Society must fight against this belief in God as it fought against idol worship and other narrow conceptions of religion. In this way man will try to stand on his feet. Being realistic, he will have to throw his faith aside and face all adversaries with courage and valour. That is exactly my state of mind.— Bhagat Singh
Satisfaction Idol Worship quotations
You become like what you worship
These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.
Every idol, if you scratch it, is a mirror. We worship ourselves.
We have strayed from the Immortal's ways And worship with a dull and senseless mind Idols, the workmanship of our own hands, And images and figures of dead men.
A new type of superstition has got hold of people's minds, the worship of the state. People demand the exercise of the methods of coercion and compulsion, of violence and threat. Woe to anybody who does not bend his knee to the fashionable idols!
...One individual is his or her own best teacher, and no other idol or false image should be worshiped or adored because the God we are all seeking lies inside oneself, not outside.
The world has not gone one step beyond idolatry yet.
Worship of society and popular opinion is idolatry.
The test of having ceased to be an idolater is: "When you say 'I', does the body come into your thought or not? If it does, then you are still a worshipper of idols."
How glad the heathens would have been, That worship idols, wood and stone, If they the book God had seen.
Our Lord approved neither idol worship or idle worship but ideal worship in Spirit and truth.
Those reformers who preach against image-worship, or what they denounce as idolatry - to them I say "Brothers, if you are fit to worship God-without-form discarding all external help, do so, but why do you condemn others who cannot do the same?"
The idol is the expression of religion.
Despite the many iniquities that have found entrance into the practices of image-worship as it is in vogue now, I do not condemn it. Ay, where would I have been if I had not been blessed with the dust of the holy feet of that orthodox, image-worshipping Brahmin!
Many of us do not believe in any form of idolatry;
but they have no right to object when others do it.
Too much faith in personality has a tendency to produce weakness and idolatry, but intense love for the Guru makes rapid growth possible.
This external worship of images has, however, been described in all our Shastras as the lowest of all the low forms of worship. But that does not mean that it is a wrong thing to do.
Some may be helped by images, some may not.
Some require an image outside, others one inside the brain.
Idols aren't stone statues. They are thoughts, desires, and longings that we worship in the place of the true God
When a man makes a reverent face before a face that is no face - that is idol worship!
The secret of image - worship is that you are trying to develop your vision of Divinity in one thing.
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
The free person does not live by an unexamined faith.
To do so is to worship an idol whittled out and made into a fetish.
Man Made 'God' in his own image. The eternal, the infinate, the unnameable was reduced to a mental idol that you had to believe in and worship as 'my god' or 'our god'.
The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
The bureaucracy consists of functionaries; the aristocracy, of idols; the democracy, of idolaters. The populace cannot understand the bureaucracy: it can only worship the national idols.
Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to this world.
If not religious, he will be superstitious. IF he worship not the true God, he will have his idols.
Ultimately all idolatry is worship of the self projected and objectified: all idolization is self-idolization.
We may worship a picture as God, but not God as the picture.
God in the picture is right, but the picture as God is wrong. God in the image is perfectly right. There is no danger there. This is the real worship of God. But the image-God is a mere Pratika.
One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots.
My hectic work schedule does not often permit me time to visit temples, but my conversations with God don't depend on idol worship. Inside my heart, I have developed and sustained a direct communication with Him.
I'm not a universalist, and the way I talk about final loss is this: People worship idols - money, whatever. Their humanness gets reshaped around the idol - you become like what you worship. That's one of the basic spiritual laws.
I have never heard of anyone who was a "model person" in all aspects of his or her life, intellectual life or other aspects; nor do I see why anyone should care. We are not engaged in idol worship, after all.
Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the centre, as the highway of our lives.
Now we have to understand that slavery would not have ended if it was left to the Africans alone, Now, Europe understood that what they were doing then was unjust, but imagine the propaganda from kings and queens of Europe to convince their people that we were cannibals, idol worshipers, horrible people, bastards, godless monkeys.