Some Traditions say Sacred Basil / Tulasi sprang-up where Jesus Christ’s Blood dropped on the ground. Other Traditions say that Sacred Basil sprang-up from Mary’s Tears. Still others relate that Holy Basil grew directly out of Jesus Christ’s Cross. Read the rest of this entry
Question: “I can read on your photo that Lord Jesus Christ would have appeared in Bethlehem fulfilling a Vedic prophecy. In what way does this fulfillment of a Vedic prophecy in the case of Jesus has any importance to you? I appreciate Jesus as a charismatic holy personality and for the way he acted and revealed spiritual knowledge to his compatriots as described by some of his disciples and other evangelists in the Bible.”
Answer by Bhakti Ananda Goswami: From your comment it appears that you have the same appreciation of Jesus Christ as that of many other ISKCON-related Vaishnavas and Hindus, who in our time have been heavily influenced by the neo-Gnosticism of the Western Esoteric (Occult) Tradition. Possibly convinced by anti-cCatholic sources that the cCatholic Apostolic Tradition from Jesus Christ is invalid, as a result you can only appreciate Him as “…a charismatic holy personality and for the way he acted and revealed spiritual knowledge to his compatriots as described by some of his disciples and other evangelists in the Bible.”
People, including Neo-Gnostics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and others, who have been taught to reject the historical reality and theological validity of all of the ancient and Apostolic cCatholic Rites of the 5 Main Sampradayas from Jesus Christ, are only left with the kind of ‘Jesus’ that you appreciate. Such a merely human ‘finite jiva tattva’ ‘Lord Jesus Christ’ can easily be re-presented as just a Vaishnava Missionary to the meat eaters, a Muslim Prophet, a mere Jewish Reformer, a Theravadin Buddhist, a Mayavadi Hindu, a Theosophical Society Ascended Master of the Great White Aryan Brotherhood, a Rudolf Steiner-like or New Age Maitreya, or even a UFO contactee.
But, what has ‘importance’ to me is the actual revelatory history and theology of the GOD Jesus Christ of those 5 ancient and Apostolic cCatholic Mass Rite (Moksha Rtya) Lineages. I want to know why the Apostles of the cCatholic Church thought and taught that THEIR Jesus Christ was the Second Person of the ancient Heliopolitan Trinitarian Godhead of ELI-YAHU-ADON / HERU-AUSU-ATUM / HARI-VASU-ATMAN. Why, if the Jesus Christ of the Apostles was just an ’empowered’ finite soul, did His Disciples leave behind 5 great cCatholic Apostolic Lineages, which ALL taught that He was GOD? The 5 main cCatholic Apostolic Rites of Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch, Byzantium and Rome ALL taught the same things, even though they taught these same Apostolic Doctrines and Practices, including their core Sacraments and Mass Rites in different languages and cultural forms! How astonishing is that! Thus from the beginning the cCatholic Apostolic Communion of the GOD JESUS CHRIST mystically embodied His UNIQUELY catholic / universal ‘Unity in Diversity’ as a continuation of all of the previous Heliopolitan Asyla Federations of the ancient World!
The Serpent The Eagle The Lion & The Disk
‘The Serpent, the Eagle, the Lion and the Disk’ The preeminent symbols of the sacred in the ancient world. The Ancients associated these symbols with the Divine. Many theories have been developed regarding these symbols yet the mystery still remains. This is particularly true of the aniconic winged disk symbol. How and why does the same symbol have the same meaning to so many people of diverse cultures and civilizations? Was it the symbol of an all-conquering triumphalist Egyptian or Sumerian Empire or perhaps of a vanished race from beyond the stars? Or is it a representation of a universal transcendent experience? The pieces of this puzzle have long been scattered throughout history, hidden amongst the mystical traditions of the world. Unravel the truly astounding and majestic history of religion, civilization and God. This book represents a Startling Revelation and a Revolutionary New Look at the Origins of Humanity’s Common Mystical Experience, its Religion, Culture and the Rise of Civilization. Researching and writing on this subject represents a tremendous journey into the ancient world, with all its mystery and splendor. Rather than soulless brutal stories of ‘burial cults’, ‘survival of the fittest’ and ‘scheming priests and kings’ scenarios, it was refreshing to recognize that the roots of civilization are genuinely positive. Civilization originally developed as a reflection of humanity’s spiritual inclinations. As an example when cities were built, they were built and architecturally planned as forms of Purusha (God), thus they are called ‘pur, puri, burry, borough, burg’, etc. The research shows that, rather than similar Gods and Goddesses being worshiped in these ‘boroughs’ throughout the world, it was the same God and Goddess being worshiped. Our common and long forgotten history reveals the diverse and unique methods that multitudes of cultures interacted with these same divinities. Civilization and culture are but reflections of the depth of Humanity’s conscious connection with the ‘Sacred’. Read the rest of this entry