Every object in
the world, animate or inanimate is a manifestation of the One God. If one realizes this
truth one will do nothing evil. One will not feel anger or disgust or hatred for any thing
or person. One will have no desire for any thing in particular. One may indeed develop
faith of a kind through the study of scriptures. But if a person is unable to eschew the
mental distractions and agonies arising from anger and desire, he cannot be said to have
realized God in everything around him.
realization and experiencing of this fundamental truth is the true goal of life. And until
a person achieves this Supreme consciousness of God in all objects, he should keep
striving prayer fully. He should begin by seeking to see God at least in one object
through concentration upon that particular object as God, which is one hundred percent
true by itself.
The grace of God
resulting from such intense concentration will enable him to go
further and see God manifest in all that is and thereupon he will be
free from the limitations arising from non-experiencing of the truth
that God is in all things. This is the fundamental basis of Moorti
upaasana ( sagunopaasana). This upaasana unfortunately is nowadays
derided as "Idol-worship". It is misnomer to regard Moorti
upaasana as Idol worship.
Author - Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati