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Was Jesus Taught by Buddha?

Written By: Lisa Simmons

Posted: 3/17/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 1011   Submitted By:jeff   Category: Ancient Civilizations
 
Hello Everyone, I am hoping that someone well read on Eastern Belief can assist in my endeavor for information regarding both Buddha and Jesus. I have just recently come across some new information when looking into Reiki (universal life force healing). This came from the only known and publicly distributed book on the subject that I am aware of as this ancient art has been profusely protected to prevent misinterpretations etc. In addition, it is a very expensive healing modality to take classes in so a select few can afford it so it has not really taken off until the last few years here in the Western world. I am going to type what is in the book Titled "Essential Reiki" by Diane Stein. She has been a practitioner since 1988 and a teacher since 1990. She is the author of 13 other books. She has been doing other types of healing since 1983 but those always had a backlash to her own health. Reiki is done by the laying on of hands. I have had it done and it is very powerful.... Anyway here goes:  
 
Reiki was originally the birthright of all people, when the people of the root culture of MU left the mainland of MU to colonize what is now India and Tibet, Reiki continued with them though MU was eventually lost. The earth changes that destroyed first Mu and then Atlantis resulted in severe cultural disorganization, causing the healing system to remain the knowledge of only a select few. When in the nineteenth century a Japanese man sought the origins of Jesus’ and the Buddha’s method of healing, he found them in the ancient remnants of Shiva’s early culture, in the esoteric teachings of India.  
 
The traditional Reiki story begins in the mid 1800’s with Mikao Usui, a Principal in a university of Japan and also a Christian minister. His students asked him to be shown the method by which Jesus did healing. Usui began a 10 year quest to find and learn the skill. Christian authorities in Japan told him this healing was not talked about, much less known. He then sought the information from Buddhism as there were striking resemblances between the life of Buddha in India (Guatama Siddhartha, 620-543 BCE) and the life of historical Jesus (7 BCE). He was told by Buddhist monks that the ancient spiritual healing methods had been lost and the only way to approach them was by entering the Buddhist teachings , the Path to enlightenment. Usui then traveled to the United States, where he lived for 7 years. He received no answers from the Christians here, so he entered the University of Chicago Divinity School and received his Doctor of Theology there. He also learned to read ancient Sanskrit which was the ancient scholarly language of India and Tibet. He still found no answers. He returned to Japan and resided in a Zen monastery. 
 
 
Buddha was born in 620 BCE near the Nepal Border (before Christ’s birth). It was Buddha who figured out how to resolve karma and end the cycle of reincarnation and rebirth (his consciousness keeps being reborn with recall of his previous life, into another body), he shared the principle of compassion for all living things, nonaggression towards people and animals and no killing of people or animals , and the loving nonattachment while helping others.  
Many of the parables and stories found in later Christianity are taken directly from Buddhism, including the Parable of the Mustard Seed, the story of the Prodigal Son, the Sermon on the Mount and the temptation in the Desert by Evil.  
 
As we all know, a number of Buddha’s followed Guatama Siddhartha and a number of be-ings known as Bodhisattvas (saviors), a person who has attained enlightenment. Buddha and several of the Buddha’s who followed him were called the great physicians (as Jesus was later called).  
 
A German writer Holger Kersten wrote a book called "Jesus Lived in India". Jesus was a reincarnated Bodhisattva (savior). His birth was awaited by members of a Buddhist order, and the Three Wise Men followed the unusual astrological conjunction of 5 BCE to find him. Buddhism had spread throughout the East by that time, and there were Buddhist centers in most Middle Eastern countries.  
 
The child would have been two years of age at the time and in danger from Herod who received prophecies of an Essene leader newborn who would challenge Roman rule. An essene Buddhist-type monastery existed at Quanran near the caves that later housed the Dead Sea Scrolls. As a mystical order and possibly even a Buddhist order, the Essenes were aware of these prophecies. Essene teachings included concepts of reincarnation and karma, the immortality of the soul, compassionate peacefulness and simple living. Recognizing that they sought the child Jesus or perhaps summoned by the Essenes who recognized him the Wise Men took the boy and his family East with them. The child was raised and trained first in Egypt and then in India. With access to Buddhist Mahayana and Vajrayna training, he returned to Jerusalem as an adult, a Buddhist adept, and a Reiki healer and was known as the savior.  
Holger Kersten goes on to trace the remainder of Jesus’ life, providing logical argument for his survival of the Crucifixion. There are numerous mentions of him as Issa or Yuz Asaf in teh Buddhist Sutras and Ibn Ysf in Islamic writings. Most sources describe his past or note the crucifixion scars, making the identification unmistakable.  
 
(HERE IS THE KICKER GUYS)  
 
Jesus survived and lived a very long and well respected life as a holy man in India. the graves of Mary Magdalene and Jesus reside in Kasmir, India. The names posted at the graves - clearly labeled - are of course in the native language.  
 
Much of this scholarly information has been suppressed by the Christian Church, which reflects more the teachings of Paul than the Buddhist - influenced Jesus. The historical Jesus is a Fascinating figure and his presence in the Reiki story is vindicated. He also trained others in the healing method and the New Testament states that at the least he trained his disciples, this ancient healing method was probably lost from the Christian doctrine through the intervention of Paul, who seems to have reinterpreted Christ’s teachings. By the fifth Century the crucial concepts of rebirth and karma were dropped from Church canon, and Jesus’ healing method - which could have helped so many - was lost to the developing West. The healing remained active only with the Buddhist adepts, who used it but did not publicize its existence.  
 
As for Usui, he returned to Japan and took residence in a Zen Buddhist monastery where he found the texts describing the healing formula which he now could read in the original Sanskrit. Obscuring of information in the Sutras was intentional, done to keep the often powerful material from hands not ready to know and use it properly.  
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NOW- I am not saying I believe everything that has been written because I don’t. I would be remiss though to believe that only the ROMANS and the ESSENES (Jews) existed at the time Jesus was born. The fact is that there were other cultures in OTHER countries. Don’t you also find it odd that there is no KNOWN writing here that talks of Jesus’ childhood?  
 
Furthermore , logically speaking, it makes sense because Jesus’ teachings align directly with those of the Eastern Buddhist teachings, word for word , deed for deed.  
 
I always say that talk is cheap, action speaks louder and ye shall know them by their fruits. In other words, Jesus’ actions show us that he did in fact know these things that were "said" to be taught him by those in India and Tibet.  
 
Lastly, let me show you the timeline depicted in the book - I will await your replies :)  
 
620 BCE BIRTH OF BUDDHA IN INDIA - NEPAL BORDER  
543 BCE DEATH OF BUDDHA IN DUSINGARA INDIA  
2ND - 1ST CENT BCE SUTRA WRITTEN & OTHER HEALING TEXTS  
 
7 BCE HISTORICAL BIRTH OF JESUS  
5 BCE THREE WISE MEN COME FROM EAST (INDIA) AND  
TAKE JESUS TO INDIA  
27-30 CE TO  
30 OR 33 CE JESUS RETURNS TO JERUSALEM FOR 2-3 YEARS  
30 - 33 CE THE CRUCIFIXION. EVIDENCE JESUS SURVIVED  
46-49 CE JESUS RETURNS TO INDIA 16 YEARS AFTER CRUCIFIXION.  
 
110 CE DEATH OF JESUS IN SRINAGAR, INDIA. LEGEND  
HAS IT HE LIVED TO 120 YEARS OF AGE, NOT  
UNUSUAL FOR HIS TIME. 


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