seeing through the eyes of scriptures
my dear Braj Hari Prabhu
Please accept my humble obaisences
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I want to thank you again, for your hospitality when I recently visited ISKCON Juhu ,you was most kind to me.And you made me feel so much part of ISKCON and our ISKCON family of devotees .I was mentioning to Laxmi Narayana Prabhu about Jesus mentioned in Bhavisya Purana ,I misplaced his email ,so maybe you can kindly forward this text to him also.It is a fact some scholars have mentioned Jesus Christ was in India ,it is also evident from Bhavisya Purana.Once a devotee from BI a disciple of HH Svarupa Damodara came to ISKCON Delhi(our old temple a Greater Kailash) this must have been around 1986 or maybe a bit later, he was doing research about Jesus in India and going to Sri Nagar in Kashmir where Jesus tomb is said to be. According to what this devotee told me (sorry I forgot his name) is that Jesus Christ came to India ,I assume the regions mentioned is now in Tibet , Nepal and Pakistan.(former Ladakh)
The old testament clearly predicts a Messiah .See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah.I recall as a child praying to Jesus Christ to one day make me a true devotee,I personally feel that
Jesus Christ send me to ISKCON and Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya.I never denie my Christian roots, I preach to Christian people that by
becoming a Hare Krishna devotee, one becomes a real christian.Srila Prabhupada gave much respect to Jesus Christ, so should we.
Srila Prabhupadas messages to all Christians was clear:" Do not eat meat".
http://reluctant-messenger.com/issa.htm is a very good book about Jesus Christ ,The lost years of Jesus Christ, the life of Saint Issa.
Satya Raja Prabhu has also written that many Jews failed to understand that Jesus Christ was the Messiah mentioned in the old
testament .That Hitler killed the Jews in the name of" they deserve it because they killed
Jesus" is absurd, but Hitler of course did not understand and believe in Jesus.My Grandfather risked his life during World war 2 to save
Jews from the Nazis prosecution in Denmark,he was a protestant priest, he along with 1000 of others had some compassion and
[ Bhavishya Purana: Pratisarga Parva, Chaturyuga Khanda Dvitiyadhyayah, 19th Chapter, Texts 17 to 32 ]
Texts 17 - 21
tesam kosan-grhitva ca
sthapita tena maryada
sindhusthanam iti jneyam
mlecchasthanam param sindhoh
krtam tena mahatmana
ekada tu sakadiso
"Ruling over the Aryans was a king called Salivahana, the grandson of Vikramaditya, who occupied the throne of his father. He defeated the Shakas who were very difficult to subdue, the Cinas, the people from Tittiri and Bahikaus who could assume any form at will. He also defeated the people from Rome and the descendants of Khuru, who were deceitful and wicked. He punished them severely and took their wealth. Salivahana thus established the boundaries dividing the separate countries of the Mlecchas and the Aryans. In this way Sindusthan came to be known as the greatest country. That personality appointed the abode of the Mlecchas beyond the Sindhu River and to the west."
ekadaa tu shakadhisho
hunadeshasya madhye vai
giristhan purusam shubhano
dadarsha balaram raajaa
Once upon a time the subduer of the Sakas went towards Himatunga and in the middle of the Huna country (Hunadesh - the area near Manasa Sarovara or Kailash mountain in Western Tibet), the powerful king saw an auspicious man who was living on a mountain. The man's complexion was golden and his clothes were white.
ko bharam iti tam praaha
su hovacha mudanvitah
iishaa purtagm maam viddhi
"The king asked, 'Who are you sir?' 'You should know that I am Isha Putra, the Son of God'. he replied blissfully, and 'am born of a virgin.' "
mleccha dharmasya vaktaram
iti srutva nrpa praaha
dharmah ko bhavato matah
" 'I am the expounder of the religion of the Mlecchas and I strictly adhere to the Absolute Truth.' Hearing this the king enquired, 'What are religious principles according to you opinion?'
Texts 25 - 26
shruto vaaca mahaaraaja
praapte satyasya samkshaye
masiiho 'ham samagatah
iishaamasii ca dasyuunaa
taamaham mlecchataah praapya
"Hearing this questions of Salivahara, Isha putra said, 'O king, when the destruction of the truth occurred, I, Masiha the prophet, came to this country of degraded people where there are no rules and regulations. Finding that fearful irreligious condition of the barbarians spreading from Mleccha-Desha, I have taken to prophethood'."
Texts 27 - 29
mlecchasa sthaapito dharmo
mayaa tacchrnu bhuupate
maanasam nirmalam krtva
malam dehe subhaasbham
japeta nirmalam param
manasyai kena manavah
acaloyam prabhuh sakshat-
athaa suuryacalah sada
"Please hear Oh king which religious principles I have established among the mlecchas. The living entity is subject to good and bad contaminations. The mind should be purified by taking recourse of proper conduct and performance of japa. By chanting the holy names one attains the highest purity. Just as the immovable sun attracts, from all directions, the elements of all living beings, the Lord of the solar region, who is fixed and all-attractive, attracts the hearts of all living creatures. Thus by following rules, speaking truthful words, by mental harmony and by meditation, Oh descendant of Manu, one should worship that immovable Lord'."
isha muurtirt-dradi praptaa
ishamasihah iti ca
mama nama pratishthitam
"Having placed the eternally pure and auspicious form of the Supreme Lord in my heart, O protector of the earth planet, I preached these principles through the Mlecchas' own faith and thus my name became 'isha-masiha' (Jesus the Messiah)."
iti shrutra sa bhuupale
natraa tam mlecchapujaam
sthaapayaamaasa tam tutra
mlecchasthaane hi daarune
"After hearing these words and paying obeisances to that person who is worshipped by the wicked, the king humbly requested him to stay there in the dreadful land of Mlecchas."
svaraajyam praaptavaan raajaa
raajyam kriitvaa sa shashthyabdam
svarga lokamu paayayau
"King Salivahara, after leaving his kingdom performed an asvamedha yajna and after ruling for sixty years, went to heaven. Now please hear what happened when the king went to svargaloka."
Thus ends the second chapter entitled, "the age of Salivahara" of the story of Kali Yuga of the Caturyuga Khanda also called pratisarga-parva of the wonderful Bhavishya Maha Purana.
I am sharing this with other devotees as I believe it will interest them.
your humble servant