Do all Religions ultimately point to the same God?

Answer by Niraj Bidawatka

Yes. God is one and all religions point to the same God. Just as water is the same for all religions and for all castes, creeds and nationalities. Its called water in English, “neer” in sanskrit, “wasser” in German and “paani” in Hindi. But ultimately the substance is the same.

Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

Similarly, the Christians call Him “God”, Muslims call Him “Allah”, the Jews call Him “Jehovah” and the Hindus call Him “Bhagavan”. But ultimately He is the same person. From the Bhagavad Gita we can understand that the name of God is Krishna.

The wasser of the Germans is not different from the water of the Englishmen. Similarly the Allah of the Muslims is not different from the Bhagavan of the Hindus. The term Allah means “Greatest”. Bhagavan means “one who possesses all opulences”. So the terms Allah, God, Bhagavan, Paramatma, etc. define the attributes and designations of God. But God has a name also. His chief names are Krishna and Govinda.

The Vedas state – Ekam brahma dvitiyam nasti: God is ONE – There cannot be two Gods. Thus all religions point to the same God, i.e. Krishna.

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11 thoughts on “Do all Religions ultimately point to the same God?

    • No. Krishna is not a Hindu name of God. God is God. God is neither Hindu nor Muslim, neither Christian nor Jew. God is the same for everyone. Moreover, the Bhagavad Gita is not a Hindu scripture. It is a scripture for mankind, irrespective of caste and creed.

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      • Then it is equally justifiable to say “From the Exodus 3:14 we can understand that the name of God is Jehovah.” As you might know, this is what THE God replied to Moses when asked by him: “What is your name?” Obviously, God is God, but to various human cultures he gives different names with different meanings. Krishna is name of human language as any other name simply because it has a meaning encoded in human language. Your claim that Krishna is the “only right” name is based only on a testimony of a book, as much as the Jahve claim of the Christians — the book you both consider the holliest of the holy. Or do you mean to say that your book is hollier than theirs?

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      • Another claim of yours: “Bhagavad Gita is a scripture for mankind, irrespective of caste and creed.” How can you convince the other creeds to accept it? As you will never accept that Bible is the scripture for mankind, I sincerely doubt that any of them (rare exceptions excluded on both sides) will ever accept that Bhagavad Gita is the best choice.

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        • For us there are no “other creeds”. We see everyone as a part and parcel of Krishna. Those who want to accept something genuine, will whole-heartedly accept it. Those who are miscreants, fools, lowest of the mankind, demons and those whose intelligence is stolen, will never accept the Bhagavad Gita.

          Your presumption that “we will never accept that Bible is the scripture for mankind” is also entirely misconceived and incorrect.

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          • So we might safely say that practically every one of the more than billion of the believing Christians are miscreants, fools, lowest of the mankind, demons and those whose intelligence is stolen? Because it is the very Holy Book of theirs that excludes any other testimony than Biblical as delusive and to be strictly avoided. (Not to speak about Muslims and Quran…) What kind of believers would they be if they disregard the commandement of their holy scripture?
            Moreover, it sounds like a kind of hypocrisy to say that there are no creeds provided that everyone accepts the God you believe in… The interesting thing about it is that you claim it on the same basis as the others, be it Christians, Jews or Muslims — on the basis of words writen in a book (moreover very old one…)

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              • From what you say it apears that the name of God in fact does not matter…. so are you ready to affirm with the same confidence that you and thousand Vishnuists are believing in and serving in Jehovah or Allah?

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              • No, you will never affirm such a thing because for you only YOUR God is the right one…. I wonder who is the more biased and devoid of rationality here. You talk about unity, but this unity must be according to YOUR “genuine” standards otherwise all others are rascals and misceants and fools. “There are billions of Christians, Muslims and Hindus, who serve and believe in Krishna” is just your fancy. Surely they believe in and serve God, who has his specific holy name in every religion. That these names are all different means that they are all culturally and temporaly conditioned, your Krishna being no exception. If they were not conditioned why would God reveal completely different name every time? You speak about the “same God” and yet you have no scruples to say “his chief names are Krishna and Govinda” which means nothing else than “our God is the best.” All this talk is just a cheap preaching strategy.that works only with miscreants, fools, lowest of the mankind, demons and those whose intelligence is stolen — to use your revealing vocabulary.

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