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sábado, 17 de dezembro de 2011

The Energy of God by Srila Prabhupada

Acceptance of all paths. The necessary open mindedness
It doesn't matter — Krishna or Christ — the Name is the same. What
matters is that we call out to God. There may be differences of God's Names but all religions have one goal in common, that is God Consciousness. The Greek word "Christos" is almost identical in sound and spelling to the Sanskrit word "Krista". "Krista" is a variation of the word KRISHNA, one of the countless and ancient Names for God. The name "Krishna" also means "all attractive" or " most anointed " or " most chosen ". Jesus, as the son of God, has revealed to us the actual name of God: Christ. We can call God "Father", but if we want to address Him by His actual name, we have to say "Christ". When an Indian person calls on Krishna, he often says, Krsta. Krsta is a Sanskrit word meaning attraction. So when we address God as Christ, Krsta, or Krishna we indicate the same all-attractive Supreme Personality of Godhead. When Jesus said, Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name, the name of God was Krsta or Krishna. It is written, in the Bible "MAN IS MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD." If we are persons, then logically, as our Creator, God is the Supreme Person. Why is God called "All-attractive"? Because He has everything in full.... including power, fame, renunciation, wealth, personal beauty, and intelligence. Human beings may have some of these attributes in part. But God, as the Supreme Person, has everything in full, with no shortage in any way. No one possesses anything more beautiful, intelligent, great, powerful or more opulent than God. Even the Atheists are attracted to the power of God. It is common knowlege that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, What is not common is who did He called "The Father" ?. He referred to himself as the Son of God dozens of times, and to God the Father over 200 times in the New Testament. In the ancient times it was a common custom for a son to be Named after His Father. Hence Jesus was Named "Krishna" or as we
know Him as "Krista" or "Christ". The Old Testament declares that by the Holy Name of the Lord one will be saved, and shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. In this way, the individual is encouraged to take shelter of God's holy names. "Christ" indicates the Son of God. The name "Krishna" denotes God the Father, as in the Judeo/Christian reference to God. Christ or Krishna, the name is the same. Like Father, Like Son, as the old saying goes. We may conclude that, it is always advisable to chant and sing the holy names of Christ or Krishna. Catholic priests use the Greek name "Christos" freequently in hymns and while chanting prayers.

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