The following is an imaginative monologue by a great Rishi born in Modern India who installed Bhagwaan Yogeshwar in a form He envisaged…
Bhagwan, these are testing times for devotees like us who see and worship you in an idol and believe in you and your words. I still cannot come to terms that the rational people of my country have countered Moorti Puja (idol worship) without even going into the rationale behind it. This unreasonable following of the white man is mind boggling and creates an atmosphere of non adherence to the Vedic philosophy and thought process. No doubt the way Moorti Puja is being done today has to be thought about, but in no way can it be out rightly damned or removed from daily life.
Bhagwaan, they call Your form an imagination. Yes it is. But Imagination has many types. Creative Imagination, Aesthetic Imaginatiin and Reconstructive Imagination. You are my Reconstructive imagination. I have seen you during my concentration and now am reconstructing back your form in a stone. I just hope that people some day realise that all the idols world over, whosoever has got them done, have been someone’s respective Reconstructive Imagination too.
Some of your devotees object to giving you a form arguing that one which has form has to take birth. And then later deteriorate to one’s death. Bhagwaan is beyond life and death. Hence our Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh is ‘ajanma’ (without birth) too. It is truly their utmost love for You, that they think so. But a common man like me and thousands like me need your form to talk too, to find solace in. I always wonder and say to myself, that the one who has given birth to so many different spieces with such vivid forms, cannot decide a form for Himself.
As Whitehead says, “Human form is the most intimate form for me.” It is easy for humans like us to relate with another Human. Confide in him and share with him. But Humans have their own vices, then why not confide in You! But how can this be done in a formless being. So you need to take a form. And what better form than a human form.
I call you out, O Yogeshwar, from whom every living and non living manifests and the one who is eternal, to take a form and stay back at a destined place to take care of your devotees who believe in You, which have faith in you and who want to do your Work. With You being around, nothing will be impossible to achieve, including a permanent peace and serenity in this world.