By Sankarshan Das Adhikari
Love of God is one. It does not matter how one develops
love of God. Whether one follows Krishna, Christ, Buddha,
or Allah if one actually develops pure love for God
their life is a perfect success.
people will cling to some particular designation, "I'm a
Hindu. I'm a Christian. I'm a Muslim." They think that
they become spiritually advanced simply by clinging to a
Nothing could be further from the
truth. You can't become liberated simply by wearing a
badge. You have to change your consciousness within.
Clinging to a bodily designations is a symptom of someone
who is in material consciousness. The actual spiritual
platform is beyond the platform of bodily designations.
Those of us who are blessed with the mostly deeply
spiritual Vedic knowledge, beyond the modern-day petty
sectarianism, understand and appreciate all the great
saintly teachers of history. We realize that they were all
teaching the same thing, that one should fully surrender
oneself unto the Supreme Lord. We prefer to address God by
the name "Krishna", not because it's the only name. The
name "Krishna" is preferred because, according the science
of word meanings, it is the most inclusive name for God,
including all of the other names for God within it. This
of course in no way denigrates the other names, many of
which we also utilize.
In these times when all over the world people are fighting
and killing each other over bodily designations, the world
leaders could do the greatest service to their followers by
personally adopting the principles of Krishna (God) consciousness
and assisting us in this greatest of all welfare
activities, spreading Krishna (God) consciousness all over the
world. This will bring in the actual fulfillment of the
Biblical words "Peace on earth. Good will towards men."
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Different Paths to Experience the Supreme
All the Vedas (Hindu sacred literature) provide the same knowledge to experience the Supreme through different paths.
The author looks at the theme of several vedas.
Bhagavad Gita, is the most important and cream of all scriptural texts for
According to the Gita, true religion is that which is inherent in the soul. It cannot
be changed, and it is universally the same for all living entities. The external faiths
are material reflections of the inherent spiritual quality of the soul.