Jesus In India

Jesus In India

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Because of the lack of historical evidence (no contemporaneous accounts at all) I had doubts as to whether Jesus even existed as an actual person. Strange as it might sound, this documentary makes more sense than anything I have ever seen regarding the historical Jesus. NOTHING in contemporary Christianity sounds authentically spiritual or honest anymore, and the perversions of Christ's teachings have been immense. Most certainly, early Christianity WAS a form of Buddhism, and Jesus was an enlightened yogi. Pretty much any serious spiritual seeker eventually goes to India, and it was no different during the lifetime of Jesus. The flat out denials by the few Catholic priests interviewed here, are eye-openers because of their dogmatic insistence that Jesus's years between ages 12 and 30 "don't matter because they are not mentioned in the Gospels". Wow, really? This strikes me as deliberate ignorance of someone they profess to worship above all. Not only is it reasonable that Jesus went to to India, it makes his teachings all the more credible and believable. This documentary gave me some renewed faith. GREAT DOCUMENTARY.

- Anonymous

I was not troubled by the personal quality of this, one man's quest to fill a hole in the gospels. Yet that is not quite right; there is much that is left out of the gospels, and much within them that is contradicting. They were written to promote a new religious system. I often thought the founder of Christianity was Paul; after this it seemed easier to say we are not talking Jesus' story at all, we are talking Paul's story.
The story here, between the lines, is of a guru like Rabbi whose following was nipped. It seems like Pilate managed to find a way to spare Jesus, if only for his own wife's sake, while at the same time appeasing his subjects. Somehow the strange notion that his legs were not broken survives in the New Testament.
I think unbiased viewers will be able to detect a light bearer in the Jesus portrayed here.

- Anonymous

This was a well-researched, sincere exploration of Jesus' time in India by a Texas Christian and seeker. I recommend it to anyone with an open mind. This arcane knowledge has been known by many in the Meher Baba community and Sufism Reoriented community in the US starting about 1970. If you read books by and about Avatar Meher Baba much of this information is there in brief. This documentary fleshed out the details. As a result, I feel much of the information in this documentary is true!

- Anonymous

I very much enjoyed watching this fascinating documentary by Edward T. Martin about Jesus's visit to India. In this 97 minute documentary, the narrator visit many places in India including the state of Kashmir, and speaks to scholars familiar with the history Jesus's visit to India, before and after Jesus's crucifixion. He interviews, Princeton University Professor Elaine Pages, Brother Chidananda of Self Realization Fellowship (disciple of Paramahamsa Yogananda), Sri Shankaracarya of Puri, the spiritual leader of Hindus, Suzanne Olsson, the author of "Jesus in Kashmir - the Lost Tomb," and other scholars from the State of Kashmir who are knowledgeable about the Rauzabal Shrine of Srinagar, which is widely believed to be the burial place of Jesus and his mother Mary is buried not far from here, according many scholars, including German scholar Holger Kersten.

The key witness to the theory is from Russian historian Nicolas Notovitch and his discovery of manuscripts at Himis monastery in Ladakh. Buddhist monks of Tibet recorded the history of Issa (Jesus); the original was in Pali, the language of Buddhists which was then translated into Tibetan. The history was documented 2000 years ago and copies of these documents were found in Himis monastery in Ladakh and it was summarized by Nicolas Notovitch. Later in 1929, Swami Abhedananda of the Ramakrishna Order reviewed and verified the authenticity of the Apocrypha by personally studying them at Himis monastery. Later Russian scholar Nicholas Roerich and Elisabeth Caspari confirmed the existence of these documents during their visits to the Buddhist monastery at Himis. A cardinal of Roman Catholic Church apparently tells Edward Martin that there are about 60 manuscripts with the church and one of them is the copy of the Himis manuscripts.

Canonical Gospels record the history of Jesus until he was 12 and then resume at the age of 30, but the intervening 18 years of his youth is unaccounted for. There is only one reference to Jesus' whereabouts; Luke 2.52 says; "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." This doesn't really say where he increased his wisdom and knowledge to preach the glory of God. According to Himis manuscripts, Saint Issa (Jesus) joined a merchant caravan and arrived in Juggernaut (Puri), India where the Hindu scholars received him with open arms and taught him Sanskrit, the Vedas and the Vedic practices, including healing the sick and performing exorcisms (taught in Hindu scripture Atharva-Veda.) Issa spent considerable amount of time studying the metaphysical thoughts of Buddhism, and later teaching at Juggernaut, Rajagriha, Benares and other holy cities of India. His teachings stressed for equality among all men and worked for the emancipation of the poor and downtrodden. In his later years, he went to preach in the Himalayan country of Nepal, and finally returned to Palestine at the age of 29.

The influence of Hinduism and Buddhism may also be found in the following: Sermon on the Mount is one of the classic examples for preaching the word of God and Jesus having full knowledge of Buddhism and how Buddha gave his first sermon in the Park of Gazelles in Benares, after fasting and meditating for 42 days under a fig tree. Jesus like Buddha underwent mystical test and meditation in the wilderness for 40 days to seek the spiritual power. In Hinduism, especially during Vedic times, great rishis, sages, and saints went to the deep forest for meditation for self-purification of the body, mind and soul. When they emerged from this long and arduous journey into the inner consciousness, they would attain spiritual and healing powers. In one episode, Jesus goes to a high mountain with Peter and his followers. After meditation, he transfigured before their very eyes and his face shine like the Sun (Mark 9:2, 30; Luke 9:30 and Matthew 17; 3-6.). Timothy believed Jesus was God (Timothy 3:16). This is similar to the description of Vishwa-rupa in chapter 11 of Bhagavad-Gita where Lord Krishna appears to Arjuna in the Universal form and shines like Sun.

Many scholars have argue that Jesus survives crucifixion and goes back to Kashmir valley of India for the second time and spend the remaining years of life. Jesus first appears to his disciples at Jerusalem, Galilee and Bethany, and heads towards Damascus when he meets Paul who had been sent by Romans to capture Jesus again, But Jesus sends a message through a disciple to Paul to preach the holy name (Acts 4:6; 9:10-15.) According to the gospel of Phillip, Jesus was saved from crucifixion and nursed by his friends and disciples and remained in hiding for some time. He imparted spiritual knowledge to Peter and James. After spending about 18 months with them he appointed James as his successor and migrated to live in Kashmir, India with his mother Mary, disciple Mary Magdalene, and a close group of followers. The most important information about the arrival of Jesus Christ in the valley of Kashmir and his meeting with the King of Kashmir, Shali-Vahana has been recorded in Bhavisya Purana (Bhavisya Purana 17-32.) I highly recommend this DVD to anyone interested in the life of Jesus Christ.

- Anonymous

Background music is out of place and does not belong in a documentary. If you have not studied world religions and the core volumes of Theosophy and its history you are ripe for being deceived. All of the proponents of the message have no knowledge of God Jehovah Rapha. Even the Catholic church has no true knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Father. The producers of this pack of lies were careful to cherry pick only what supports their anti-Christ agenda. There are no real records that support their delusions.

- Anonymous

This film is about a question I had during my teens, that being, why is there so little in the Christian Bible about the man who is likely the most important in the New Testament. Over the years I decided there is a high probability that Jesus spent much of the missing adulthood studying Hinduism and Buddhism. I thought the production was about average for this type of documentary. The thing that earned y support was the emphasis on tolerance. And no matter where Jesus learned it, it was a large part of his ministry.

- Anonymous

A very thought provoking hypothesis, if ultimately untenable for those who either don't think Jesus existed, or who think Jesus died and went to Heaven. Perhaps he did exist and perhaps he did escape death. Three to six hours crucifixion is apparently not enough to kill a fit man, even if he had first been flagellated. Bible students will tell you it is certainly strange that healing aloes were taken to the tomb. Islam teaches that Jesus existed, but that he escaped death, so his survival is not a new idea. All this alternative theology aside, this is an incredibly absorbing and good to look at film documentary, though its main strength is possibly how much you warm to the documentary maker himself, as he wends his way wide eyed across India and Kashmir, in search of his Holy Grail. No spoilers, but it has to be said that some of the final revelations here will make your jaw hit the floor. Well worth the journey.

- Anonymous

I was looking forward to this dvd after reading Dr Pagels book on Jesus and the Lost Years of Jesus documentary from the 70s which is expensive but excellent. I was first greeted by an impressive package. Then on watching a fuzzy video in low res I waded through slow poorly presented talk coupled with India footage that numbed the mind.. The content continued and was boring and disappointing.

- Anonymous

Very informative, cuts through the false narratives of so called Jesus in India 'debunkers'.

- Anonymous

Great movie

- Anonymous

excellent

- Anonymous

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