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Hare Krsna Prabhuji,

PAMHO.

REligion is the way to connect to God, to reach God. It is a path shown by God Himself. We cannot concoct religion. It is for upliftment of the soul. That is why there is so much variety and it is so vast - to cater to needs of every individual soul. For some, self realisation is the goal, for some material gain is the goal, for some devotion is the goal. Religion caters to all such souls. 

Haribol,

Your servant,

Radha Rasamayi DD

yes all paths are shown by God and we should not condemn. 

We do not condemn any path prabhuji. Some of these religions are started by God Himself, some by messenger of God, some by son of God.....we only distinguish between them and understand what is the most direct path to go to God. 

Hare Krishna

Religion means to know God and follow His instructions. In reality there is only one religion, because God is described in the scriptures of only one religion. He has been seen by the followers of only one religion, Sanatan-Dharma. In all other so-called religions God is invisible, unseen, unknown, and unknowable. Thus religion is only one, Sanatan-Dharma. Due to deception and ignorance, humans have concocted so many religious systems.

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All religions are not the same, this is the truth. There is some truth in all religions, but this is only because they copied the teachings from the original religion, Sanatan-Dharma. So real religion is the eternal religion (Sanatan-Dharma).

https://eternalreligion.org/summary-of-comparative-religion-teachings/

according to Srila prabhupad, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Buddha, Lord Rishabhdev are all bona fide, genuine messengers or incarnations of the one God who is known by many names (Krishna, Rama, Allah etc..). All these names & even Guru Nanak are mentioned in the vedas as bona fide. Now if their followers have distorted their teachings and/or started malpractices, that is not true religion. 

Hare Krishna

Visit EternalReligion.org and learn everything in truth. Unfortunately many will make statements without knowing the facts. If any scripture orders slavery, rape, intolerance, hatred, and murder. It cannot be called religion nor bonafide but the ideology of savages. The Srimad-Bhagvatam rejects all the recently created religious systems. To tame a lion, one has to be nice to it, but this does not make the lion nice.

'Sanata' means eternal (always existing).

'Dharma' means religion or duty

God is Eternal, His teachings are Eternal. True religion is EternalReligion.org (Sanatan-Dharma).

It's only due to deception and ignorance of Sanatan-Dharma teachings that there are many man made religious systems where God is invisible, unknown, unseen, and unknowable.

The true religion is the one with a seen and proven God. Thus only Sanatan-Dharma is the true religion, because only it has a seen and proven God. see the below link. Nobody else from outside Sanatan-Dharma can create anything like this, because they are Godless.

https://eternalreligion.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-files/Lord-Krish...

According to Yamraaj and Bhakt Pralhad religion only means worshipping KRISHNA and rest all is a show!!!

The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.  SB 1.2.6

By rendering devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, one immediately acquires causeless knowledge and detachment from the world.  SB 1.2.7

The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.  SB 1.2.8

All occupational engagements are certainly meant for ultimate liberation. They should never be performed for material gain. Furthermore, according to sages, one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service should never use material gain to cultivate sense gratification. SB 1.2.9

Those who consider devotional service to the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa to be something like material emotional affairs may argue that in the revealed scriptures, sacrifice, charity, austerity, knowledge, mystic powers and similar other processes of transcendental realization are recommended. According to them, bhakti, or the devotional service of the Lord, is meant for those who cannot perform the high-grade activities. Generally it is said that the bhakti cult is meant for the śūdras, vaiśyas and the less intelligent woman class. But that is not the actual fact. The bhakti cult is the topmost of all transcendental activities, and therefore it is simultaneously sublime and easy. It is sublime for the pure devotees who are serious about getting in contact with the Supreme Lord, and it is easy for the neophytes who are just on the threshold of the house of bhakti. To achieve the contact of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is a great science, and it is open for all living beings, including the śūdras, vaiśyas, women and even those lower than the lowborn śūdras, so what to speak of the high-class men like the qualified brāhmaṇasand the great self-realized kings. The other high-grade activities designated as sacrifice, charity, austerity, etc., are all corollary factors following the pure and scientific bhakti cult.

The principles of knowledge and detachment are two important factors on the path of transcendental realization. The whole spiritual process leads to perfect knowledge of everything material and spiritual, and the results of such perfect knowledge are that one becomes detached from material affection and becomes attached to spiritual activities. Becoming detached from material things does not mean becoming inert altogether, as men with a poor fund of knowledge think. Naiṣkarma means not undertaking activities that will produce good or bad effects. Negation does not mean negation of the positive. Negation of the nonessentials does not mean negation of the essential. Similarly, detachment from material forms does not mean nullifying the positive form. The bhakti cult is meant for realization of the positive form. When the positive form is realized, the negative forms are automatically eliminated. Therefore, with the development of the bhakti cult, with the application of positive service to the positive form, one naturally becomes detached from inferior things, and he becomes attached to superior things. Similarly, the bhakti cult, being the supermost occupation of the living being, leads him out of material sense enjoyment. That is the sign of a pure devotee. He is not a fool, nor is he engaged in the inferior energies, nor does he have material values. This is not possible by dry reasoning. It actually happens by the grace of the Almighty. In conclusion, one who is a pure devotee has all other good qualities, namely knowledge, detachment, etc., but one who has only knowledge or detachment is not necessarily well acquainted with the principles of the bhakti cult. Bhakti is the supermost occupation of the human being.

Purport by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

We need to understand the fact that knowledge and detachment are but two leaves of Bhakti. The centre stage is the rendering of unalloyed devotional service to God. Through regulated practice of Bhakti Yoga and blessings of pure devotees, detachment and knowledge will automatically develop. One need not isolate and specifically concentrate on these aspects.

There is knowledge (jnana), then there is knowledge in practice (vijnana). The first step is to acquire knowledge by reading shastra. Because we are reading continuously shastra, we are associating with Krsna and His devotees. Through this association, one gets the power to put knowledge into practice, which is the goal of knowledge. Realisation and practice are basically synonymous. So, what if someone doesn't have realisations but he or she has immense knowledge? The answer is to associate. Through association we learn to put theory into practice. Take driving for example. We can only learn so much (shifting gear, engine etc...) but we will never learn to actually properly drive until we take the shelter of a senior instructor. Our path to God is very similar.

Ha ha who in this world doesn't know krishna? 99% of world population know KRISHNA 

Whats up with ya? Are you drunk or what? ?

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