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Originally posted by Kokatsi
the Indian story of Jesus...
Originally posted by infinite
Originally posted by Kokatsi
the Indian story of Jesus...
I recall, correct me if I am wrong, there is a Buddhist temple (located in the himalayas) that has artwork of Christ alongside icons of Buddha? As I said in my previous post, missionaries were surprised of the Christian influence already in India. Prayer beads are rather similar to Rosemary, as documented by the missionaries.
Others have commented on the words of Buddha, his philosophy and those of Christ. Some, maybe not rather accurately, depict Buddha and Christ being the same individual. (I'd rather doubt that)
There are countless fables about a man coming from the Holy Land, to India, as a teacher. Even stories of him surviving a crucifixion and residing in Kashmir. (Believe there is a reported tomb?)
Originally posted by Anamnesis
Some scholars believe that Christ spent 17 years in India and Tibet. As you stated above there are temples and manuscripts which may indicate this.
The pillar is almost seven meters or 22 feet (6.7 m) high and weighing more than six tons. It was allegedly erected at the times of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya (375-413); the dating of it as given by various authorities appeared to be as early as 912 BCE. The pillar is made up of 98% wrought iron of pure quality, and is a testament to the high level of skill achieved by ancient Indian iron smiths in the extraction and processing of iron. It has attracted the attention of archeologists and metallurgists as it has withstood corrosion for the last 1600 years, despite harsh weather.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
S+F for this. I only discovered Indias grandness a few years ago. Before that I was an arrogant and ignorant westerner.
Especially ancient scripture from India is very rich, intellectually and spiritually highly advanced.
I do oppose caste-racism, but I also oppose far-left/marxist "scholars" who define all of Indias History as a "class war" - at the expense of Indias true Heritage and Beauty.
A civilization (or civilisation) is a complex society or culture group characterized by dependence upon agriculture, long-distance trade, state form of government, occupational specialization, urbanism, and class stratification. Aside from these core elements, civilization is often marked by any combination of a number of secondary elements, including a developed transportation system, writing, standards of measurement (currency, etc.), formal legal system, great art style, monumental architecture, mathematics, sophisticated metallurgy, and astronomy.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher and writer:
"There is no religion or philosophy so sublime and elevating as Vedanta."
We, on the contrary, now send to the Brahmans English clergymen and evangelical linen-weavers, in order out of sympathy to put them right, and to point out to them that they are created out of nothing, and that they ought to be grateful and pleased about it. But it is just the same as if we fired a bullet at a cliff. "In India, our religions will never at any time take root; the ancient wisdom of the human race will not be supplanted by the events in Galilee. On the contrary, Indian wisdom flows back to Europe, and will produce a fundamental change in our knowledge and thought."
Victor Cousin (1792-1867) eminent French philosopher
When we read with attention the poetical and philosophical monuments of the East--above all, those of India, which are beginning to spread in Europe--we discover there many a truth, and truths so profound, and which make such a contrast with the meanness of the results at which European genius has sometimes stopped, that we are constrained to bend the knee before the philosophy of the East, and to see in this cradle of the human race the native land of the highest philosophy."
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1774) (One of) France's greatest writers and philosophers:
Voltaire concluded, " I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganga (Ganges), - astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis, etc."
" It is very important to note that some 2,500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganga (Ganges) to learn geometry...But he would certainly not have undertaken such a strange journey had the reputation of the Brahmins' science not been long established in Europe..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) an author, essayist, lecturer, philosopher, Unitarian minister who lectured on theology at Harvard University
The Indian teaching, through its clouds of legends, has yet a simple and grand religion, like a queenly countenance seen through a rich veil. It teaches to speak truth, love others, and to dispose trifles. The East is grand - and makes Europe appear the land of trifles. ...all is soul and the soul is Vishnu ...cheerful and noble is the genius of this cosmogony. Hari is always gentle and serene - he translates to heaven the hunter who has accidentally shot him in his human form, he pursues his sport with boors and milkmaids at the cow pens; all his games are benevolent and he enters into flesh to relieve the burdens of the world."
Enlightenment pioneers Voltaire, Immanuel Kant, and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel had a firm belief in this and essentially created the idea that India was the Urheimat of all Indo-European languages. In a 1775 letter, Voltaire expressed his belief in that the "dynasty of the Brahmins" taught the rest of the world: "I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges." The idea intrigued Kant who "suggested that mankind together with all science must have originated on the roof of the world [the Himalayas ]."