Wednesday, August 22, 2007

what is prayer?

When westerners think of prayer, we tend to think of kneeling with hands together and eyes shut. This is all wrong - praying with your hands together closes the minor chakras (centres of receptivity) in the hands. Orthodox Christians pray standing up, eyes open, hands outstretched.

1 comment:

Steve Hayes said...

An Orthodox woman I know once wrote to me about a Pentecostal type service she had seen on TV, and was horrified. She suffered from culture shock "all those people with closed eyes and bared teeth".