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guru fateh to all,

Even if there is God why should people worship Him?

We do not bribe or oblige God when we worship Him. If a person is swimming in a pool, he does not oblige the water or the pool; he is enjoying himself. To worship God is to revel in His virtues and to be benefited by them. We do not worship God to benefit Him. He does not need anything from us, not even His worship. We do it for our own benefit. The sun does not benefit if we sit in the sun and enjoy its warmth. When we worship God, we sit in the "sunshine" of His virtues to benefit from them and not to please Him.

The example of a good social act can also help us to understand. A student gets training from a teacher, becomes a professional and gets a good job. Being happy with the job, he brings a gift to the teacher and expresses thanks to him for his help and guidance. Offering a gift to the teacher is not giving a charity or any donation to him. This act only expresses the feelings of happiness and also the gratitude of the trainee to his teacher. Waheguru is a great Teacher. When we offer money or we bow our head to the Guru Granth Sahib, which describes the virtues of Waheguru to us, we express our gratitude and thanks to Waheguru; we do not oblige Him. It is wrong to think that we can give anything to Waheguru. We are always receiving unlimited favours from Him. As custodians of His gifts we only handle them (share them with others), we do not create them or give them to anyone else.

Worship of Waheguru means to love Waheguru, to love His virtues and to love truth. The purpose is that these good qualities and virtues become a part of our life. These virtues will keep us happy and blessed with favours of Waheguru.

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Worship of Waheguru means to love Waheguru, to love His virtues and to love truth. The purpose is that these good qualities and virtues become a part of our life. These virtues will keep us happy and blessed with favours of Waheguru.

Very well written, I particualry like the line above... good stuff... :)

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