Worship

United States
May 28, 2008 2:21am CST
What form of God or formless aspect of God do you worship? Please share about what makes that form of God or aspect of the formless God special to you?
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@vijigopi (991)
• United States
28 May 08
I believe that God is formless But He can take any form the devotee wishes to see Him in. Personally, I like the Incarnation of God as Krishna. I love the different sports He played especially in His childhood and love to keep hearing His stories and praises. It gives me great pleasure to know His love and the ways he destroys Evil powers. I also Love the form of God as my Guru(Spiritual Preceptor). Recently, this has had more emotional and spiritual meaning to me because I can see my Guru with my naked eyes and just seeing Him for what He is, is something that changes my whole viewpoint of life. I would give anything to just be at His side at all times and learn from the way He lives. My sincere desire is that I have to evolve to a stage where I would deserve to spend one whole birth in my Guru's service. The only thing I am frightened of is my ego. There is a saying that when we have too much contact with a most valued thing for a long time, the true value of it is not known by the possessor. I only pray that when I get my chance to serve my Guru in another lifetime, the great illusive power of the Lord does not play upon me so that I might realise the great blessing which I hope to have. I can say that to deserve to get such a blessing is my goal in this life.
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• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for your comments regarding Krishna... and also regarding your Guru. Having the deity to worship and also having a model, a person who is a master of such worship and hopefully also a master of life, is a wonderful thing. I am hoping that you go beyond your Guru... as that is the wish of all good Gurus, for the devotee to soar above them...and to attain liberation. And now as you are living I am sure that it is your Guru's (inner and outer Guru) wish that you will live a good life that contributes much joy and peace and happieness to the whole. The ego is a necessary thing... Often there is the thought that it is evil... Yet the personality must be strong in order to contain the shakti that comes from the meditations and that flows through the body. It is only attaching yourself to the I and my and mine and the thinking that the visable you and that the thought and feeling you are all that is that is the problem. Netti or So Ham both work with this... as well as Om tat sat or so I have been told. I am hoping that you remain steadfast in love and devotion and see That in yourself and in all others as much as you see That in your Guru.
@systems (460)
• India
28 May 08
god can be worshipped in any for or in a formless form as he is the one and the same.. all rivers reach the sea.. the worshipping of god in a form is easy but reaching to god in that path is late.. worshipping god in formless manner requires the state of mind which is difficult to attain and the reaching god in this path is also difficult as it requires no deflections and greed should not be there..
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• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for sharing that all rivers reach the same sea... I think that all paths followed in love reach the Center but that all paths followed in hate or anger move away from the Center where God resides in full splendor. It is true that it is easier to worship a form for more people as long as one does not get overly caught up in the personality of the form and go into infatuation instead of real love and devotion. It seems hard having the non-dualistic practice of formlessness... wondering what you mean by "no deflections" and wondering why no greed should be there... How would you describe the practice of worshipping the formless God and how would one initiate or do such a practice?
@systems (460)
• India
31 May 08
I dont have so much knowledge to describe about how to practice the worshipping of formless god and how to initiate it.. if possible read Vedas.. or its summaries.. it mentions many things and it is the book of knowledge.. search net for vedas.. there are many online versions..
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 May 08
DOt really worship any thing just beleive there is a creator and try to live mostly like the Indians do and beleive in the blessing ways
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• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for posting in the discussion regarding worship... It seems like the Indians all have different forms of prayer from person to person and from tribe to tribe as some of my friends did what I would consider a prayer of worship or perhaps it was more a prayer of gratitude and of asking for help for all my relations... You believe in a Creator and try to walk on the red road and believe in the ways of blessing all peoples and the Earth. Thanks for posting.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 May 08
yup thats it and your welcome!
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
28 May 08
I actually dont worship any god/goddess/higher power...to me personally, worshipping is to say that you are beneath that which you are bowing down to and I dont feel that way (I dont think anyone should really)..BUT I'm also not seperate from any higher power if that makes sense.
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• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for your response in the discussion about worship and faith.... It sounds like you consider yourself to be one with or at least very closely connected to your higher power and do not feel as if worship is necessary as there is so much closeness perhaps that it is difficult to tell where you and that higher power divide or perhaps because in your belief they do not so there cannot be a higher or lower... just oneness. Wondering if I am understanding you correctly...
@BeckyAnn (266)
• United States
30 May 08
I've never really took to an established aspect of God. I just take comfort in knowing that there's someone else up-there/around-here that really can handle the things that go on, and that doesn't get sick and tired of my CRAP. -lol- There's too much luck-of-the-draw in the world for me to take atheism, I mean, if we were made, there's gotta be a maker. A head honcho that keeps everything under control. Still doesn't stop me from getting mad, blaming people and all that jazz. Which is not so good.
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for sharing your beliefs and feelings on the subject of faith... You believe in someone who handles things, copes with your stuff and the stuff of other people, a creator and controller... And you sometimes get a little ticked off at others and feel guilty about it.