"Others have argued that the man Jesus did not die on the cross, but was taken down, rejuvenated with herbs and other means, and lived and taught for many years in the Middle East and Orient before dying in Kashmir at an advanced age." (9)
Your thoughts please
"Historical research, local legends, the Koran, the Hindu Puranas, and numerous documents and writings from the Near East, India, Kashmir, and Tibet tentatively confirm that Jesus, or one known as Isa, Yasu-Masih, and Yuz Asaf, studied and taught in India and eventually died in Kashmir. To one schooled for a lifetime in the existing doctrine of the Church such a claim may seem fantastic. It is a fact, however, and known to biblical scholars, that there exist many manuscripts kept under lock and key in the Vatican that contain evidence contradicting the official teachings about Jesus or the Christ."
"Roza Bal is the name of a shrine located in the Khanyar district of Srinagar, in Kashmir, India, venerated by some Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed to be the final resting place of a Prophet named Yuz Asaf. Many ancient scriptures and some other facts suggest that Yuz Asaf is in fact none other than Jesus himself. Nicolai Notovich, a Russian scholar, was the first to suggest that Christ may have gone to sub-continent. In 1887, he visited a Buddhist monastery near Zoji-la pass where a monk told him of a bodhisattva saint called "Issa". Notovich was stunned by the remarkable similarities of Issa's teachings and martyrdom with that of Christ's life, teachings and crucifixion. After crucifixion, the first trail of Jesus is found in the Persian scholar F. Mohammed's historical work "Jami-ut-tuwarik" which tells of Christ's arrival in the kingdom of Nisibis (now known as Nusaybin in Turkey) . The same is found in the Imam Abu Jafar Muhammed's "Tafsi-Ibn-i- Jamir at-tubri." Holger Kersten who researched on Jesus being in the sub-continent, found that in both Turkey and Persia there are ancient stories of a saint called "Yuz Asaf" ("Leader of the Healed"), whose behaviour, miracles and teachings are remarkably similar to that of Christ.
More clues are drawn from the Apocrypha. These are texts said to have been written by the Apostles but which are not officially accepted by the Church. The Apocryphal 'Acts of Thomas', for example, tell how Christ met Thomas several times after the Crucifixion. In fact they tell us how Christ sent Thomas to teach his spirituality in India. This is corroborated by evidence found in the form of stone inscriptions at Fatehpur Sikri, near the Taj Mahal, in Northern India. They include "Agrapha", which are sayings of Christ that don't exist in the mainstream Bible. Their grammatical form is most similar to that of the Apocryphal gospel of Thomas."
"Apart from all this there exist two apparently distinct teachings about Jesus, that revealed in some of the extra-canonical gospels, and that of St. Paul.
Paul essentially adopted the pagan views, with a Jewish emphasis, and built upon the simple, direct spiritual teachings of a master Jesus an elaborate doctrine of him as a Savior whose death on the cross was an expiation for the sins of the world. While the Jesus of the gospels stated that he was the light of the world 'while he was in the world', according to Holger Kersten,
“Paul regressed to the primitive Semitic religions of earlier times, in which parents were commanded to give up their first-born in a bloody sacrifice.” (10)
Paul actually hedged on the issue of gnosticism, however, speaking of revealing the knowledge of what “had been kept secret for so long”, suggesting he was privy to some inner knowledge, while nevertheless still building up the solar mythos. Paul's teachings, which did contain references to becoming mystically united with Christ, became transformed into the view that mere belief in Jesus' blood sacrifice was enough for salvation, and this became the prevailing view incorporated into the gospels. It is considered possible in some schools that a great master can purify individual and perhaps even world karmas through his penance and sacrifice, but to make this a substitute for spiritual practice altogether is to create a mythology. Further, the idea that Jesus ascended bodily up into the heavens may have been put forth to account for his otherwise mysterious disappearance after the crucifixion. The naive people of the time could accept such a doctrine, for in their collective world view the heavens did, in fact, exist above the starry firmament. Such a view, of course, only mirrors their identification with bodily life."
If you are going to talk to yourself, write a hub about it. Of course since you can only link to a page twice in one hub, I guess you HAVE to use the forums to link the same site over and over and over again.
by AKA Winston 10 years ago
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by paarsurrey 12 years ago
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by Mark 11 years ago
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by pisean282311 10 years ago
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by mischeviousme 10 years ago
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