it is the clearest and most accurate expression of my understanding, such as it is.’
The Essence of Meditation Series presents meditations on the essential, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, compiled from contemplations led by Rupert Spira at his meetings and retreats. This simple, contemplative approach, which encourages a clear seeing of one’s experience rather than any kind of effort or discipline, leads the reader to an experiential understanding of their own essential being and the peace and fulfilment that are inherent within it.