“God is One” Book
Posted January 9, 2012
This book is available from Amazon.com, search by author and book name (2011 version) or from me directly (Email: info [at] gitamrta [dot] org, Web: Bhagavad-Gita.ws)
This book has 151 practical Questions and Answers based on the Bhagavad-Gita and Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. One of the important things that is lacking in the preaching World is preaching according to the audience. This book aims to explain the Bhagavad-Gita in a practical way that can be understood by the average person today. The recent issue in Russia with the Bhagavad-Gita, highlights the need for a better understanding of the Gita. Even though millions of Bhagavad-Gita books have been distributed, but still only a few actually understand it (I myself have distributed millions of Bhagavad-Gita's in audio format). This is not the fault of the people or Krishna’s will. It is because the Gita is not ‘EXPLAINED’, due to lack of preaching according to the audience, time, and place. Lord Krishna clearly states ‘EXPLAIN THE GITA’ in the Bhagavad-Gita (18.68) and not just distribute bundled papers (books), which few can understand. The Vedic scriptures are the only scriptures in the universe which completely describe God (Krishna), but unfortunately because of lack of preaching according to the audience, most humans have become atheistic by not knowing God as a real person. They either believe God has a form but is not seen or God is invisible.
Judge a book by the content and not by the cover or author, this is a statement from the West and also the first teaching of the Gita from Lord Krishna, the soul is not Bengali, nor Indian, nor white, nor Brahmin etc.. In the Gita, Lord Krishna asks ALL his devotees to ‘EXPLAIN THE GITA’ (18.68-69) to others, Lord Chaitanya asked ALL who are born in Bharat to become Spiritual Gurus, and Srila Prabhupada asked all his followers to preach.
This book gives one the best chance of understanding the Gita, based on Srila Prabhupada’s explanation, and thus is ideal for distributing to the average person today, who is very much degraded.
Here are some of the 151 Q&A:
3. What does the Bhagavad-Gita teach?
Spiritual self-realization is the subject matter of the Bhagavad-Gita.
21. Who is Krishna?
Krishna is God, he has appeared millions of times in his spiritual body and each time he appears, many demonic living beings challenge him. Krishna very easily defeats them all. Also, every time he appears, Krishna saves all his followers. This is simple proof that he is the one and only God.
“I am the origin of the whole creation. Everything emanates from me. The wise worship me [Krishna] with devotion.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.8)
There are millions of universes and Krishna is the origin of everything.
“With a single particle of myself [Krishna], I maintain the entire creation.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.42)
With a tiny particle of himself, Krishna creates and maintains millions of universes. This is how great Krishna (God) is.
There are many who claim to be God, or their followers claim them to be God. But how many of them actually say how they are God. Krishna very clearly states how he is God, and he also proved it. Full details can be found in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
66. What is the science of the soul?
We are the soul and not the body.
All living beings are souls, part and parcel of God. We are all eternally, brothers and sisters. Every soul is a unique individual, full of bliss, full of knowledge, and eternal.
“The soul is unborn, eternal, never takes birth, and never dies. The soul is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.20)
“The soul can’t be cut by any weapon, fire cannot burn it, water cannot wet it, and the wind cannot dry it. The soul is unchangeable, eternal, and present everywhere.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.23-24)
“The fact is that one who has taken birth, will certainly die. It is also a fact that, one who dies will take birth again. Therefore, you should not lament for that which is unavoidable.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.27)
This book is available from Amazon.com, search by author and book name (2011 version) or from me directly (Email: info @ gitamrta dot org, Web: Bhagavad-Gita.ws)
149. Will Krishna take away my sins?
Krishna won’t take your sins and suffer himself, because he is God himself, and God does not suffer. This is another difference between God and living beings. The living beings suffer, but God does not, that’s why God is great and we are not.
By taking shelter of Krishna and abiding by his instructions in the Bhagavad-Gita, you will stop committing sins, do everything for Krishna, instead of yourself, and change your consciousness from bodily and material to spiritual and Krishna. The result of this is that at death, Krishna will release you from all the sinful actions you have taken in millions of lives and transfer you (the soul) to the spiritual abode (Vaikuntha). There you will live in the same beautiful body eternally, full of bliss, full of knowledge, and face no problems.
“Give up all other religious beliefs and just surrender unto me [Krishna]. I will release you from all your sins. Do not worry.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.66)
150. Is there a conflict between the teachings of the World religions?
It’s due to personal ego and ignorance that humans hate and fight each other in the name of religion. God is the creator of all living beings and he is in full control, thus it’s his will that the variety of religions exist.
People have variety of mentalities, knowledge, ability, and intelligence. Thus people will understand and worship God in different ways. Jesus declared himself as the Son and servant of God, Muhammad declared himself as the servant of God, and Lord Krishna declared and proved himself as God. So there is no real conflict between the teachings of Christianity, Islam, and Sanatan Dharma (the Eternal Religion). Those who have no personal ego and are willing to accept the truth will accept this fact. They are truly surrendered unto God. Those who have hatred towards others who are different are against the will of God, they are the unbelievers or the envious of God. The Islamic Koran confirms that we all worship the same One God, but in different ways based on our qualifications.
“We believe in that which has been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our God and your God is One, and unto Him we surrender.” (Koran 29:46)
Jesus declared himself as the servant of God.
Jesus said “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me” (John 7:16)
Jesus said “I go unto my father: for my father is greater than I” (John 14.28)
Jesus said “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself” (John 5.19)
“All living entities are my eternal fragmental particles. Due to material nature, they are conditioned by the six senses, including the mind, and struggle very hard.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.7)
All living beings are part of the one God.
“In the body, there is also the super soul. He is the master, supreme enjoyer, overseer, and the permitter - The supreme Lord.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 13.23)
God is the master, enjoyer, overseer, and permitter.
“I am transcendental, beyond the fallible and infallible, and because I am the greatest, I am celebrated as the Supreme person, on the material, and spiritual planets, and in the Vedas.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.18)
God is the greatest person in the whole of creation.
“All species of living beings in this material creation appear by taking birth, and I am the seed giving father.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.4) God is the father of all living beings.
“I hate no one. I am equal to all living beings…" (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.29)
In the eyes of God, all living beings are equal.
“…One who has no enemies among all living beings comes to me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 11.55)
“Those who are wise, have real knowledge, understanding, and gentleness. They see with equal vision, a Brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog eater." (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 5.18)
Those who see everyone with equal vision and are friendly to all living beings are very dear to God.
151. Has Krishna already saved people?
Krishna has already appeared and saved his followers thousands of times, right here on this planet and he is so nice. If you can’t make it in this life, then you will get unlimited chances (reincarnation) and you will never be sent to hell eternally. But why waste this life? Just take shelter of Krishna and make this your last miserable life.
“Those who without deviation, meditate upon me, worship me, fix their mind on me, and become attached to me, I very quickly deliver them from material existence, which is an ocean of birth, death, and miseries.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 12.6-7)
“My devotees become righteous, attain lasting peace, and never perish. “Lord Krishna (Bhagavad-Gita 9.31)
If you read all the scriptures on the planet, you will find that there is only one person who has actually appeared more than once, declared and proved himself as God, without any doubt. This is because, God Is One
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