Four Reasons We Are Not Able To Adequately Glorify God

Krishna's Mercy

[Tulsidas writing]“By glorifying the Lord with exalted verses, one becomes purified. Although we are unable to offer prayers to the Lord in an adequate fashion, our duty is to make the attempt in order to purify ourselves. It is not that we should stop our glorification because demigods like Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva cannot adequately glorify the Lord.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 4.16.2 Purport)

Neti neti. This Sanskrit phrase is found in Vedic literature and has been passed on by highly advanced intellectuals undertaking the difficult study of Vedanta, which is the conclusion of all conclusions. The translation is “not this, not that.” Look around you. Take the small. Take the infinitesimal. You have not found God.

Then work your way up to the macro level. Take the largest collective you can conceive of. If you’re having a difficult time, look to the Bhagavad-gita, where the universal form…

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