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Why do so many religions face east when praying

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Dalai Lama

Q. Why do so many religions face east when praying? Is it good to face east when meditating?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Different reasons exist. The sun rises in the east. So, in the morning, you meditate facing east. But in the evening, you face west because the sun sets in the west. Energy flows from where the sun is. So, when you face the sun, you are balanced. For prayer and meditation, you need balance - balance of mind, posture… See, it does not matter which direction you face when you meditate, as long as you are facing a direction and meditating.

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