Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Radhanath Swami on The Authorized Post Box

The deity is like a post box when the spiritual master personally authorizes and calls God to come into that particular form. It is like an authorized post box. Whatever you offer to the deity is accepted by God. But if you just construct your own box, keep it somewhere and drop a letter in it, that does not mean that the mail man will deliver the letter to the addressee. There are so many boxes but unless a post box is authorized by the government and by the postal department, it may look very nice but the effect is not there, the message is not delivered. So, similarly idol worship means to construct or manufacture a post box on our own without any sanction by the spiritual master, the saints and the scriptures, and without proper deity worship. What is made according to the scriptures is the authorized post box. Whatever you offer is accepted by God directly.

37 comments:

  1. Analogy of the post box presented in wonderful manner helping one clearly distinguish idol worship from deity worship.

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  2. the analogy of the Post box used is very much explanatory

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  3. Such a fantastic way of expaining!! a simple and perfect analogy to understand!!

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  4. This example from Radhanath Swami is a really good one to explain what a deity is.

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  5. very profound philosophy behind the analogy

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  6. Thank you very much for giving nice understanding of difference between deity and idol worship

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  7. A vivid analogy to explain the concept of deity worship

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  8. So clearly explained. Thank you.

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  9. Very ince analogy of post box by which any lay man can understand the importance or a necessity of a Spiritual master in his/her life.Thank you Swamiji.

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  10. Authorized post box is accepted by God

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  11. give your heart to the post box

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  12. Another incisive analogy by Radhanath Swami making it easier for us to understand..

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  13. Good explanation on deity worship. All glories to Radhanatha Swami.

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  14. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Ho Maharaj draws analogies from real life examples is simply what makes a difficult to understand text simple.

    Hare Krishna.

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  15. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. Parampara system plays a critical role for spiritual practices.

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  16. Excellent explaination!!! Nice analogy. Thank you Radhanath Swami!!!

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  17. I love this postbox example!

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  18. Advaita & KalasudhaSeptember 14, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    A very nice read. A crystal clear explanation by Radhanath Swami on the bonafide Deity Worship. The example of the post box is really amazing!!

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  19. Nice article on difference between Idol & Deity worship....

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  20. analogy of postbox was an eye opening!

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  21. amazing analogy. thank u.

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  22. Great example by Radhanath Swami! Simple, but explains the concept beautifully!

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  23. Very nice explanation.

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  24. So very true statement by Radhanath Swami.

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  25. Radhasangi Devi DasiSeptember 17, 2011 at 4:18 AM

    Excellent Analogy!!!!!! Thank you Radhanath Swami for the beautiful explanation.

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  26. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given an excellent analogy. Whatever we follow has to be as per proper source.

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  27. Wonderful analogy of deity worship to a post box.

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  28. Thank You Maharaj

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  29. A simple example of authorised post box very nicely explained By Radhanath Swami to give a clear understanding of deity and idol worship

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  30. Unless we take the shelter of Spirtual master, we can not approach to God. This point is very nicely explained by HH Radhanath Swami by comparing with post box.

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  31. Really nice example

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