Virgilio Ciampa: Don Antonio said that some of the terms you use in your philosophy about life and God are very similar to those of St. Paul, but you are not Christian. How is that possible?Sri Chinmoy: When we are thirsty, we all drink water. But different people call it different things. In Bengali I call it 'jal'. In Italian it is 'acqua' and in Spanish it is 'agua'. But it is the same thing. If I am thirsty, I will run for 'jal'. If you are thirsty, you will run for 'acqua'. If he is thirsty, he will run for 'agua'. We are running for the same thing, but we are calling it by different names.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 17, Agni Press, 1999