Follow a Genuine Spiritual Master

Follow a Genuine Spiritual Master

Level 1 – Personal Actions and Behavior

“The symptoms of a sadhu are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime.” (Lord Krishna, Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25)

 “A sober person who can tolerate the urge to speak, the mind’s demands, the actions of anger and the urges of the tongue, belly and genitals is qualified to make disciples all over the world.”  (Nectar of Instruction 1)

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Jesus, Matthew 7:15-16)

JesusVedic SwamisYour Guru/Prophet
Ordered people to be killedNEVERNEVER
Personally, killed anyoneNEVERNEVER
Ordered people to be beheadedNEVERNEVER
Personally, beheaded peopleNEVERNEVER
Led raidsNEVERNEVER
Ordered men and women to be enslavedNEVERNEVER
Ordered women to be taken captiveNEVERNEVER
Personally, owned slavesNEVERNEVER
Ordered TorturingNEVERNEVER
Forced followersNEVERNEVER
Ordered rapeNEVERNEVER
Personally rapedNEVERNEVER
Ordered stoning of women and menNEVERNEVER
Engaged in sex with multiple womenNEVERNEVER
Ordered animals to be killedNEVERNEVER
Ate animalsNEVERNEVER
Disturbed by seeing womenNEVERNEVER
Curses anyoneNEVERNEVER
Lives a materialistic lifeNEVERNEVER

Fill in the last column with your Guru/Prophet’s personal actions and behavior to see how he compares with Jesus and the Vedic Swamis.

Level 2 – On God

JesusVedic SwamisYour Guru/Prophet
Personally, claims to be God?NEVERNEVER
Described GodNEVERYES
Described pastimes of GodNEVERYES
Serves God directlyNEVERYES
Gave information on GodNEVERYES
Personally, saw GodNEVERYES
Orders his followers to love GodYESYES

God has been Seen by Many Vedic Swamis

If one wants to know God, then one must learn from a spiritual master who has seen God, thus follow the Vedic Swamis. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada is one Vedic spiritual master who personally saw God, face to face. One should follow him to know, serve, and love God.

God is within us All

Jesus very clearly stated that his father was living in him.

“The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” (John 14.10)

“One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:6)

“But the temple Jesus was speaking about was his body.” (John 2.21)

The Vedic teaching is that the body is a Temple, because Lord Krishna (God) is present within the body. Jesus also believed this.

There is only person who has very clearly stated and proved that He is within the heart of Jesus and all living beings, that person is Lord Krishna. He is the father of Jesus, the God.

“I am the Supersoul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.20)

 “I am in everyone’s heart as the Supersoul.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 7.21)

Gurus instruct according to time, place, and the audience

Due to the audience of Jesus, he did not disclose his father’s information. Because his audience could not bear to know that Lord Krishna is God. Even today, many of his so-called followers, cannot bear to know this.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12)

All the teachings of Jesus can be found in the Vedic scriptures in detail and with the addition of information on his father, Lord Krishna.

God is One

Some people say why different Gods? There is only one God. This is 100% clear if one accepts the truth. Nobody has seen the God of the Holy Bible, nor the Holy Quran. This is because, the eternal God is one, and thus He is only described in the scriptures of one religion, and only seen by the followers of one religion. The eternal religion (Sanatan-Dharma). Lord Krishna is the only one who has appeared thousands of times and each time declared and proved that He is the one true God. All other so-called gods are just names, invisible, unseen, unproven, unknown, and unknowable. Everything will be clear for those who are willing to accept the truth.

 “It is true that no one has ever seen God at any time.” (John 1:18)

The below statements are unique to Lord Krishna, because only the real God can make such statements. There are no such statements made by the God of the Holy Bible and Quran.

“I am the Supreme Lord of all creation and I create and destroy this universe, being it’s ultimate cause. I am the Absolute Truth and one who worships Me with unfailing devotional service comes to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Uddhava Gita 12.45)

“The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.8)

“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.8)

“Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being – moving or nonmoving – that can exist without Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.39)

“Even though over a period of time I might count all the atoms of the universe, I could not count all of My opulences which I manifest within innumerable universes.” (Lord Krishna, Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.16.39)

 

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