Won’t God listen to us if we pray to him silently?
I am sitting in my husband’s office; time is 6 in the evening.
Prime time for his work, lots of clients sitting, discussions, meetings and typing going on but suddenly the work came to a stand still.
Reason being the Satyanaraayn Puja in the Ganpati Pandal next to office on one side and Kirtan going on the other Pandal and both the Pandals outdoing each other in the field of volume.
Each one is playing the Loudspeakers on full volume
And suddenly the Gurudwara behind his office has started with their evening Vahe Guru prayer that too again on loud speakers.
It is so difficult to hear any thing – not even the bhajans and the shlokas being chanted downstairs.
It is such a chaos here
Even we are speaking on top of our voice to make us audible to people sitting in the office.
We are not the only ones whose work is getting affected by it
Patients in a nursing home near by are also suffering because of this noise pollution. The doctor came out cribbing about the noise.
We came out of the office and there is a young boy on the verge of tears “I have an exam tomorrow and cannot concentrate with so much noise around”.
Some people from the other offices mustered up courage and requested the organizers of the Pujas to lower the volume. Pat came the reply, “It is only for 4 hours, and it is once in a year event. Please bear with us. After all it is Bhagwan ki Puja, you also hear the pleasing bhajans and pray to God. Even you will be benefited.”
What an explanation and justification !!!!!!!!!
What about the performance of the student in the exam next day, Can he write in the Exams next day , “ because of Puja and Bhajan going on near my place I could not concentrate Please consider my case and give me marks “Or will God come to his rescue and miraculously help him score good marks.
And what about the patients it the nursing home who are advised complete rest?
I just fail to understand if God is every where then what is the need to pray at top of voice. He can hear it even if we pray silently.
Or is it the more we shout, happier he will be and will shower more blessings on us.
We are funny people, it is Ganpati time now, and then it will be Navratri time, then the time for Mata ka Jagrata. or any other Puja in the temple. use of loudspeakers has become a must to show our dedication to God.
Cannot we pray to God without causing noise pollution and disturbing others?
People who want to pray or indulge in Bhakti why cannot they do silently, why do they have to make such a big hue and cry about it and be such show offs.
Will God not listen to our prayers if we pray with low volumes?
The only good thing that came out of all this noise and show off of faith is that the staff of the office got to leave early as it has become impossible to work so it is party time for the staff .