Some basic and very important comparative religion knowledge
The aim of this writing is to give people the truth based on the evidence and not speculations. The first pillar of Sanatan-Dharma is truthfulness. Hiding the truth or denying the truth is considered irreligion by Vedic standards. People who sincerely believe in God should accept and stand up for the truth, because the real God is for the truth only.
The truth will hurt those who have been deceived and lied to, because the knowledge given to them has been false. The genuine followers of God will accept the truth. The truth is determined by analyzing the evidence. Don’t just accept what you hear from others, without seeing the proof from the scriptures and their actions now and in the past. There are so many deceivers and liars in the world today, be aware.
|Sanatan-Dharma||In Sanskrit, Sanatan means eternal, and Dharma means religion or duty. Thus, as the name of the religion itself states, Sanatan-Dharma is eternal. It has no beginning and it has no end. This is the meaning of eternal in the English language.
God is eternal and thus anything that is eternal, comes from God. Sanatan-Dharma is from God.
|Christianity||Any Christian can confirm that Jesus is the founder of Christianity. The Bible very clearly confirms that Jesus was a man and not God. Jesus himself declared that he was the son of God and not God.
Christianity is from a man.
|Islam||Any Muslim can confirm that Muhammad is the founder of Islam. They can also very clearly confirm that Muhammad was a man and not God.
Islam is from a man.
|2. Who has seen God?|
Only in Sanatan-Dharma, there is a real, proven, and seen God. God is only described in the Vedic scriptures, His appearances, qualities, pastimes, how He creates and maintains, and so on. Millions of people have seen Lord Krishna and His incarnations.
God is only described in the scriptures of one religion and He has only been seen by the followers of one religions. This is because, God is One.
“My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am, standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 11.54)
“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)
|Christianity||“It is true that no one has ever seen God at any time.” (John 1:18)
Based on the Bible, no one has even seen the Christian God.
|“No vision can grasp Him.” (Quran 6:103)
“Whoever claimed that (the Prophet) Muhammad saw his Lord, is committing a great fault, for he only saw Gabriel in his genuine shape in which he was created covering the whole horizon.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 3234)
Based on the Quran and Hadiths (actions and teachings of the Prophet), no one has ever seen the Islamic God, not even the sole founder of Islam.
|3. Which religions are recently created and which is eternal?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||As the name of the religion itself states, Sanatan-Dharma is eternal. This is also very clearly confirmed by the scriptures of Sanatan-Dharma, which are known as the Vedic scriptures. Based on the Bhagavad-Gita and other Vedic scriptures, Sanatan-Dharma is repeatedly re-established at the beginning of each cycle of creation and annihilation and many times within the cycles. The duration of each cycle is 311.040 trillion years and in the current cycle, Sanatan-Dharma was established 155.522 trillion years ago,
Sanatan-Dharma is eternal.
|Christianity||Any Christian can confirm that Christianity is 2000 years old.
Christianity is not eternal.
|Islam||The Quran and Muhammad are both the essentials of the Islamic faith. Since both did not exist before 1400 years ago, Islam is 1400 years old.Islam is not eternal.|
|4. The main scripture of the Religion which is claimed to come from God?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||The Bhagavad-Gita is the main scripture of Sanatan-Dharma. Bhagavad means ‘of God’, and Gita means ‘Song’. The Bhagavad-Gita means ‘The Song of God’.The Bhagavad-Gita is the only scripture which literally means ‘The word of God’.|
|Christianity||The Bible is the only scripture of Christianity. In Greek, ‘Bibli’ means little books.The Bible does NOT mean ‘The word of God’.|
|Islam||The Quran is the only scripture of Islam. In Arabic, ‘Qara’ means to recite.The Quran does NOT mean ‘The word of God’.|
|5. Was the main scripture knowledge directly delivered by God?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||The Bhagavad-Gita was directly spoken by God in person from His own mouth.|
|Christianity||The Bible was not directly delivered by God. The Christians claim the Bible statements were based on inspirations from God.|
|Islam||The Quran was not directly delivered by God. The Muslims claim every word of the Quran was transmitted by God to Angel Gabriel, who re-transmitted to Muhammad.|
|6. How many witnessed the main scripture being delivered by God?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||Millions of people witnessed Lord Krishna speak the Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna.|
|Islam||Only one witness to the Quran being delivered, Muhammad.|
|7. How many times the main scripture was delivered by God?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||Based on the evidence in the Vedic scriptures. The Bhagavad-Gita been spoken more than 18,000 times so far on this planet in the current cycle, directly by Lord Krishna in person. It has also been spoken in millions of other universes by Lord Krishna.|
|Christianity||Based on the evidence in the Bible. The Bible is a one of scripture. Delivered only once on this planet and it has NOT been delivered by the Christian God beyond this planet.|
|Islam||Based on the evidence in the Quran/Hadiths. The Quran is a one of scripture. Delivered only once on this planet and it has NOT been delivered by the Islamic God beyond this planet.|
|8. How much knowledge from God?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||The Bhagavad-Gita (700 verses), Vedas (over 20,000 verses), 108 Upanishads (over 4000 verses), Ramayana (over 25,000 verses), 18 Puranas (400,000 verses), and Many others.There are more than a million verses in the scriptures of Sanatan-Dharma which come from God.|
|Christianity||The Bible has 35,527 verses. No other knowledge from the Christian God.The Christian knowledge is limited to just one book.|
|Islam||The Quran has 6236 verses. No other knowledge from the Islamic God.The Islamic knowledge is limited to just one book.|
|9. Who compiled the knowledge into book(s)?|
|Sanatan-Dharma||The Vedic knowledge was compiled into thousands of books by God Himself. Lord Krishna in the form of Ved Vyasa is the compiler of all the Vedic scriptures.Sanatan-Dharma knowledge was directly compiled into books by God.|
|Christianity||The Christian knowledge was compiled into one book by the followers of Jesus.The Bible was NOT directly compiled into a book by God.|
|Islam||The Hadiths (actions and teachings of the Islamic Prophet) confirm that the Quran was compiled into a book some years after the Prophet, by his followers.The Quran was NOT directly compiled into a book by God.|
As the above very clearly shows:
There is only one religion which is eternal and the name itself confirms this, Sanatan-Dharma.
There is only one religion where the knowledge is compiled by God Himself in person, the scriptures of Sanatan-Dharma.
There is only one religion where the knowledge is directly spoken by God Himself in person, the Bhagavad-Gita.
There is only one religion, where God is described and has been seen by millions of followers, Sanatan-Dharma.
There is only one religion, where millions of people witnessed the main scripture being delivered by God, Sanatan-Dharma.