Religion: Unity in Diversity

                                                                  Q. It is always mentioned that the Supreme God is Lord Krishna. People who know about Vedas or about Indian culture can understand and accept this. How can a man of a different religion or a different region accept this? How can we convince others that everybody in the universe is governed by the laws of Vedas?

                                                                  Q. In your Krishna Consciouness literature it is always mentioned that the Supreme God is Lord Krishna, who is also known as Govinda, the protector of the brahmananas and the cows. People who know about Vedas or about Indian culture can understand and accept this. How can a man of a different religion or a different region accept this? How can we convince others that everybody in the universe is governed by the dietary laws of Vedas?

                                                                  Q. I have been pondering the unity of religions or the universality of religions, specifically how the essence is the same although the external aspects may differ. Can you shed some light on this?

                                                                  Q. I understand that the Absolute Truth is the effulgence of Brahman, the Paramatma within each living entity and Bhagavan the Supreme Personality of Godhead.  I've been asked by Christian friends of mine whether the Lord of the Bible would correspond to what we refer to as the effulgence or the one who is the creator.  In my own mind, I see the Supreme as the absolute truth of all three and really don't draw any line of comparison. There is one Supreme although He is referred to by many names.  Am I incorrect in seeing Lord Sri Krsna in this way?

                                                                  Q. In reference to this question and your answer pertaining to animal sacrifice, I would like to point out that in the Old Testament of the Bible, not only was Abraham instructed by the Lord to perform animal sacrifice, the Lord provided Abraham with an animal to sacrifice. Also, the apostle Paul was given the revelation by the Lord, that the dietary laws practiced by the Hebrews were no longer required, that all food, including meat, was clean to eat. Are these examples not clashes between Judaism/Christianity and the Vedas?

                                                                  Q. 1. I feel all Gods are same and there is only one God. I see lot of similarities between Krishna and Christ, Maheswarudu and Mohammed. What do you think?