Monday, March 5, 2012

Radhanath Swami on The Science of Deity Worship

The deity is an incarnation of God in this world. The Lord is so kind that knowing our material condition, He appears in material elements so that we can see them and conceive of Him with our material senses, so that we can see with our eyes and serve with our hands. We could use all of our senses in a very active, dynamic and practical way to connect ourselves to serve the deity. And with our mind we can easily remember that form, we can meditate on that form, we can fix our mind on that form. God is that form because for God, material and spiritual is quiet irrelevant. God is the source of everything - He manifests His supreme spiritual glory even in material elements, therefore it’s no longer a material element, but it is perceptible by material senses. The deity is not material; the deity is pure spiritual substance. However, out of His mercy, that pure spiritual substance is manifesting to us, incarnating to us in such a way that we can perceive Him with our material senses that can only perceive material things. This is the science of deity worship. Therefore, we find throughout the scriptures how great souls were worshiping the deities and teaching others too.

29 comments:

  1. thank you maharaj for explaining so nicely about diety worship

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  2. Thank you for revealing us the science of deity worship.

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  3. Very scientific & convincing explaination by Swamiji......thanks

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  4. Very good explanation. This should be taught to children.

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  5. Arjun K RamachandraMarch 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    Another place Radhanath Swami compares deity worship to a postbox authorized by the government where any letter dropped would reach the destination; similarly the diety form of the lord is the authorized means to worship him and receive his unlimited mercy.

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  6. Material senses can easily perceive spiritual objects in material elements. Hence God is easily perceived in deity form. Wonderful explanation. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  7. Essence of deity worship beautifully explained by Radhanath swami!

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  8. When Maharaj explains it visulized in front of eyes that's why there is sloka "Om Agyanti Mirandhsay" Thank you Maharaj

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  9. Radhanath Swami has presented a very amazing & philosophically convincing insight into the science of deity worship. Thank you Maharaj.

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  10. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for teaching us how important its for us to do deity worship !
    Hare Krishna !

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  11. wonderfully explained - the science of Deity worship

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  12. Very logical and objective understanding provided by Radhanath Swami!

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  13. Makes sense. Lord adapts himself as per the abilities of conditioned souls. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing this to the point explanation.

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  14. Deity worship explained very nicely. Thank you Maharaj.

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  15. nicely explained the need of deity worship

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  16. thats really an insight of an ascetic

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  17. Many thanks to swami Radhanath for clearing the misunderstanding about diety worship.

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  18. Thank you for explaining deity worship scientifically and logically!

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  19. The Lord is so merciful that he manifests in this material world to allow us to serve him

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  20. Radhanath Swami nicely explains how deity worship is a wonderful arrangement to engage in the service of Lord.

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  21. Wonderful explanation on deity worship.

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  22. Very Wonderful Explanation by His Holiness.

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  23. Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.

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  24. thank you very much maharaj for wonderfully explaning the science of deity worship.

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  25. its very inspiring and heart touching.

    thnkyou maharaj

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  26. Very wonderfully explained, thank you

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