Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Benefit of Deity worship

Madhya 13.139 ---
Temple Deity worship is realized by the devotees to be the same as direct service to the Lord. The Deity is known as arca-vigraha or arca-avatara, an
incarnation of the Supreme Lord in the form of a material
manifestation (brass, stone or wood). Ultimately there is no
difference between Krsna manifest in matter or Krsna manifest in
spirit because both are His energies. For Krsna, there is no
distinction between matter and spirit. His manifestation in material
form, therefore, is as good as His original form,
sac-cid-ananda-vigraha. A devotee constantly engaged in Deity worship
according to the rules and regulations laid down in the sastras and
given by the spiritual master realizes gradually that he is in direct
contact with the Supreme Personality of Godhead
. Thus he loses all
interest in so-called meditation, yoga practice and mental
speculation.   .......
(and everything else)

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