Some intellectuals, they are against religion because they say that ‘Religion is creating so many problems in the world. Look at, the Jews are fighting the Muslims, the Protestants are fighting the Catholics, the Hindus are fighting against the Muslims. So it’s religion which is the fault.’
But we can see it very clearly from this verse, it is designations which are causing the divisions in this world, it is designations which are causing the prejudice in this world, it is designations which is causing all the problems in the world!
And the way to transcend these designations is only through God consciousness, through self-realization, to realize the science of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
Aham Brahmasmi, we are not the body, we are of the transcendental realm, ‘jivera svarupa hoi nithya Krishna das’! We are the eternal servitor of Krishna..we are not this body!
When Srila Prabhupada went to the western countries he preached, ‘You are not Americans, you are not Chinese, you are not Russians, you are not Indian…we are not this body. We are eternal servitors of Krishna, we are pure spirit souls.’
This is the way to create the united world. In the Vedas it says, ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’! One Universal family under Vasudeva, under Krishna!
‘Kutumbakam’ means family. We are all one brotherhood, we are all one family under Vasudeva. Under Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is the way to have the universal consciousness, the universal brotherhood that people are discussing.
HH Jayapataka Swami
Lecture: SB 1.5.40
30th November, 1989