Linguists have long known that the Russian word for God, is BOG. I have just written the following for you and for all of our Friends here. Please Share it with others.
Slavic cCatholics and Other Devotees Call Their God BOG, as in BHAGAVAN!
An important Sanskrit Name for HARI, or Krishna-Vishnu, from the Vaishnava Scriptures is Bhagavan, from the root Bhag. The words Bhoga and Bhakti are from the same root. Among Slavic-Language Peoples, the Apostolic cCatholic Tradition of Jesus Christ has always used the BHAG-related Name of Hari (Biblical ELI) for “GOD”. Thus Slavic cCatholics call their GOD some variation of the Holy Name BOG (Sanskrit BHAG, Bhagavan).
ALL of the Russian-Language related “BOG” Names for God are known by Slavic linguistic experts to be related to the Sanskrit word BHAG. Unfortunately there is no pervasive realization among the Christian lay masses or even the religious devotees or scholars that they are refering to their GOD by an important Holy Name of HARI / ELI or Krishna-Vishnu.
Some Catholic leaders DO know that the various Mass Rite Lineages of the Catholic Communion (including the Roman Rites) have always used Names of Hari for God. However, in spite of being historically (small-c) catholic, the Orthodox Churches are not universalist (catholic) like the (Capital C) Catholic (including the Roman Rites) Communion, and therefore they tend to be exclusivistically tied-to their particular ethno-centric and political-nationality-related histories. Thus the Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox Churches have serious problems with ethno-centric exclusivism, while the Catholic Church (Communion) is broadly ecumenical and inclusivistic in its multiple-Rite unity, collegiality, structure and mission.
For example, while some knowledgable Catholic Scholars, Religious Leaders and even Popes of the Catholic Communion have been openly accepting in their understanding of Hari (Krishna or Vishnu) as God, the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church called Krishna a “demon” and tried to stop the building of an ISKCON Vaishnava Temple anywhere within his religious domain. While the Catholic Communion has welcomed me as a Vaishnava Sannyasi, a Sattvic Shaivite and a Pure Land Buddhist Catholic Hermit under Private Vows, my ecumenical spirituality would not be tolerated in any of the Orthodox Churches.
When the Russian Orthodox Church’s attack on Russian Vaishnavism was going on in the Courts, I wrote a long and very carefully referenced letter about BOG as the Name of Krishna-Vishnu that the same Russian Leaders were using for GOD, and I emailed it to several online ISKCON publications and fora, for use in the anti-Prabhupada and anti-ISKCON Trials that were going-on in Russia at the time. I also emailed it to some ISKCON Leaders, but to my knowledge, it was never used by anyone.
Now, my Dear Friends, the choice is up to you. You can keep this astounding fact to yourselves, or you can tell the whole World about it!
Everyday hundreds of millions of Slavic Christians and other Slavic-language users call their GOD by the Name BOG (etc. variations), which is an important Holy Name of Sri Hari, Krishna-Vishnu BHAGAvan. In Pure Land Buddhism, the Adi Purusha or Dharma Kaya Supreme Personality of Godhead, Amitabha, is also called BHAGAVAN. So in the Holy Name of BHAG, BHAGAVAN, hundreds of millions of Slavs, especially Catholics and Orthodox, Vaishnavas and Pure Land Buddhist Bhakti Yoga Devotees are historically and theologically UNITED, in their worship of BHAGAVAN, whether they realize it or not!
Russian: Bog, Bohg
Polish: B�g (as in “book”)
Serbo-Croation: Bog, as in Russian Bohg
Macedonian: “Bog” as in the Serbian word Bog, also Boze
Jesus Christ is ‘Син божији/Sin bo�iji’ – the Son of God (bo�iji’)
Bulgarian: Бог (Bog as in Macedonian, Serbian etc.)
Bengali: Bhogoban (compare Sanskrit Bhagavan)
“Bozhe” (Боже) is the way in old Russian language god was called. In contemporaty Russian it’s “бог” [bog]. But in some idiomas it’s still used”
Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic myth and legend – Page 37 – Google Books Result
Mike Dixon Kennedy – 1998 – Social Science
BELOBOG Slav The name Belobog is derived from the Russian words belyi ( white) and bog (god). The White God represents the beneficent forces of goodness
[see Sanskrit Bala for White, and do an etymological search for Blanco, Blaze and Pure (BL=PR = FR etc.). Lord BALA-deva purifies everything and everyone.]
Gods of Russia – Angelfire
In Russian folklore, “bog” is the word for “god.”