[Advaita-l] Idol worship question

Swami Sarvabhutananda swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 22:13:31 CST 2012

Nirguna is all pervasive  aaguna and exists in sagunA also!
As advaitins we have no problem! It is a matter for understanding!!

On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste
> Vaishnavas say Brahma is in Devata  Vigrahas. We have to offer Pooja
> to Idols thinking we are worshipping God. But in Advaita Brahma is
> Nirguna. It has no shape and size. How can we explain Murti Pooja? If
> you say Brahman is in Idol we can say Brahman is in everything not
> only idols. He is in every stone. Can we worship a stone lying in the
> street thinking it is God? What is difference between that stone and
> Idols in a temple?
> Some scholars are saying in Vedic worship there is no Idol. There is
> only Yajna. We have to offer worship to any God through Agni only. No
> need for Idols. Is this correct?
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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