Friday, February 12, 2010

Worship of God in Man

Maha Shivaratri 12-2-2010


"This is the gist of all worship: to be pure and to do good to others.
He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva.
And if he sees Shiva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary.
He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Shiva in him, without thinking of his caste or creed or race or anything,
with him Shiva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples" -- Swami Vivekananda