Nama Article 6th August 2014
Devotee: Is image worship right? Is it really a way to Divine?
Swami Papa Ramdas:
Image worship, when done in a proper spirit as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa did, is a real Sadhana for attaining God-realization, but the easier way is to constantly take the Name of God and make the mind dwell upon His Divine attributes. In this practice no form need be worshipped or meditated upon. The Divine Name itself will lead you to God who is the immanent and transcendent Spirit, and who is all and all in all. You need not think that image worship is not one of the ways for attaining God, although you may take up the repetition of the Name as the only Sadhana.