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कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम्

Sage Kapil Muni - author of the Sankhya Darshan

Article is taken from
Satyarth Prakash THE "LIGHT OF TRUTH" by Swami Dayanand

Sankhya Darshan has defined the term "Dhyaan or Meditation" as “the state of mind when remains without any subjectivity / objectivity i.e. without any thought (when the mind is away from worldly objects), is called the "Dhyaan or Meditation”. If there are thoughts in the mind, meditation does not take place. When there is an idol, one is forced to think about its existence, colours, eyes, clothes etc., so the mind will be busy thinking every aspect of the idol and roam in its attributes.

"God being Formless and Omnipresent cannot have an image. If the sight of an idol puts God in one's mind, why cannot this wonderful creation which comprehends the earth, water, fire, air and vegetation and a hundred and one other things? Can one think of God when he looks at the earth and the mountains that are wonderfully constructed? It is altogether wrong to say that sight of an idol makes one think of God. This would mean that when the idol is out of sight, the devotee would not think of God and, consequently when all alone, may succumb to the temptation of committing theft, adultery and the like sins. Believing as he does that there is no one to witness his actions; he would not scruple to commit the most degrading sins. These are some of the evils that result from the worship of idols. Now mark the difference! He, who has no faith in idols and believes that God, is Omnipresent, Omniscient and Just. And God pervades the whole Universe then he cannot even harbour evil thoughts in his mind--leave alone committing sins, because he knows that God witnesses all actions--good or bad--and that he is never away from Him even for a moment. He is fully aware of the fact that if he committed a sin---in word, deed or thought---Just Providence cannot but punish him.

Merely talking of God is of no use; even as the repetition of the word sugar does not give a sweet taste to the mouth, nor does the repetition of the word Neem (Melia azadiracta plant) imparts a bitter taste to the palate. The sensations of sweetness and bitterness are produced only when sweet and bitter substances are brought in contact with the tongue.”

YOUR CONTENTS ARE BASED ON

YOUR CONTENTS ARE BASED ON WHAT GREAT DAYANANDA HAS WRITTEN IN SATYARTH PRAKASH.

BEFORE ONE GOES ON CRITICISING IDOL WORSHIP HE MUST PREPARE HIM SELF WITH SUFFICIENT VEDIC PRAMANS (EVIDENCES) AND CLEAR LOGICS AND ARGUMENTS. IF CASE IS FOUGHT WITH POOR MEANS IT IS LOST.VICTORY OF TRUTH IS ALSO A GREAT SCIENCE.

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