Understanding Krsna and Christ
Krsna, Christos, Christ
In 1974, near ISKCON’s center in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, Srila Prabhupäda and several of his disciples took a morning walk with father Emmanuel Jungclaussen, a Benedictine monk from Niederalteich Monastery. Noticing that Srila Prabhupäda was carrying meditation beads similar to the rosary, Father Emmanuel explained that he also chanted a constant prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, be merciful unto us.” The following conversation ensued.
Srila Prabhupäda: What is the meaning of the word Christ?
Father Emmanuel: Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the anointed one.”
Srila Prabhupäda: Christos is the Greek version of the word Krsna.
Father Emmanuel: This is very interesting...