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Different Religions Teach According to Time-Place-Circumstance


The prophets and messiahs have always given their message after assessing the ability of their audience to digest and follow the teachings. We can understand that when Prophet Mohammed  preached the message of the Koran as revealed to him, his audi­ence consisted of degraded people. This is apparent from the na­ture of the instructions given in the Koran. For example, in the  4th Surah, verse 23-24, the Koran says, "Do not have sex with your mother and sister." If Mohammed had been speaking to civi­lized people, such an injunction would have been unnecessary.  Mohammed himself was a God realized soul and had been se­lected by God to be a prophet. But since he was speaking to per­verted tribesmen of that desert land, who were engaging in such  Sexual practices, he had to give such instructions.


In the Christian religion, the Ten Commandments are considered to be among the most important instructions and one of them states: "Thou shalt not kill." What kind of person needs to be  instructed to not kill? Only a killer. Jesus Christ preached such basic religious principles only for three years, but even that aroused so much opposition from the people at that time that they  merci­lessly crucified him because of his teachings. Not only was the general populace so degraded, but even amongst his most inti­mate disciples, one sold him for 30 pieces of silver and  another denied that he had ever seen him.The Bhagavad-gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna, an individual of spotless character and a product of the Vedic civili­zation, when it was at its  zenith. The Shrimad Bhagavatam was spoken by Suta Gosvami to the sages at Naimisharanya, who were ascetics and who had dedicated their lives to performing sacri­fices for the welfare of  humanity. This was the quality of the audi­ence hearing the Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam. Is it surprising then that the Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam appear to be different  from the Bible or the Koran?