Do People Go Who Worship God in Different Forms?
We gain that which we set our hearts upon
in life. We go to that to which we are most devoted. This may be
different than the names and forms we subscribe to, or the beliefs
that we hold. What we are most devoted to is that which we give most
of our attention to, the most constant object of our thoughts.
Those who worship God go to God in the
way in which they worship that Reality. We develop in ourselves the
qualities we most honor. If the God we worship is a God of anger,
then we go to anger, we develop more anger in ourselves, and we go
to worlds and incarnations dominated by anger once we have left this
transient life. If the God we worship is a God of love, than we
develop more love in ourselves. We go to worlds and incarnations
dominated by love.
To see where we will go we must look at
the qualities we admire and focus on. There is a science to this
that can be observed and understood, just as the plant we grow must
be of the same nature as the seed we put into the ground. This is
why it is important that we are cognizant of what we worship or
honor in life.
However only if we know the Supreme Being
as the Self do we know the Truth and are liberated. Otherwise we are
trapped in ignorance, whatever we may worship, because worship
implies a duality between the worshipper and the object worshipped.
The highest worship is meditation which cognizes the Self-existent
Reality. While worship in the ordinary sense means honoring an
external being, in Sanatana Dharma it stands for meditation
practices to realize our true Self.