discussion is continuation of previous page..
below is the text I received in my Email from one Br.
Mark, in continuation on the discussion on "Who is True God".
As usual, without editing the text or contents, I reproduce it as I got from Br.
Mark; now it is for the readers to join the discussion and judge the inner
meaning and facts about life and God! -
you for your website and posting the Judeo-Christian (Mr. D'Costa) vs. Vedas
"debate" from various sides. I am sending you this
information because, as you know, the Rg Veda teaches "many rivers
one source" and the seekers of the Truth must agree that the Truth is One.
have many own personal realization regarding Jesus' identity. The
True Jesus cannot be understood unless meditating on His Divine Lila. One
must chant the Holy Name while meditating on Jesus Lila and only then will His
form be revealed. The idea of chanting the Holy Name(s) as the vehicle to
realize the form of the Lord is part and parcel of Vaisnava Theology. (Nama-
realization of Jesus' form as Jesus on the Cross
seen while chanting Om Namo Shivaya:
appeared youthful, boy like, having a blue body pierced and revealing His
red Heart torn open. His head was bowed having countless effulgent
rays of compassion radiating from His face. His mood was that of Prahlada
.. a little boy in the hands of His torturers that were His very own dearest
sorrow and anguish was the lamentation of a child who was being killed by
relatives that forgot their relationship to Him. As if a father, brother,
mother was killing their child, yet, having forgotten that He is their very own.
His sorrow saying "Do you not see how I love you? ... no please do not do
this .. can you not recognize I am your very own?" All
throughout I realized that this was the very mood of Prahlada when he was
kidnapped away from His family and subject to torturers. His mood was not
that of "Superboy" but that of a little kid not understanding what was
happening to Him, yet having childlike faith in His Father in any situation! Then
the form of Jesus on the Cross transformed into Ananta Sesha Naga. The
Crucifixion being Ananta Sesha Naga Himself. His eyes were
fixed, resolute fiery yet compassionate. The eyes expressed the
resoluteness for fulfilling and finishing His sacrifice for all the living
entities for all the worlds. "
servant in Christ,
- please read Nityananda Trayodasi Offering revealing Jesus as Nitai Balarama
Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology of Sri Nitai-Balarama as the Second Person of
the Godhead, the Origin of Incarnation, the Original Spiritual Master,
the Savior of all Worlds, and the Second Person of the Catholic Godhead
KRISHNA ! SRI SRI GURU AND GAURANGA KI JAYA !
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 Chaitanya-Charitamrita, Adi-Lila,
Chapter 5, Text 1)
following quotations are from Sri Chaitanya-Charitamrita by Krishnadasa
Kaviraja Goswami, translated into English, with elaborate purports given by His
Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. My comments
are in UPPER CASE and brackets [ ].
to Adi-Lila, Chapter 5, The Glories of Lord Nityananda Balarama
Personality of Godhead known as Sri Balarama in Krishnaloka is the original
Sankarshana (attracting Deity), and from this Sankarshana expands another
Sankarshana , called Maha-Sankarshana, who resides in one of the Vaikuntha
planets. By His internal potency, Maha-Sankarshana maintains the
transcendental existence of all the planets in the spiritual sky, where all the
living beings are eternally liberated souls."
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.
those planets, the second quadruple manifestation is present."
CHATUR-VYUHA HAS PARALLELS IN PURE LAND BUDDHISM, EGYPTIAN,
JEWISH AND GREEK EMANATIONAL MYSTICISM.
the Causal Ocean is Maha-Vishnu, the original Purusha expansion from Sankarshana.
This Maha-Vishnu places His glance over the material energy, and by a reflection
of His transcendental body He amalgamates Himself within the material elements.
GLANCE IN SOME TRADITIONS IS ASSOCIATED WITH SADA SHIVA AS SHAMBHU AND 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.
again enters the universe as the reservoir of all living entities,
Garbhodakashayi Vishnu. From Garbhodakashayi Vishnu expands
Kshirodakashayi Vishnu, the Supersoul of every living entity."
ARE "VISHNOS TU TRINI RUPANI," THE THREE FORMS OF VISHNU. ONE
WHO REALIZES THESE THREE FORMS OF VISHNU ACHEIVES MOKSHA, LIBERATION.
THREE FORMS OF VISHNU ARE NOT 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:
IN THE PROTO-CATHOLIC THEOLOGY THE FIRST PERSON IS BHAGAVAN SRI KRISHNA,
HARI (HEBREW ELI, EGYPTIAN HERU).
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 IDENTIFIES A CONNECTION BETWEEN DELPHIC HELIOS AND GARBHODAKASHAYI
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
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 AMONG THE SEMITIES. IN
GREECE, HIS ALL-PERVASIVE FORM WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DOCTRINES OF ATOMOS (THE
INDIVIDUAL , NOT AN INDIVISIBLE IMPERSONAL THING), ONTOS (BEING), AND AUTOS, THE
Vishnu also has His own Vaikuntha planet in every universe, where He lives as
the Supersoul or supreme controller of the universe."
THE PARAMATMA OR HOLY SPIRIT RESIDES IN THE HEART OF ALL FORMS / CREATURES,
GARBHODAKASHAYI VISHNU IS THE LORD RESIDING WITHIN THE HEART OF EVERY UNIVERSAL
BODY / COSMIC MANIFESTATION.
Vishnu reclines in the midst of the watery portion of the universe and generates
the first living creature of the universe, Brahma."
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
ASAR (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
imaginary universal form is a partial manifestation of Garbhodakashayi
PRABHUPADA PREFERRED 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
SECOND CONTROVERSY IS ABOUT HOW THE INTERPRETATION OF THE VISHVARUPA OR
PURUSHA RESULTS IN THE VEDIC SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM. BECAUSE THE RAJASIC
AND TAMASIC INTERPRETATIONS OF PURUSHA AVATARA RESULTED IN ANIMAL AND HUMAN
SACRIFICE, THE SATTVIC LINEAGES OF VAISHNAVISM PREFERRED 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 Shesha form of Godhead who
serves Vishnu by assuming the form of His umbrella, slippers, couch, pillows,
garments, residence, sacred thread, throne and so on."
BALADEVA AS KRISHNA'S EFFULGENCE, NAME, FORMS FOR PASTIMES, AND PARAPHERNALIA 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.
Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all
incarnations. Lord Baladeva is His second body"
Sri Krishna, the absolute Personality of Godhead, is the primeval Lord, the
original form of Godhead, and His first expansion is Sri Balarama."
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
are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. He is
the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna's
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 PURE LAND BUDDHIST TRINITY IS CALLED THE TRI KAYA, OR THREE BODIES OF
THE BUDDHA. THIS IS THE NORTHERN BUDDHIST USE OF THE SANSKRIT TERM
is a svamsa expansion of the Lord, and therefore there is no difference in
potency between Krishna and Balarama."
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.
Balarama is the servitor Godhead who serves Lord Krishna in all affairs of
existence and knowledge."
IS THE SERVITOR LORD. THE FIRST PERSON / FATHER IS GOD WHO IS WORSHIPED BY
THE SECOND AND THIRD PERSONS.
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.]
transcendental abode exists by the energy of Sri Baladeva, who is the original
whole of Shesha, 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."
41 Purport [For more important discussion of Lord Balarama as jiva, see especially
numbered points 1 and 2 on page 170 regarding refutation of Adi
Shankaracharya's teaching that Sri Baladeva as jiva is the ordinary
"Sankarshana, the second expansion, is Vasudeva's personal expansion for
pastimes, and since He is the reservoir of all living entities, He is sometimes
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, continued
"In the spiritual sky there is a spiritual creative energy technically
called shuddha-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 shuddha-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-Sankarshana.
Sankarshana is sometimes therefore called the total jiva."
"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
"There is one marginal potency, known as the jiva. Maha-Sankarshana is the
shelter of all jivas."
"Sankarshana is the original shelter of the Purusha, from whom this world
is created and in whom it is dissolved."
"A part of a part of a whole is called a 'kala'. Sri Balarama is the
counter-form of Lord Govinda."
"Balarama's own expansion is called Maha-Sankarshana, and His fragment, the
Purusha, is counted as a kala, or a part of a plenary portion."
"I say that this kala is Maha-Vishnu. He is the Maha-Purusha, who is the
source of the other purushas and who is all pervading."
"That fragment of the Maha-Purusha who appears for the purpose of creation,
maintenance and annihilation is called an incarnation."
"That Maha-Purusha is identical with the Personality of Godhead. He is the
original incarnation, the seed of all others, and the shelter of
"The Purusha is the primary incarnation of the Supreme Personality of
"The two categories of avataras are empowered devotees and tad-ekatma-rupa
(the Lord Himself). An example of tad-ekatma-rupa is Shesha, ..."
WORSHIP OF BAAL YAHU AS SHESHA THE SERAPHIC EGYPTIAN COBRA AS THE SYMBOL OR
HIEROGLYPHIC 'DETERMINATIVE', COVERING, THRONE, COUCH, MOUNT, VEHICLE OR
'PROTECTOR' OF ELI / HERU IS VERY IMPORTANT IN RELATED HELIOPOLITAN EGYPTIAN AND
JEWISH MYSTICISM AND ICONOGRAPHY.
another verse Narottama dasa Thakura has stated that without the causeless mercy
of Nityananda Prabhu, one cannot enter into the affairs of Radha and
IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE MERCY OF SRI CHAITANYA WITHOUT FIRST GETTING THE MERCY
OF SRI NITYANANDA RAMA. 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 !
100 & 101 [Regarding Sri Garbhodakashayi Vishnu]
lay there with Ananta as His bed. Lord Ananta is a divine serpent 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
quotes the Vedas on Purusha]
Vishnu 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
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 HERI-ASAR AS THE WINGED COBRA, THE PLANET-HOLDING SESHA (OCEANOS)
AND SERPENT (SERAPH / SARPA) OF INFINITY (ANANTA). THE HEBREW AND EGYPTIAN
SESHA, NACHASH AND SERAPH ARE ANANTA-BALARAMA'S NAMES AND FORMS AS SHESHA,
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 SERPENT STAFF OR CADUCEUS OF ASCLEPIUS
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN IN THE PROTO-CATHOLIC TRADITION.
His Navel grew a lotus flower, which became the birthplace of Lord Brahma."
the stem of that lotus were the fourteen worlds. thus the Supreme Lord, as
Brahma, created the entire creation."
MANIFESTS FROM NARAYANA. IN EGYPT NARAYANA IS NHRYN OR MZRYM, THE DEITY OF
THE 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.
as Lord Vishnu, He maintains the entire world. Lord Vishnu, being beyond
all material attributes, has no touch with the material qualities."
NOT AFFECTED BY THE MATERIAL MODE OF GOODNESS / SATTVA, VISHNU NEVERTHELESS
PRESIDES OVER IT AND IS WORSHIPED BY THOSE IN THE MODE OF GOODNESS.
the Vamana Purana it is said that the same Vishnu expands Himself as
Brahma and Siva to direct the different qualities."
IS A 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 SHIVA 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 SEPARATE 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
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SEPARATED LEFT-HAND TANTRIC (TAMASIC) TRADITIONS OF SHIVA,
KALI (SEKMET IN EGYPT) AND MARUGAN WORSHIP. SOME OF THE WRATHFUL
FORMS OF THE LORD AND HIS 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.
the form of Rudra, He destroys the creation. Thus creation, maintenance
and dissolution are created by His will."
NOTE THAT, LIKE BRAHMA, RUDRA OR SHIVA 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 BIBLICAL BOOK OF EXODUS, YAHU TSABAOTH. TO THE
ZERVANITES, ZOROASTRIANS AND MITHRAICS, HE WAS ZERVAN. TO 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.
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
LOKESHVARA (VISHNU). BALADEVA AS SANKARSHANA IS THE SOURCE OF SHIVA.
VISHNU ASSUMES THE FORM OF SHIVA TO DRINK THE HALAHALA SINS OF THE WORLD
(BUDDHIST NILAKANTHA LOKESHVARA), TO CATCH THE GANGA IN HIS ASCETIC'S HAIR LOCKS
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 MACROCOSMIC
PURUSHA YUPA DHVAJA, WHO IS SELF-SACRIFICED (ON THE YUPA CROSS!) FOR THE
CREATION, MAINTENANCE AND REDEMPTION OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
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 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 BAPTIZED.
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 / YAHDEOS. ABOVE HIM WAS THE SIGN 'IESUS
NAZARENUS REX IUDAEORUM', 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 HIS OWN 'HOLY SPIRIT' !
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, LOKESHVARA)
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.
WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF SRI SRI GAURA-NITAI'S NON-SECTARIAN SANKIRTANA 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 NAMES OF THE SUPREME LORD.
PRAY ! PRAY ! PRAY ! IT IS THE ONLY WAY !
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 EACH OTHER OUT OF THE
KINGDOM OF GOD, WHILE TRYING TO SAVE EACH OTHERS' SOULS !
MUST NOT 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, LONE, 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 SOME OF HIS DETAILS.
someone calls Lord Ramachandra by the vibration Hare Rama, or if he understands
Ramachandra, he is quite right. Similarly, if one says that Hare Rama means Sri
Balarama, he is also right. Those who are aware of the Vishnu-tattva do
not fight over such details."
LORD NITYANANDA BALARAMA BLESS US TO REALIZE HIS SAVING GRACE TODAY !
TO SERVE THE MERCIFUL SERVANTS OF LORD SRI BALA-YASHAS-NITYANANDA RAMA,
ASPIRING SERVANT, BHAKTI ANANDA GOSWAMI
Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology of Sri Nitai-Balarama as the Second Person of
the Godhead, the Origin of Incarnation, the Original Spiritual Master,
the Savior of all Worlds, and the Second Person of the Catholic Godhead
Bhakti Ananda Goswami
Balu-Yahu Christ, the Second Person of the Godhead;
Balu-Yahu Christ, Zaos (Jiva) the reservoir of all living beings;
To Balu-Yahu Christ, shelter of the spiritual energy, and Lord of Shekinah (Shakti);
To Balu-Yahu Christ; Baal-Dionysos; counter-form of Helios Kouros;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; upon the cosmic mayim waters;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; Whose name is also KRISHNA;
San-KARSHANA Christ, Whose Name reveals the Father's;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; source of all Incarnation;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; Whose Atman / Atum Spirit is all-pervading;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; Whose Incarnations appear for the purpose of creation;
maintenance and annihilation;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; Who is identical with the Personality of Godhead;
To Balu-Yahu Christ; the seed of incarnation and the shelter of everything;
To that Balu-Yahu Christ, Who is the primary Incarnation of the Supreme
Personality of Godhead; The Second co-eternal Person of the Trinity; and Who as
Polieus (Purusha Yupa Dhvaja) is the Seraphic Shesha Nachash (Sarpa Shesha Naga)
Savior of all worlds;
To that Balu-Yahu Christ; Who is Vishnu Yashas or Yasho Narayana; Whose Yupa-Cross
bore the sign:
NAZARENUS REX IOUDEORUM"
NAZAREAN REGENT OF THE YADEOS "
NARAYANA RAJA OF THE YADAVAS"
THAT SAVIOR LORD WHO WILL COME AGAIN AT THE END OF THE AGE / YUGA; I, His
servant's servant's insignificant aspiring servant offer this little
glorification on the Appearance Day of SRI NITYANANDA BALARAMA .
OF THE GLORIES OF SRI NITYANANDA BALARAMA EXCERPTED FROM "SRI CHAITANYA
BHAGAVAT" BY SRILA VRINDAVANA DASA
Lila Chapter One
I worship their Lordships Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu,
whose long arms extend down to their knees, whose beautiful complexions are the
radiant yellow of molten gold and whose elongated eyes are like red lotuses.
They are the topmost of the brahmanas, the guardians of religious principles for
this age, the munificent benefactors of all living entities, and the most
compassionate incarnations of Godhead. They initiated the congregational
chanting of the names of Lord Krishna.
I worship the two brothers, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu,
who are the embodiment of magnanimity. By Their inconceivable potency They are
the transcendental, eternal supreme controllers of all. Now They have descended
to the material world.
In the beginning I offer my humble obeisances to the feet of the loving,
confidential devotees of Lord Sri Chaitanya. I then offer my obeisances to the
Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna Chaitanya. He incarnated in
Navadwipa, and He is known as Visvambhara.
That same Supreme Personality of Godhead has declared in the Vedas and Bhagavata,
"Worship of My devotees is superior to worship of Me." Lord Krishna
said to Uddhava, "O Uddhava, serving My devotees is many times better than
worshiping Me." (SB 11:19:21). Therefore, I offer my worshipful prayers
unto the devotees of the Lord before I begin to write this book. By this act may
my present endeavor be successful.
I offer my respectful obeisances to my worshipable Lord and spiritual master,
Sri Nityananda Raya, by whose mercy the transcendental pastimes of Lord Sri
Chaitanya become spontaneously manifest. With a thousand tongues we should
incessantly glorify the Supreme Lord Balarama, because His thousand mouths as
Ananta Shesha constantly glorify Lord Krishna. Just as priceless gems are kept
in secure custody, so also the invaluable jewel of knowledge about Krishna's
pastimes is kept safely in the mouth of Anantadeva. Therefore the tongue which
initially glorifies Balarama will automatically be qualified to vibrate the
transcendental pastimes of Sri Chaitanya.
The Supreme Lord Haladhara holds His thousand hoods like snakes. He is a
gigantic figure and the source of all inspiration. As Nityananda He is fully
transcendental and eternally existent, intoxicated by the nectar of Sri
Chaitanya. Whoever sings or hears about Nityananda's supramundane character is
offered the supreme shelter of Lord Chaitanya.
Mahesa and his consort Parvati Devi take great pleasure in eulogizing the object
of their love - Sankarshana, Nityananda Prabhu. In the midst of a million fresh
young maidens, the pure devotee, Sri Shiva, and his consort pour out nectarean
devotional hymns to Lord Sankarshana.
All this is revealed in the Fifth Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Balarama is
worshiped by the entire Vaishnava world with songs of praise. Balarama danced
with His gopis in Vrindavana, and their rasa dance is the pinnacle of sublimity.
The Puranas describe that Balarama performed His rasa dance during the two
months of spring, Madhava and Madhu. The Srimad Bhagavatam verses narrating this
subject were spoken by Shukadeva Goswami to Maharaja Pariksit.
Balarama spent the moonlit nights of the months of Vaishaka and Chaitra with the
cowherd damsels in the supramundane abode of Vrindavana. The place was set aglow
with the rays of the moon. The lotus and kadamba flowers bloomed freely under
the influence of the moon's rays, and a soft breeze circulated their scent. In
the groves on the bank of the Jamuna, Balarama danced with the gopis, increasing
their conjugal mood. The Supreme Lord Balarama, like a exquisite gem decorated
by the cluster of gopis, performed His pleasurable pastimes. He behaved like
Indra's elephant Airavata, the controller of many she-elephants. The Gandharvas
observed the rasa dance and offered their prayers.
The sound of kettle drums rose from the heavens, the demigods joyously showered
flowers upon Them, and the Gandharvas and sages worshiped the Supreme Lord
Balarama with verses praising His activities. The sages unequivocally denounce
association with women, yet they sang hymns in praise of Balarama's rasa dance
with His cowherd damsels. The demigods attended Balarama's rasa dance to shower
flower petals. They knew that there was no difference between Lord Krishna and
Lord Balarama, Haladhara. The transcendental qualities of Balarama are obscure
in the four Vedas, but the Puranas describe them boldly.
What power do I have to describe them? Out of ignorance, some people disregard
the Puranas and reject Balarama's rasa dance as inauthentic.
The two brothers, Lord Krishna and Balarama, performed the rasa dance with the
gopis in the same place in Vrindavana. On the radiant full moon night of Holi,
at the end of Shivaratri vrata, Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama, accompanied by
Their cowherd boy friends, enjoyed Themselves in the midst of the beautiful
maidens of Vrindavana. They were both pleasingly decorated with the finest
jewelry, sandalwood pulp, wildflower garlands and exquisite clothes. The
fortunate gopis sang sweetly, their hearts enraptured by love for Krishna and
Evening had not set in; the moon and the stars appeared. The fragrance of
Arabian jasmine intoxicated the bumblebees, and a light breeze carried the
aromas of white lilies and lotus flowers. Considering that very moment to be
appropriate, Krishna and Balarama began Their pleasurable dalliances. They sang
together for the pleasure of all living entities, Their voices rising and
If a person, after reading Srimad Bhagavatam, is not affectionately inclined
towards Lord Balarama, then he is rejected by the Supreme Lord Vishnu and His
devotees. In the words of Srimad Bhagavatam, a non-believer is a yavana (a
barbarian). He is destined to suffer in hell, birth after birth.
There are others who, like eunuchs, make emotional gesticulations, challenging,
"Which scripture describes the rasa dance of Balarama?" Who is so
sinful that even after reading the scriptures, he can not accept the truth, but
misinterprets the real meaning and gives his own distorted understanding?
Lord Balarama is the abode of Lord Chaitanya's deep affection. Offense at
Balarama's lotus feet destroys all possibilities for salvation. In His
incarnation as Lakshmana the younger brother of Lord Ramachandra, Balarama
enacted the role of the Lord's servitor. Yet in His manifestation as the Supreme
Lord, Balarama serves Himself in every respect - as a friend and a brother, by
fanning Him, putting Him to sleep, glorifying Him with Vedic invocations and
expanding Himself as His house, umbrella, attire, jewelry and seat. "O
Lord! Your direct, partial expansion, Ananta Shesha, is the source of all the
various ingredients for Your service in the transcendental realm of Vaikuntha.
Ananta Shesha is famous because He is manifest as Your residence, bed, throne,
shoes, clothes, jewelry, etc. When shall I see you with Lakshmi Devi seated on
the throne of Ananta Shesha?
Ananta Shesha's partial expansion is the mighty Sri Garuda whose satisfaction is
derived from acting as the Lord's carrier in every pastime. Ananta's devotees
include Brahma, Shiva, the four Kumaras, Srila Vyasadeva, Shukadeva Goswami,
Narada Muni and others. His glorious qualities are unlimited and are not fully
understood by anyone. He is the original personality, the greatest mystic, the
Supreme Lord, and the greatest devotee of the Vaishnavas.
Thus far you have heard about the wonderful services performed by Ananta Shesha;
now hear about His great opulence. He is enthroned in the lower planetary system
of Patala as his own source and repose. He is worshiped by all as His thousand
mouths continually taste the full nectar of love of Godhead. In the court of
Brahma, Narada Muni plays on his vina, and with well-composed verses he sings
the wonderful glories of Ananta. Is it humanly possible to know the supramundane
nature of Anantadeva?
Just by His glance, He sets in motion the three modes of material nature which
are the cause of this world's creation, maintenance, and annihilation. Although
He is one, He supports the entire variegated material cosmic manifestation
Himself (within the pores of His person). He is beginningless and eternal.
Other then Lord Sankarshana, who can offer shelter to persons devoid of all
material aspirations? He is the support on which the material world manifests
and acts. That Supreme Lord, the cause of all causes, has appeared in His
sublime spiritual form. He is the most powerful; in comparison, the power of a
lion is insignificant. He performs pure transcendental pastimes to capture the
hearts of His dear devotees, and He destroys countless sins by manifesting His
transcendental form. What more is there to say than this? One becomes purified
by hearing or calling out the name of Lord Anantadeva, either respectfully or
accidentally. Even a degraded person is purified when he tauntingly utters the
name of Sri Ananta.
Anantadeva's mighty potency is beyond measure. That Supreme Lord carries on just
one of His thousand heads the entire universe with all its living entities,
mountains, and rivers, and that universe appears to be only a minute, atomic
speck. Even if a person acquires a thousand tongues, how can he describe the
power of the omnipotent Supreme Lord? Anantadeva is His own shelter and source,
filled with unlimited power and strength. While residing in the lower planetary
system of Rasatala, He holds this gigantic cosmic manifestation with ease born
of detachment. This material world's creation, maintenance, and annihilation, as
well as the three modes of material nature, are activated by His glance. Who can
fathom Anantadeva's non-dual, transcendental, eternal and unborn existence?
Out of mercy toward the living entities the Lord manifests His supramundane
spiritual form while He performs His variegated pastimes. All living entities
reside within that transcendental form. The mighty Lord Nrsimhadeva represents
but a wave in the ocean of the Lord's unlimited pastimes which satisfy the
hearts of His devotees. Anantadeva's unlimited names, when heard or chanted by
anyone in any manner, immediately sever the noose of innumerable births and
deaths. Thus the Vaishnava devotees of the Lord always appreciated those who
glorify Him. Ananta Shesha is the supreme destination of the entire universe;
His Holy Name is the only means for the living entities' redemption. The Lord
holds on His head the unlimited material nature - along with its mountains and
oceans - simply for its protection and maintenance. The entire universe is a
speck on one of His thousand hoods, and because of His unlimited strength, He
does not feel the burden.
Lord Anantadeva, the original Supreme Personality and maintainer of the entire
cosmic manifestation, incessantly sings in glorification of Lord Krishna. He
continuously describes every aspect of the Lord's divine attributes. Lord
Krishna is eternal and His attributes are unending, therefore He can never be
fully described or glorified. But Ananta is also eternal and His ability to
glorify the Lord is unending. In Their divine relationship, neither is ever
victorious. Even today Ananta Shesha's thousand mouths continuously sing the
glories of the Supreme Lord Krishna Chaitanya. How wonderfully Lord Krishna and
Lord Balarama compete with each other! Brahma, Shiva, other demigods and the
perfected sages look on, feeling great exhilaration. The eulogies of Anantadeva
pursue the ever-expanding, elusive shores of Lord Krishna's ocean of
O Narada, I, Brahma, and your elders, Sanaka and other sages cannot even fathom
the extent of this material nature, what to speak of knowing the Supreme Lord's
spiritual potencies. Anantadeva, the origin of all demigods, is unable to
exhaustively glorify the Supreme Lord's transcendental opulence and potencies
with His thousand mouths. Therefore how is it possible for ordinary mortals to
understand these divine potencies? Anantadeva is Himself the master of unlimited
attributes, and He resides in Rasatala simply to support the vast material
In the court of Brahma, Narada Muni plays His vina and sings about these very
same transcendental qualities of the Supreme Lord. Brahma and others are stunned
in ecstasy upon hearing about the supramundane qualities of the Supreme Lord,
and Narada Muni is worshiped by all because he sings about those qualities. I
have also been moved to write a few phrases in praise of the unlimited potencies
of Lord Nityananda, Anantadeva, so I humbly request all of you to develop a
loving devotional mood toward the Lord. Those who desire to cross over the
dangerous ocean of material existence, yet drown in the ocean of devotional
ecstasy, may take shelter of Lord Nityananda.
I pray to the merciful Vaishnava devotees of the Lord to fulfill my heart's
yearning, that I may serve my Lord Balarama birth after birth. Just as dvija,
vipra, and brahmana are different names for the same person, similarly
Nityananda, Ananta and Balarama are different names for the same Supreme
Personality. My Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared within my heart and instructed
me to narrate the transcendental qualities of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in this
The pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are revealed by Nityananda's mercy
only, because His personal expansion, Ananta Shesha, is the storehouse of
information about Lord Chaitanya and Lord Krishna's pastimes. Although Sri
Ananta Shesha is the embodiment of Krishna kirtana, I have been able to offer
only a humble prayer in His honor.
Thereafter comes the description of Lord Chaitanya's manifestation as Balarama
when Nityananda gave Him His plough and club. The wonderful redemption of the
two reprobates Jagai and Madhai - who were later to become quite famous - is
told in detail.
Mother Sachi's vision of Sri Chaitanya in a blackish complexion and Sri
Nityananda in a whitish complexion is also discussed.
Lord Chaitanya, please bless me so that I may receive the transcendental service
of Nityananda's lotus feet. He is the Lord of the entire universe. I have
narrated in brief the contents of this book at the very outset. All of you
please hear with undivided attention the pastimes of Sri Krishna Chaitanya.
Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda are my life and soul.
I, Vrindavana dasa, offer my humble song at Their lotus feet.
MAY SRI NITYANANDA RAMA, WHO HAS REVEALED LORD BALADEVA AS THE SAVIOR OF ALL
WORLDS, MAY HE BE OUR CONSTANT MEDITATION. MAY LORD NITYANANDA BALARAMA
WHO IS THE PROTECTOR OF ALL DEVOTEES, PROTECT US, AND MAY LORD NITAI-BALARAMA AS
ANANTA SHESHA WHO CARRIES ALL THE WORLDS AND UNIVERSES, CARRY ALL THAT WE CANNOT
BEAR. HE ALONE, THE ORIGINAL SPIRITUAL MASTER HAS TAKEN AWAY THE SINS OF
ALL WORLDS. HE ALONE GRANTS SALVATION FROM THE SAHA WORLDS OF BIRTH,
DEATH, DISEASE AND OLD AGE. HE ALONE GRANTS ENTRANCE INTO THE VAIKUNTHAS
AND GOLOKA VRINDAVANA. HE ALONE CAN ADMIT US INTO THE MYSTERIES OF SRI SRI
RADHA AND GOVINDA. MAY HE, LORD SANKARSHANA, THE ORIGINAL ATTRACTING
DEITY, MAY HE DRAW US ALL THROUGH HIS INFINITE MERCY AND LOVE, BACK TO
HOME, BACK TO GODHEAD !
AUM AND HARE KRISHNA ! SRI SRI GURU AND GAURANGA KI JAYA !
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