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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma
Index

Preface 

Perennial Wisdom 

Sanatana Dharma

Religion And Spirituality...

Religion Or Dharma

The Eternal View Of Hinduism

Idolatary And Dogmatism

Religion And Spirituality..

Religious And Spiritual Practices

Civilization And Social Issues

Hinduism And Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism And Other Religions

Appendices

       

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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HINDUISM AND SANATANA DHARMA

Do Hindus Worship Human Beings as Gods?

Hindus may worship the Divine through the medium of great human beings who have realized the Truth. In such cases it is not the human personality or physical body of the person which is revered but the Divine qualities manifested through them. In fact, Hinduism holds that one of the best ways to worship the Divine is through honoring Self-realized sages because realized souls provide us with an example how to realize God in life, which can be more meaningful than a mere idea or image of God.

However if we literally worship a human being as God we fall from Truth as God is the Self, not a particular person. And if we consider that God can only manifest through one human being we fall into yet greater error because God manifests through all beings. Ultimately to know God we must see all beings in the Self and the Self in all beings.

 

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