Corinthia ,south of Athens, Greece painted in the wall of a ruin this picture strongly resembles the Cow tending flute playing Lord Krishna.
HARI-VASU-ATMAN / KRISHNA-BALADEVA-PARAMATMAN is the Original Supreme Personality of Godhead. Did you know that Lord Ananta-Baladeva, the Rig Vedic Cosmic Purusha Himself, once secretly Incarnated as the Great Physician CHARAKA to deliver ALL HUMANITY from birth, death disease and old age?
In the Mediterranean Region Charaka was prophetically worshiped as IASAS / YASHAS (YAHU-SHUA / JESUS) Asclepios of the Greeks, Aesculapius of the Romans, Osiris-Serapis of the Egyptians and Eshmun in Phonecia. He was the most well-known, loved and worshiped God of the entire Region for thousands of years. Within 100 years of the Appearance of Jesus Christ, the worship of Charaka (Serapis, Iasas etc.) became the worship of the Cosmic Purusha and Great Physician Jesus Christ, whose Rig Vedic Self-Sacrifice “…takes away the sins of the World (Cosmos)”.
In the Mediterranean Region the Original Supreme Personality of Godhead, worshiped by the greatest ascetic saints, mystics, prophets, philosophers, scientists, artists, heroes and kings, was HERU-WASU-ATEN / ELI-YAHU-ADON / HELI-OS-ATOMOS (HARI-VASU-ATMAN) and on His Sacred BUCOLIC (GOKULA) LOTUS (NYMPHIA) ISLAND of RHODA, HE was worshiped exclusively as the Meghistos Kouros or Greatest Youth, KRISHNA! He was considered the ORIGIN of ALL of the (Purusha male, giver) Greek ‘Gods’ and His feminine receiver Prakriti Shekinah / Shakti RHODA (RADHA) was considered the ORIGIN of all of the Greek ‘Goddesses’!
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A traditional ICON such as this is considered a window into the spiritual reality. What does it say about the little bush below Jesus? What other messages, signs and symbols are revealed through it? Even the materials of the ICON make it a sacrifice of all of the Domains of Nature to reveal the very Form of God, Our Lady and Their Saints! The Earliest ICONS of Jesus and Mary were made in the same encaustic manner as the Egyptian depictions of Serapis and Isis. There was a clear continuity in the Traditions. Of the early cCatholic Sacred Art depictions of Jesus and Mary, only a few have survived, because the Muslims conquered almost the entire region of the earliest Church and destroyed the ‘idols’ of Jesus, Mary, God the Father and the Saints and angels. Thus there is a vast amount of the sacred art from the earliest Era of the Church that is almost entirely missing. The small number of surviving early Icons of Jesus actually appear to have Vishnu Urdhva Tilaka on them. This mark was copied on Traditional Icons even up to 500 years ago.
The Catholic Church has been accused of destroying ‘pagan’ temples and destroying or collecting their ‘idols’, but what really happened was that the Iconoclastic (image-smashing) followers of M*hammed, destroyed both the Pagan and cCatholic sacred art, libraries, shrines and temples. This is why the great centers of early cCatholic Christianity, which were NOT conquered by the M*hammedans, ‘collected’ and protected the sacred art and literature of the ancient World. Rome was out of reach of the Muslims so that is where the Murtis of Apollo and Dionysos, Asclepios etc. eventually ended up, in the possession of the Catholics at the Vatican. Read the rest of this entry
Question: “If Krishna and Amitabha are one and the same then we have two names of God . But who is Dharmakara who, according to mahayana scriptures, once lived as a man(just like Krishna) who became a Buddha . Did God descendent on earth then as Dharmakara who has to reach enlightment, or mayby the story of Dharmakara is not important at all and is mayby not correct.”
Answer from Bhakti Ananda Goswami: I am concerned with World History and Theology, Metaphysics and Philosophy, the Sacred Arts and Sciences and the Revelation, Name and Form of Godhead and Shakti. If one carefully studies what I have written about these Subjects, one should come to understand that the ORIGINAL KRISHNA / KOUROS NEVER CHANGES HIS ORIGINAL FORM and NEVER ‘LEAVES’ GO-LOKA VRINDAVAN. Thus, ALL OF SRI KRISHNA’s VARIEGATED FORMS FOR PASTIMES / LILAS are through, with, in and by Sri Krishna’s Second Person, LORD BALADEVA! In the earliest evidence of HARI-VASUdeva-ATMAN (Krishna-Baladeva-Paramatman) worship, These Three irreducible Forms or KAS / KAYAS / BODIES / PERSONS of the Triune Godhead may be confounded with One-Another. Thus in Pure Land Buddhism the Three Persons of the TRI-KAYA may be telescoped-into Eachother, or their distinct Theological Attributes may be merged. The Persons and Attributes of the Tri-Kaya’s Feminine (Receiving) Shaktis may even be confused and/or merged into the Purusha Persons of the Tri Kaya. So, over thousands of years and miles, and hundreds of cultures and languages, Pure Land Buddhism has flourished leaving a legacy of countless variations in its regional and local Lila Stories, Doctrines and Practices. Read the rest of this entry
God in His form as Dionysus with His Shakti Ariadne from a Water Jar 4th century BC Found near Rhodes
After the technology for Monumental Stone Carving In-the-Round had been perfected ‘Cult Images’ were installed in Greco-Roman and Egyptian Shrines throughout the region. They were installed by the Murti Makers of the Heliopolitan Asyla Federations of Rhodes. The Heliopolitan School of Sculpture of the Murti Makers of Rhodes is credited by Classical Art Historians with the innovation and diffusion of the techniques that finally made the amazing naturalism and realism of this kind of life-size and greater than life- size, monumental statuary possible. Many of these sacred images were severely damaged by the Muslims who later invaded these Mediterranean lands. However, because the Romans and others often made their own copies of very popular Murtis, for their own local temples and shrines, there are enough ‘surviving’ images for the recovered damaged ones to be restored. Thus today we have some original temple and shrine ‘cult images’ that were not destroyed, many thousands of pieces of the ones that were destroyed by the iconoclasts, some that were damaged, but that were restored at some early time, many that were copied in similar or different materials by the Romans and others, and other originals that have been restored in modern times. There are also many modern copies of the most important and famous of these ancient ‘cult images’ or Murtis. Museums often are the actual patrons and/or producers of these replica Murtis, because the Originals or their pieces are in the Museum’s collections. Read the rest of this entry
Temple of Aesculapius (Balarama), Villa Borghese, Rome
The actual Sanskrit-Greek cognates in the Judeo-cCatholic Scriptures, the Septuagint, Apocrypha and New Testament, are quite revealing . There really is no need for speculation. However confusion arises when people ignore the authentic Judeo-cCatholic Greek Scriptures. By consulting these Greek Jewish and New Testament scriptures, many countless other profoundly important Jewish and Catholic connections to Vaishnavism are revealed.
In the Judeo-cCatholic Greek Scriptures you will find the Greek word ‘Krima’ and related words for God’s judgment, either favorable or unfavorable, used over 200 times. (See krima [karma], krino [karma], katakrima, katakrisis, krisis [crisis, trial test], kriterion [criteria also], krites and kritikos [critic, critical, judging, judgmental]). The English words ‘crime’ and ‘criminal’ are related to the Sanskrit word karma and the Greek word krima. A criminal is a person who has been judged (and sentenced).
In many of these extremely important Judeo-cCatholic Greek Old Testament, Apocrypha and New Testament verses, the word ‘karma’ could be exchanged for ‘krima’ / ‘krino’ etc. with no change in the verse’s traditional Jewish or Catholic meaning at all. However, it seems that the Calvinist and related Protestant misreadings of the neutral judgment word ‘krima’, always in the extreme negative as ‘damnation’, became the basis of the Protestant Bible’s heavy focus on ‘damnation’ and ‘hellfire’.
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