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The Semitic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam??

Common Prophets:

The Semitic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—believe


in One God. They also have had a violent history. Our study shows
that Semitic Abraham was the same person as Hindu Rama, and
Semitic Moses was the same person as Hindu Krishna. However,
the Hindu followers of Rama and Krishna have had a relatively
peaceful history. The riddle is that Semitic and Hindu religions
worship the same persons but they have interpreted their teachings
differently.

Connection with God:

The success of the Semitic religions is anchored in their belief in


One God. They connect with God and draw from His infinite power
to fulfil their objectives. They do not admit of any lesser gods. Thus
they are like a young man having the button of the nuclear bomb.
There is nothing between them and God that could restrain them
and help channelize God’s power in a socially desirable direction.
Bhasmasura:

Hinduism also believes in One God it also acknowledges lesser


gods who give direction to the power of the One God. This can be
explained by the story of Bhasmasura. This demon undertook
severe penance. Lord Shiva, who is often identified with the One
God in Hinduism, was pleased and asked him to choose a boon.
Bhasmasura sought the boon that any person whom he may touch
should be burnt to ashes immediately. Shiva granted him the boon.
Bhasmasura wanted to verify whether he had actually been
empowered as blessed by Shiva. So, he ran after Shiva trying to
touch and burn him to ashes. Shiva could not take back the boon
once given. He was scared and started to run away. Then hapless
Shiva sought the help of Vishnu. Vishnu appeared as a beautiful
woman named Mohini. Bhasmasura wanted to marry her. Mohini
laid out the condition that she would marry him if he could dance
as she did. Bhasmasura agreed. Mohini started dancing and
Bhasmasura followed her actions. At a particular time Mohini put
her hand on her head in a dancing posture as shown in the picture.
Bhasmasura did the same and was immediately burnt to ashes.
Hindus consider the three gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as God.
However, Shiva appears to be the first among the equals. On
numerous occasions, when Indra was in trouble, he first went to
Brahma. Unable to help, Brahma sent him to Vishnu. Unable to
help, Vishnu sent him to Shiva. This progression indicates that
there is a subtle hierarchy among these gods. In this way, the
higher god Shiva was saved by the lesser god Vishnu. The
message is that higher power needs to be directed by the lesser
powers.

Levels of Powers:

The Semitic religions have denied these lesser powers. As a result


they have no restraint on the exercise of the power they draw from
the One God. The Hindu religion acknowledges the lesser gods like
Vishnu and Ganesha. As a result Hinduism has been restrained in
the exercise of the power it has drawn from the same One God.
However, contemporary Hinduism has lost connection with the One
God and become weak.