In the first place there is the angel warning. In the Christian story we are not specifically informed how the tyrant Herod first became apprised of the birth of the Judean Savior. The Hindu story is fuller, and indicates that the angel was not only sufficiently thoughtful to warn the parents to flee from a danger which threatened to dispossess them of a divine child, and the world of a savior, but was condescending enough to apprise the tyrant ruler (Cansa) of his danger likewise―as we are told he heard an angel’s voice announcing that a rival ruler was born in his kingdom.
hence, like Herod, he set about devising measures to destroy him. Why either of
them should have taken such a circuitous or roundabout way of killing an
infant, when the life of the strongest man, and every man in their kingdoms,
was at their instant disposal, "divine inspiration" does not inform
us. The child (
a time he lived in obscurity, and then he commenced a public life distinguished
for prowess and beneficence. He washed the feet of the Brahmins, the holy men
When he was twenty years old he went into the desert and lived there in retirement. He lived in simplicity and virtue and spent his time in religious contemplation. He was tempted in the desert in several ways. But, through his self-denial, he resisted all the seductive approaches of sin. He declared, "Religion is my essence." He experienced a lively opposition from the priests attached to the ancient creeds. But he triumphed over his enemies after holding a discussion with them in the temples. He revised the existing code of morals and social laws.
had been prophesied in "olden times" in Indian religion that a person
would arise and redeem
Chrisna’s followers baptized and performed miraculous cures. When he was a child he attracted attention by his miracles. His life was devoted to mercy and charity. Chrisna left paradise from pure compassion, to die for suffering sinners. He sought to lead men to better paths and lives of virtue and rectitude. He suffered to atone for the sins of the entire world. But the sinner, through faith in him, could be saved. Chrisna proclaimed the equality of man in the sight of god.
There was a problem with Chrisna. He undertook and counseled a constant struggle against the body. In his eyes the body was the enemy of man's soul. He aimed to subdue the body and the passions, which came to that body. To follow him required humility, the disregard to worldly wealth, patience and resignation to adversity, love of enemies, religious tolerance, non-resistance to evil, confession of sins, and conversion.
Chrina received as disciples the outcasts of Hindu society. Chrisna died at last between two thieves. He led a pure and holy life, and was a meek, tender and benevolent being.
birthplace of Chrinsa was
Chrisna's mother was Maia. Mary? Let's look at Maia, his mother. She was pure and chaste. No animal food ever touched her lips. Honey and milk were her only sustenance. One evening, as she was praying, she was overshadowed by the spirit of god and she conceived god Chrisna in her womb then and there.
Chrisna's full name was Chrisna Zeus, or Zeus Chrisna. Notice the similarity between Zeus and the name Jesus. Notice the similarity between Chrisna and Christ.
Chrisna chose twelve disciples to aid him in propagating his doctrines. He spent most of his time working miracles, resuscitating the dead, healing lepers, restoring the deaf and blind, defending the weak against the strong, and in proclaiming his divine mission to redeem man from original sin. He wanted to banish evil and restore the reign of good. He came to Earth because Brahma sent his son Chrisna upon the earth to die for salvation of man. The title of Jesus was given to him because it means "pure". He was called the "Promised of god" and "Messiah." When he spoke it was often from a mount. He also spoke in parables.
of his parables is quite famous in
when he entered the city of
was Chrisna? We are told that he was born in the year 1200 BCE in
Chrisna descended into hell to preach to the inmates of that dark and dreary prison when he died.
Now honestly, just between the two of us, don't you think it is possible that somewhere along the line of the development of the Christna religions, there was a savior needed, and that Chrinsa sounded too good to be true?
Don't you now have an idea whence the idea of Jesus came?
1. Cansa's decree ran thus: "Let active search be made for whatever young children there may be upon earth, and let every boy in whom there may be found signs of unusual greatness be slain without remorse."
Now, let it be specially noticed that
there is to this day in the cave temple at Elephants, in
And Mr. Higgins, in his Anacalypsis, testifies relative to the case, that Chrishna was carried away by night, and concealed in a
region remote from his natal place, for fear of a tyrant whose destroyer it had
been foretold he would become, who, for that reason, had ordered all the male
children born at that time to be slain. Sculptures in Elephanta
attest the story where the tyrant is represented as destroying the children.
The date of this sculpture is of the most remote antiquity. "He who hath
ears to hear, let him hear," and deduce the pregnant inference, Joseph and
Mary fled with the young Judean God into