Friends, I sometimes like a particular deity more, sometimes someone else. Long ago, I loved Goddess mother the most. Now I like Lord Shiva the most. Once when I went to visit Mumbai, I liked Lord Ganesha best. In Maharashtra, Ganesha is quite famous. It is clear that the God who exposes the Kundalini the most, that is the best as a deity. This means that the real joy lies in the Kundalini itself. The gods are helpful in exposing the Kundalini.
The form of a particular deity is a mold of the form of a particular personality
In fact, various deities exist as signs of different personalities. Lord Shiva is a tantric, cool, nondual, naive, self-possessed, nature-lover, quick-tempered and quickly happy, detached and high-spirited self-proudful personality. If anyone likes such a personality and a man with such personality, then he can get benefit from Shiva worship. By meditating on Shiva, the image of a person with such personality appears in his mind temple, and then gradually takes the form of Kundalini. In life, no one can be physically consistent with anyone. But one can always remain mentally consistent. To maintain the mental picture of a lover, a god like him is chosen. The deity is worshiped in the form of an idol, picture, statue, etc. This keeps the mental picture of the lover strong. Many times the reverse also happens. The person by whom a deity is worshiped begins to fall in love with the man with that personality of deity. This then leads to the development of Kundalini. In the old age, Yogis also used to make the idol of the empty deity as Kundalini without any loving person. But nowadays it seems impossible. Because the present-day society is individual oriented rather than Devata or idol oriented. Similarly, one may find the personality of Lord Ganesha interesting, while one that of mother Kali. Gods exist according to everyone’s interest. As far as my own experience is concerned, I had a personality like Shiva as my Kundalini. Once upon a time due to some divine event, my inclination towards Lord Shiva became apparent. I felt completely devoted to him, losing myself from all other sides. This inspired me to unknowingly have Tantra Yoga with various favorable circumstances, which quickly awakened my Kundalini.
Gods always exist as a feeling or sentiment
For example, if a particular tantric born in some country or era or say Bhairavnath was considered the god of the tantra, then most people today would not have reverence for him. This would have been because Bhairavnath was a real man, who was born in very old times, and is not today. The life-circumstances of his time were completely different from those of today’s life. In this way, the tantric sentiment that was popping up in the minds of people would have perished by worshipping Baba Bhairav. But in contrast, Lord Shiva is eternal. He is the same today, as he was thousands of years ago. He will always remain the same. In fact, he is not a mortal person, but as a personality or sentiment. There have been countless people who cover his personality. Therefore, trust and interst always prevail over him. It keeps trust on Tantra and interest in it.
Gods always give strength to Kundalini
If a deity is interesting or not, he always gives Kundalini benefits. The deity is really like a mixture of living (Yang) and non-living (Yin). He has the quality of a living as doing all the activities like a human being. The qualities of the inanimate are in them in the form of inanimate objects such as air, water, fire, sun etc. A mixture of living and non-living in a deity is possible only if the deity is living and unattached. All the activities of the deity calm down in his mind through Advaita or non duality and Anasakti or detachment. However they are carried out from outside by the deity. If the deity were fully alive, he would be visible like a living human, and would be immersed in the bondage of the world. If the deity had been completely lifeless, it would have been dead, which could never run the world at all. Moreover, his worship would have been a loss rather than a gain. It is because of this Advaita form of the deity that Advaita prevails in the mind of man, due to which the Kundalini is exposed. That is why it has been written in the Vedas and scriptures that worshiping the deity brings salvation along with the comforts of the world.