i will have great problem with my god, if my thoughts and intentions are not listened to, but my words.
i can talk in tamil and english to my god. i hope he would understand it.
if i repeat something in another language, which the orginator himself is not familiar with, and on hearing, i hear wrong, and further mutilate the word, should my god penalize me?
i think, it is better to look at our faith and god, not as someone whom, if he ask, and ask right, will grant us favours. and if not, we get punished.
personally, to me God, is a source of support and strength, in times of trouble, and an object of gratifcation, when times are good.
to expect god to be the source of your happiness and sorrows, is, i think, is putting copping out of life's responsibilities.
it is better to say the prayers in tamil, as then there is not doubt, either in your mind or in the vadhyar's mind, and perhpas, in your god's mind too.
i find it ridiculous, that by saying wrong pronounciations, one is going to be blessed with worms in the stomach or blinded eyes.