Gods and Goddesses are not God in truth. God is in the form of the Athma, and it is indeed Athma itself.
The religious Gurus and mystics are only a knower of the religious doctrines, not a knower of the ultimate truth or Brahman or God.
All God propagated by belief systems are nothing but imaginations. There is nothing so absurd which men have not worshiped in religion, every imaginable face has been given to God. If God is creator then it is foolish to worship anything as God from his creation because the creation is apart from the God.
Religious believers do not who understands the meaning of the Brahman means the ultimate truth or the ultimate reality not religious God with form and name. The Atman which is present in the form of the consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman.
The religious believers do not know the difference between the ordinary concept of God and the truth about God. They are immersed in devotion to their belief of God. Belief is not truth therefore, the belief is not God.
Meher Baba said: ~ God is your innermost Self. Do not search for God outside of you. Let these words be inscribed in your heart. Nothing is real but God. Nothing Matters but love for God. God is everywhere and does everything. God is beyond us and everything is God alone, is and all else is an illusion.
Meher Baba said: ~To love God as he ought to be loved, we must love for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to know God and find him as our own self.
To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion.
Live only to find and realize your true identity with your beloved God.
The energy which is expended in mere thinking, taking or writing is like steam which escapes through the whistle of railway engine …
That is why the sages have always insisted on practice rather than theory. This applies particularly to those who want to know and realize God.
~ It means one has to one has to know and realize his innermost self is God and identify it has his true identity to find liberation from the bondage of the illusion of birth, life, death, and the world. The goal of our life is to find and realize our identity with our beloved God, which is our innermost self.
In Yajurveda – chapter- 32:~ It has been said that God Supreme or Supreme Spirit has no ‘Pratima’ (idol) or material shape. God cannot be seen directly by anyone. God pervades all beings and all directions. Thus, Idolatry does not find any support from the Vedas.
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: ~ Brahman (God) is the form of the Athma, and it is indeed Athma itself.
Rig Veda: ~ The Atman is the cause; Atman is the support of all that exists in this universe. May ye never turn away from the Atman the innermost self. May ye never accept another God in place of the Atman nor worship other than the Atman?" (10:48, 5)
Worshipping of the non-Vedic Gods will not yield any fruit. The Veda and Upanishads confirm God is Atman (spirit), the innermost Self.
God and Goddesses worshiped in India today are non-Vedic Gods. Such Gods and Goddesses cease to exist without the dualistic illusion. Whatever belongs to the dualistic illusion is bound to be a falsehood.
Rig Veda clearly declares the God is Atman and never accept another God in place of the Atman nor worship other than the Atman. Then why worship any other God in place of the Atman, the real God.
The Bhagavad Gita: ~ Brahmano hi pratisthaham ~ Brahman (God) is considered the all-pervading consciousness (Spirit), which is the basis of all the animate and inanimate entities and material. (14.27).
When Bhagavad Gita says, God is considered the all-pervading consciousness (Spirit) which is the basis of all the animate and inanimate entities and material then nothing has to be accepted other than consciousness a God.
Lord Krishna Says Ch ~V: ~ “Those who know me in truth.". The last two words (tattvataha) are usually ignored by pundits, but they make all the difference between the ordinary concept of God and the truth about God.
The dualistic worship of "God” is only for the ignorant populace. The God in truth is only Atman, the innermost Self. In reality, there is no duality, no differentiation. Only Atman exists.
Bhagavad Gita gives dualistic worship of "God” only for the lower minds; it also teaches Advaita for the more evolved.
Dogmas and beliefs, rituals and ceremonies are the essences of the religion, not of the spirituality. The religion has become merely a matter of external rituals and ceremonies. The religion hides the truth beyond the form, time, and space. Till the form, time and space are present the duality is present. The duality creates the illusory prison to the Soul, the innermost Self.
Religious rites and rigid ceremonies were passed down from one generation to the next as a practice or set customs and tradition and performed automatically with a blind faith. Such worship based on the belief of God does not reach God.