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We Should Know That There Is Only One God

We should know that there is only one God. The God of England, Christianity, the God of Muslims, the God of Hindu Sanatanist, the God of others, are not different. We have done like this, but He is only one. God is one without second, but there are so many manifestations: Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Paramātmā, Jagannātha, so many.

You should know that we are sons and daughters of the same God. No difference. They forgot very lovely, very sweet, very merciful God. He is very attractive. So, one of His names is Kṛṣṇa: very attractive. Sometimes He feels very worried that: “My part and parcel, My eternal servants, they have forgotten Me and they are suffering so much. They are forgetting Me and they are totally absorbed in these worldly things, quarreling among themselves to be happy. They don’t know the process of being happy. They don’t remember Kṛṣṇa.”

July 11, 2002 England

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