By Dirgha Raj Prasai : The ideological differences on Jesus Christ and the Christian religion are being analyzed with emphasis on historical facts and being centralized on question pertaining to the search of the starting point of the world’s religions. The ancient Vedic Hindu religion is the genesis of civilization. Vedic traditional Hinduism of the old age is the devotee of the Panchadeva (five Gods). ‘Omkar Jagat (followers of OM) is the devotee of Vedic Hindu traditions. The worship of Gods and Goddess- Ganesh (an elephant headed God), Bhagawati (Goddess), Surya (Sun), Shiva (Lord Shiva) and Bishnu(the creator of the world), is compulsory for one who is facing crisis. We confer respect to one another on account of the ancient Vedic Hindu religion. We want Nepal to remain a stable Hindu and Buddhist nation. Nepal is the birth place of both these two religion-Hindu and Buddha.
Muslim and Christian religions took birth long after the creation of Hindu religion and its civilization. Hindus and Buddhists of Nepal are highly liberal. They respect either of the religions, Christian and Muslim. However, Hindus will not tolerate the attempt made on attacking the popular religion of this place by coming here and trying to evangelize people following other religions. In Nepal, Hindus and Buddhists do not bear any ill will towards Muslims. This is so because Muslims follow their own religion and respect Hinduism and Buddhism, not attack them. So we are not angry towards Muslims. Hindus of Nepal are suspicious and angry towards the Christian workers brokers. Christian’s supporters want to destroy Nepal’s identity. Some Nepalese were turned into Christians before 1768 A.D after the Malla rulers came under influence.
After 1768 A.D the creator of the big Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah chased away Capuchin and Christian preachers due to their suspicious activities. So, from then they bore a negative attitude towards Nepal. Facts are not obtained by being angry. Shiva, Buddha and Jesus Christ did not find the right path without deep meditation. The Christians must know who they are, where the religion started and then give respect to other religions. To refrain from all evils, to do what is good, to purify the mind; these are the lesson of all religions. Then, why are Christians forgetting our history and their originality-‘Hinduism’?
In the context of world religions, we should research the originality of the religions. Jesus Christ and his mother Mary were influenced by Hindu. It may be the Christianity was founded on the life and teachings of a Jew named Jesus Christ. “Christ” is a title and it comes from the Greek form of the Hebrew Messiah, meaning ‘anointed one.’ The English word “Jesus” comes from the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua, a common name which means ‘savior.’ Christianity was founded on the life and teachings of a Jew named Jesus Christ. Among all religions of the world, Hindu religion is considered as an ancient religion that is recognized as the foundation of civilization and as the most liberal democratic way of life. Almost, 250 years ago, when present India (Hindustan) was not in existence, there were more than 25 nations, the great King Prithvi Narayan Shah expressed 1868 –”Nepal is true Hindustan”
Dr. Swami Prapannacharya in his book ‘Bed Ma Ke Chhha’ has quoted from Sri Baba Swanker, preacher Gopalacharya, Dr. Bukanin, Dr. Spencer, Russian intellectual Dr. Nikal Sanoto from a book ‘Unknown Life of Jesus’ that, “The birth of Jesus Christ was in a Hindu family of India. There is a statue of Christ’s mother ‘Mary’ in Florence. Such a statue is also found in the Church of Macmillan. In the statue Mary is wearing a just Nepalese & Indian’s women’s dress (Sari-Cholo) like that of Hindu queen and a red patch of vermillion (Tika) on the forehead like that of Hindus. Many western intellectuals have also believed that Christ took birth in a Hindu family. ‘God is Light’ is the line of Lord Shiva, light of Christians.
In an art house in Munich, Germany a statue of Jesus Christ is found wearing a robe of a Hindu ascetic with a patch of red vermillion-mark made on forehead (Tika). In the statue found in Florence Jesus is wearing a sacred thread (Janai) like that of a Hindu Bhramin. A picture found at the Vatican Palace in Rome shows Christ having a length of bound hair beginning at the center of a shaved head (known as Tupi in Hinduism) and wearing cloth worn round the waist (Dhoti), looking an appearance of a righteous man (Sadhu). An authoritarian regime of Israel executed Christ who had stayed in Nepal for six years doing meditation. He came back from the grave, as he had acted as if dead, with the power of meditation and left for India.
An Indian scholar Rajiv Malhotra writes-‘The fact is that the Vaidik Yogic path of embodied-knowing seeks to dissolve the historical ego, individual and collective, as false. It sees the Christian fixations on history and the associated guilt, as bondage and illusions to be erased
through spiritual practice. Its physical postures are only the tip of an iceberg, beneath which is a distinct metaphysics with profound depth and breadth. Its spiritual benefits are undoubtedly available to anyone regardless of religion.’
We can see a tomb of Jesus Christ kept in Kashmir. Christ traveled through what is now Nepal and India from 13-30 years seeking religions teachings. There are facts that suggest he read Vedic teachings in Kashi, Jagannath, Bihar and Nalanda. He went to Lumbini and visited mountains of Kumbakarna, Gaurishankar and Mt. Everest south of Tibet. It is mentioned in the Sanskrit language in a Puran (theology) book. It is also mentioned in this theology ‘The mother of Jesus was pregnant in younger age before her marriage.’ We can see the similarity between Kuntee and Mary so Jesus Christ represents Karna. Kuntee bore a child Karna before her marriage.
Similarly, an intellectual M.K. Shrestha has written, ‘The mother of Jesus Christ Mary had become pregnant before she had married. The problem was solved when she accepted one carpenter Yusuf (Joseph) as her husband. First he denied accepting her. Let it be- Jesus Christ came to India at the age of 12/13 with businessmen. He spent some days with Jainmuni (sage) in Rajasthan. Then he studied Ved in Kashi and Jagannathpuri. He achieved enlightenment through meditation in India. Jesus Christ preached on love, benediction, compassion and mercy by learning from ancient Vedic Hindu religion. He has shown honor to Ved in his books. He believed in Bhramh (the creator), Bishnu( the preserver and protector), Maheshwor (manager of truth, beauty & wellbeing) and ‘OM’. The word ‘OM’later changed into ‘Omen’. The manuscript of Christ can be read at the ‘Summit University’ in France. The tradition that precedes a birth, death, marriage and christening in Churches by priests and pastors corresponds with the Hindu traditions. There is a hexagon of Hindu Goddess ‘Saraswati’ (Goddess of Intellect) in the national insignia of Israel’s Jews.(Nepal Samachar Patra)
In 1835 Lord Mecaule and in 1856 Caldwell used weapons to enforce Christianity after colonizing India. Their blasphemous act of disintegrating the Hindu religion has tainted the Christian religion. Those taking part in the publicity of the Christian religion indulge in fighting amongst each other. They are in the habit of discriminating each other. To show them different to that of Hindu religion, Christianity has shown utter disregard to the wearing of red vermillion (Tika and Sindhur), resorted to burning scriptures of codes of conduct of Vedic Hindu and Buddhism and vandalizing statues. Due to such acts Christian religion has taken in the form of a religious terrorism. Christians have moved in against the sentiment of Jesus Christ and absorbed the non-religious ways by abandoning Vedic tradition and indulging in self-driven motives of taking over state powers.
This is a matter of such extremity that brings destruction to oneself. Those in Nepal who in ignorance have sold themselves to the economic incentives of Christian missions have raped their own identity. We condemn the absorption into an artificial road of those who have gotten the Vedic Hindu religion to cremation and helped in establishment of Christian colony. If it necessitates there will be attack on them. If Christians do not respect the Vedic Hindu religion then Nepalese Hindus will not tolerate the Christian conspiracy.
Hindus are paying the price for their intellectual laziness, for choosing comfort over hard thinking. Most of these ‘thinkers’ have never opened the Bible. It is a matter of grief that the Christian saints and brokers ordered to destroy the temples where they kept the idols of Hindu’s God & Goddess and to break the statues of Hindu idols into tiny pieces. That was their goal to destroy Hindu & Buddha culture and make the country a Christian nation. So, it is a high time Nepal also should be careful to save her indigenous culture.
Some Christians erected Churches without any agreement after 2005, they had not to so such behavior. As such voices are raised by the employees of brokers of Christianity, Christian religion is becoming unpopular. In Arab nations due to the pressure mounted by the Christian nations of the west, they are forced to view them as their enemy.
America destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan in the Second World War with the nuclear weapons created by Jew scientist Einstein. When the then American President Roosevelt asked Einstein what he wanted the latter has answered, “I want a Jew state.” In this sense the Americans must have declared Israel ‘a Jew state’. When Einstein was asked to preside over the presidency of the nation he swiftly declined to do so. In Israel the sign which is common with Hindu Goddess ‘Saraswoti’ was made the symbol Shatkon (angle having six bases) of Jew. It is an inspiration from the Hindu religion. The ‘Omen’ word used by Christian is similar to the ‘OM’ used by Hindus. Hindus worship the Sun God on Sunday; similarly the Christians worship Christ on Sunday. In view of all these, the Christian nations and Christian mission ought to respect the greatness of Hinduism and competent views of it.
But the Christians are pouncing on Hindus wherever they contact and show the attraction of money as attraction to transform them into Christians. Their design is ending the Hindus’ identity. Actually, in the long term, such conspiratorial actions reverse a defeat for the Christians themselves. The attempt to control human beings desire cannot be called religion. Aren’t there other options than religion to achieve the goal of establishing colonies?
Hindu religion and its culture are respected by many big intellectuals around the world. The western renowned philosophers-Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, German scholar Nitse, Megasthaniz and Fai-Han have written many books supporting the Hindu philosophy expressing the evolutionary process of the world’s civilization. Hindu philosophy is incomparably greater intellectual work than the Bible? According to Encyclopedia of Religions and Ethics, signs of Hindu religion are even found in the present Islamic country like Iran. A stone scripture of 486 BC found in Iran contains the words Hindu and Hindus. Even an ancient Parsi scripture ‘Shatir’ has lifted a word of Ved Vyas- ‘I am a true Hindu born in a Hindu country’. An international scholar Aldus Huxley said-‘The oldest aspects of Hindu mythology give place to the most profound and subtle utterances about the nature of ultimate reality, it is in itself a liberal education in humility, tolerance and suspense of judgment.’ An Indian scholar says- S. Kalyanaraman says- Hinduism was a storehouse of knowledge and enlightenment and, if fully
researched, could provide answers to the issues facing the contemporary
NEWSWEEK COLUMNIST Ms Lisa Miller says-‘we are all Hindus. The Rig Veda, the most ancient Hindu scripture, says: “Truth is one, but the sages speak of it by many names.” A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. The most traditional, conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Let us all say “OM.” when you chant “OM,” it will resonate not only in the room but down through the ages.’ May 13, 2010 at > http://www.newsweek.com/id/237910
The Christian calendar had started 57 years after the start of Bikram Sambat. After Jesus Christ was worshipped legitimately then the calendar was commenced in memory of him after 400 years. When this calendar came into effect they took references of months, days from the Bikram Sambat (Nepalese Era). Adityabar (Sunday) was taken as Sunday in remembrance of Sun. In this day Christians pray. Sombar (Monday) is the day of Moon-Monday, Mangalbar( Tuesday) is the day of welfare-Tuesday (God of Mars), Budhabar (Wednesday) which is Horse day, Brishaspatibar is Thursday (Thor’sday-The Thunder), Sukrabar is Friday (Wife of Odin) and Sanibar is Saturday meaning-The day of Saturn (Roman God of Agriculture). The word Day was taken out of Sanskrit word Diwa. The month of September is from Saptabar, October is of Ostabar, December from Dasambar. The March Month is related to Ganesh-Mangalb. The word Mother is taken from Matri and Father or Peter from Pitri. There are many words that in time have changed in such a way.
The Sanskrit word made Samittee from which Committee was made. The word Prasad is like Palace, Charitar for Character, Danta for Dante. Like Christianity developed from Hinduism the Greek, Latin took birth from Sanskrit language. Famous French intellect Dr. Jekreliot Bible has accepted the Hindu science. He says ‘The Hindu Revelation (Veda) is of all revelations, the only ideas are in perfect harmony with modern science as it proclaims the slow and gradual formation of the world.” German philosopher Nieztse has said, ‘The law book of Manu is incomparably greater intellectual work than the Bible.’
May this analytical and research-based work in regard to who Jesus Christ was and what religion was he influenced of and how Christian religion started to be considered by all. We, Hindus respect the only Jews state ‘Israel’ of the world. Lastly, it is our appeal to the Christian missions and Christian nations that they confer their rich respect to the only pure Hindu nation of Nepal. May there be efforts to the effect of eradicating the negative views of Hindus towards Christianity. So, all the Christians and Christian world must regard the Vedic Hindu religion and NEPAL as a ‘Hindu Kingdom.’