Hindus worship Murtis not idols!
Common query by westerners – How can idol be God?? It’s a Scientific “Inside Out” approach of Hinduism, one of paths of transforming human being into Enlighten beings through Murti (loose translation-Idol) worship is very well explained here.
Journey of experiencing Unity consciousness via Murti (Cosmic Power) Worship…from Subjective Truth (Heart) towards Objective (Mind) and understanding Nature of Reality with Murti and Rituals!
Watch simple explanation in clip below
Hinduism: Understanding Image and Temple Worship
More scientific explanation of Hindu Murti (idols) and Neurology by famous American-Indian Neurologist Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, at UC San Diego, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition,USA.
“Neurology of Hindu Art” by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Neurologist, USA
Other Hindu Thinkers explaining Science and Philosophy behind Murti Worship in Hinduism.
Swami Chinmayananda – Morti (idol) represents you the picture of Ideal
Mr. Jay Lakhani – Hindu Scholar from UK
Sri Sri Ravishankar
Hindi Explanation- Why Murti Worship in Hinduism
Experience of Western Hindus:
Ms. Gauri Maheshwari (formally Danielle Riordan)- USA explaining Basics of Hinduism, questions asked by her US friends.
Mr Koi Fresco- His experience of being Hindu
Radha Madhav dham
In western multicultural class, Kids understanding “Experiential Approaches to Hinduism”
Vishnu -Celebrate Unity Consciousness…
Image Credit: Dharma Speaks
Sources: Google search, Dharma Speaks, YouTube channels, and all links in the post.