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Murti pooja ya Idol Worshipping ki Psychology kya hai ? Pl.Genuine Ans.

Asked by AWASTHI, 13 Aug '09 11:58 pm
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Very Good Question Indeed!! Idols of Gods are a support for the neophyte. It is a prop of spirituality. A form or image is necessary for worship in the beginning. It is an external symbol of God for worship. It is a reminder of God. The material image calls up the mental idea. Steadiness of mind is obtained by image-worship. The worshipper will have to associate the ideas of infinity, omnipotence, omniscience, purity, perfection, freedom, holiness, truth and omnipresence. It is not possible for all to fix the mind on the Absolute or the Infinite. A concrete form is necessary for the vast majority for practising concentration. To behold God everywhere and to practise the presence of God is not possible for the ordinary man. Idol-worship is the easiest form of worship for the modern man.The mind wants a prop to lean upon. It cannot have a conception of the Absolute in the initial stages. Without the help of some external aid, in the initial stages, the mind cannot be centralised. In the ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 14 Aug '09 12:03 am

 
  
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The statue or photo is the inert object. The form carved in a stone or painted on a paper is also an imaginary form and not even a direct photo. The statues and photos are only models representing the concept, which is knowledge. The form of statues and photos is mainly human form, which represents the concept that the Lord always comes to this world in human form as said in Gita (Manusheem Tanu Masritam). Please remember that GITA DID NOT TELLTHAT THE LORD WOULD COME IN ANY OTHER FORM !!!!. The forms of fish, tortoise etc., were only temporarily to kill the demons and nobody worshipped such forms during their time. But Rama, Krishna etc were the human forms worshipped by several devotees like Hanuman and Gopikas. The Lord will come in every human generation; otherwise, He becomes partial to a particular generation. If necessary the Lord can come whenever there is necessity as said in Gita (Yedaa yedaahi). Once this concept is realized, there is no need of temple and st ...more
Answered by DR DINESH SHARMA, 14 Aug '09 12:02 am

 
  
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The basic purpose of Idol worship is to get purification of mind .It also gives us a feeling of peace inside mind as \'the supreme power is with me\'. Please remember that God is not there in Idol...but a devotee thinks that idol represents God (when we salute indian flag, india is not there but it represents pride & glory of India....same is the case of Idol). A peaceful person can only involve into creative work while living life.Idol is also a prime source to concentrate our mind....which in turn gives us success at our educational & later at professional front. Idol worship is the first stage to faith in god
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 14 Aug '09 12:16 am

 
  
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The psychology is just Some Form to be given to the Creator. Nothing more nothing less.
Answered by Ramchander kumar kushwaha, 14 Aug '09 12:07 am

 
  
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Easy to focus.....& concentrate....!
Answered by Satyakam Nayak, 14 Aug '09 12:01 am

 
  
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