I have a question regarding the Trinity:
I have just received the Asclepius textbook you recommended. I will begin reading it. I understand that your thesis is that Asclepius is the 2nd person of the Trinity. Can you please list exactly what the conceptions of the Trinity are cross-culturally? In Catholicism the 1st person does not incarnate, only the 2nd person? Many thanks for your kind and patient instruction.
Bhakti Ananda Goswami Answers: You are not understanding the Theology of Radha-Krishna and Baladeva centric Vaishnavism, as this has been preserved from the most ancient Heliopolitan times to today, and delivered quite intact, especially through the Tradition of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam as presented by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada and his Gaudiya Vaishnava Lineage religious relatives. Amazingly many long-time initiated Gaudiya Vaishnavas that I have met ALSO do not understand the THEOLOGY of their Faith! Especially they do not seem to really grasp the importance of Baladeva! Understanding this Vaishnava Doctrine of the actual irreducible 3 Persons of the Most Holy Trinity / Trikaya / Vishnos tu Trini Rupani, is essential to making all of the cross-traditional connections that I am trying to tell everyone about.