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Jashomatinandana Dasa : I said, "Prabhupada, you say Jesus Christ is a pure devotee. But he never mentioned the name of Krishna and he never chanted Hare Krishna, so how can we say he is a pure devotee?" Prabhupada said, "Because he was free from material desires, therefore, he is a pure devotee." Ever since then I've had high regard for Jesus and I look upon him as I look upon any other acharya. In fact, because Jesus was a bold acharya and a great preacher, Prabhupada had a natural appreciation for him. No other Indian swami or yogi or teacher could have that kind of appreciation of Jesus as Prabhupada had because Prabhupada was doing the same thing that Jesus had done.
Reference: Memories-Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint by Siddhanta Dasa