Question: Why do you recommend using the word 'Supreme' as God's Name?

Sri Chinmoy: All religious faiths have the same God, but they address Him differently. A man will be called 'Father' by one person, 'Brother' by another and 'Uncle' by another. When he goes to the office, he is called by his surname. When he mixes with his friends, they will call him by his given name. He is the same person, but he is addressed in different ways, according to one's connection with him. Similarly, God is also addressed in various ways, according to one's sweetest, most affectionate feeling. Instead of using the word 'God', I use the word 'Supreme' most of the time, for I feel it gives us a more intimate connection with Him.

Usually when we say 'God', we feel that He embodies a height which is static. We feel that He has reached His Height and stopped. He does not have a constantly evolving consciousness. But when we say 'Supreme', we are speaking of the Supreme Lord who not only reaches the absolute Height, but all the time goes beyond, beyond and transcends the Beyond.