Part Three: Christ Mass Advent Offering with Vaishnava References to the Theology of Baladeva the Second Person of the Godhead

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This offering contains some of my previously quoted passages of Shastra (Vaishnava Scripture), but I have included some more important texts, and have made some more comments regarding the Vaishnava Theology of the Lord as Nitai-Balarama. Some of these old writings of mine were made when I had no glasses and could not sit up and see my computer screen very well.  In those days I typed in all caps, because it was easier for me to see and do.  When you see such all-caps writings by me, they are not ‘shouting’.

GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GLORIES OF SRI BALARAMA AS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE TRIUNE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, HARI-VASU-ATMAN / HERU-AUSU-ATUM / ELI-YAHU-ADON.  HARE KRISHNA ! SRI SRI GURU AND GAURANGA KI JAYA !

GAUDIYA VAISHNAVISM IS ONE LIVING REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE ANCIENT MAIN BRANCHES OR ANCIENT SCHOOLS OF VAISHNAVISM (VISHNU WORSHIP) IN SO-CALLED ‘HINDUISM’.  THE GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA THEOLOGY OF BALARAMA OR BALADEVA IS THAT HE IS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE TRIUNE GODHEAD OF KRISHNA-BALARAMA AND PARAMATMA.  BALARAMA IS THE ORIGINAL SOURSE OF EVERY EMANATION, THEOPHANY OR INCARNATION OF VISHNU.  HE IS THE SECOND SELF OF SRI KRISHNA, THE ORIGIN OF INCARNATION, THE ORIGINAL SPIRITUAL MASTER AND THE ALL-ATONING RIG VEDIC COSMIC SACRIFICE AS YAGNA PURUSHA YUPA DHVAJA.  THUS, HE IS THE SAVIOR OF ALL WORLDS …AND HE IS WITHOUT DOUBT HISTORICALLY AND THEOLOGICALLY THE BAL-YAHU SAVIOR-GOD OF THE JEWS AND THE SECOND PERSON OF THE CATHOLIC GODHEAD.

Gaudiya Matha Logo

At the beginning of the 20th century the great Gaudiya Vaishnava acarya, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was inspired by the descriptions of Krsna’ supreme abode in Brahma-samhita and thus incorporated the Sat-kona into the Gaudiya Matha logo. Indeed the logo of the Gaudiya Matha is in itself a Vaisnava yantra.
At the center of the hexagonal in the Gaudiya Matha logo, Sarasvati Thakura placed the bija-mantra Om [in place of klim] along with nama. In the six points [sat] of the Sat-kona he placed the six opulences, i.e. fame [yasa], beauty [sri], knowledge [jnana], renunciation [vairagya], wealth [aisvarya] and strength [virya]

1)THE THEOLOGICAL REVELATION OF LORD BALARAMA-SANKARSHANA, THE SECOND

PERSON OF THE GODHEAD:   PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE GAUDIYA VAISHNAVISM OF 500 YEARS AGO, THE PRIMAL THEOLOGY OF BALARAMA WAS EXCLUSIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH SRI CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU’S HIEROPHANT AND MASTER-OF-MYSTERIES NITYANANDA PRABHU.  THUS IN THE FOLLOWING REFERENCES ‘NITYANANDA’ SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A BY-NAME OF BALARAMA’S, AND NITYANANDA PRABHU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN INCARNATION OF BALARAMA’S.

 

“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 Kaviraja Goswami, 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”.

 

Some of my comments are in UPPER CASE and brackets.

 

Introduction to Adi-Lila Chapter 5, The Glories of Lord Nityananda

Balarama

 

before Text One

 

“The Personality of Godhead known as Sri Balarama in Krsnaloka is the

original Sankarsana (attracting Deity), and from this Sankarsana

expands another Sankarsana , called Maha-Sankarsana, who resides in

one of the Vaikuntha planets. By His internal potency, Maha

Sankarsana maintains the transcendental existence of all the planets

in the spiritual sky, where all the living beings are eternally

liberated souls. ”

 

THE HOLY NAME OF SANKARSHANA IS A COMPOUND OF SAM ( SMA IN EGYPTIAN,

SYN OR SYM IN GREEK AND COM IN LATIN) AND KARSHANA. KARSHANA IS A

VARIANT FORM OF THE NAME KRISHNA, WHICH IS WHY SRILA PRABHUPADA CALLS

HIM THE ORIGINAL “attracting Deity”. KRISHNA / KARSHANA IS THE

CHARISMA OR ALL-ATTRACTING LOVEABLE AND LOVING GOD OF ALL SPIRITUAL

AND MATERIAL WORLDS. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT

KRISHNA AND BALARAMA ARE TWO PERSONS OF THE SAME GODHEAD. SRI

BALADEVA IS SAM-KARSHANA. HE IS THE ‘ALSO KRISHNA’. HE IS ‘AND’

KRISHNA, ‘WITH’ KRISHNA AND IS KRISHNA TOO. SRI KRISHNA AND SAM-

KARSHANA ARE BOTH THE SAME GOD. THEY ARE NOT TWO GODS, BUT ARE TWO CO-

ETERNAL PERSONS OF THE SAME GODHEAD, EQUAL IN DIVINITY AND BEAUTY,

OPULENCE, OMNISCIENCE, OMNIPRESENCE AND OMNIPOTENCE IN EVERY WAY.

THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME EKA / ECHAD GOD, BUT ONE IS THE LORD WHO IS

SERVED AND THE OTHER IS THE SERVITOR LORD. ONE (SRI KRISHNA) IS THE

ORIGIN AND THE OTHER (SANKARSANA) IS HIS SECOND PERSON.

 

“On those planets, the second quadruple manifestation is present.”

 

THE CHATUR-VYUHA HAS PARALLELS IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM, EGYPTIAN,

JEWISH AND GREEK EMANATIONAL MYSTICISM.

 

“In the Causal Ocean is Maha-Visnu, the original purusa expansion

from Sankarsana. This Maha-Visnu places His glance over the material

energy, and by a reflection of His transcendental body He amalgamates

Himself within the material elements. ”

 

THIS GLANCE IN SOME TRADITIONS IS ASSOCIATED WITH SADA SHIVA AS

SHAMBHU, THE FATHER OF THE ENTIRE COSMIC MANIFESTATION. HE IS

ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPIRITUAL IMPREGNATION OF SOULS INTO MATTER, AND

IS THE LORD AND LOVER OF DURGA, THE MATERIAL NATURE AND MOTHER OF ALL

UNIVERSES.  THUS THE JUDEO-cCATHOLIC SCRIPTURES CAN CALL HIM THE EVERLASTING FATHER.  JESUS AS SHIVA-SHAMBU IS THUS THE FATHER OF THE COSMIC MANIFESTATION, BUT HE STILL IS THE ‘SON OF MARY’ LILA SON OF GOD HIS FATHER, ELI, JUST AS ASCLEPIOS IS THE ‘SON’ OF HELI-KOUROS AND RHODA OF RHODES.  AS ASCLEPIOS IS AN INCARNATION OF DIONYSOS, JESUS IS AN INCARNATION OF THE SECOND PERSON OF THE BIBLICAL GODHEAD, AND THE PHARAOHS OF HELIOPOLITAN EGYPT WERE CONSIDERED INCARNATIONS OF AUSU / WASU THEOS, OSIRIS AS VASU-DEVA.

 

THE SEMITIC YAHU-BAL MAY BE CONSIDERED THE ALTER-FORM, BROTHER OR SON OF THE SEMITIC SUPREME FATHER GOD ILU, OR EL WHO IS CLEARLY THE AFRO-EGYPTIAN HERU-HOR THE BIBLICAL ELI-EL AND THE VAISHNAVA (PURE LAND BUDDHIST AND SHAIVITE) HARI-HARA (VISHNU-SHIVA).

 

“Maha-Visnu again enters the universe as the reservoir of all living

entities, Garbhodakasayi Visnu. From Garbhodaksayi Visnu expands

Ksirodakasayi Visnu, the Supersoul of every living entity.”

 

THESE ARE “VISNOS TU TRINI RUPANI” THE THREE FORMS OF VISHNU. ONE WHO

REALIZES THESE THREE FORMS OF VISHNU ACHEIVES MOKSHA, LIBERATION.

 

THESE THREE FORMS OF VISHNU ARE MAHAVISHNU, GARBHODAKASAYI VISHNU AND KSIRODAKASAYI VISHNU (PARAMATMA).  THESE THREE FORMS OF VISNU ARE NOT THEOLOGICALLY ANALOGOUS TO THE PROTO CATHOLIC TRINITY, IN WHICH BOTH MAHA VISHNU AND GARBHODAKASAYI VISHNU ARE INCLUDED (AS IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM’S TRI KAYA) WITH THE INTERMEDIATE FORMS OF THE SECOND PERSON OF THE GODHEAD.

 

THE ACTUAL VAISHNAVA-CATHOLIC TRINITARIAN PARALLEL IS 1. IN THE PROTO CATHOLIC THEOLOGY THE FIRST PERSON IS BHAGAVAN SRI KRISHNA, HARI (HEBREW ELI, EGYPTIAN

HERU). 2. THE SECOND PERSON IS BALU-YAHU (BALADEVA OR VASUDEVA) WHO

INCLUDES THE ‘MAHA VISHNU’ FORM OF THE LORD.  HE RESTS ON THE

PRIMORDIAL MAYIM OR WATERS OF CHAOS , OR THE CAUSAL OCEAN (SPIRIT OF

GOD ON THE HEBREW ‘MAYIM’ WATERS OF GENESIS). IN EGYPT AND AT DELPHI,

HELIOS PHANES (BRAHMA) WAS WORSHIPED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ‘AXIS

MUNDI’ OMPHALOS OR NAVEL OF THE UNIVERSE. THIS CLEARLY ESTABLISHES A

CONNECTION BETWEEN DELPHIC HELIOS AND GARBHODAKASAYI VISHNU. IN

ADDITION, THE GREEK WORD DELPHA AND SANSKRIT WORD GARBHA ARE COGNATE.

THUS BOTH THE MAHA AND GARBHA FORMS OF VISHNU WERE INCLUDED IN THE

WESTERN AND BUDDHIST INTERMEDIATE OR MEDIATING SECOND PERSONS OF THE

TRINITY (FROM BALADEVA). 3. THE THIRD ALL-PERVASIVE FORM OF THE LORD

IN THE PROTO CATHOLIC TRADITION IS THE HOLY SPIRIT OR PARAMATMA. THUS

ELI-YAHU WAS WORSHIPED AS ATMAN / ATUM IN NORTH EGYPT, ATEN IN SOUTH

EGYPT AND AS ADON-YAHU AMOUNG THE SEMITIES. IN GREECE, HIS ALL-

PERVASIVE FORM WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DOCTRINES OF ATOMOS (THE

INDIVIDUAL , NOT AN INDIVISABLE IMPERSONAL THING), ONTOS (BEING) AND

AUTOS, THE SELF.

 

“Garbhodakasayi Visnu also has His own Vaikuntha planet in every

universe, where He lives as the Supersoul or supreme controller of

the universe.”

 

AS THE PARAMATMA OR HOLY SPIRIT RESIDES IN THE HEART OF ALL FORMS /

CREATURES, GARBHODAKASAYI VISHNU IS THE LORD RESIDING WITHIN THE

HEART OF EVERY UNIVERSAL BODY / COSMIC MANIFESTATION.

 

“Garbhodakasayi Visnu reclines in the midst of the watery portion of

the universe and generates the first living creature of the universe,

Brahma.”

 

IN PROTO CATHOLIC HELIOPOLITAN MONOTHEISM THIS IS THE HELIOS PHANES

OR THEOPHANY FORM OF HELIOS KOUROS (HORUS), OR OF HIS ALTER-FORM,

BALU-YAHU, DIONYSOS OR AUSAR (OSIRIS). HE APPEARS WITH FOUR ARMS AND

HEADS, SEATED ON THE COSMIC LOTUS ARISING FROM NHRYN (NARAYANA OR

NILUS) AT THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE. IN MEMPHITE HELIOPOLITAN

THEOLOGY HE SPEAKS CREATION INTO EXISTANCE.  THIS FORM OF RE-HARAKTY OR THE 4 HEADED KHNUM AS HELIOS-PHANES SEATED ON THE LOTUS THAT GROWS FROM NHRYN / MZRYM THE GOD OF THE NILE, IS CLEARLY THE LORD AS BRAHMA WHO SPEAKS CREATION AFTER APPEARING ON THE COSMIC LOTUS RISING FROM HIS FORM AS NARAYANA.

 

“The imaginary universal form is a partial manifestation of

Garbhodakasayi Visnu.”

 

SRILA PRABHUPADA PREFERED TO STRESS THE IDEA THAT THE VISHVARUPA OR

VISHVARATA UNIVERSAL FORM OF PURUSHA WAS ‘IMAGINARY’. THIS EMPHASIS

IN OUR LINEAGE IS RELATED TO TWO THEOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES. THE FIRST

IS THE ISSUE OF WHETHER THE LORD AS PURUSHA AVATARA ASSUMES

A ‘MATERIAL’ BODY IN ‘BECOMING’ THE COSMIC MANIFESTATION. THIS

PROBLEM IS AT THE CRUX (LITERALLY) OF MANY CONTROVERSIES BETWEEN THE

MAYAVADI IMPERSONALISTS AND THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS OF VAISHNAVA AND

SHAIVITE THOUGHT. IN THE WEST THIS SAME ISSUE IS AT THE CORE OF THE

GNOSTIC REJECTION OF THE DOCTRINE OF REAL INCARNATION, THE WORSHIP OF

GOD THROUGH ICONS, AND IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT / EUCHARIST. MAYAVADI

HINDU, MUSLIM, GNOSTIC AND PROTESTANT ICONOCLASM AND REJECTION OF THE

DOCTRINES OF SRI MURTI AND GOD’S ‘REAL PRESENCE’ IN THE EUCHARIST /

PRASADAM ARE RELATED TO THIS CENTRAL QUESTION OF THE PURUSHA AVATARA.

IF THE UNIVERSE IS UNREAL / ILLUSORY OR EVIL, THEN HOW CAN THE

PURUSHA HAVE A UNIVERSAL FORM ? THE SECOND CONTROVERSY IS ABOUT HOW

THE INTERPRETATION OF THE VISHVARUPA OR PURUSHA RESULTS IN THE VEDIC

SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM. BECAUSE THE RAJARSHIC AND TAMASIC INTERPRETATIONS

OF PURUSHA AVATARA RESULTED IN ANIMAL AND HUMAN SACRIFICE, THE

SATTVIC LINEAGES OF VAISHNAVISM PREFERED TO STRESS THE ESOTERIC

SPIRITUAL, SUBTLE, OR ‘IMAGINARY’ FORM OF THE COSMIC PURUSHA RATHER

THAN THE ACTUAL ‘INCARNATION’ UNDERSTANDING OF HIS MACRO-COSMIC BODY.

THUS THE MACRO-COSMIC MAN / PURUSHA FORM OF GOD WAS OFFERABLE IN

SACRIFICE (SEE PURUSHA SUKTA IN THE RIG VEDA) IN PLANT FORM RATHER

THAN IN BLOODY ANIMAL OR HUMAN SACRIFICES. SO, TO AVOID MAYAVADI AND

OTHER HERESIES, AND BECAUSE OF THE SATTVIC ASCETIC AHIMSA FORMS OF

SACRIFICE IN OUR LINEAGE, THE UNIVERSAL FORM OF THE LORD AS AN ACTUAL

INCARNATION IS DE-EMPHASIZED.

 

“In the Svetadvipas within every universe is a Sesa form of Godhead

who serves Visnu by assuming the form of His umbrella, slippers,

couch, pillows, garments, residence, sacred thread, throne and so

on.”

 

LORD BALADEVA AS KRISHNA’S EFFLUGENCE, NAME, FORMS FOR PASTIMES AND

PARAPHENALIA IS A VERY IMPORTANT DOCTRINE. HIS ASANAS, VAHANAS,

ASTRAS, CROWNS AND OTHER ‘SYMBOLIC’ ATTRIBUTES CAN BE IDENTIFIED IN

JUDAISM, EGYPTIAN AND GREEK HELIOPOLITAN PROTO CATHOLIC MONOTHEISM.

MANY OF THESE HAVE CONTINUED INTO CATHOLICISM. I HAVE STUDIED THESE

IN DEPTH, FOR OVER 30 YEARS, AND GAVE AN INTRODUCTORY SERIES OF

LECTURES ON THIS SUBJECT IN 2000.

 

TEXT 4

 

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, is the fountainhead of

all incarnations. Lord Baladeva is His second body”

 

Purport

 

“Lord Sri Krsna, the absolute Personality of Godhead, is the primeval

Lord, the original form of Godhead, and His first expansion is Sri

Balarama.”

 

THIS IS THE CATHOLIC CREED DOCTRINE OF THE MONO GENOUS (ONLY, SOLE,

ALONE GENERATED ‘ONLY BEGOTTEN’) AND HOMO OUSIOS (SAME ONE-IN-BEING)

SECOND PERSON OF THE GODHEAD.

 

TEXT 5

 

“They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form.

He is the first bodily expansion of Krsna, and He assists in Lord

Krsna’s transcendental pastimes.”

 

IN EGYPT THE DIFFERENT ‘BODIES’ OR FORMS OF THE LORD HERI (HERU) OR

ASAR (OSIRIS, HEBREW YAHU) WERE CALLED KAS. IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM

THESE ARE CALLED KAYAS. THE P. L. BUDDHIST TRINITY IS CALLED THE TRI

KAYA, OR THREE BODIES OF THE BUDDHA. THIS IS THE NORTHERN BUDDHIST

USE OF THE SANSKRIT TERM KAYA.

 

Purport

 

“Balarama is a svamsa expansion of the Lord, and therefore there is

no difference in potency between Krsna and Balarama.”

 

IN THE CATHOLIC CREED THE SECOND PERSON (PURUSHA) IS GOD FROM GOD,

ONLY BEGOTTEN, ONE IN BEING WITH THE FIRST, AND THROUGH HIM ALL

THINGS BOTH SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL ARE MADE.

 

TEXT 10 Purport

 

“Sri Balarama is the servitor Godhead who serves Lord Krsna in all

affairs of existence and knowledge.”

 

CHRIST IS THE SERVITOR LORD. THE FIRST PERSON / FATHER IS GOD WHO IS

WORSHIPED BY THE SECOND AND THIRD PERSONS.

 

TEXT 18 Purport [ Regarding the original and highest Paradise of

Gokula, the Catholic BUCOLIC Paradise, BOKOLION OF HELIOS and GOKURA

of HARIH AMITHA BUDDHA THE ADI PURUSHA in Pure Land Buddhism are

related to the Vaishnava revelations of the transcendental and

Earthly GOKULA and GOLOKA.]

 

(Page I48)

 

“That transcendental abode exists by the energy of Sri Baladeva, who

is the original whole of Sesa, or Ananta. The tantras also confirm

this description by stating that the abode of Sri Anantadeva, the

plenary portion of Baladeva, is called the kingdom of God.”

 

TEXT 41 PURPORT [For more important discussion of Lord Balarama as

jiva, see especially numbered points 1 and 2 page 170 regarding

refutation of Adi Sankaracarya’s teaching that Sri Baladeva as jiva

is the ordinary living entity.]

 

(Page 165)

 

“Sankarsana, the second expansion, is Vasudeva’s personal expansion

for pastimes, and since He is the reservoir of all living entities,

He is sometimes called jiva.”

 

 

THE THEOLOGICAL CONTROVERSY REGARDING SRI BALADEVA AS JIVA TATTVA IS

NOT ONLY BETWEEN THE SHANKARITES, SHAIVITES AND VAISHNAVAS, BUT IS

ALSO FOUND BETWEEN THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS OR LINEAGES OF VAISHNAVISM AS

WELL.

 

TEXT 41 PURPORT

(Pages 174-5)

 

” In the spiritual sky there is a spiritual creative energy

technically called suddha-sattva, which is a pure spiritual energy

that sustains all the Vaikuntha planets with the full opulences of

knowledge, wealth, prowess etc. All these actions of suddha-sattva

display the potencies of Maha-Sankarshana, who is the ultimate

reservoir of all individual living entities who are suffering in the

material world. When the cosmic creation is annihilated, the living

entities, who are indestructible by nature, rest in the body of Maha

Sankarsana. Sankarsana is sometimes therefore called the total jiva.”

 

TEXT 42

(below on Page 175)

 

” There the personal feature of Balarama called Maha-Sankarshana is

the shelter of the spiritual energy. He is the primary cause, the

cause of all causes.”

 

TEXT 45

 

” There is one marginal potency, known as the jiva. Maha-Sankarsana

is the shelter of all jivas.”

 

TEXT 46

 

” Sankarsana is the original shelter of the purusha, from whom this

world is created and in whom it is dissolved.”

 

TEXT 73

(Below Page 183)

 

” A part of a part of a whole is called a ‘kala’. Sri Balarama is the

counter-form of Lord Govinda.”

 

TEXT 74

 

” Balarama’s own expansion is called Maha-Sankarsana, and His

fragment, the purusa, is counted as a kala, or a part of a plenary

portion.”

 

(Below Page 184)

 

TEXT 75

 

” I say that this kala is Maha-Vishnu. He is the Maha-purusa, who is

the source of the other purusas and who is all pervading.”

 

TEXT 81

(Below Page 185)

 

” That fragment of the Maha-purusha who appears for the purpose of

creation, maintenance and annihilation is called an incarnation.”

 

TEXT 82

 

” That Maha-purusa is identical with the Personality of Godhead. He

is the original incarnation, the seed of all others, and the shelter

of everything.”

 

TEXT 83

 

” The purusa is the primary incarnation of the Supreme Personality of

Godhead.”…

 

Purport

 

” The two categories of avataras are empowered devotees and tad-

ekatma-rupa (the Lord Himself). An example of tad-ekatma-rupa is

Sesa, …”

 

THE WORSHIP OF BAAL YAHU AS SHESHA THE SERAPHIC EGYPTIAN COBRA AS THE

SYMBOL OR HIEROGLYPHIC ‘DETERMINATIVE’, AS THE COVERING, THRONE, COUCH,

MOUNT, VEHICLE OR ‘PROTECTOR’ OF ELI / HERU IS VERY IMPORTANT IN

RELATED HELIOPOLITAN EGYPTIAN AND JEWISH MYSTICISM AND ICONOGRAPHY.

 

TEXT 204 Purport

 

“In another verse Narottama dasa Thakura has stated that without the

causeless mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, one cannot enter into the

affairs of Radha and Krishna.”

 

IN GAUDIYA VAISHNAVA THEOLOGY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE MERCY

OF SRI CHAITANYA WITHOUT FIRST GETTING THE MERCY OF

SRI NITYANANDA BALARAMA.  THE THEOLOGY OF THIS IS

IDENTICAL TO THE TRINITARIAN PROTO CATHOLIC AND CATHOLIC THEOLOGY

THAT ONE CANNOT ENTER INTO THE MYSTERIES OF KOUROS AND KORE WITHOUT

BEING INITIATED INTO THEM BY THEIR HIEROPHANT DIONYSOS. JESUS CHRIST

AS THE ORIGINAL SPIRITUAL MASTER AND ‘HIGH PRIEST’ IS THE SOLE MASTER

AND INITIATOR INTO THE BRIDAL MYSTICISM OF ELI-YAHU AND SHEKINAH !

 

TEXTS 100 & 101 [Regarding Sri Garbhodakasayi Visnu]

 

“He lay there with Ananta as His bed. Lord Ananta is a divine serpant

having thousands of heads, thousands of faces, thousands of eyes and

thousands of hands and feet. He is the seed of all incarnations and

is the cause of the material world.

 

[purport quotes the Vedas on Purusha]

 

“The Visnu form called Ananta-sayana has thousands of hands and legs

and thousands of eyes, and He is the active generator of all

incarnations within the material world.”

 

THIS DESCRIPTION IS RELATED TO THAT OF THE SERAPHIC NACHASH FORM OF

THE LORD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND HAS NUMEROUS CONNECTIONS TO THE

EGYPTIAN HELIOPOLITAN ICONOGRAPHY OF HERU-AUSAR AS THE ‘URAEUS’ AND WINGED COBRA,

THE PLANET HOLDING SESHA (ASAYANA=OCEANOS) AND SERPENT (SERAPH / SARPA) OF

INFINITY (AN-ANTA, UN-ENDING).

 

THE HEBREW AND EGYPTIAN SESHA, NACHASH AND SERAPH ARE ANANTA-BALARAM’S

NAMES AND FORMS AS SESHA, NAGA AND SARPA IN SANSKRIT. THEOLOGICALLY

JESUS IS IDENTIFIED WITH THE PROTO-CHRIST SERAPHIC NACHASH SERPENT,

AND SERPENT-STAFF OF EXODUS. THE HEALING AND SAVING SERPENT STAFF OF

THE PROTO CHRIST IS THE NAGAKAL OF BALARAMA AS CHARAKA IN THE EAST,

AND THE BIBLICAL NEHUSHTAN SERPENT STAFF OR CADUCEUS OF ASCLEPIUS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN IN THE PROTO CATHOLIC TRADITION.  PLEASE NOTE THAT LORD BALADEVA IS WORSHIPED THROUGHOUT THE EAST IN HIS FORM AS THE NAGA-STANU OR NAGA-POST THAT IS THE AXIS MUNDI OF THE UNIVERSE.  AS THE EAST’S COSMIC ANANTA SESHA NAGA NAGA-STANU HE HOLDS-UP ALL OF THE WORLDS, JUST THE SAME WAY THAT THE EGYPTIANS DEPICTED HIM HOLDING-UP ALL OF THE PLANETS ON HIS HEADS.  AS THE BIBLICAL NEHUSHTAN, HE IS IDENTIFIED WITH JESUS CHRIST ON HIS AXIS MUNDI CROSS-OF-ALL-CREATION.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehushtan

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life – (John 3:14-15)

The Serpent of bronze in Numbers 21 is a well known image for Christians because of its use by Jesus in the Gospel of John. Jesus discussed his destiny with a Jewish teacher named Nicodemus[10] by referencing a passage in Chukat of the Torah. Jesus gave a direct comparison between the raising up of the Son of Man and the act of the Mosaic serpent being raised up. Charles Spurgeon asserted that in this passage, Jesus was referring to his forthcoming crucifixion, and demonstrating the significance of the cross as spiritual healing from the curse of sin.[11]

 

Vaishnava References Continued…

 

TEXT 102

 

” From His Navel grew a lotus flower, which became the birthplace of

Lord Brahma.”

 

TEXT 103

 

“Within the stem of that lotus were the fourteen worlds. thus the

Supreme Lord, as Brahma, created the entire creation.”

 

BRAHMA MANIFESTS FROM NARAYANA. IN EGYPT NARAYANA IS NHRYN OR MZRYM,

THE DEITY OFTHE DESCENDING HEAVENLY RIVER NILE (NHAR IN HEBREW). IN

JUDEA AND MESOPOTAMIA YAH / EA’S SACRED-WATERS FORM WAS NAHARAIM AND

AT ROME HE WAS MARIMUS AND ‘FATHER TIBER’. PHANES WAS HIS OWN LOTUS-

BORN FORM. THE ‘JEWEL IN THE LOTUS’ OR ‘SUN IN LOTUS’ ICON SOMETIMES

INVOKED HIS FORM AS KOUROS ON RHODES, AND SOMETIMES HIS FORM AS

PHANES ON THE PRIMORDIAL LOTUS BEFORE CREATION.

 

TEXT 104

 

“And as Lord Visnu, He maintains the entire world. Lord Visnu, being

beyond all material attributes, has no touch with the material

qualities.”

 

ALTHOUGH NOT EFFECTED BY THE MATERIAL MODE OF GOODNESS / SATTVA,

VISHNU NEVER THE LESS PRESIDES OVER IT AND IS WORSHIPED BY THOSE IN

THE MODE OF GOODNESS.

 

TEXT 104 Purport

 

“In the Vamana Purana it is said that the same Visnu expands Himself

as Brahma and Siva to direct the different qualities.”

 

THIS IS REFERENCE TO THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRI GUNA FORMS OF BRAHMA,

VISHNU AND SHIVA. IN DEVOLVED ‘HINDUISM’ BRAHMA AND SHIVA HAVE BEEN

VARIOUSLY DEMOTED TO MERE COSMIC GODS LIKE VISHNU HAS, OR EXALTED IN

COMPETITION TO VISHNU, AS SEPARATE AND EQUAL OR IN THE CASE OF SHIVA,

EVEN A RIVAL OR SUPERIOR ‘SUPREME’ GOD. ORIGINALLY IN THE ANCIENT

MEDITERRANEAN PROTO CATHOLIC COMPLEX, BRAHMA AND SIVA WERE CONSIDERED

FORMS OF HERI-ASU / ELI-YAHU, AND BRAHMAISM AND SHAIVISM WERE NOT

SEPARATED RELIGIONS. SHAIVISM, AS SEPARATED YAHU-BAAL / DIONYSOS

WORSHIP, SPLIT FROM THE SATTVIC TRADITION OF ELI-YAHU / HELIOS / HERI-

ASU AND DEVELOPED ON A SEPARATED TRACK AFTER THE GREAT EGYPTIAN

REGIONAL TRAUMA OF THE HYKSOS PERIOD. DURING THAT TIME TAMASIC BAAL-

YAHU WORSHIPERS CORRUPTLY IDENTIFIED SETU-RAAH (KETU-RAHU, SATAN) THE

ARCH FIEND AND ENEMY OF HARI AND THE DEVAS WITH BAAL-DIONYSOS. THIS

HISTORICAL RISE OF THE CULT OF THE ANTI-BAAL OR ANTI-CHRIST LED

ULTIMATELY TO THE NAME BAAL BEING DROPPED FROM COMMON USE AS A NAME

OF YAHU, AND TO DEVELOPEMENT OF THE SEPARATED LEFT-HAND TANTRIC

TAMASIC TRADITIONS OF SIVA, KALI (SEKMET IN EGYPT) AND MARUGAN

WORSHIP. SOME OF THE WRATHFUL FORMS OF THE LORD AND SHAKTI, WITH

THEIR CORRUPTIONS AND THE TAMASIC FORMS OF THEIR WORSHIP, WERE

ISOLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL TRADITION AS A SEPARATE RELIGION. THUS

SOME MODERN SHAIVITE AND MARUGAN SCHOLARS OF THE TAMASIC TRADITIONS

HAVE WRITTEN OF CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BAAL OR DIONYSOS AND SHIVA OR

MARUGAN.

 

TEXT 105

 

“Assuming the form of Rudra, He destroys the creation. Thus creation,

maintainence and dissolution are created by His will.”

 

AGAIN NOTE THAT LIKE BRAHMA, RUDRA OR SIVA IS A FORM ASSUMED BY GOD.

THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL PROTO CATHOLIC TEACHING. HIS FORM AS TIME /

KALAH WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LION-HEADED FORM OF VISHNU AS NARA

HARI. THIS IS THE WRATHFUL FORM OF GOD IN THE BIBLE BOOK OF EXODUS,

YAHU TSABAOTH. TO THE ZERVANITES, ZOROASTRIANS AND MITHRAICS, HE WAS

ZERVAN. THE THE JEWS HE WAS YAHU TSBAOTH THE LION OF JUDAH. TO THE

EGYPTIANS HE WAS AMEN-RA IN THE NORTH, AMUN-RA IN THE SOUTH AND

APADEMAK IN KUSH AND ETHIOPIA. AMONG THE GREEKS HE WAS ZEUS-AMEN-

KRONUS AND AMONG THE ROMANS HE WAS JUPITER-AMEN-SATURNUS.

 

AMONG THE NAMES OF NARA HARI ARE NAMES OF SHIVA, INCLUDING SHIVA,

RAUDRA, KALAH AND BAIRAV. AMONG THE NAMES OF SHIVA ARE NAMES OF

VISHNU. BOTH VAISHNAVA AND SHAIVITE TRADITIONS IDENTIFY SHIVA AND

ANANTADEVA WITH BALADEVA ! ACCORDING TO PURE LAND BUDDHIST TRADITION,

MAHADEVA SHIVA IS A FORM OF LOKESVARA (VISHNU). BALADEVA AS

SANKARSHANA IS THE SOURCE OF SHIVA. VISHNU ASSUMES THE FORM OF SHIVA

TO DRINK THE HALA HALA SINS OF THE WORLD (BUDDHIST NILAKANTHA

LOKESVARA), TO CATCH THE GANGA IN HIS ASCETIC’S HAIRLOCKS AND TO STEP

INTO THE GANGA AND TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD. LORD BALADEVA

APPEARS AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY MATERIAL UNIVERSE AS THE MACRO-

COSMIC PURUSHA YUPA DHVAJA, WHO IS SELF-SACRIFICED (ON THE YUPA

CROSS !) FOR THE CREATION, MAINTAINENCE AND REDEMPTION OF THE ENTIRE

UNIVERSE.

 

THUS WITHIN THE ORIGINAL TRADITION, BOTH VAISHNAVISM AND SHAIVISM

WERE UNITED AND THIS TRUTH HAS BEEN PRESERVED IN THE TRADITION OF

BALARAMA IN PROTO CATHOLIC AND CATHOLIC AND IN PURE LAND BUDDHIST

TRADITIONS. JESUS CHRIST AS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE TRINITY STEPPED

INTO TIME AS PURUSHA YUPA DHVAJA AND TOOK THE WATER OF LIFE OF THE

HEAVENLY ‘DESCENDER’ ON HIS ASCETIC’S LOCKS. HE STEPPED INTO THE

JORDAN TAKING THE SINS OF ALL THE BAPTISED. ON THE CROSS / YUPA HE

DRANK THE SINS OF THE WORLD ON A SPRIG OF TULASI LEAVES, AND AS THE

ORIGINAL SPIRITUAL MASTER, WAS SACRIFICED AS THE COSMIC PURUSHA (YUPA

DHVAJA) FOR THE SINS OF THE ENTIRE COSMIC MANIFESTATION. HIS BACK WAS

TORN LIKE KURMA AVATARA’S, AND HIS CHEST WAS PIERCED BY THE VEL OF

SKANDA. HE WAS CALLED THE KING OF KINGS “BASILEOS OF THE BASILEOS”,

VASUDEVA OF THE VASUDEVAS ! LIKE KRISHNA HIS FOOT WAS PIERCED BY A

NAIL FORGED FROM THE CURSE OF HIS PEOPLE THE YADUS / THE YAHDEOS.

ABOVE HIM WAS THE SIGN ‘ISOUS NAZARENUS REX IOUDEORUM’, JESUS

NAZAREAN REGENT OF THE YA-DEOS, WHICH IS YASHAS NARAYANA RAJA [OF

THE] YADAVAS. HE WAS SAID TO BE RETURNING AT THE END OF THE AGE AS

BASILEOS ON HIS WHITE HORSE (KALKI AVATARA). HOW MUCH MORE OBVIOUS

DOES GOD HAVE TO MAKE IT FOR US ? AS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN ASCLEPIUS-

CHARAKA HE WAS THE SERAPHIC SAVIOR IN THE WILDERNESS OF EXODUS

(ANANTA SESHA NAGA) . AS BAAL THE ALTER-FORM OF ELI HE WAS BALARAMA

THE ALTER-FORM OF HARI. THE ALL-PERVASIVE FORM OF THE LORD IN EVERY

HEART WAS HE OWN ‘HOLY SPIRIT’ ! VAISHNAVISM, CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY,

PURE LAND BUDDHISM AND SATTVIC THEISTIC SHAIVISM ARE NOT FOUR

DIFFERENT SALVIFIC DEVOTIONAL TRADITIONS WITH FOUR DIFFERENT

COMPETING SAVIOR-GODS INVENTED BY DIFFERENT RACES OR CULTURES. THEY

ARE FOUR DIFFERENT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE SAME TRADITION WITH

ONE TRINITARIAN GODHEAD, AND ONE SAVIOR, LORD BALADEVA WORSHIPED IN A

VARIETY OF VISHNU ( BAAL-YAHU, LOKESVARA) AND SHIVA FORMS. THEY ARE

FOUR FORMS OF WORSHIP OF THE FIRST PERSON OF THE GODHEAD, THROUGH,

WITH, IN, AND BY THE SAME SECOND PERSON. THEY ARE FOUR TRADITIONS

WHICH ARE ALL INSPIRED BY THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT.

 

SO WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF SRI SRI GAURA-NITAI’S NON SECTARIAN

SANKIRTAN MOVEMENT ? IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE MERCY OF SRI SRI

RADHA-KRISHNA WITHOUT FIRST GETTING THE MERCY OF LORD BALARAMA. ONLY

THROUGH HIS MERCY CAN SINFUL BEINGS FROM THE ‘FALLEN WORLD’ TRANSCEND

IT, AND ENTER INTO THE MYSTERIES OF SRI SRI RADHA-KRISHNA’S DIVINE

LOVE. LORD BALADEVA IS THE ARCHA / VERITAS ICON FORM OF THE LORD. HE

IS KRISHNA’S PRASADAM, AND YES, HE IS SRI KRISHNA’S NAME ! SRI

KRISHNA’S NAME IS AS INFINITE AS HE HIMSELF. HE IS THE ORIGINAL

PERSON (PURUSHA) WHOSE PERSONALITY IS INFINITE. JUST AS HIS UNLIMITED

FORM MAY APPEAR AS MANY FORMS, HIS UNLIMITED NAME MAY APPEAR AS MANY

NAMES, AND THERE ARE ‘NO HARD AND FAST RULES’ FOR INVOKING THEM ! BUT

WE CANNOT INVOKE OUR GOD THROUGH ANY OF HIS NAMES WITHOUT CALLING ON

OUR ONE SAVIOR, BECAUSE HE HIMSELF IS THE ONE LOGOS, THE SINGULAR,

INFINITE VERY NAME OF GOD. THUS WE INVOKE OUR ONE SAVIOR WHENEVER WE

CALL ON GOD THROUGH HIS HOLY NAME. HE IS NOT CONFUSED, HE KNOWS WHO

WE ARE CALLING. FOR WHICHEVER FORM OF HIS NAME WE UTTER, THINK OR

EVEN INTEND IN THE VERY MOST DEPTH OF OUR BEING, THE LORD IMMANENT,

MEDIATING AND TRANSCENDENT HEARS AND KNOWS OUR DESIRE FOR HIM

PERFECTLY. SO SRILA PRABHUPADA HAS SAID THAT WE CAN CALL ON CHRIST OR

KRISHNA, BALARAMA OR RAMACANDRA. GOD WILL NOT BE CONFUSED ! SHIVA,

RAUDRA, KALAH, AND THE 1000 NAMES OF VISHNU, AND SO MANY OTHERS ARE

PRECIOUS NAMES OF THE SAME SUPREME LORD!

PRAY ! PRAY ! PRAY ! IT IS THE ONLY WAY !

 

THERE IS BUT ONE SERVITOR LORD AND SAVIOR-REVELATOR OF GODHEAD, AND

THE MISSIONARIES ARE RIGHT WHEN THEY SAY THAT ‘NONE COME TO THE

FATHER BUT BY HIM’ ! HOWEVER, REGRETTABLY THEY DO NOT THEMSELVES KNOW

HISTORICALLY OR THEOLOGICALLY WHO HE IS AND THUS THEY OFFER HIM AS AN

ALTERNATIVE SAVIOR TO HIMSELF ! NOT RECOGNIZING THEIR OWN LORD AS

PRESENTED BY THE CHRISTIANS, THE ‘HINDUS’ REJECT HIM DUE TO THE

CHRISTIANS’ OFFENCES. IN THIS WAY HINDU EXCLUSIVISTS AND CHRISTIAN

EXCLUSIVISTS MUTUALLY JUDGE EACHOTHER OUT-OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,

WHILE TRYING TO SAVE EACHOTHERS’ SOULS !

 

HOW TRAGIC. WE SANE HUMANS MUST STOP THIS MADNESS!

 

WE MUST NOT OURSELVES CREATE IMPEDIMENTS WHEN LORD BALADEVA HAS BROKEN OPEN THE STOREHOUSE OF LOVE OF RADHA-KRISHNA AND IS DISTRIBUTING ITS CONTENTS

FREELY ! WE MUST BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS OF SECTARIAN PRIDE AND

PREJUDICE TO DISCOVER OUR SOLE, ALONE, ONLY SAVIOR.  HIS SELF-

REVELATION CANNOT BE FULLY UNDERSTOOD AS LONG AS WE ARE REJECTING

SOME OF HIS SAINTS, SOME OF HIS SCRIPTURES, SOME OF HIS NAMES, AND

SOME OF HIS MERCY. WE MUST ACCEPT THE WHOLE OF HIS REVELATION, AND

STOP FIGHTING OVER THE SOME OF HIS DETAILS, WHICH WE ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND.

 

TEXT 132 Purport

 

“If someone calls Lord Ramacandra by the vibration Hare Rama, or if 

he understands Ramacandra, he is quite right. Similarly, if one says

that Hare Rama means Sri Balarama, he is also right. Those who are

aware of the Visnu-tattva do not fight over such details.”

 

MAY LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS NONE-OTHER THAN LORD BALARAMA SANKARSANA, SRI KRISHNA’S SECOND SELF, BLESS US TO REALIZE HIS SAVING GRACE TODAY !

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About Collected Works of Sri Bhakti Ananda Goswami

This site is a repository of the written work of Bhakti Ananda Goswami managed by one of his students, Vrndavan Brannon Parker. Bhakti Ananda Goswami is a practicing Catholic Hermit under private vows, and a Vedic Monk in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya-Vaishnava Lineage Tridanda Sannyasi and Siksha (Instructing) Master. His research provides the evidence proving that at the ultimate source there is only One Religion and Divinity yet there are multiple expressions of that religion and Divinity. Read the various collected articles on this site revealing that ancient Humanity was highly evolved and motivated by transcendent and life affirming impulses leading to High Civilization. (Please Note that this site is not maintained and updated by Bhakti Ananda Goswami himself but is managed by one of his students. Though he does scan the site he is not always able to respond to messages or comments.)

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