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Krishna said Those"Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way."

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshippedworshiped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(aviddhiavidhi). The word aviddhiavidhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshippedworshiped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary expertsexcerpts from the great Abhinavgupta.

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Krishna said Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshipped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(aviddhi). The word aviddhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshipped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary experts from the great Abhinavgupta.

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Krishna said "Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way."

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshiped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(avidhi). The word avidhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshiped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary excerpts from the great Abhinavgupta.

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Krishna said Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshipped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(aviddhi). The word aviddhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshipped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary experts from the great Abhinavgupta.

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Krishna said Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshipped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(aviddhi). The word aviddhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshipped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary experts from the great Abhinavgupta.

Krishna said Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshipped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(aviddhi). The word aviddhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshipped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary experts from the great Abhinavgupta.

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Krishna said Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

Commentary: Those who, in the process of worship, use different names or forms, they also worship the highest Lord. This is because everything that exists that could be worshipped is included in that Brahman. However, the difference between these two types of worship is that those who worship by using different names, etc., worship according to the different injunctions(aviddhi). The word aviddhi simply means different types of injunctions. Therefore the Lord said that he, who is of the nature of the highest Brahman, could be worshipped through various kinds of injunctions.

Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

Commentary: Even those kinds of people- who under the influence of a dualistic philosophy worship other gods and treat them as different from their own self and as different from the nature of the Brahman - worship only the highest Brahman, who is identical with their own ātman. However, these kind of people follow wrong injunctions because their worship includes within itself the notion of duality. Therefore the Lord said :"They don't know me who is their own self, who is the real enjoyer of sacrifices and who has taken the form of that particular God (that they worship). Therefore, such people deviate from my path". In this context, the word deviate means that they go to other gods because they are devoted to them. Those who, on the other hand, know the Lord as undivided reality worship only him even when they sacrifice to other gods or to their ancestors. Thus, we can conclude that all those who worship the highest Brahman, attain the Brahman.

Summary- Nothing wrong in worshipping any demigod as long as that God of worshipper's interest is not perceived as different from Brahman & worshipper. The moment non duality between the worshipper, worshipped & Brahman is forgotten the worshipper ends up being in the world of that particular God. Otherwise, worshipping anyone with the sense of non duality, one attains Brahman alone.

Commentary experts from the great Abhinavgupta.