Way of Worship Opposed to Scriptures Leads to Hell

Way of Worship Opposed to Scriptures Leads to Hell

In Gita Adhyay 16 Shlok 23, 24, it is stated that those who abandoning the ordinances of scriptures follow way of worship according to their whimsical desires {worship of the three gunas, Rajgun-Brahma, Satgun-Vishnu, Tamgun-Shiv, and other gods-goddesses, idol-worship, Pitra-worship, ghost-worship – to carry out shraadhs – offer pinds, worship of place of pilgrimage, circumambulation of Govardhan, to visit places of pilgrimage, to practice austerity, worship of peepal-jaanti, tulsi, jaap of naam without a guru, yagya, to give charity, goddess of Gurgaon, of Beri, of Calcutta, worship of Mata of Seenk Paathri, worship of tomb, Guga peer, baba of Johad (small lake), worship of a date (to keep fast of any type), worship of Baba Shyaam Ji and worship of Hanuman etc is known as ‘opposed to scriptures’.} neither can they become happy, nor attain liberation. Therefore Arjun, perform those actions which should be done according to the ordinances of the scriptures. For you, the scriptures are the only evidence. A wrong way of worship, instead of being beneficial, is harmful. Search for the Tattavdarshi Saint who instructs the true way which is in accordance with the injunctions of the scriptues. By doing bhakti of only the Supreme God, you will attain eternal peace, all the happiness and supreme salvation. (There is special evidence in Gita Adhyay 18 Shlok 62, Gita Adhyay 15 Shlok 1 to 4, and Gita Adhyay 4 Shlok 5.)


FAQs about "Way of Worship Opposed to Scriptures Leads to Hell"

Q.1 What does Gita imply regarding arbitrary Spiritual Practices?

According to Gita Adhyay 16 Shlok 23, 24, those who abandon scriptural ordinances and engage in worship based on personal desires—such as worshiping various gods and goddesses, idol worship, practicing rituals, or visiting pilgrimage sites—may not find happiness or liberation. The verses emphasize adherence to scriptural guidelines for performing actions.

Q.2 Why does the scripture discourage certain worship practices?

The scripture discourages worship practices not aligned with its ordinances because following such practices, which deviate from the scriptural guidance, lead individuals away from true spiritual benefits and ultimate liberation. The emphasis is on adhering to scriptural teachings for spiritual progress.

Q. 3 What is the significance of performing actions according to scriptural ordinance?

Performing actions in accordance with scriptural ordinances lead individuals on the right spiritual path, ensuring happiness and eventual liberation. The scriptural guidelines are considered evidence for the right way of living and worship.

Q.4 What advice does Gita Adhyay offer regarding finding the correct way of worship?

Gita Ji (4:32) advises seekers to search for a Tattavdarshi Saint—a true spiritual guide—who instructs and demonstrates the authentic way of worship aligned with the injunctions of the scriptures. Following the teachings of such a saint can lead to eternal peace, happiness, and supreme salvation.

Q.5 Are there specific verses in Gita that support the importance of Almighty God?

Yes, Gita Adhyay 18 Shlok 62, Gita Adhyay 15 Shlok 1 to 4, and Gita Adhyay 4 Shlok 5 provide special evidence emphasizing the significance of following the correct path of worship of Almighty God aligned with the scriptures to attain true salvation and eternal peace.


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Jagriti Singh

How can we determine if the worship we're doing is correct when we don't have time to read scriptures and verify?

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we appreciate your engagement with our article. It's true that many people nowadays lack the time to delve into scriptures for guidance in worship. To ensure the accuracy of one's worship, it's essential to seek guidance from a complete Saint who can lead devotees correctly on the path of worship for both worldly benefits and salvation. Our Holy scriptures emphasize the necessity for a devotee to seek the shelter and guidance of an authorized saint before commencing worship. For deeper insights, we suggest understanding true spiritual knowledge through listening to spiritual discourses of Sant Rampal Ji and reading the book Gyan Ganga.

Karishma Sharma

Our family has been following a Guru for decades, and he is highly knowledgeable, guiding us on spiritual matters. However, after reading several of your articles, it appears that our way of worship might not be in alignment. How do I recognize who the right Guru is?

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we value your perspective on our articles. A true Guru is someone who guides devotees according to scriptures and embodies the characteristics outlined in our Holy scriptures. All our published articles are grounded in our Holy scriptures and aim to guide devotees towards complete salvation. If your current method of worship doesn't align with what's discussed in our articles, it might be prudent to verify and seek the right spiritual path. We recommend reading the book Gyan Ganga and listening to the spiritual discourses of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj for further clarification.