Try to love the Lord rather than respecting or fearing Him
  • sridatta1 May 2008
    Try to love the Lord rather than respecting or fearing Him

    Try to love the Lord rather than respecting or fearing Him. You are respecting your parents with fear because they have already spent a lot of wealth on you and they are expected to give their property to you. But you love your children and not respect them. This is because you are spending a lot of money on them and you are going to give your property to them. You respect and fear the Lord since you are expecting some benefit from the Lord. You never give anything to the Lord and so you do not love Him. The Lord creates the human incarnation for your sake, to give you the fortune of His vision, touch, conversation and living with Him. You ignore His most wonderful creation and worship the inert statues and pictures, which are imaginary forms and are prepared by the other human beings. You are not accepting the human incarnation since He is in human form like yourself. Likes always repel each other. You are therefore trained to worship statues and pictures, which are only in human form. By such worship you are expected to get rid of your repulsion to the human form. Slowly you are made to worship the statues in which life is initiated (by the ritual of Prana Pratishta). The inert human form of the statue, combined with the initiation of life, is equated to a living human being. This is a slow training to develop the worship of the human form of God. The Lord is never in inert objects as said in the Veda (Natasya Pratima Asti). Neither is the inert object the Lord nor is the Lord in the inert object. The Lord is not even touching this Universe [He is beyond it]. Therefore no living being or inert object is the Lord as said in the Veda (Neti Neti). The Gita says that the Lord is not in the world (Natvaham teshu). The Gita also says that the world is in God and also that the world is not in God (Mat Sthani Sarva Bhutani, Nacha Mat Sthani). This means that the man is in the cot but the man has not penetrated into the cot. Similarly the world is in God but the world has not penetrated into God and neither has God penetrated into the world. God is only the base of the world like the cot. God penetrates into a certain human body and that human body enters into the world as said in the Veda, “Tadevanupravisat”. Such a human body is the human incarnation, which enters the world. Therefore God enters the world only through a human form. God did not enter every human form or every inert object. Even though God is the base of the world, the world does not touch Him as the man touches the cot.