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Prayer does not necessarily mean standing in shul, if a person concentrates on a elevated concept (hisbonenus) the whole day they are in a state of prayer the whole day. Hisbodedus (seclusion) is also not necessarily associated with 'prayer', it means finding the inner stillness which is muffled by the madding crowd.


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Hisbodedus means to seclude. One secludes himself psychologically. In the Breslov tradition this opens one up to an expieience of Hashem the purpose of davening is similar to a mantra to help ones focus and clearing of the mind. See R Aryeh Kaplan's book jewish meditation. Hisbonenus comes from binah, to understand. In the chabad teachings the order goes ...



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