The omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient Lord understands his worship and out of sheer mercy makes the ‘jeeva’ realize Him through the idol.

Nama Article 20th April 2012


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Is it right to perform Idol Worship? Or is it sheer foolishness?


Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:


"The general argument that is placed by those who question idol worship is – 'How can the great God who is omnipresent, and omniscient be confined to a tiny statue or form?' The Omniscient Lord definitely knows that we are worshipping Him through the idol!


Mind is nothing but collection of thoughts. There is nothing called mind, without thoughts. These thoughts are generated at an unbelievable pace owing to our vasanas. One way to stop that flow is to have it focus on something, synonymous to giving an elephant a chain to hold on to, in order to stop the swaying of its trunk. In this case, it is the idol. The all-pervading nameless and formless Brahman is the final state. Hence, as long as you identify yourself with the body, name and form, idol worship is definitely the way to go. "






Is God personal or Impersonal? If impersonal what is the necessity of idol worship?



Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:


The Lord is omnipresent and all-pervading. He is full of consciousness and knowledge. It is not possible for a ‘jeeva’ to visualize such a ‘God’. So it is easy and convenient for him to worship God in the form of an idol.


The omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient Lord understands his worship and out of sheer mercy makes the ‘jeeva’ realize Him through the idol. 




Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


Feeling that these Forms alone will not suffice for redemption of the world He also became the Divine Names such as 'Hari!' 'Siva!' and is ever alive in these Names.


It is verily the Name of the Supreme One – the one who creates, sustains and rests it in Himself


Name and the Named are but one


God, Guru, Srimad Bhagavatam and God's Divine Name — all are one and the same.


The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Nãma') has the power to redeem one and all.


God's Name is superior than God's form


Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don’t we?


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :


Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 

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