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The Devotee and the Deity


Living a Personalistic Theology

Family offering candle-light to Krishna during Karttika

What is Deity worship? What makes it different from "idol worship?" How can anyone claim to have direct experience of the Supreme Being, who is beyond all material conceptions, and beyond everything "material?"

Here is an excerpt from an article on the subject of Deity worship—in our opinion, one of the most comprehensive and well-written in existence—by Ravindra-svarupa dasa (William H. Deadwyler, Ph.D.), courtesy of Google Books. (To read more of the article, click the right arrow):

Note: Google Books isn't able to provide us with the full article. As soon as we're able to present the article in its unabridged form, we will. Trouble reading the article here? Try reading The Devotee and the Deity on the Google Books page.