Buddhist and Hindu texts confirm Jesus’ travels to the Indian region

Tomb of Jesus in Kashmir

Tomb of Jesus in Kashmir

Please access the following links for more photos of the tomb:

http://www.tombofjesus.com/index.php/en/the-rozabal-tomb

http://www.tombofjesus.com/index.php/en/component/content/article/34-the-tomb/details/61-video-tour

Tomb of Jesus:

Recently discovered and preserved in Kashmir, India.

The Kashmir Tomb

The burial place of Jesus in Kashmir is known to the locals as Rauzabal, meaning the Honored Tomb.

It is known as the tomb of Yuz Asaf, which may be of Buddhist derivation (see link) or possibly from Yusu or Yehoshua (Jesus) the Gatherer.

Local tradition states that the entombed was a prophet of Ahle-Kitab, or People of the Book, and his name was Isa – the Quranic name for Jesus.
The prophet Yuz Asaf came to Kashmir from the West (Holy Land) in the reign of Raja Gopdatta (c 1st century A.D) according to the ancient official documents held by the current custodian of the tomb.

Some of the most extensive research on the tomb has been conducted by the now retired famous historian and former Head of Archaelogy for State of Kashmir, Professor Fida Hassnain.

The tomb is Jewish, as attested by the direction the grave is lying. Next to the grave is a footprint engraved in stone, an artistic rendition of the wounds of crucifixion.

Ancient Texts:

Buddhist and Hindu texts confirm his travels to the region.

The Testimony of Hindu and Buddhist Texts

First century A.D Northern India was a vast center of not only Hinduism, but also Buddhism. The Israelite peoples whom Jesus ministered to in these areas were in a minority practicing Judaism, but it is likely many adopted the indigenous faiths of Hinduism and Buddhism also.

It is possible to trace Jesus’s footprints in these lands from some of these texts.

The ancient books of Hindus are called Puranas. One book, Bhavishya Maha Purana (written in Sanskrit) contains an account of a king of India, Salivahana meeting “Isa-Masiha” (Jesus the Messiah)- a religious personage of fair complexion who was a foreigner.

Buddhist texts contain a prophecy of future Buddha, a bodhisattva, named ‘Bagwa Metteyya’ a Pali phrase which literally means “fair-complexioned”, or “white traveller”. The etymological resemblance of the word “Metteyya” to “Messiah” is established and one meaning of the word “Messiah” is traveler.

As the sun of Christianity did rise in India with Jesus’ personal advent in the area, many teachings of Jesus became interwoven with Gautama Buddha’s teachings. Even certain parables as recorded in the New Testament became attributed to Buddha, such as parable of the sower which is found in Buddhist texts.

It has been proposed that the word Yuz Asaf, the name of the person entombed in Kashmir, is derived from Buddha Asaf, as Jesus would have been included in the Buddhist pantheon of saints. The term would thus mean a Buddha who rallied people, or gathered the flock of the true faith.

His Ultimate Victory:

Saved from the cross, he completed his mission.

Purpose Fulfilled

Jesus found acceptance in the lands of the Lost Tribes, and completed his mission by travelling eastward to these ancient Israelite communities.
One objection is, if Jesus spent most of his life in India, why is that part of his life so unknown and forgotten?

One has to keep in mind the phenomenon of what happens to a religion’s presence when another religion takes over. For instance modern day Afghanistan was a vast center of Buddhism and had some of the largest statues of Buddha in the world carved in stone. That faith has now vanished there. Another example are the pagan religions of Europe prior to Christianity arriving there.

The Israelite peoples of Afghanistan and Kashmir accepted Islam. Jesus had foretold the coming of messenger after him, the Paraclete of the gospels, fulfilled in the person of Holy Prophet Muhammad.
With time, the old faith of Christianity was forgotten over generations so that now there are mainly ‘orthodox Muslims’ in these same areas holding beliefs as other ‘orthodox Muslims’.

However, remnants of the followers of Jesus Christ still exists in the vicinity of Herat, Afghanistan. The British scholar O.M Burke in his book ‘Among the Dervishes’ has described these peoples. Though they are now Muslims, they did not forget their Christian legacy. They have a special attachment to Jesus and refer to him as ‘Yuz Asaf the Kashmiri’ who came to preach to them.

http://www.alislam.org/topics/jesus/

Paarsurrey says:

Please read the above Ahmadia view-point and accept the truth only if it satisfies your heart and soul, your mind and conscience;absolutely no compulsion.

My Christian friends should feel free to make any peaceful comments; even if they differ with me.

I love Jesus , Mary and Muhammad.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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16 Responses to “Buddhist and Hindu texts confirm Jesus’ travels to the Indian region”

  1. New Media Worlds Says:

    Very nice Ahmadi. All Muslims should be peaceful and all religions should lead to the true source. So Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Jews should all leave in harmony and peace with the One.

  2. thefreemuslim Says:

    A bit hard to digest. However I can not comment on something I am not sure about.Neither the Quran nor the Bible says anything on that issue and there seems to be no definite way of finding out.

  3. chimney sweep bedfordshire Says:

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  4. Gina Warren Says:

    This is a cool page! YAY For Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jews and ALL religions that help people to find the one god of universal love. Shoot, atheists and invisible spaghetti monster worshipers as well! God loves all, no one excluded. I thought this was really interesting too… http://www.sacred-texts.com/journals/jras/ns23-10.htm

    Perhaps? “tis true, and *whatever translation of the name Jesus was* simply got messed up reallllly badly in the “modern” texts? Oy! If we weren’t confounded by Babel we could understand one another so much easier! Peace, blessings and love to all that are within creation regardless of your beliefs!

  5. cric21 Says:

    Why did Hitler copy the Hindu sign? What did he find in Hinduism? I am no Neo Nazi or anything like that but I find their mysteries fascinating.

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  7. cinzia8 Says:

    I recently saw the documentary, Jesus in India. It talks of the same evidence you’ve mentioned. It’s worth watching. Thank you for following my blog Historical Happenings and Oddities. I love this topic. It’s so interesting.

  8. Sean Michael Palmieri Says:

    What about the shroud of Turin. Scientist’s cannot explain how the image is on it. And it is a 3D image with blood stains front and back.

    • paarsurrey Says:

      The blood stains on the shroud indicate that blood was oozing from the wounds of the body and that means that Jesus did not die on the Cross and when he was laid in the tomb he was alive.

  9. mystic1muse Says:

    There is a documentary that relates some of the same info as in your post. It would increase the value of your post if it had more specification of sources, who they are, and some perspective on their credibility and why we should accept them.

  10. laurieanichols Says:

    Thanks for the follow. I find your posts to be very intriguing. :)

  11. mystic1muse Says:

    You answered “Please indicate the points for which specification of sources is needed; I will try to provide them.”

    HERE ARE A FEW:

    “Tomb of Jesus:

    Recently discovered and preserved in Kashmir, India.”

    Link to: Who discovered it, who they are, and when, and how they understood that it was the tomb of Jesus?

    “Local tradition states that the entombed was a prophet of Ahle-Kitab, or People of the Book, and his name was Isa – the Quranic name for Jesus.”

    Who stated this, who are they, (anthropologist? Scholar?) and when?

    “…according to the ancient official documents held by the current custodian of the tomb.”

    Who is that and what is their position, background, expertise?

    “Buddhist and Hindu texts confirm his travels to the region.”

    What texts? Can you quote them? Is this a matter of interpretation? Is the conclusion that it was Jesus outside the mainstream understanding of history, or is it widely accepted? Who is the authority for the best translation/interpretation?

    etc. etc.

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