An Ancient Prayer, Reduced

An Ancient Prayer, Reduced

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An ancient Sanskrit prayer for those days when motivation feels low:

Shree Ganesh, who has a curved trunk, large body, and who has the brilliance of ten million suns, please make all my works free of obstacles, always.

Our current society would shorten that to "Make my work free of obstacles."

Directly to the point. As if to say, "This is what I need. Now, make it so."

We rapidly communicate our intent. However, I wonder what we are losing in our chopping up of language.