Know that waking from sleep is but birth and going into sleep is death. Every morning, pray on waking up, “Oh Lord, I am born now from the womb of sleep. I am determined to carry out all tasks today as offering to Thee, with Thee ever present before my mind’s eye. Make my thoughts, words and deeds sacred and pure. Let me not inflict pain on anyone; let no one inflict pain on me. Direct and guide me, this day.” And when you enter the portals of sleep at night, pray, “Oh Lord! The tasks of this day, whose burden I placed on You this morning, are over. It was Thee who made me think, talk, walk and act. I therefore place at Thy Feet all my thoughts, words and deeds. My task is done. Receive me, I am coming back to you.” Adopt these as your daily prayers. This prayerful attitude will so educate your impulses that the Inner Intelligence will be fully revealed. (Divine Discourse, Jul 27, 1961)
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