No, it is not wrong. We are attracted to a certain God(s) name and form due to our karma and svabhava (nature). All names and forms are said to lead back to a Single Divine Being and it is this Divine Being who steadies our faith to our chosen God (Iṣṭa-devatā).
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One can abide in the Lord and seek wisdom, consider Chapter 4 verses 35 and 36 of the Bhagavad Gita for a solution:
Oh Pandava, Once you understand this wisdom,
You would not be troubled by illusions of this sort,
And because of that you would see all beings
I think it depends on what a mind is. Buddha didn't choose to define it in the Pali Cannon, some say he knew it couldn't be defined. The mind is consistent of parts in Vedanta and I feel a modern scientific definition would be that the mind is the material brain and chemistry. It changes in...
That's pretty much what I am trying to suggest is an erroneous view because:
1) It is is an assumption that householders are always householders and can never change. There have been exceptions and religious paths who cater for householder liberation.
2) Also it is an assumption that...
What is a a "common man"?
My experience is that Hinduism appeals to individuals and it is the diversity of individuals all interested in Hinduism which may give an impression of "everything goes" as they begin to study and practice at different points.
The diversity of Individuals shall...
I had to come to accept that it was my mind's fate to explore and search endlessly. Whilst there is a mind there will be thoughts, doubts and philosophising. In a way it doesn't make much difference (the doubting and questioning I mean) because it is just going on as God...
I agree it does mean that at its roots ethics are meaningless. Which could be why people still do evil things despite being told by certain scripture not to do them. It is meaningless because their actions are pre-determined so it then renders "good and bad" without meaning.
I would be equally interested in how you would reply to that question? :)
My answer would be that that there is both a perception of doing and acting in what could be considered a spontaneous state of free will based on choice ("I am doing such and such because...") but also a...