Sunday, April 7, 2013

Worship through external images is not a must; it can alternately be practiced with a form of your own imagination. But the important fact is that, rupadhyana is necessary. To practice devotion without absorbing the mind in the form of God is fruitless effort. The greatest advantage of rupadhyana upon the divine form is that the mind becomes easily focused. The reward of this meditational practice will be divine because God is all-pervading and all-knowing. The mind will not only turn away from the world, but will also attain eternal divine benefit.
-----jagadguru shri kripalu ji maharaj.
Worship through external images is not a must; it can alternately be practiced with a form of your own imagination. But the important fact is that, rupadhyana is necessary. To practice devotion without absorbing the mind in the form of God is fruitless effort. The greatest advantage of rupadhyana upon the divine form is that the mind becomes easily focused. The reward of this meditational practice will be divine because God is all-pervading and all-knowing. The mind will not only turn away from the world, but will also attain eternal divine benefit. 
-----jagadguru shri kripalu ji maharaj.