Sunday, 20 November 2011

Krishna is for Everyone


"Most of the Western country, they are Christian. So the Christians believe in ...Lord Jesus Christ as son of God. But we are presenting the father, God Himself. So there is no contradiction. If there is son, there must be a father also. Without father, there cannot be son. So if you believe in the son, then you must believe in the father also. The father is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā,
[Bg. 14.44]
He is the seed-giving father for all living entities. So Kṛṣṇa is for everyone.

Don't think that Kṛṣṇa, as it is stated in your English dictionary, "Kṛṣṇa is a Hindu God." He's not Hindu, He's not Muslim, or He's not Christian. He's God. God is neither Hindu nor Muslim nor Christian. It is bodily designations, "I am Hindu, you are Christian." This is bodily... Just like dress. You have got some black coat. Another has got some white coat. That does not meant we are different because we are in different coat or shirt. As human being, we are all sons of God. We are one. That is the conception. So at the present moment, we have divided the world on account of this shirt and coat. That is not. That is not good. Actually, the whole world or the whole universe belongs to God. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness "


Srila Prabhupada: Hare Krishna Festival Address -- San Diego, July 1, 1972, At Balboa Park Bowl
(Shared by Reb Revati Vinson Mataji)

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