How the best philosophers understand demigod worship

by November 16, 2012

Uttamas tu harim prahus taratamyena tesu ca: such philosophers are the best because they know that the Supreme Personality of Godhead reveals Himself differently to worshipers in various modes of material nature. They know that there are thirty-three million demigods just to convince the conditioned soul that there is a supreme power and to induce him to agree to worship one of these demigods so that by the association of devotees he may be able to understand that Krsna is the Supreme personality of Godhead.

Srimad Bhagavatam 6.4.34 purport

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  • Keshav
    November 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    All Glories To Srila Prabhupada ,

    Very Deep Meaning in your words Srila Gurudev .

  • krishna dasa
    January 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji

    In Mahabharata ,Lord Varaha beautifully explains the nature of Lord Krishna in relation with all other demigods and with everyone in general. This might give the proper understanding of the nature of worship of Lord Vishnu and worship of other demigods.

    ye yajante pitran devan gurur va ca atithistha
    go ca eva dvija mukhyam ca prithvim mataram yatha
    karmanam manasa vacah vishnum eva yajante te
    antargatah sa bhagavan sarvasatva shariragah

    “Those who worship devatas (demigods), pitras (forefathers) guru(spiritual master) cows, guests, brahmanas, earth ,mother by mind words and activities, they in reality worship Lord Vishnu alone, since he alone is the supersoul(antaratma) situated in all the living entities. ” (Mahabharata ,shanti parva,,moksha ,dharma parva chapter 345 verse 26-27)

    This is the proper way of knowing the relationship of all the demigods and everything else with Lord Krishna,knowing him to be the supersoul residing in the hearts of all the demigods who is directing all the demigods from within. Thus ultimately ,all the demigods are acting under the will of supreme lord,and can be considered as Vaishnavas.

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