Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Harvard University, Boston, MA, U.S.A., February 24, 1991
(Originally in English)
Q: Can we reduce our karma by praying?
M: Yes, we can if we are sincere enough, because a very sincere and deep prayer is a kind of meditation. We are in a meditative mood and therefore it reaches the deepest recesses of our great store, our merit and our blessing store. And it affects our karma; it cleanses it. Only if you are truly sincere and deeply longing for forgiveness, does it help.