Deity Worship - an essential subject
According to Vedic civilization, one should rise early in the morning, chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, perform maṅgala āratrika and worship the Deity. After reading from scriptures and taking breakfast everyone should go to their respective duties, Deity worship, sankirtana, cleaning. Throughout the day, this atmosphere of constant engagement, will produce the truly happy results of transcendental life. During Deity worship, high standards should always be kept, everything must be done very timely, and the temple must be immaculately cleansed daily. These things, cleanliness and promptness, are the most important points for Deity worship. Bhakti is a cleansing method, by engaging oneself in Deity worship, one also becomes cleansed. As one becomes enlightened or advanced in understanding, that he is eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa, he becomes purified.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Deity Worship category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 15 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Especially for householder devotees who are opulent in material possessions, the path of Deity worship is strongly recommended. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.5.23-24)|
|One should not remain a kaniṣṭha-adhikārī, one who is situated on the lowest platform of devotional service and is interested only in worshiping the Deity in the temple. (Nectar of Instruction, Text 5)|
|One should perform his daily spiritual duties and then, with great attention, offer worship to the Deity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 8.16.28)|
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