So far I have stated that the Buddhist iconography of both the
Northern or Mahayana (with the Pure Land devotional tradition at its
core) and Southern or Hinayana (Theravadin or atheistic) schools is
the same. I have described seeing examples of this canon of sacred
forms from the earliest known Buddhist sites from Japan and Angkor Wat
Cambodia to Nepal and Sri Lanka, the proud `capital’ of Buddhist
atheism. Furthermore I have stated that this symbology and
iconography is easily recognizable as deriving from Krishna-centric
Vaishnavism, as exemplified by the devotional cultus of Sri Krishna
(Hari = HRIH Dharma Kaya Amitabha) and Sri Baladeva (Sankarshan Vishnu
= Sambhogya Kaya Amitayus-Lokeshvara) at Their ancient Indian Center
of devotion in Vrindavana-Mathura. I have explained that authentic
(pure Pure Land) early Buddhism was a form of Krishna-centric
Vaishnavism, but that atheistic Buddhism has misrepresented itself to
the world as the original form of Buddhism. Because the Theravadin
Buddhist elite of Sri Lanka proudly proclaim Sri Lanka to be the
historical capital of Buddhist atheism (Theravada), and this claim is
not disputed in the Theravadin Buddhist world, I have very carefully
sought evidence to support this claim. Since the Sri Lankan
Theravadins themselves assert that their Buddhism first came to Sri
Lanka as part of the Indian Emperor Ashoka the Great’s Buddhist
missionary effort, logically one should be able to understand the
`original’ Buddhism of the island from gaining an accurate
understanding of the Buddhism promoted by Ashoka’s missionaries. So I
carefully investigated the Buddhism of Emperor Ashoka, and here is
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THE DANCE OF THE BLESSED. Above from the heavenly Jerusalem stream rays of golden light, and two angels who are passing into the portal, are aerial and luminous, as bright and splendid spirits.Light intellectual replete with love, Love of true happiness, replete with joy, Joy, that transcends all sweetness of delight. Heavenly Jerusalem Beckons.
Unfortunately many Vaishnavas have been influenced by the confused
speculations of modern esotericists, like those doctrines
regarding ‘heaven’ taught by Theosophists, and in the related New Age
Movement. Thus the related erroneous teachings of Gnosticism and the
equally erroneous pseudo-Jewish and pseudo-Christian teachings of
Mohammedanism have pervaded the thought of many devotees when it
comes to their misunderstanding of ‘heaven’ in the authentic Judeo-
In authentic Judaism and Catholic Apostolic Christianity, there is an
absolute distinction between the 1. Planets of the material cosmos,
2. the self-effulgent Heaven where the Heavenly Jerusalem (City of
God) is, 3. and the Garden of Paradise where the Hora / Chorus or
Circle Dance of Divine Love, the Rasa Dance of God the Choreagos and
Choruales is !
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Baal standing with a club in his raised right hand
HOW DID YAHU-BAAL, THE SECOND PERSON OF THE GODHEAD IN THE JUDAIC TRADITION BECOME BAAL THE SYMBOL OF FALSE WORSHIP AS SHOWN IN THE ‘SHOWDOWN’ BETWEEN ELIJAH THE PROPHET OF YAHWEH AND THE PROPHETS OF THE FALSE GOD BAAL, WHICH ESTABLISHED YAHWEH AS THE TRUE GOD OF ISRAEL?
IS THERE SOME ERROR IN THE TRANSLATIONS OR SOMETHING?
The story about Elijah is commonly misunderstood, because we have not been taught the true historical context for it, and we have not been told that YHVH himself was also originally called Baal. At one time in that region, the Western Semites worshiped their Supreme God ELI and His savior alter-form ‘Brother’ or ‘Son’ Baal. Each place also had a presiding form of the Lord there, with the title Baal ‘Lord” or ‘determinitive’ BL compounded with the Deity’s Name. Although the personal name Baal or BL was first used exclusively for the Savior Deity BL in His multi-form, after the disintegration of the regional Eli-Baal Tradition, this name became the generic title equivalent to ‘lord’. So people commonly spoke of plural balls or lords, or ‘The Baal’ or lord of this place or that, this shrine, people, village, nation or that one.
Try to understand the difference. To the monotheists the ORIGINAL BL was present in His many temples, shrines and other consecrated places. To the polytheists, these were all different and often hostile or competing ‘baals’ or lords. The monotheists’ vision was of one Lord and one God in many places and forms, worshiped by all humanity. But the polytheists’ view was of many competing demi ‘gods’ who were only the planetary, animistic, totem or race patron protectors of distinct tribes or races. By the monotheists, Eli, Yahu and Baal were Names used interchangably for the same Supreme Deity, or sometimes Yahu-Baal was distinquished as the alter-form, brother or son of the Supreme Father God ELI (HERU in Egypt, OLU in the Niger-Khordofanian complex, HELI / SOLE among the Greeks and Romans, and HARI / SURA etc. in the East). This Deity was the Father God of ALL RACES. In fact the Hebrews, Israelites and Jews (before the anti-Hellenism purge) and other HELIOS / ELIYAHU / HORUS
WORSHIPERS WERE ALWAYS MIXED RACE PEOPLES. Today people fail to grasp the importance of MONOTHEISM IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN EQUALITY AND UNITY. Polytheism did not mean tolerance, it meant the social strife of countless little warring ETHNIC theocracies. It took the Monotheism of Heli-Os / Eli-Yahu / Heru-Asu / HRIH to unify humanity. Read the rest of this entry
THE GLORIES OF SRI NITYANANDA BALARAMA AS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD!
HARE KRISHNA ! SRI SRI GURU AND GAURANGA KI JAYA !
NITYANANADA TRAYODASI OFFERING…THE GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA THEOLOGY OF SRI NITAI-BALARAMA AS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE GODHEAD, THE ORIGIN OF INCARNATION, THE ORIGINAL SPIRITUAL MASTER, THE SAVIOR OF ALL WORLDS …AND THE SECOND PERSON OF THE CATHOLIC GODHEAD
1)THE THEOLOGICAL REVELATION OF LORD BALARAMA-SANKARSHANA
“Let me offer my obeisances to Lord Nityananda. the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose opulence is wonderful and unlimited. By His will, even a fool can understand His identity.” “Sri Caitanya-caritamrta”, Adi-Lila Chapter 5, Text 1
The following quotations are from “SRI CAITANYA-CARITAMRTA” by Krsnadasa KavirajaGoswami, translated into English, with elaborate purports given by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Page numbers, when given, are from the Bhaktivedanta Books One Volume Edition. The same chapters and text numbers can be found in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) Multi Volume Edition of the “SRI CAITANYA-CARITAMRTA”.
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“In The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Matthew Chapter 1 Mary was instructed to name her Divine Son of ELI “YEHO-SHUA” (“JESUS”).
In Hebrew the various forms of this name meant YAHU SAVES or YAHU IS SALVATION. “
The root meaning of YA, and the root meaning of VISHNU is to BE, EXIST, DWELL or ENDURE. The IS, ESSE, OUSIOS, YAHU or ’BEING’ name of God also has Masculine Forms in the First Person Singular. He is the PURUSHA AS THE GREAT I AM or YA, IAS, or IUS, IOS, OS and various related masculine prefixes and suffixes on Sanskrit, Greek, Roman, Hebrew and Egyptian theophoric names refer to the masculine Supreme Being Who Is.
Now let us consider the second part of the holy name YAHU-SHUA. In Egyptian the determinative symbol for the Savior God was a White Plume (feather) with the sound-value SHU, which was the DEITY’S NAME. The Hebrew word SHUA means to SAVE or DELIVER and the Sanskrit SHU means to SAVE, REDEEM, AQUIT, BUY BACK FROM CONDEMNATION, PURIFY BY SACRIFICE, CLEAN, SANCTIFY, and it is found in words like SUKRA and SUKLA. SUKRA BALA or SUKLA BALA is a name of BALA DEVA. By this name he is snow-white in color, and is associated with purification by sacrifice. Now if we look at the cult of BAL-YAHU or SKR-ASU in Egypt, we see that the Second Person of the ELI-YAHU Godhead is associated with salvific intercession and every kind of purifactory sacrifice or sacrament. Read the rest of this entry
1) It is extremely important for you to realize that the Srimad Bhagavatam,
Gita etc. CANNOT be accurately ‘dated’ by reference to available Indian or
Hindu sources alone. When we talk about dating, are we speaking of the stories
or philosophy, or of a particular form of these, or of a specific text or
edition, translation or tradition of a literature? Some ancient texts are
collections, and like ancient temples still in use, have cores unimaginably
old, with later structures built onto them Thus ‘dating’ ancient literatures,
and especially religious texts, may be extremely problematic . However, the
main problem with our current approach to dating Indic Traditions, is the very
idea that they are only Indic Traditions. We begin with a myopic premise,
looking only in India, nearby, or perhaps in Europe for our evidence, when
there is a VAST amount of information IN PLAIN SIGHT and easily accessible
outside of these areas. Sometimes a great amount of valuable relevant
information is available in other areas, which may not be not as available for
the same period in India for a variety of reasons. For instance, the arid
climate and use of stone in other regions has preserved the histories of entire
civilizations, whereas in India, the humidity and use of wood has resulted in
huge losses, with the evidence of entire civilizations almost entirely decaying
back into the Earth.
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Los Angeles, CA – April 10, 2000
Recently, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art held an exhibit called “Pharaohs of the Sun”. It turned out to be the most popular exhibit ever. The exhibit featured artifacts from the reigns of Akhenaton, Nefertiti, and the famous King Tut.
Modern scholars claim that Akhenaton was the worlds first known monotheist. However, the fact is, he was actually reviving an ancient monotheistic religious tradition. Unknown to most is the true nature of this religion. This religion was not only vedic, but was actually an indiginous Egyptian form of Vaisnavaism.
Research has proven Akhenaton’s vedic roots through his familial connections to the Hurrian/Mitanni peoples. Everyone agrees that the Mitanni were a Sanskrit speaking and writing people and they worshipped the vedic gods. What is forgotten is the fact that Akhenaton’s father, his mother, and wife were all related to the vedic Mitanni. Thus, it is no surprise that Akhenaton’s religion has so many vedic similarities. The research of BhaktiAnanda Goswami has proven the Vaishnava nature of his religion. Read the rest of this entry
HARE KRISHNA ! SRI RADHA-LAKSMI-PADME KI JAYA ! DEAR FRIENDS, BELOW IS A DEVOTEE’S QUESTION ABOUT SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RADHA-KRISHNA AND SHAKTI-VISHNU SYMBOLS.
The dieties are often seen holding various items; conch, lotus, chakra, club. I understand that the chakra is Krishnas divine weapon but what are the others for?
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Ancient Roman Mosaic of Apollo
Regardless of the age of the assembled Bhagavatam, a significant number of its pieces can be found in the Mediterranean region at the dawn of the historic period there. By 3000 bc Heliopolitan Monotheism was emerging into history as the dominant religion of the region. While the City of Heliopolis in Egypt was associated with the royal worship of Helios and Sekhet and their empowered Heliopolitan Pharohs and Queens, the cult center of the original form of Helios as the pastoral Kouros was on the Isle of Rhodes.
According to legend, after the Great Flood, the Island of Rhodes appeared from her father, Oceanos. She was the origin and most beautiful of all the Nymphs. Nymph means both ‘lotus’ and ‘maiden’ or ‘bride’. Helios chose Rhoda’s island form for his home (Hladini Shakti), and took her as his beloved. Helios, who was always worshiped as the Meghistos Kouros (the greatest ideal of youthful beauty), was not a mundane solar demigod, but was worshiped as the supreme transcendant Deity by ascetic monotheists throughout the region for thousands of years. Rhodes was already sacred to Helios in the Minoan Era. It is mentioned as part of the Minoan leagues. Read the rest of this entry
EXAMPLES OF RELATED AFRO-HELENO-SEMITIC PROTO-CATHOLIC AND EASTERN VEDIC NAMES AND FORMS OF RHODA-KOUROS AND RADHA-KRISHNA
RADHA / RHODA NAMES AND FORMS
RADHA is … RHODA is…
1 RADHA RHODA, ROSE
2 HARE KORE
3 SHAKTI SHEKINAH, SEKHET
4 NARI, NARAYANI MARY, MARIAM, JUNO MARINA
5 ISHVARI ISHISH (Hebrew), ISIS
6 YAUVANI JUVENTAS
7 VASUDEVI BASILEA
8 DEVI THEA, DIA
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(NOTE:Video begins at 0.15 seconds) Bhakti Ananda Goswami shares a brief overview on the forgotten history of our sacred world. In ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics Hari was represented by the Hawk. Throughout the ancient world God was represented by or directly connected to Eagles, Hawks, Condors, Thunderbirds, Roosters, Geese and Swans. Also see the connection between the Vedic Sun God Ravi and the Egyptian Ra.
ONE ADI PURUSHA AND TWO SCRIPTURES…AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORSHIP OF HRIH IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM
Pure Land Buddhism is historically the original Buddhism. Closely related to Krishna-centric Vaishnavism, evidence for the early existence of the Pure Land Buddhist Bhakti Tradition can be found from North Africa / Egypt to India and Asia. Although Pure Land Buddhism eventually became corrupted with atheistic Theravadin teachings, its Vaishnava-related origins should still be readilyapparent to any Vaishnava scholar studying the evidence.
Two important areas of evidence are the Sanskrit Scriptures and Sacred Murtis /Icons of the various regional Pure Land Traditions.
AN EXAMPLE OF THE PURE LAND BUDDHIST ICONOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE Like Sho (‘Flute’) Kannon (Amida HRIH), this flute-playing Nepalese-style Pure Land Murti of Infinite Light graces the Great Lantern at the Todaiji Temple in Nara Japan. ONE MAY STILL SEE NUMEROUS SIMILAR ICONS IN TIBETAN AND NEPALESE SACRED BUDDHIST ART, WHERE THEY ARE CLEARLY RELATED TO THE VAISHNAVA ICONOGRAPHY OF THE REGION.
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Prajna-paramita HRDAYA Sutram
All Glories to Lord HARI the LORD of all HEARTS!
HEART = Sanskrit HRID a contraction of HRI-DAYA or HRDAYA a contraction of HARI-DAYA.
DAYA as related to DIAS and Persian DIVAN is a throne, as raised seat or an apolstered couch that the King or Queen sits on in Their audience chamber or royal hall, throne room, for the purpose of serving their people by administrating their kingdom/domain, teaching, judging and sentencing their people, or aquiting or manumitting/releasing them from sentence! Such a Vedic Vaishnava king or queen was not an absolute ruler, but was rather an absolute servant of his or her people, and considered the benevolent loving and responsible mother or father of every being in his or her domain!
What is the Domain of DHAMANE Krishna WHO is HARI, the Lord of ALL HEARTS, and the HEART of every Cosmic and Transcendental Manifestation? It is as Infinite and Eternal as HE IS! Read the rest of this entry