Saying that man has created God and that He can be "created" the way you want is a figment of rich imagination. That's all. God is eternal and he can be realized through authentic processes recommended in Scriptures of Sanatana Dharma. He manifests in forms and these forms of God are eternal. Sadhana is the process of surrendering to Him through processes recommended by the spiritual master. Your earnest seeking shall make Him available to you, As He Is and not as you imagine him to me although you can employ several processes to invoke Him which also includes imagining Him!
Preaching appears to be a regular feature in modern forms of religion and spirituality. Religion and Spirituality can prosper through teachings and hand-holding, when there are seekers and interested people who want to know Reality. But preaching is the negative aspect of Guidance where flare is used as a selling and influencing mechanism to attract larger crowds using religion as a pretense. Preaching has less to do with spirituality and more to do with pomp and gimmickry.
Freedom has many connotations. No freedom can truly be realised without the realization of the spirit. Realization of spirit is the basis of true freedom. There are many aspects of material life which leads to utter bondage. Spelling those out becomes vital if consciousness is to be directed towards its final release. Only in Spiritual freedom can true freedom be completely realized and lived.
Bhakti as a superior process of God-attainment is undermined by the largely intellectual populations as a valid spiritual process. This is unfortunate. In fact with the maturity of the spiritual culture in the Spiritual capital of the world, Bharath, India, the Bhakti process has established itself as the supreme process, the supreme freeway towards God with form.
Serving the community, serving other people is direct service to the Self. Never mistake service as supporting others or helping others. The whole world is the Self. When one serves oneself, it is the smaller self, when one helps others without expectation, that is true spirituality.
Understanding the position of Lord Rama, is to stand with Truth. It is important for man to make sense of opposing ideologies and viewpoints within the world. Unless there is harmony among antipodal viewpoints and perspectives, there cannot be progress in Truth. It is important to choose our ideals in such a way that one can orchestrate a complete harmony among those ideals. If that art is supoosed to be mastered, one should take pains to understand the character of Lord Rama.
A Sage, is one who is the epitome of Truth. Unless one becomes capable of recognizing a sage, it shall be difficult to discriminate between what is true and what is a lie. A Sage is a personfied representation of the Vedic Scriptures. If one is able to get the association of a true sage, understanding the scriptures shall be simplified. One has to first be able to read the symptoms of a sage.
It is important to understand the lives of the Sages and Seers of India, by studying them closely. Through this study, one should try to decode the mystery of life. The sages of Sanatana Dharma represent the highest ideals, the very epitome of pure consciousness. When the lives of these sages are studied and assimilated, our journey towards the Absolutely is simplified and the mysteries of life get unraveled with consummate ease
The Gods of the RigVeda are better understood if one has a deeper perspective of the Dharma. The gods are not fictitious characters but the very icons, personification of our deepest emotions. Attching ourselves with the god, we shall reclaim our deepest emotions, the emotions of our soul, While understanding the RigVeda, it is important to understand the philosophy of Vedic gods, if at all we intend to draw upon us the benefits of the RigVeda
The life of Sri Shankar Dev was meant for a divine purpose. The challenges of his life serve as lessons to the followers of Dharma and Truth. When the devotees of the Lord are challenged, the Lord transforms Himself into time, place and circumstances and stands rock solid by the side of His devotees. It is God alone who transforms challenges into opportunities. The life of Sri Shankar Deva is a testimony to this dictum.