UNIQUE MEDALLION OF GODDESS KORE!
UNCERTAIN MINT, Asia Minor, c. 2nd century BC/AD. AE19 uniface medallion honoring the Goddess Kore. Obverse: ΚΟΡΗ, bust of the goddess r./Reverse: Blank. VF. Extremely rare, likely unique. Choice glossy forest green patina.
Dear Family and Friends, Please put aside any preconceived notions that you might have about who the mere astrological planetary regent Greco-Roman ‘sun god’ Helios-Apollo was, and try to understand that all such mundane polytheistic ideas were a very late devolution of unified humanity’s original, primal emanational and incarnational devotional Monotheism. In that Monotheism the Original Supreme Personality of Godhead was the 1. Transcendent, 2. Mediating (Emanating and Incarnating) and 3. Immanent HARI, Who as God-Who-Is-Love was HARI, the LORD OF ALL HEARTS, and the HEART OF THE COSMOS / CREATION. HARI dwelt in the CORE, HRID / HEART HRIDAYA/ HARI-DAYA of All BEINGS and THINGS! Thus HE was not just some mundane solar planetary regent or just the planetary ‘father’ of our local solar system.
He was the Source of ALL ‘Spiritual and Material Worlds’! As the Lord of LOVE / LOBHA, Rasa Raja, the REX, REGENT, Hebrew RAZAN, RAJA KING of all flavors of Holy Love, He was worshiped in His ‘Original Form’ as Meghistos Kouros, with His Supreme Shekinah (Shakti) Rhoda-Kore on Their Sacred Lotus Island of Rhoda-Nymphia-Asteria in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Thus the worship of Srimati Radha Rani, Sri Krishna and Their Supreme Hierophant Baladeva was at the historical and theological HEART of all human progress in the ancient World!
To understand this astounding truth, we must go back past the corrupted and degraded forms of mundane polytheism that devolved from the original Monotheistic Bhakti Yoga devotion to Radha-Krishna and Their Sole Master of Divine Love Mysteries, The World Savior, Lord Bala Deva. This means that we must clear our minds (and hearts) of the prejudicial nonsense that we have been taught, and re-examine the evidence of history and theological Revelation, from a new perspective, which is in fact the oldest ‘angle of vision’…that of our primal Human unity as One People of God, HARI, the Transcendent-Mediating-Immanent Loving Lord of All Hearts!
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Srimati Radharani, the Queen of Devotion and the Queen of Vrindavan
It is a fact that many Vaishnava scholars say that Srimati Radharani is ‘Hidden’ even in the Srimad Bhagavatam, and that Her Holy Name is only revealed in the word Aradhanam for Her superlative embodiment of Service to Hari as Love-Of-God in Person. However if we know where and how to ‘see’ Her throughout the historical record, She is ALWAYS there with Krishna and Balarama! She is the Adi Shakti / Shekinah of the Supreme Lord. Just as He has hundreds and millions of Holy Names, She does too. Just as He as the Adi Purusha manifests in countless Forms, She as the Adi Prakriti does too! Wherever He is, She is too. However, Her Highest Original Name-Form ‘never leaves’ Her BUCOLIC BOUKOLION BOUSAALA Supreme Abode PARADISE of BRENDA’s VANA on Rhodes. Everywhere else, She is worshiped in Awe and Reverence in One of Her Sacred Queen Forms. Thus every OTHER sacred place has its Presiding Queen TYCHE or FORTUNA, LUCRETIA-MONETA, ‘LADY LUCK’, MINTHE or LAKSHMI. Coins were first ‘minted’ at Her Laxmi Shrines. Money is Named for Her MONETA. LUCRE (MONEY) and LUCK (FORTUNE) are named for Her. As FORTUNA She is the ‘Consort’ of God as Providence. Throughout the entire ancient World She is the merciful Sacred Queen, Who is the Mother of all of Her Peoples. So, internally and on Rhodes, She is RHODA-KORE etc. but everywhere else She is worshiped in one of Her other Forms. Thus She is identified by Her Rhodes-related an-iconic Forms, pictorial puns, hieroglyphs or symbols. For example the HEXAD says Her Name, HXD=SKT SHAKTI. The ROSE or a RED FLOWER says Her Name RHODA. The NYMPHIA / LOTUS says Her Name Sri or Padma. The STAR says Her Name ASTERIA, STELLA or ASTRAYA, TARA. Sacred BASIL says Her Name BASILEA, the Queen of Heaven! Read the rest of this entry
Hara / Balarama (also Shiva) the Original Spiritual Master, Second Self and Servitor Lord of Godhead is always at the Right Hand of Sri Hari / Krishna ! Hare, Srimate Radharani, Sri Hari’s Beloved Adi Shakti is always at Hari’s Left Hand, so I write Hara-Hari-Hare, because the Darshana of these Holy Names is like seeing the Lord Hari with His Elder Brother Balarama and the Queen of His Heart, His Beloved Srimate Radharani! The Lord and Our Lady are so merciful in Their Holy Names, that what cannot be directly seen on the altars of the temples of the World, namely Sri Krishna appearing with BOTH Srimate Radharani and Lord Baladeva, can be seen in Their Holy Names! HARA HARI HARE ! When I sing / invoke / chant Their Holy Names, I see Them appearing before my eyes, in my mind and my heart, where Their infinite lilas of Divine Love endlessly unfold! All Glories to HASHEM the HOLY NAME, WHO HAS BLESSED US AS THE YUGA DHARMA OF THIS FALLEN AGE! HARA HARI HARE! May Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Balarama bless us to always relish and serve the incomparable sweetness of HARI NAMA SANKIRTAN!
Everything is possible when the right people cooperate as a team! “Where two or more…” are gathered in the NAME OF THE LORD, HE IS THERE IN THE MIDST OF THEM! WHO IS the NAME of the LORD? And, How can we be Gathered in His Name, if we do not even know WHO HE IS? Srila Prabhupada brought us the Transcendental TRUTH about the Person WHO IS the HOLY NAME from his INDIC Perspective of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Other Saints have given us the Transcendental TRUTH from their Asian, Middle Eastern, African, European, Oceanic and Western Hemisphere perspectives. The North American Natives have prophecies about the Hoops (Rings, Circles CHAKRAS) of all of the Tribes and Nations of humanity coming together in PEACE! WHO can DRAW all peoples together in Divine Peace, except the SAME LORD WHO HAS CREATED THEM and LOVES THEM WITHOUT MEASURE? HE alone is the Servitor Lord and Savior of ALL. Read the rest of this entry