Devatas are psychological realities (metaphysical entities). They are not physical beings. They don't have Koshas. They are aspects that manifest in our Consciousness. They are experienced within us as our vital energy rises. a typical description of God. They manifest in the state of Turiya (which is actually the substratum of all the three states that ...
From the Picchi tantra as found in Sarvollāsatantram 12th Ullhasa:
गुराराज्ञां समादाय शुद्धान्त:करणो नर:।
स्वेष्टदेवं स्तुवन् भाव्यमन्यदेवं न पूजयेत् ॥ १० ॥
According to Picchi Tantra, a Sadhaka with pure Conscience, must worship his Ishta following the order of his Guru. Never Worship any other God.
However it also says:
In his book A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy (https://archive.org/details/IndianPhilosophyACriticalSurvey), Professor Sharma writes in the section entitled 'God" in his Chapter on Nyaya:
...Udayana's arguments for the existence of God have becomes classical for theism and may be briefly noted here. He gives the following arguments to prove the ...
Consider this simple thought. What exactly is a believer? People today assume that belief means to acknowledge the existence of a Being, but even the most evil Beings in the creation know that God exists. Would you call an evil demon a believer? Of course not.
Contrary to modern opinion, to believe in something does not simply mean to believe it exists. Do ...
This is a good question often asked by people. This question is asked because people think that good karma automatically should lead to moksha, bliss and relief from suffering. I will try to establish that this simplistic idea is not right.
Does Ishvara distinguish between a devotee and an atheist?
The answer is no.
I am the same towards all beings. None is ...
I would like to reply your answer 2 ways, one in practical manner and second factual,
First PRACTICAL MANNER
Think of yourself, one day you are invited in a party by your friend, it was the birthday party, after enjoying a lot, dancing, singing, and after all the performances it was time for dinner. Your friend doesn't asks you to have the food but seeing ...
The question can be answered to an extent by the following Manu verses:
श्रोत्रियस्य कदर्यस्य वदान्यस्य च वार्धुषेः । मीमांसित्वोभयं
देवाः सममन्नमकल्पयन् ॥ २२४ ॥
śrotriyasya kadaryasya vadānyasya ca vārdhuṣeḥ | mīmāṃsitvobhayaṃ
devāḥ samamannamakalpayan || 224 ||
The gods having compared the food of the miserly Vedic Scholar and
that of the liberal usurer, ...