Monday, January 02, 2012

Hinduism: Idol Worshippers?

So said the learned priest: People of other faiths always point to Hinduism and say that it is a religion that promotes idol worship. They scoff and say that Hindus worship stone idols and not a true God. Well, they are wrong.

Here's how he explained the deeper philosophy...
When you talk to your friend on a cell phone, you appear to people around you as talking to a phone. But are you really talking to a phone? Indeed you are not. Even though you cannot see them, you know that on the other side of the phone and phone connection is your friend. Similarly, an idol is just a medium, a symbolism for the one God, the Para-Bramha, which allows you to feel a connection with God when you pray. 

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