Do People Worship God in Different Forms?
The Divine though formless in essence
assumes various forms in its cosmic creative play. We ourselves have
a form and are used to relating to life through various forms. To
move from the limitations of form to the unlimited formless
Divinity, it helps to first conceive God as having a form.
nothing wrong with such forms as long as they are used as vehicles.
If we take them to be literally true and dismiss other possible
forms for the Divine as wrong, then such forms become an obstruction
and a cause of conflict.
Different people worship God in different ways because the minds of
human beings are different. The ultimate way to God is to worship
the Divine as the Self of all beings. This means that God can be
found in the rocks, mountains, rivers and stars, as well as beyond
Actually every form is a form of the Divine worthy of
worship. What is important is to allow the free use of all forms so
that all the doors to the Infinite are open to all beings. We must
not only see God beyond the world but God in the world, in every
form, to really know the omnipresent reality.