Re: The mystical forces that drove some of us to Krishna Consciousness
Date: May 12, 2021 02:32AM
Here's another couple of quotes:
"Just like the Muslims call Him Allah, the Jews call Him Jehovah, or somebody calls Him something else. That doesn't matter. If you think that 'Why should I chant the Indian name Krishna, Sanskrit name Krishna?' So, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says that there are millions and billions of names of God. If you think that this Krishna name is not very suitable, you can accept any name. That doesn't matter. Our proposition is you chant God's name. That is our proposal. Therefore, it is universal. If you like, you can chant Jehovah or you can chant Allah, but we request you that you chant God's name. Is it very difficult? It is not at all difficult.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said that there are innumerable names of God according to different languages, different countries, different societies. And each and every one of them has the potency of God Himself. If there is a God, He must be Absolute. Therefore, there is no difference between His name and He Himself. Just like in the material world, in the world of duality, there is a difference between the name 'water' and the substance water. The name 'water' is different from the substance water. If you are thirsty and you simply chant, 'Water, water, water, water,' your thirst will, not be quenched. You require the substance water. That is material, but spiritually, the name Krishna or the name Allah or the name Jehovah is as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead." --Srila Prabhupada
"If one is learned pandita, he does not see Hindu, Muslim, Christian. I went to America, I did not go there to turn the Christian to become Hindu. No, I never said that. Did I say, any, anyone, that 'You are Christian. You become a Hindu'? No, never I said. That is not my business." --Srila Prabhupada
If you boiled down, distilled Prabhupada's teachings to just two points, corboy, the sum of it all is this: a) chant God's Name, according to your tradition (Allah, Jesus, Christ, Yawweh, Jehovah, or what have you) and b) stop eating meat. That's really about it. This is "Krishna Consciousness".
Again: I am presenting this by way of explanation, but NOT by way of preaching anything to anybody. My only agenda is to clear up misinformation, distortion, or outright fabrication in terms of what Prabhupada actually taught.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2021 02:35AM by The Whirlwind.