Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 31 Oct 2019

     

How can Prophet Mohammed be compared to God's Incarnation as Kalki?

[This question is part of a Mahā Satsaṅga (grand spiritual discussion) between Swami, Shri Parikshit, Smt. Bindiya and Dr. J S. R. Prasad]

Swami replied: O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! It is perfectly correct. The establisher of every religion is God-in-human-form and hence, Kalki and Mohammed can be conveniently compared. At the time of Mohammad, there were several religions, which worshipped several Gods. As a result, there was a lot of quarrelling and violence among those religions in His region. Such violence does not subside through the peaceful preaching of spiritual knowledge. That violence can only be suppressed by counter-violence. Any brutal violence in society can only be controlled by using the police-force and not by giving peaceful advice. Similarly, Kalki takes a sword in the hand to control the violence caused by unjust people. But the aim of such violence is peace. Such violence used to bring peace is called ‘jihad’, which has now been misinterpreted to be terrorism. The Quran says that one should preach the message of Allah after helping the other person. It further says that one should leave the person to think about the message in a free atmosphere, without any force. The wrong concepts developed and inserted later on by followers, are unnecessarily superimposed on the Human Incarnations, who originally established the various religions. The blind fascination of followers towards the old traditions in their religion should be rejected through perfect analysis. Traditions should be practiced only after they are found to be correct and beneficial through analysis. It is said that a person having a blind fascination for his own forefathers, will drink even the salty water from the well dug by his father. He will reject the available sweet and good drinking water (Kṣāraṃ jalaṃ kāpuruṣāḥ pibanti)!

kshaaram jalam kaapurushaah pibanti Dattaswami