Now, common sense says worship also means…. (pauses)…well, what does human being worship most?
Desire? Enjoyment? Or is it wealth, which brings all of these about? Yes, wealth, which can bring us enjoyment, of course! So, these are the things that man worships–pride, prestige, respect, wealth, lust and sensory enjoyments.
This is all that man normally worships.
One need not necessarily do pooja in a temple. This is what one worships–power, and only power.
Oh! I forgot! Absolute power is absolute corruption. So, the Upanishad is telling us that what we worship normally contains no ‘Truth’. It is only when we cease worshiping these that we come upon the ‘Truth’, which is the Brahman.
As you read the Upanishads, you will find it mentioned in many places that the seeker of the Truth is addressed as Satya Kama. It could be a name, but then Sanskrit is an ancient language and every name has a meaning. It is not just a meaningless name. It is a verbal language.
It is only when we cease worshiping these that we come upon the ‘Truth’, which is the Brahman.