Jesus Lived in India

I was more than thrilled when I caught hold of this book called “Jesus lived in India” written by Holger Kersten. It basically portrays the research work of a foreigner named Notovich of the 18th century who had done predominant research in the history of Christianity and Buddhist religions. The intense research and the scientific facts compiled by him lead him to only one possible conclusion that Jesus was enlightened in India by the Buddhist monks before he spread the knowledge gained in the west. In addition to this he also claims that the events that follow crucifixion were a lot different than what is described in the holy Bible. Here I would like to share some of the research work done by the author.
Firstly, he starts with the fact that Bible has no reference to describe the life of Jesus between 12 to 29 years of age. In a parallel context, Notovich moves over to India (by chance) and stumbles upon the Buddhist prophecy that portrays the fact that a star would shine bright in the sky when a boy born from the west would eventually travel to east and would be found near the Indus river. He, who is a divine incarnation of Padmasambhava, a Buddhist monk. This boy shall be enlightened by the Buddhist monks and would be a part of the Lama lineage under the name of Issa for a period of 17 years and would return west to spread the message of love to the people present there. Depicting this scenario of the Buddhist prophecy, Bible about the birth of Jesus says.

“Mathew 2:1-2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem. Saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
As per Notovich’s research, there was a point of time when Christianity suffered a threat due to sheer number and diversity of religious groupings based on the Gospels. It was then the papias of Hierapolis, one of the apostolic fathers and an other man named Irenaeus who stated to the world that all the Gospels could be traced back to one disciple of Jesus. Although it was more than impossible to date the existence of such a text from which all the gospels emerged. In the Mark text, there is an evident desire to keep the messianic status of Jesus as secret as possible. Mark 8:30 confirms that Jesus does not permit any proclamation that he is a Messiah and he forbids his disciples to declare any such thing. And now, in today’s world, we can clearly see the exact contrast of this happening in every part of the world. Mass conversions in the name of the Lord, bribing money for changing faith and religion. What not !! Most people flipping between faiths claim that this god has done bad for them, and the other will possibly do good to him/her. To all such people I tell of just one thing, one god gives us pain and the same god relieves us from it. Pains will never cease to exist even after flipping faith/religion and I‘ve hell lot of real life examples to quote to support my statement. Well, keeping aside my personal view, let’s get back to the discussion.
At one point the Luke gospel contradicts Mark and Matthew. In the latter version, Jesus’s final words sends apostles out into the world preaching to all nations whereas in the former they are told to”tarry… in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). The author states to world that Christianity has been changed drastically and monopolized and what the world sees is actually the Jewish Paul’s view and understanding of Christ rather than Jesus himself.
An other interesting aspect of the book is the complete synopsis of the scientific research related to the Shroud of Christ. The shroud is a linen cloth in which the body of the Christ was kept in after the crucifixion. Upon reading the synopsis of the research done on this shroud, mentioned in the book, any sane person will easily accept it that it was that of the Christ. The shroud showed clear signs that it was not a piece of work done in the recent years. It had blood stains on it depicting the wounds of Jesus during the crucifixion. Lab tests proved that there were traces of ammonium carbonate (because of sweat) and iron (major component in hemoglobin) of all over the shroud. The Christian authorities at that time took this as an argument to crush the talks about the shroud. Well, the bishops and the Popes all came out into the crowd saying that the shroud was a hoax, as a dead body could never sweat or ooze out blood. Well, what if he was not really dead?
Close introspection of Jesus’s crucifixion in the gospel of John leaves us with many trails that lead to only one conclusion that Jesus was not dead due to crucifixion and the whole myth of resurrection was just a fake. There were two other criminals who were crucified at the same time along with Jesus and it is quite astonishing to find that Jesus lived the pain of crucifixion for just 3 hours where in both the other criminals were in a conscious state suffering pain. Research says that it would at least take 6 to 7 hours for a person to be dead by crucifixion. The whole idea of crucifixion was basically introduced by the Romans so that the sufferer could die a very long painful death. The bible says that Jesus leaves his body immediately after being made to drink vinegar. Now how incidental is it for death to occur at such a time and that too just 3 hours after crucifixion. Never to forget that there the staunch disciples of Jesus, Joseph and Nicodemus in the act too. They might have actually added a sedative like opium that would serve two purposes at a time. One, make the Romans believe that he was dead, Two, to act as powerful pain killers. That could possibly explain Jesus passing out just for three hours. The bible also says at a place that Jesus made no sounds during the act, as though he didn’t feel pain at all. This can be traced back easily to the Indian yogi’s characteristics who by constant meditation and yoga are capable to bear any physical pain given to the body as they realize the knowledge of the spirit over the physical body.
Another interesting twist is that, a soldier pierces a spear in Christ’s body after passing out to confirm if he was still dead or not. When Jesus shows no signs of movement, they believe that he is dead. Bible clearly states that blood and water oozed out when he was pierced. Now science confirms that a dead body cannot show such clear signs of life. Moreover, the shroud of Christ shows an imprint as if both the hands are placed on another, both on the abdomen region. Now if Jesus was really dead on the cross, his bruised body muscles would have stiffened up like a rock just like how any other dead body becomes heavy and stiff after the soul passes away. In that case it would be impossible to place his stiffened hands as shown in the shroud’s posture if at all he were dead.
Here is an other interesting issue to discuss. Jewish custom of burying the dead is to soak the body in oil and to wash it cleanly before the burial. No such thing mentioned in the gospels. Rather the gospel of John says:
John "19:39 And there came also Nicodemus which at first came to Jesus by night, and bought a mixture of myrrh and aloes , about a hundred pound weigh"
Aloe ?? And that too a hundred pounds of it ?? Jews never had this culture of soaking body in aloe before burial. Rather why in the world would aloe be used ?? TO HEAL WOUNDS !!.. That explains things to some extent.
On that night as said, Jesus was assisted by his disciples along with medical care, and was carefully shifted to Galilee. The next day Mary his disciple comes in seemingly surprised about his disappearance. When she asks the gardener at the tomb, he says that he had seen three people where in two were supporting the third. This scene is deliberately depicted as angels assisting Christ. Were they angels really? Well, two people supporting the third, Does it make you think of angels assisting the resurrected Jesus? Or does it make you think of disciples carrying a wounded Jesus. Obviously the latter. And moreover Mary the disciple says these words to the world about the miracle that she saw.
“They have taken the lord out of the sepulchre..” and she quickly adds “and we know not where they have laid him”.
Question 1) How come Mary show up so early in the morning at the tomb? Was it just a coincidence?
Question 2) “They have taken” she says as if she knows who (they) were without mentioning angels. Now when we talk about something as astonishing as angels, how often is it that we use the words like they. We would rather stress on the word The angels first.
Question 3) Why did she immediately add the words “we do not know where they took him”? Now who would speak in such way. She speaks like a person who is hiding a secret. A person explaining such a miraculous event would stress on the miracle first but not about the fact that “We do not know where he has been taken”.
All these lead to one possible conclusion that Mary was also a part of the plan along with Joseph and Nicodemus. The latter two carefully executing their plan to move Jesus out alive and Mary being assigned the task of explaining people about what she saw. Bible also states that three days later, Jesus shows up to few of his disciples and talks to them. Take a careful look at these words of Jesus. It was as if he was explaining to them that he was not dead or he was not a spirit but he was still living.
“Why do ye seek the living among the dead?”
“And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that is I myself, Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have….” (Luke24:38-43)
With these words spoken by Jesus himself we can easily understand that he wasn’t dead after crucifixion. What was seen after this was just Christianity with more of Christianity and less of Jesus. The stories of resurrection and many other misconceptions popped up in the following decades. Most of them deliberately done by Christian fanatics just to exhibit the monopoly of the religion.
Beyond this point there were many instances in many texts stating that Jesus travelled east along with his mother, preaching his teachings to everyone in the world. His presence in the Persian countries is included in the Koran too where in most of the contexts he was called by locally known names like Yuz Asaf. Later he visited India and stayed at a place in Srinagar called the Rozabel. His mother’s tomb and the places where he had stayed were depicted in the book as well as proof of evidence. Not just in Buddhist, Persian and Muslim texts, the acts of Thomas gospel talks about this too.
What you see in this post is just 1/100th of the whole experience of the book. It is a must read. One of the best books I’ve read in life. It did two good things. One, India is glorified further as the spiritual center of the world with Jesus being enlightened here and Two, my love and respect for Jesus has increased tenfold. It was always impossible for me to view Jesus entangled between the shackles of stern Christianity and its fanaticism. For, I ask of the world, what is Christianity without the true essence of Christ. Thanks to this wonderful book, I am now able to say this from the bottom of my heart, that yes, Jesus Christ is a true son of god !!!

12 Responses so far.

  1. nikhil says:

    A long-drawn-out writeup this time. I felt like graceful gulls snatching the crumbs from me as i ran my eye over this post. Learnt a lot, Well enunciated :)

  2. nikhil says:

    Adding to that, guess this was the book you were reading when I called up gypsy last night?

  3. Anirudh says:

    In an era with a surfeit of misconstrued facts,this book stands riveted between the skeptics and the firm-believers while painting the unassailable truth - Jesus Lived In India.

    Your review prods me to read the book.

  4. HELLFIRE says:

    good one ra :)i would now like to have a read of the book :)

  5. Vamsi says:

    @Nikhil Thanks ra :) It is the same book :)

    @Anirudh, Venkat Go ahead guys. It is a must read. You will love it

  6. leovvn says:

    The Holy Bible is a revised and abridged version of 'facts', a lot of information has been suppressed and manipulated by the church, for the 'good' of Christianity and for Christianity to prosper. So whatever is in bible is not the ultimate truth.

    The veracity of the Shroud of Turin is questionable. Radiocarbon dating methods have put its origin at 1200AD (but people question 1)the radiocarbon dating as it was done in 1980s, when it was still evolving and 2) the samples used for the purpose).

    Finally, the ultimate truth is a mystery and enigma and maybe Jesus lived in India....

  7. Vamsi says:

    @Leo Hats off to you. Being a Christian you understood what I tried to mention in the post. I am delighted :)

  8. Abhinav says:

    Good work, Vamsi. It's very pleasing to see people present their research on the contribution of the Indian thinkers to the world's spiritual knowledge. It's even more pleasing when it is that holistic and it glorifies India as the land where a major chunk of the global spiritual knowledge roots from. I enjoyed reading it :) Mail me a copy of the ebook if you can.

  9. Nethra says:

    I always liked Jesus. Whether he was/is a god or not, he was a man who paid for others sins. I must read the book too. Sounds interesting! :D

  10. Anonymous says:

    We pulled up to Roza Bal on my Enfield, 4 or 5 Muslim lads came running upto us adament that "Jesus not buried here", "Jesus not buried here", apparantly some mad German woman had turned up a month or 2 earlier with a shovel, haha, once they realised we realy wern't a threat and didnt have a shovel, we all relaxed, i loved Kashmir, the whole expierience of following this book was almost magical, even got to 'Wai' the Dalai Lama in Leh as his cavalcade of vehicles caught in a traffic jam, he just rolled down the window of his Ambassador taxi, biggest smile, haha.

  11. Anonymous says:

    It is always a great controversy for the people who don't want to go through the real world but through the world that they had just created for themselves. I had just gazed into the book written by Holger.Never the book has been written for the free distribution but for the selling purpose and mostly earning purpose. The research doesn't shows any true evidence but some of the fact which are a great controversy for themselves in the sense of the controversy.But anyway the Jesus is always the same Jesus who was being held in the Cross,died and wake up with the real resurrection.

  12. Anonymous says:

    It is always a great controversy for the people who don't want to go through the real world but through the world that they had just created for themselves. I had just gazed into the book written by Holger.Never the book has been written for the free distribution but for the selling purpose and mostly earning purpose. The research doesn't shows any true evidence but some of the fact which are a great controversy for themselves in the sense of the controversy.But anyway the Jesus is always the same Jesus who was being held in the Cross,died and wake up with the real resurrection.

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