Not Muhammed's private secretary

    Posted on February 23, 2015

Girl: Before you ask with something else, I ask, how could you reach the Supreme Being by chanting...
Prabhupada: By chanting, yes.
Girl: chanting of worldly name, tuned on prayer...
Prabhupada: That is not worldly name. Why do you mistake that? God's name is not worldly.
Girl: Because if you..., if you really know the tuning of God...
Prabhupada: Do you think Allah is wordly name?
Girl: We recognize that it is before Krsna, before Allah...
Prabhupada: That's all right, you recognize it. Allah, Allah is not worldly name. It is given by the authority, Muhammad, so you have to chant it, who knows God.
Girl: But he didn't really mean Allah is the name of God.
Prabhupada: If... Why do you say he didn't mean?
Girl: Because...
Prabhupada: That is you say. Muhammad did not say that "What I say, I did not mean it."
Girl: No, the name of God, he didn't mean Allah.
Prabhupada: You say. You say. Who cares for your word? Muhammad said this is the name of God. We have to accept, that's all.
Girl: So why...
Prabhupada: You cannot say he didn't mean. You are not a private secretary of Muhammad. [laughter]
Girl: So then how do they say that the name of God was in God...
Prabhupada: No, these things are not accepted.
Girl: ...was before God...
Prabhupada: Don't talk childish.

(March 14, 1975, Tehran}


See also:

Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka

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