Saturday, February 11, 2006

Hazrat Muhammad - the servant of God and we have all respect for him

"Hazrat Muhammad, the inaugurator of the Islam religion, I accept him as an empowered servant of God because he preached God-consciousness in those parts of the world and induced them to accept the authority of God. He is accepted as the servant of God and we have all respect for him." ( Letter, 2-4-1976)

"So therefore, by that symptom, we accept Lord Jesus Christ as Saktyaves avatara, or Hazrat Muhammad, he's also. Because these two religious leaders of the world, they preached about the glorification of the Supreme Lord. And they sacrificed everything for preaching the glories of the Lord. Therefore... And their influence and their followers, there are... These are the symptoms by which we can understand that Jesus Christ and Hazrat Muhammad was, were Saktyaves avataras.
( CC Madhya-lila 20.367-84)

"Vedas means the books of transcendental knowledge. Not only the Bhagavad Gita, even the Bible or the Quran, they are also." (lecture 29-7-68)

Srila Prabhupada: No, no. Christianity is Vaisnavism.

Dr. Patel: Vaisnavism? Absolutely Vaisnavism.

Srila Prabhupada: Islam is also Vaisnavism.
Dr. Patel: Mohammedanism is not Vaisnavism.

Srila Prabhupada: No, no. Caitanya Mahaprabhu had talked with the Pathanas.

He proved that "Your religion is Vaisnavism." (February 17, 1974, Bombay)

"Chaitanya Mahaprabhu proved devotional service from the Quran. So, it requires a devotee who can explain God from any Godly literature" ( Morning Walk, June 6, 1974, Geneva)

"Then Islam is Vaishnava dharma in a crude form like christianty."(room conversation, Tehran 14-3-75)

"They accept God. They are also our brothers because they accept God. They are not atheist. Atheist don't accept God. "there is no God" say the atheist. But here they are theists. They accept God. They want to please God. They go to the church, go to mosques, offer prayers. Prayers is also bhakti, devotional service. The Christian way or the Muslim way is to offer prayer. The Muslims offer obeisences & offer prayer. So that is also Bhakti (devotion). The Christians also do that, so that is also bhakti. And they accept God; We accept God. So there is no difference. But the only point is who is that God." ( room conversation, Tehran 14-3-75)

"Thus I have explained to you knowledge still more confidential. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do" Bhagavad Gita 18-63.

"My mission is not turn any one from the affiliation of a particular religion but I want to let them know more knowledge about God and devotion." 6-11-1965, (letters)

"Actually, we are not teaching a particular type of faith. We are teaching the post graduate studies of all religions:we are teaching people how to love God and who is the man that will deny this principle?" 5-12-68

QUOTES COMPILED BY NARARATNA DAS

1 comment:

unicorn said...

Nice compilation...now we just need some relative images to go with the words. You see words are amplified by pictures. Keep up the compilations.
Vamsi