An article about Isha Nath, known as Jesus Christ.
Translation of an article from the Yogashram Sangha magazine, Orissa .
Many scholars and seekers from around the world have argued that Jesus Christ, the founder of the Christian religion, did not die when he was crucified. According to their views, Jesus achieved “samadhi” through the power of yoga. These scientists have the point of view that in his youth Jesus mysteriously disappeared from the field of view of people for 18 years. This time is not given any description in the Bible. According to some scholars, during this period Jesus traveled to various countries and also lived in India.
After visiting numerous pilgrimage sites in India, he finally went to the Himalayas, where he studied “yoga sadhana” from the spiritual gurus of Natha Yoga inhabiting various caves. During this time, Jesus was known as “Isha Natha” in a circle Himalayan yogis. This story of Jesus is not believed by the followers of Christianity, and there is no specific historical and archaeological evidence to support these facts. But even if there is no concrete evidence, some scholars and researchers from around the world are still studying and publishing articles about this unknown period of Jesus Christ. This story of Jesus is associated with his yoga guru, Chetan Nath, and several other spiritual “Natha Siddhas” from whom he gained the knowledge and power of yoga.
Among the Essenes of Israel on the cusp of the Christian era, none were better known and respected than Joachim and Anna of Nazareth. Joachim was known for his great piety, wealth, and benevolence. As the richest man in Israel, he divided his possession into three parts: giving one part to the temples of Carmel and Jerusalem, the other part to the poor, leaving only one third for himself. Anna was known as a prophetess and teacher among the Essenes. Their daughter, Mary [Miryam], who was miraculously conceived under the Most Holy of Holies of the Temple, spent thirteen years of her life as a virgin until she was betrothed to Joseph of Nazareth. Before their marriage, Mary conceived supernaturally, and over time she gave birth to a son in the cave of Bethlehem. Her son’s name is Jesus (“Yeshua” in Aramaic and “Yahoshua” in Hebrew).
Mary’s son was as wonderful as his mother. Miracles constantly happened in his life, for the preservation of which his parents settled for several years in Egypt. There they lived with various communities of the Essenes. But one day, when the child was about three years old, sages came from India to show him respect and create a bond with him, since his fate was predetermined, he had to live most of his life with them in the land of the Eternal Dharma before returning to Israel as the Messenger of Enlightenment, which was originally at the heart of the foundations of the Essenes. Through merchants and travelers from both India and India, these sages kept in touch with their destined disciple.
At the age of twelve, Jesus turned to the Elders of the Essenes for an initiation, which is only given to adults after a long study. Because of his known supernatural characteristics, the elders decided to test him. But he not only answered all their questions impeccably, but ended up asking the elders questions that were completely beyond their understanding. In this way he showed that the Essenes could not teach him anything and that he did not need to undergo any initiation or training from them.
After his return to Nazareth, he began preparations for a journey to India to become a disciple of the sages who had visited him nine years earlier. The necessary preliminary preparations took over a year, and at the age of thirteen or fourteen, he embarked on a spiritual pilgrimage that transformed Jesus of Nazareth into Lord Isha, the Dharma teacher and Messiah of Israel.
Jesus’ Spiritual Teaching
In the Himalayas, Jesus was taught yoga and the higher spiritual life, receiving the name “Isha”, which means Lord, Master or ruler, these descriptive names are often applied to God, as in the Isha Upanishad. Isha is also the special name of Shiva.
Shiva worship is centered on a natural elliptical stone known as the Shiva Lingam (symbol of Shiva). This was part of Jesus’ spiritual heritage. His ancestor Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, was an adherent of this form of worship. The Linga, whom he worshiped, is today in Mecca in the Kaaba. The black stone, as they say, was given to Abraham by the archangel Gabriel, who taught him this practice.
Such worship did not end with Abraham, and so did his grandson, Jacob, as presented in Genesis 28. Unknowingly, in the darkness, Jacob used the Shiva Linga as a pillow and therefore he had a vision of Shiva standing over the Linga, which is symbolically viewed as a stairway to heaven, along which the gods (Shining Ones) came and went. Remembering the loyalty of Abraham and Isaac, Shiva spoke with Jacob and blessed him to become the ancestor of the Messiah.
After his awakening, Jacob announced that God was in the place where he did not recognize Him at first. The morning light showed him that Shiva Linga had served as his pillow. So he placed him in an upright position and worshiped him with oil, as is traditionally done in the cult of Shiva, calling this (not the place) Bethel: the abode of God. (Another description in chapter 35 says that Jacob “poured a drink, and poured it on.” This is also traditional, both milk and honey (which, as Shiva promised Moses, would flow abundantly to Israel) are poured on the Ling as a sacrifice .) From now on, this place has become a place of pilgrimage and worship of Shiva in the form of a stone Ling. Later, Jacob had another vision of Shiva, who told him: “I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar, and where you prayed to me.” A careful reading of the Old Testament will show
Although the Shiva [Linga] tradition of worship has faded from the memory of Jews and Christians, in the 19th century it was attested in the life of Anna Caterina Emmerich, an Augustinian Roman Catholic nun. When she was mortally ill, angelic beings brought her crystal Shiva Lingams, which she worshiped by pouring water on them. When she drank the water, she was completely healed. In addition, on major Christian holidays, she had an out-of-body experience, and she traveled to Hardwar (the holy city of Shiva in the foothills of the Himalayas), and from there to Mount Kailash (the traditional abode of Shiva), which, according to her, was the spiritual center of the world.
Isha Natha’s life in India
For the next few years, the Himalayas became Jesus’ home. During that time, Jesus meditated in a cave north of the present city of Rishikesh, as well as on the banks of the Ganges River in the holy city of Hardwar. These years he spent in the Himalayas, he reached the highest height of spiritual realization.
Having attained perfect inner wisdom in the Himalayas, Jesus went to the Gangetic Plain to acquire knowledge that would prepare him for public preaching of Sanatan Dharma both in India and in the countries between India and Israel, as well as in Israel itself.
He first went to live in Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India. During his stay in the Himalayas, Jesus concentrated exclusively on the practice of yoga. At Benares, Jesus is engaged in intensive study of the spiritual teachings embodied in the Vedic scriptures, especially the books known as the Upanishads.
Then he goes to the holy city of Jagannath Puri, which at that time was the center of the Shiva cult, second only to Benares. In Puri, Jesus officially became a monk and lived for some time as a member of the Govardhan Math, a monastery founded three centuries ago by the famous philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. There, Jesus perfected the synthesis of yoga, philosophy, and renunciation, and eventually he began to publicly teach eternal knowledge.
As a teacher, Jesus was very popular, he was skilled in teaching and gained great prominence among all walks of life. However, since he insisted that all people should learn and should receive knowledge of the Vedas and other scriptures, he began to teach the “lower” caste, as well as preach that everyone can achieve spiritual perfection without the intermediaries of external, ritual religion. He was disliked by many of the religious “professionals” in Puri, who plotted to kill Jesus.
Since he realized that “his hour had not yet struck,” he left Puri and returned to the Himalayas, where he again spent some time in meditation, preparing for his return to Israel. In addition, he visited various Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, studying the wisdom of the Buddha.
Before starting the long journey westward, he was instructed according to his mission in the West, and it was revealed to him how he could communicate with his Indian teachers. Jesus knew about the purpose of his life and death from the very birth, but Indian masters told him this. They promised that a vessel with the Himalayan balsam would be given to Jesus, with which the close disciples were to anoint his head as a sign that he was threatened with death, even “at the door”. When Saint Mary Magdalene did this in Bethany, Jesus understood the unspoken message, saying: “She came to anoint my body for burial.”
Return to the West
Then Jesus began his journey back to Israel with the blessing of the master, to henceforth become Dharmacharya, the missionary of the Arya Dharma in the Mediterranean, which at that time was “in the West.” Throughout the journey, Jesus taught those who turned to him and who asked to become his intercessor in the divine life. He promised that in a few years he would send them to one of his students, who would give them even more knowledge.
Arriving in Israel, Jesus went straight to Jordan, where John, a master of the Essenes, baptized the people. There his essence was revealed to John and to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Thus, the journey to Israel began. Its development and completion are well known, so we will not describe it here, except for one inaccuracy, which will be clarified in the next section.
Misinterpretation becomes religion
Throughout the Gospel we see that the disciples of Jesus consistently misunderstand what He tells them about higher spiritual matters. When he spoke of the sword of wisdom, he was shown a sword made of metal to reassure them that they were well armed. When he warned them against the “influence” of the scribes and Pharisees, they thought he was complaining that they had no bread.
Is it any wonder that he said to them: “Do you perceive, do not understand? Or has your heart hardened? Having eyes, don’t you see? Having ears, don’t you hear? How else can you explain that you don’t understand? ” Even when he leaves them, their words clearly indicate that they still believed that the Kingdom of God was an earthly political subject, and not a kingdom of the spirit. It should be understood that Jesus was not the creator of a new religion, but the messenger of Sanatan Dharma, the Eternal religion, which he learned in India.
As the priest of the Christian church Father Thomas commented: “It is impossible to understand the teachings of Jesus if you do not know the scriptures of India.” And if you know the scriptures of India, you can see that whatever the intentions of the authors of the Gospels, they completely missed and distorted the words and ideas that they heard from Jesus, even attributing to him incidents from the life of the Buddha and misunderstanding his quotes from the Upanishads , Bhagavad Gita and Dhammapada as doctrines attributed to him. For example, the open verse of the Gospel of John, which has been quoted for centuries as proof of the uniqueness of Jesus’ mission, is really only a retelling of the Vedic verses: “In the beginning was Prajapati, with him was the Word, and the Word was the Supreme Brahma.” The true gospel of Christ has been buried under two millennia of confusion and theological rubbish.
Return to India is not ascension
Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven at the end of his ministry in Israel. But Saints Matthew and John, the two Evangelists who were eyewitnesses of his departure, did not even speak of such things, for they knew that after the crucifixion he went to India. Saints Mark and Luke, who were not there, simply say that Jesus ascended to heaven. But the truth is that he went to India, although it is possible that he did not get up and “soar”. For Indian yogis, this kind of movement is not strange.
That Jesus did not leave the world at the age of thirty-three was written by Saint Irene of Lyons in the second century. He claimed that Jesus lived for over fifty years before leaving the earth, although he also said that Jesus was crucified at the age of thirty-three. This could mean that Jesus lived twenty years after the crucifixion. This statement has puzzled Christian scholars for centuries, but when viewed in conjunction with other traditions, it becomes clear. Basilida of Alexandria, Mani of Persia, and Julian the Emperor said that after the crucifixion, Jesus went to India.
Bengali teaching activist, Bipin Chandra Pal, published an autobiographical sketch in which he reports that Vijay Krishna Goswami, a famous saint of Bengal and a disciple of Sri Rarnakrishna, spoke of his fellowship in the Aravalli mountains with a group of extraordinary ascetic monks known as Nath Yogis. The monks talked to him about Isha Nath, whom they regard as one of the great teachers of their order. When Vijay Krishna expressed interest in this venerable guru, they began to read about his life in one of their sacred books, Nathanamavali. This was the life of someone the Goswami knew as Jesus Christ! Here is a portion of this book:
“Isha Natha came to India when he was fourteen years old. After that, he returned to his own country and began to preach. Soon the people of his country created a cruel conspiracy against him and was crucified. After the crucifixion, or perhaps even before it, Isha Natha entered samadhi through the practice of yoga.
Seeing him in this state, the Jews thought that he had died and buried the body in the tomb. However, at that moment one of his gurus, the great Chetan Nath, was in deep meditation in the lower reaches of the Himalayas, and he saw a picture that his disciple Isha Nath was undergoing cruel torture. Therefore, he made his body lighter than air and moved to the land of Israel.
The day he set foot on the land of Israel was marked by thunder and lightning, the gods were angry with the Jews, and the whole world trembled. Chetan Natha took the body of Isha Natha from the tomb, awakened it from samadhi, and took him to the sacred land of the Aryans. Later, Isha Natha created an ashram in the lower regions of the Himalayas, and there he also created a cult of Lingam worship. “
This statement is supported by two shrines of Jesus that are currently in Kashmir. One is his staff, which is kept in the monastery of Aish-Mukwan, it was available to the public during disasters, floods and epidemics, and the other is the stone of Moses – Shiva Linga, which belonged to Moses and which Jesus brought to Kashmir. This Linga is kept in the Shiva temple at Bibehar in Kashmir. Its weight is one hundred and eight pounds, if eleven people put one hand on a stone and repeat “ka”, then it will rise three feet in the air, and will hang there as long as this syllable is repeated. Shiva means one who is auspicious and bestows blessings and happiness. In ancient Sanskrit, the word “ka” means to satisfy – which Shiva does for his followers.
Bhavishya Maha Purana
One ancient book of Kashmiri history, Bhavishya Maha Purana, gives the following description of the meeting of the king of Kashmir with Jesus, then after the middle of the first century. “When the king of Sakas came to the Himalayas, he saw a majestic person in a long white robe. Surprised that this is a foreigner, he asked: “Who are you?” To which the stranger replied: “Know me as the Son of God [isha putram] or born of the Virgin [kumarigarbhasangbhawam]. Having attained truth and repentance, I preached the Dharma mleccham ….. O king, I come from a distant land where there is no truth, and Evil knows no boundaries. I found myself in the land of the mlecchas, Isha Masiha [Jesus the Messiah] and I suffered at their hands. For I said to them: “Remove all mental and physical pollution. Remember the name of our Lord God. Meditate on the one whose abode is located in the center of the sun. ” There, on the land of the mlecchh, in the dark I taught love, truth and purity of heart. I asked people to serve the Lord. But I suffered at the hands of the wicked and the guilty. Actually, king, all authority belongs to the Lord, who is in the center of the sun. The elements, the cosmos, the sun, and God Himself are eternal. The perfect, pure and blissful God is always in my heart. Thus, my name was known as Isha Masiha. “
After hearing these pious words from the lips of a stranger, the king felt peace of heart, bowed down to Him and answered. “The word mleccha is a powerful derogatory term meaning one who is unclean, barbarian and disgusting, the opposite of what is good and benevolent. Mleccha is disgusting at all levels of his being. The fact that Jesus refers to the Israelites as” mleccha “and Israel as “the land of mlecchs, where there is no truth and evil knows no boundaries” indicates that he did not in any way identify himself with the people or religion of Israel, he was an absolute Sanatana Dharmi – a follower of the Eternal Dharma. Another story of Kashmir, Rajatarangini, written in 1148 AD, says that a great man named Issana lived on the banks of Issabar or Lake Dal, he had many disciples, one of whom he brought back from the dead.
After studying in Israel, Jesus told people, “I have other sheep that are not from this yard,” talking about his Indian disciples. For when Jesus came to the Jordan River at the beginning of his ministry, he spent more years of his life in India than in Israel. And he returned there and stayed there until the end of his life, because in everything he was the son of India – the Christ of India.