Real Religion is one and God is one

Krishna came to establish what is real religion. Not cheating religion. Cheating religion will not help
us. Why I say “cheating religion”? Because it is said in the beginning of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Dharma projhita kaitavo atra. Kaitava means cheating. You cannot make people happy by presenting some cheating religion. That is the injunction of Srimad-Bhagavatam. What is the real religion? Dharman tu saksad bhagavat pranitam. Dharma means the codes given by God. That is dharma. You cannot make this dharma, that dharma. Dharma is one. God is one. And you have to follow that one principle, how to approach Krishna. That is bhakti. So dharma is to approach Krishna and the process is bhakti. And Krishna is the Supreme God.
           
Religion means the laws and the codes given by God. That is religion. Now, God is one. God cannot be two. And what He says, that is also one. So if we accept that one law of God, that is religion. Then there is unity. But if you create your own religion by your imagination, that is another thing. Religion means the laws given by God. Just like state law. State law is acceptable by everyone. I have given this instance. The state law is that “Keep to the right” or “Left” Everyone accepts. There is no disunity. So if we actually take the words of God, then there is unity. But if we do not take, if we create our own system of religion, that is a different thing.

            So actually those who are religious, they have no difference in opinion, because religion means enacted by God. God is one. So not that God make4s one kind of religion for one kind of person and another kind of religion for another person. Real dharma is, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead says, “Don’t manufacture your own religion. Simply surrender unto Me, the one God”. That is Dharma. Dharman tu saksad bhagavat-pranitam. Whatever the Supreme Personality says, “This is dharma”, that is dharma.
           
            As far as the topmost religion to be the best and the Buddhists, Muhammadans and the Hindus maintain their religions to be best. Throughout history fights have been waged between religions. During the Crusades the Christians fought the Muhammadans, and in India there are often fights between the Hindus and the Moslems. What is the meaning of such fights? If one is actually God conscious, je lmpws God – so what is the possibility of his fighting?

            There cannot be two Gods. God is one. As such, if God is one, there cannot be two religion also because religion means to understand God, to love God. That is religion. And religion means the words of God. So why there should be two religions? There can not be two religions. There may be some difference according to climate, country, population. There may be some difference in the execution of religion, but on principle there can not be two religions because God is one and religion means the words of God. So how there can be two religions? We have made two, three, four, five, six, increasing the number of religions.

            God is one, and religion is one. And what is that religion? Love of God. There is no second religion. This is religion.
(Credit : Karan Krishna Prabhu, Nepal,  Collected from different books of Srila Prabhupada)

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