How to Deal with My Christian Father?

Question: How to Deal with My Christian Father?

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Recently my father has taken to Christianity and he keeps telling me that the only way to God is through Jesus. Firstly, how should I respectfully respond to him every time he says this quote from the Bible, which he strongly reaffirms his faith to, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."? And lastly, as a neophyte of Krishna consciousness I understand that I am not in the position to fully educate or preach to my dad about Lord Krishna.  Therefore, how can I maintain a balance between my faith and my family life without offending either too much?

Kuvera S.

Answer: Encourage Him to Follow Jesus Perfectly

Encourage him to follow his chosen path with sincerity and full devotion. In this connection Srila Prabhupada has stated in a room conversation on 10 May 1969 in Columbus, Ohio, "Either you follow Lord Jesus Christ or Lord Buddha or Krishna, it doesn't matter much. But do it perfectly. That is our request."

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

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  • hk,


    once i was reading HG Satyaraj DAs Adhikari's book "where jordan meets ganges" in which i got the oppurtunity to read the original greek line which included a word "erkatai" which means presently i.e. at that particular TIME, PLACE AND CIRCUMSTANCE. what LCM preached was at diff TPC and He was Krsna Himself.

    so i feel that present interpretation of that verse which misses out the word presently has produced some rigidity in practice.

    plz comment!!

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