Rama is one, but He has a thousand names. He who is called ‘God’ by the Christians is addressed by the Hindus as Rama, Krishna, Isvara, and by other names. A lake has many ghats. The Hindus drink water at one ghat and call it ‘jal’; the Christians at another, and call it ‘water’; the Mussalmans at a third, and call it ‘pani’. Likewise, He who is God to the Christians is Allah to the Mussalmans.
(p.922, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Thakur’s words to devotees at Shyampukur on 31 Oct, 1885.)