What is Worship?

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True religious worship is not a futile monologue of self-deception. Worship is a personal communion with that which is divinely real, with that which is the very source of reality. Man aspires by worship to be better and thereby eventually attains the best. (2095.6) 196:3.22

We worship God, first, because he is, then, because he is in us, and last, because we are in him. (196.10) 16:9.14

Man can never wisely decide temporal issues or transcend the selfishness of personal interests unless he meditates in the presence of the sovereignty of God and reckons with the realities of divine meanings and spiritual values. (1093.2) 99:7.4

Meditation makes the contact of mind with spirit; relaxation determines the capacity for spiritual receptivity. And this interchange of strength for weakness, courage for fear, the will of God for the mind of self, constitutes worship. (1777.2) 160:3.1

Worship is the highest joy of Paradise existence; it is the refreshing play of Paradise. (304.3) 27:7.5

One of the great troubles with modern life is that man thinks he is too busy to find time for spiritual meditation and religious devotion. (2077.3) 195:6.7

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