Rivash 5 - Benefits of Meditations in the Night. An ancient meditative practice is to rise in the early hours of the pre-dawn morning to meditate and to recite our prayers. How does this make a difference? Why is this so? Why does it say, “the difference between prayer before sunrise and after sunrise is like the distance between east and west.” This lesson discusses the vital importance of returning to a natural lifestyle in sync with the natural circadian rhythms of the human body. Also discussed are other points of natural living, and how the separation from nature leads to a loss of the internal moral compass, and how this gives rise to all kinds of extremist views and behaviors.