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God has extended His infinite grace to humanity throughouthistory in many ways and forms. This
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issuediscusses two powerful manifestations of God’s grace—Kåñëaconsciousness and Christianity. The article “Kåñëa consciousnessand Christianity” describes remarkable similarities between Vedicand Christian teachings, thus demonstrating that both ultimatelyshow the way to the same goal: raising humanity from materialismto spirituality, from love of material things to love of God. Thearticle “There is much I have to tell you” explains how Jesus hadstated that he had more to give and, in the Vedic texts, we getmore—a lot more—information and knowledge about God. Thearticle “Conversion to intolerance or transcendence?” analyzeshow Christian conversion tactics based on offering materialallurements are increasing materialism and materialisticconsciousness, thus working against the very purpose of God—and Christianity too—of converting people from beingmaterialists to becoming spiritualists.We also read of how Çréla Prabhupäda also had a very friendlymeeting with a group of Christian monks in Australia where theydiscussed the real platform of any bona fide religion. And in“Fusion,” Yugävatara Däsa shows us practical examples of common platforms in our daily affairs, and how we can achievethem within the practice of different religions.
V E D I C T H O U G H T S
The Christian religion has a history of two thousand years, and theMuhammadan religion also has a history, but if one were to traceback Vedic religion, he would not find its historical beginning. There-fore it is called eternal religion.—
From Easy Journey to Other Planets
God supplies everything to everyone. . . So He is the Father. So whyshould you not pray, “Father, give me this?” Just as in the ChristianBible there is, “Father, give us our daily bread.” That is good—theyare accepting the Supreme Father. But grown-up children shouldnot ask from the father; rather, they should be prepared to serve thefather. That is
— From Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers
The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by whichmen can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendentLord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninter-rupted to completely satisfy the self.
— Çrémad-Bhägavatam (1.2.6)