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prabhu ji i have doubt in my mind i want to ask u plzz help me.........nothing is before krishna nothing after krishna...krishna and chanting hare naam is only way for escape from this material world...... but if anyone worship LORD SHIVA....MATA DURGA etc and so many religions in this
world like Muslim pray to ALLAH....some other to JESUS so its wrong ? its all useless? are they escape from this material world? they finally get krishna? so many qus in my mind plz prabhu ji explain.......hare krishna jai prabhupad
Prabhu, my umderstanding is this...Krishna is so merciful...that he appears before a true devotee in whatever form the devotee wishes. So if someone prays to Jesus, Krishna appears as Jesus to such person when he passes over...
However the Ultimate satisfaction and bliss can be only from the original form of Krishna...and all other devotees in other paths...may return to this world someway or other...including impersonalists...
This is my humble understanding...pls forgive me if Iam wrong...
My obeisances to all devotees, guru and gauranga.
All the prayers to any demigod is useful. Each prayer is chanted for a reason and will yield the result based on the intention of the seeker. Everything has value when it comes to spirituality. The living beings are naturally inclined to serve someone. Its an inherent quality of the soul, to be servant and offer service. This attitude of service depends on the consciousness. Some serve the material aspects, some spiritual.
Praying to Shiva or Durga mata or Sri Ganesha or any demigod or Allah or Jesus is much much better than not worshipping at all. There is at least some spiritual credits a person is accruing by such activities. Krsna says that a person approaches demigods with a business point of view. Devotees of demigods more often than not have a material desire when they approach demigods. This becomes like a business transaction compared to serving unconditionally.
Krsna says in Bg 2.40
pratyavāyo na vidyate
sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya
trāyate mahato bhayāt
In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.
A krsna conscious devotee approaches krsna not from a material desire but from a reverential loving attitude. When you see Krsna’s vigraha, do you feel like asking him for material wealth or a beautiful wife? I don’t think so, because you know that it’s all temporary. This is what is different about krsna consciousness. It elevates a devotee from desiring material things to seeking spiritual bliss which is million times more fulfilling than all the material pleasures put together. Krsna wants to give you that.
Please don’t criticize any religious practice or followers. Everyone is a future devotee. If not in this life, they will progress in future births. Krsna will slowly and surely elevate them based on their surrender and faith and determination. Please respect all devotees across all faiths and work towards your own spiritual progress with firm faith and determination prabhu. All the best.
Hope I was able to provide the answers you were seeking. Sorry, my knowledge is very limited.
Chant and be happy.
Srila prabhupada ki jai..
thanks prabhuji for such beautiful explanation, i also respect all religions. m just ask my
question here because my friends relatives always ask this qus to me and m not able to ans all qus like this because of less spiritual knowledge. here so many devotee like u so now i have something to explain thanks for this jai prabhupad
Please ask as many questions as you like. My knowledge is limited too. By associating with devotees and discussing topics about krsna and spirituality, most of our questions will get answered.
Very pleased to associate with you prabhu.
Srila Prabhupada ki jai!!!
this question question is oftenely asked to me by the non krishna concious people and ive seriously tried to find an answer ,i hope this is the exact one.
see if the god's name taken as krishna ,they say "KRISHNAM VANDE JAGAD GURUM" or "EKO NARAYANA"
if its shiva and pravathi they say"VAGARDHA VIVASAMPRUKTHOU VAGARDHA PRATHI PATTAYEE JAGATAH PITARAM VANDE PARVATHI PARAMESHWARAM"they are said as parents of the whole universe.
if its rama they say "SRI RAMA RAKSHA SARVAJAGADRAKSHA".
wat ever the name u take ,may rama,krishna or shiva or durga ,belive in one thing that there is on super natural power which is controlling us.i.e., the paramatma,the supreme soul.it has no name ,no shape, no odour ,no color,no gender,its a bright light with the brightness to the square of infinity, u call it by any name it will reply only thing is the u should call and worship and have faith in it with all devotion,concentration,sincereity,love and affection.
we call the superme as krishna, sum call with an other name but the faith is the same,all are equal and every thing is equal .and it is our dharma to be like that,supressing others and telling only our faith is great is foolishness and it is a black spot on our devotion towards the supreme.
we only concentrate on krishna because,concentrating on everyone and everything is nothing but concentrating on nothing as the proverb says"ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MASS"hope u understood.
as we belong to hindu sanatana dharma and as the vedic shruthi said"SAHASRA SHIRSHA PURUSHAHA"it means the supreme faces of number to the count of infinity,as sahasra means infinity........
god is one only the faces are different. belive in one thing and be contended so that the life becomes neutralized...what ever the name it may be the power is the same.be good ,do good and tell the truth that is enough reach the lotus feet of the supreme..........
this is my opinion and suggestion,any more help u can ask me...
hare krishna vinay prabhu i m fully agree with u. my friends relative ask me this question but due to less spiritual knowledge m not able to ans such questions so i ask my doubts here to ans them and for my spiritual knowledge.thanks for such beautiful explanation hare krishna
Work done as a sacrifice for Viṣṇu has to be performed, otherwise work binds one to this material world. Therefore, O son of Kuntī, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain unattached and free from bondage.
Thank you for your understanding. You will be more en lighted and advanced in your knowledge if you read at least one page from Srilla Prabhupada's book daily without fail.