Fixing the Mind on the Deity – Radhanath Swami

posting many letters to red british postbox on street

There is a need to keep our mind fixed on God. It’s wonderful to do so, and there is a practical way—the Deity of the Lord.  When we offer our respect to the Deity in the temple, that Deity accepts it. Just like if we want to send a letter somewhere, we put it in the proper postbox and it will get there.  The Deity is like the postbox for God.  He is receiving our love in that form.  The Lord is in the spiritual world and the same Lord is manifesting through His energy, His omnipresence.  We are fulfilling our loving service by simply offering respect to the ‘postbox’ of the Deity.  Then our love and prayers are getting delivered to God, who is simultaneously present both in His kingdom and in between every atom.

Chanting the name of God is the most sublime process.  If it is possible set up a little temple in your home. If it is not, still the name of God can be worshipped in the temple of your heart.

By Radhanath Swami

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  • Achyuta Govinda

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful article explaining the holy name is none other than God himself.

  • PRASHANT PRABHU, VRINDAVAN

    NICE TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS HERE, GREAT TO UNDERSTAND THAT DEITY ALSO RECIPROCATES US. THAT IS GREAT TO LEARN.HENCE WE HAVE TO GET ATTACH TO DEITY, MAHARAJ WANTS US TO GET MORE CLOSER CONNECTION TO DEITY, AND TO HAVE TO DEVELOPE LOST RALATIONSHIP OF LORD , BEST WAY TO APPROACH DEITY. GREAT. MAHARAJ IS GREAT, HIS WORDS ARE GREAT

  • Gurrappanaidu

    “We are fulfilling our loving service by simply offering respect to the postbox of the Deity”

    Wonderful nectar, All glories to HH Radhanath swami Maharaj.

    Thank you very much for sharing wonderful nectar.

  • shirish

    wonderful sentenses by Radhanath swami maharaj

  • sandeep kamat

    That’s wonderful. We can always worship the lord in the temple of our heart by chanting the holy name where-ever we go in the world.
    Thank you Radhanath Swami for such wonderful analysis of diety worship.

  • umesh

    crisp and clear explanation about how the Deity form of Lord is the way to practically offer our love and service to Him. thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this.

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Such practical and simple advice by Radhanath Swami, which even the busiest man in this world can follow.

  • Ravi

    Diety worship helps one see the beautiful form of GOD & serve him with material senses……that is the mercy of the Lord

  • Preeti

    Krsna will really resiprocrate if we are sincerely doing the deity worship as Maharaj said we are putting our respect and prayer in post box he will surely receive it.

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Great way to reestablish our connect with the Lord. Thanks a lot Maharaj for explaining it in such a simple way.

  • sagarika

    Wow. Radhanath Swami Maharaj just makes it so simple.

  • Sanjiv Chandnani

    THere are so many occurences of deities interaction with great devotees of the Lord. Thank you Maharaj for explaining this in a wonderful manner

  • Karthik

    God out of his causeless mercy manifests himself in the deity form so that his devotees can reciprocate with him in love. Love for God is for every one, you can even worship him the temple of your heart. Thanks Maharaj.

  • suresh

    Lord Can accept our love in the form of Deities.

  • Sid

    I pray that I might get the strength to sincerely worship my deities!

  • saurabh

    thank you very much maharaj for telling us the easiest way to control our mind

  • sachin komble

    its so nice

  • Sunny

    Radhanath Swami has made things so easy for us. We can approach God through His Diety form in temple. If one could not do that then we have an option of inviting Dieties at our home and even if that is not possible for someone then we can worship God in temple of our heart. Thanks Maharaj for giving such wonderful analogy.

  • Aakansha

    How can we limit God by saying that God can’t be present in Diety made out of stone? Maharaj has wonderfully said that God is omnipresent. So why not in diety?

  • Riya

    Never before in my life I have heard such a good reason for worshiping Lord in His Diety form. It has removed all confusions and clearly makes us understand that Diety worship is not idol worship.

  • Rajendra

    Thank you for showing such a simple way to reach the lord, I shall try this process.

  • This is a beautiful description which we can use to explain to the common people when they ask about the difference between an idol and the Deity.

  • Meera Sharma

    Maharajah has given us every possible way to fix our mind on Lord,
    If Deity worship is not possible then
    “the name of God can be worshiped in the temple of your heart”.

  • Radhanath swami asking very simple process of pleasing the lord also fixing the mind

  • Uday

    By interacting with deities we can actually realise that God is a person.Deities actually reciprocate with us when we approach them with faith.Radhanath Swami’s analogy of post box is very appropriate.Radhanath Swami is giving a very practical and sure way of relating with God.

  • Ravi Garg

    Example of post box makes deity worship understandable…..thanks for making evreything so simple……….

  • Abhijit Toley

    Such a scientific understanding of deity – an oft-misunderstood aspect of the Vedic culture.

  • Pranav Gore

    pamho. thank you very much for a wonderful description.

  • judy

    what a wonderful description! thank you!

  • meghana

    Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    The Deity form of the Lord reciprocates with us, if we choose to have faith. Radhanath Swami is giving us that faith with complete conviction.

  • Nitin Korlekar

    Such a simple explanation on the most profound philosophy!!!!!

  • Girish

    However we want to behave with God, we can do it to a deity of His. What a nice understanding. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • Raj Narang

    Amazing !! Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj..

  • Nandkishor Wani

    excellent statement for the understanding of Lord’s presence in the form of Deity and acceptance by Lord in the form of deity like a postbox.
    thank you Radhanath Swami for such nice analogy.

  • Rajendra

    The true part to reach the ultimate, Thank you Radhanath swami

  • Karthick S.B.

    I heard that once when Radhanath swami was asked if he has personal deities, he responded by taking out his beads from his bead bag and said, “These are my deities.”!! Haribol!!

  • sachin komble

    Deity is nondifferent than Lord.Thanks to Radhanath Swami

  • Navkishor Das

    Thank you very much Maharaja

  • Anita Iyer

    Wonderful analogy of post box to explain deity worship. Deity worship also keeps us busy and is very fulfilling. Dressing and taking care of deities gives great pleasure to the heart.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much for sharing.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Nice process given by Radhanath Swami to keep the mind under control and at the same time get ultimate benefit. In today’s world one’s mind can easily get bewildered. If we simply follow the teachings of Radhanath Swami then we are safe.

  • Swapnil

    Nice analogy of post box and letters to explain importance of deity worship and how the deities are non-different from the Lord, defeating atheist or non-believer of deity worship. Thank you.

  • vinay rachh

    Thankyou amharaj for nicely explaining that deity is like postbox and is there to hear our prayers

  • Manish Raikundalia

    Nice.

  • narada

    Gurudev , is expaining if you don’t have deities then we can also worship the deities in our heart

  • Renuka

    So true. Thanks Maharaj for giving us a practical way of remebering god.

  • Ahluwalia

    HARI BOL!!

  • Mangesh Kulkarni

    I like it

  • sandeep kaimal

    deityis the post box where in the lord receives our love is a good example.

  • madhura

    Thank you very much Maharaj.

  • Nisha

    wonderful! Thanks maharaj!

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Thank you very much Radhanath swami maharaj for explaining wonderfully how deity or lord is non different than lord himself.

  • Anand

    Nice explanation about essence of deity worship by this wonderful analogy. Thank you

  • sejal

    beautifully explained…Thank you Maharaj !!!

  • Sunny

    Deity worship is such an advanced way of worshipping God. However since the science is lost most of the people feel its idol worship or some sentimental worship.

    Radhanath Swami explains in very simple terms the essence of serving the deities…

  • Dr dhotre

    Thanks Radhanath Swamiji for giving us such a wonderful yet simple though complete& Aunthetic understanding of God.

  • Centering our life around the diety makes the life blissful. Radhanath Swami has been teaching millions on how one should develop the right mood of worshipping the diety

  • Aishwarya

    Wonderful article showing how to control the mind by fixing the mind on the deity form of the Lord. Even the analogy of the post box was very nice.

  • Srinivas

    Wonderfully spoken about the importance of Deity and worshiping the deity.

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Deity worship is such a practical yet most sublime process of remaing Krsna Conscious through out the day by just serving Their lordships. its a benediction for devotees to serve the Lord personally in His deity form.

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

    Such an wonderful analogy, that is so easy to understands.

    Hare Krishna.

  • vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami himself worships the deities with great devotion and attention and teaches this to others by his own example.

  • Thanks to SP for establishing so many temples all over the world and installing beautiful deities. By Prabhupada’s grace it has become so simple to express our love to Krsna – He gave us holy names and the deities.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us such a beautiful analogy to remember the need for deity worship.

  • Kunal Agarwal

    what an absolutely beautiful and sublime thought!!! love the post box analogy

  • a p sankhe

    deity as post box for our loving expression to the supreme lord ( who is otherwise beyond our material senses), is a revolutionary concept. The western philosophers need to look at this aspect, rather than casting it away as idol worship.

  • Shantipur Nath das

    Wonderful explanation. Thank you Maharaj for reminding us the essence of philosophy.

  • Navin Poojary

    One of the most difficult things to control is our own minds.It is practicaly impossible even great personalities admit. However this too can be achived easily as rightly stated by Radhanath Swami by fixing our mind on GOD thru the practical way of Worshipping GOD in Diety form

  • Parag Udeshi

    What a wonderful explanation of how the Lord accepts our offerings thru the deity form which is non different from the Lord himself.

  • Milind M Churi

    A nice analogy by Radhanath Swami.Let us try with full endavour to get this great spiritual benifit.Thank you very much for sharing it.

  • Anil Timbe

    simple but profund way told by Radhanath Swami to control our mind…

  • sharda gokarn

    In a very beautiful way Maharaj has explained about the deity worship and setting up a temple in our heart. Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving a simple formula for setting up a simple temple. As Radhanath Swami explained, by constantly chanting the holy names of Lord, we can fix our mind on the lotus feet of Lord. This is the highest process for stopping the mind bewilder in this wild materail world.

  • Satish

    In the NOI , Srila prabhupada has given the same formula. One can control his mind simply by fixing it on the lotus feet of the Lord.

  • Anant Bhat

    HH radhanath Swami Maharaj is systematicaly explained about temple..thank you

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Very nice analogy. Thank you very much for sharing the same.

  • Rakesh Chandra

    still the name of God can be worshipped in the temple of your heart—Wonderful point described by Gurudev!!!

  • sachin komble

    so nice analogy given by Radhantah Swami.Thanks

  • mukund

    thank you very much

  • N Swaminathan

    We have a beautiful postbox in the form of the deity and we have our postcards in the form of the chanting. All we need to do is to continue writing the letters and continue going to the postbox and dropping our letters.

  • Sanjay S

    i pray that by the process of chanting i can purify my heart and make it a temple of God