Do you know who you worship? || Acharya Prashant, on Bhagavad Gita (2020)

November 1, 2020 | Acharya Prashant

Questioner (Q): How do I identify whom I am worshipping? Here Sri Krishna is saying, Śraddhā of each is according to his natural disposition. If that is so, how does one elevate the subject of Śraddhā from the one given by his natural dispositions? What are these austerities that Shri Krishna is referring to in the verses?

Acharya Prashant (AP): How to identify the object of your Śraddhā? How to know who is it that you are worshipping?

You’ll have to look at your life, actions, decisions. When we say ‘worship’, what do we mean? We mean holding something as higher than ourselves. When you hold something as higher than yourself and also you also want to achieve it, then the sense of worship comes in. The object of your worship has to be tremendously big, beautiful, worth attaining, worth being one with. Then the sense of worship comes.

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Acharya Prashant is an emerging champion of socio-spiritual awakening in the world today. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad, and a former Civil Services officer, Acharya Prashant is an acclaimed Speaker, Vedanta Teacher and author of over 50 books. Apart from that he wears various hats: a veganism promoter, an environmental activist, a science activist, a campaigner against superstition, and a champion of essential human freedom. Know More