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Regarding worship of Idols

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in response to reader comment: shameless ballal

Submitted by Tarak (India), Jun 22, 2010 at 11:56

Dear Muslim Brother Bilal,
What you have said is right. Hinduism prohibits Idol worship and there are Scriptures which says 'Vishnu resides in the Heart of Shiva and so does Shiva' those who think that Vishnu is different from Shiva faces the toughest of hells. But, the concept of Idol worship was introduced into Hinduism to Abolish Idol worship.Believe me or not, this is true and this was said by 'Sri Shirdi Sai Baba' who claims himself as a messenger of GOD(He refers the name of GOD as Allah), even Muslims respect Him as Peer. The main concept behind introduction of Idol worship is to inculcate a concentration on God, (it would be tough for anyone to imagine God) which is the main purpose of prayer.And once he is habituated to concentrating, he will automatically be redirected to 'The Eternal Soul' who is shapeless. But, unfortunately many do not realize the essence of this main concept. And yes, regarding the worship of Demi Gods as our Muslim brothers call them, the basis of this sort of worship is purely scientific. For eg.,When you offer Surya Namaskaras, the rays of Sun at that time would enhance immunity within you. And the most sacred of Mantras is ' Gayatri Mantra' and when we are asked to recite it, we will be told not to recite it outside because only when can pronounce the mantra perfectly, you should do it for It is a combination of Beejaksharas. If you want how powerful Beejakshras are, just google for them or ask any learned Hindu,he would tell you. If anyone has a doubt that Hinduism preaches untouchability, I would say that this is purely mis understanding of Hinduism. For those who say that Sudras are born at the feet of the Vishnu, I would ask them 'from Head to Toe of God, which one do u think is more sacred'?
And one more thing, please do not insult any other religions. Only misinterpretations of religions lead to Massacre and religions are not responsible for that. Thank You.

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