We know about the miraculous birth of Jesus, and then he appears before us at the age of thirty, being baptized in the Jordan River. The Bible also contains an episode with 12-year-old Jesus, when his parents lost him in the temple, looked for him and found him standing in front of the crowd and talking to her. So, it turns out that nothing is known about 18 years of his life. But such information exists, although it is not recognized by the official church.
In May 1999, the Ogonyok magazine published an unusual letter addressed to Pope John Paul 2:
“Your Holiness,” it said. “An ordinary Christian is writing to you with one single purpose: to correct with your help a monstrous misunderstanding in which for completely incomprehensible reasons, the entire Christian world has been present for about two millennia, and to prevent mistakes from migrating into the new, twenty-first, enlightened century. ” Further, the author of the letter – journalist Sergei Alekseev – asked the pontiff to reveal the truth to people: to admit that for sixteen years Christ had traveled across India. And only after that he went to preach in Palestine. Alekseev was sure that in the archives of the Vatican there will certainly be documents confirming his correctness.
This is indeed one of the mysteries of the Holy Scriptures: in none of the canonical Gospels there is any information about where Jesus lived and what he did between the ages of 13 and 29. Alekseev was not the first: this dumbness of the evangelists always gave scope for various versions, but, as a rule, it was assumed that Christ spent these years in Egypt.
But, in Egypt?
Here is a small translation of the ancient Indian text “Bhavishya Purana” (which contains various predictions of the future, Noah and many other equally interesting events are described in the same Purana)
Translation of verses 18 – 33 of khanda (section) Pratisarga parva (19 parts) of Bhavishya Mahapurana :
2. Transliteration (full English and adapted Russian)
ekada tu shakadhisho himatumgam samayayau ll 21
hunadeshasya madhye vai giristham purusham subham)
dadarsha balabanaja gauramgam shvetavastrakam ll 22
bhavuthavahnacha ll pravadhi
mlechchhadharmasya vaktaram satyavrataparayanam)
iti srutva nrpa dust dharmah to bhavat mats ll 24
srutva vaca maharaj praptam satyasya samksye)
nirmaryade mlechchhadeshe masiho’ham samagatah ll 25
ishamasi ca dasyunam pradurbhuta bhayamkari)
tamah mlechchhatah prapya masihatvamupagatah ll 26
mlechchheshu sthapito dharmo maya tachchhrinu Bhupathi)
Manas nirmalam krtva Malam dehe shubhashubham ll 27
naigamam dzhapamasthaya dzhapeta nirmalam pairs)
nyaya satyavachasa manasaikyena manavah ll 28
dhyana pudzhaetisham suryamandalasamsthitam)
achaloyam prabhuh sakshattatha garden suryochalah ll 29
tattvanam chalabhutanam Karsanov sa samamtatah)
iti krtya bhupala Masih Vila gata ll 30
isha murtirdadi prapta nityashuddha shivamkari)
ishamasiha iti cha mama nama pratisthitam ll 31
iti srutva sa bhupalo natwa tam mlecchapujakam)
sthapayamasa tam tatra mlecchasthane hi darune ll 32
The Bhavishya Purana reports that the Israelites came to live in India, and then in verses 17-32 the appearance of Jesus is described: “Shalivahana, the grandson of Vikramajit, came to power. He defeated the attacking hordes of the Chinese, Parthians, Scythians and Bastrians. He drew the line between the Aryans and the mlecchas (meat-eaters and atheists who do not follow the Vedic culture) and ordered the latter to leave to the other side of the Indus.
Once Shalivahana, the king of the shakas, was traveling in the Himalayas. There, in the middle of the Hun land, a powerful king saw a beautiful man coming down from the mountains. He had golden skin and wore white robes.
“Who are you and where did you come from?” The king asked. The traveler replied: “Know that I am the son of God, born of the Virgin. I revealed to the barbarians the doctrine of truth. ” Then the king asked: “What is your teaching?” The man replied: “To prevent the disappearance of religion, I came as the Messiah in the sinful land of the atheists. The goddess Masi (evil personified) also manifested among the barbarians in a terrible form. The ignorant atheists became enlightened and received religion when I became the Messiah.
By gradually purifying the mind and body, taking refuge in the scriptures and chanting the name of God, people will become righteous. Through meditation, discussion of the truths of the scriptures, meditation and taming the mind, they will find the path to God, which is like the sun. As the sun evaporates water, so the Absolute Truth will free people from attachment to temporary things. Evil will be defeated, and the eternally pure, all-good image of the Lord will appear. O king! Then I will become known everywhere as Jesus the Messiah.
After hearing these words, the king asked the teacher of wisdom, revered by the atheists, to go to his merciless country.
ekada – in one day, tu shakadh-isho – the lord of shakas, hima-tumgam – to the snowy mountain, samayayau – walking alongside, huna-deshasya – the land of the huns, madhye vai – in the middle, giristham – (coming out, descending) from the mountains, purusam – a person, shubham – beautiful, shining)
Once Shalivahana, the king of the shaks, was traveling in the Himalayas. There, in the middle of the Hun land, a powerful king saw a beautiful man coming down from the mountains.
dadarsa – saw, balabanja – mighty king, gauramgam – golden skin, svetavastrakam – white clothes, ko bhavaniti there dust – who, where do you live, sa hovaca sudanvitah – the king asked
He had golden skin and wore white clothes. “Who are you and where did you come from?” The king asked.
isaputram – the son of God, ca mam viddhi – know me, kumari-garbha-sambhavam – born from the bosom of the Virgin, mleccha-dharmasya – giving religion to the atheists, vaktaram – speaking, satyavrata – teaching about the truth, parayanam – carrying the
Knowing, replied: that I am a son of God, born of a Virgo. I revealed to the barbarians the doctrine of truth. “
iti srutva – hearing this, nripah praha – the king asked, dharmah ko bhavato matah – what is your religion, srutvo – hear, vaca – said, maharaja – O king, prapte – correct, satyasya – truth, samksaye – annihilation, disappearance, nirmaryade – immeasurable, wicked, mlecchadeshe – the land of meat-eaters, masiho’ham – I began to preach (became the Messiah) samagatah – collided, ishamasi – the goddess Masi, ca dasyunam – barbarians, pradurbhuta – appeared, bhayamkari – in a terrible form)
Then the king asked: “What is your teaching?” The man replied: “To prevent the disappearance of religion, I came as the Messiah in the sinful land of the atheists. The goddess Masi (evil personified) also manifested among the barbarians in a terrible form.
tamaham – the ignorant, mlecchatah – the atheists, prapya – to achieve what is needed, masihatvamupagatah – the achievement (receipt) of messianism happened, mlecchesu – the atheists, sthapito – I established, dharmo – religion, maya – illusion, tacchrinu – by nature, – character, b Of the earth (king)
Ignorant atheists became enlightened and received religion when I became the Messiah. Hear about the teaching that I brought to them, entangled in illusion:
manasam – mind, nirmalam – pure, flawless, sinless, virtuous, kritva – over time, malam – dirty, dehe – body, subhasubham – (makes) virtuous the unvirtuous, naigam – scriptures, japam – repetition of the name of God, asthaya – to rise, japeta – chanting the name of God, nirmalam – righteousness, param – the highest.
Gradually purifying the mind and body, taking refuge in the scriptures and chanting the name of God, people will become righteous.
nyayena – thinking, satyavacasa – speaking about the truth, manasaikyena manavah – curbing the mind, dhyanena – concentration, meditation, pujayet-isam – the revered master, suryamandala – solar disc, samsthitam – position
Through meditation, discussion of scripture truths, meditation they and curb the path to God, who is like the sun.
acaloyam – immobile, prabhuh – the Lord, saksa t – clearly, tatha – can be correlated, suryo-chalah – the sun that dissolves everything unstable, water, sada – forever, tattvanam – truth, chalabhutanam – people entangled in temporary things, karsanas – diminishes, dissolves, sa samamtatah – similarly
As the sun evaporates water, so the Absolute Truth will free people from attachment to temporary things.
iti – so, krtyena – an evil spirit, bhupala – about the guardian of the earth (king), masiha – Masi at this time, wilayam – leaving, destruction, gata – disappeared, isha – Isha, Jesus, murtirdadi – the manifested image, prapta – achieved, attained, nityasuddha is eternally pure, shivam-kari is an auspicious image full of happiness.
Evil will be defeated, and the eternally pure, all-good image of the Lord will appear.
ishamasiha – Jesus the Messiah, iti ca – so, mother – mine, nama – name, pratisthitam – will become known
O king! Then I will become known everywhere as Jesus the Messiah.
iti – so srutva sa – heard bhupalo – king soda there – sage mlechchhapudzhakam – revered by atheists, sthapayamasa – I asked to go there tatra – there mlechchhasthane – a country of atheists, hee – it Darun – a terrible, ruthless
hearing these words , the king asked the teacher of wisdom, revered by the atheists, to go to his ruthless country.
‘s Comments The “Teacher of the Unbelievers” refers to himself as Isha-Masih. Sanskrit word “Isha”
means “Lord” and “God”. “Masiha” corresponds to the word “Messiah”. The man in white robes still calls himself Isha-putra, “the son of God,” and says that he was born by the Virgin (in Sanskrit “kumari”). Since there are no similar legends that could be found in Indian literature before this, the person described must be Jesus. Ishamasi appeared as the main expression of all evil and immorality: this name is not found anywhere in literature. The word “Naigama” is obviously the name of some scriptures, but they are not referenced elsewhere. Some translators believe that this refers to the Vedas.
According to Professor Hassnain, the king of Shalivahan ruled during the Kushan period from 49 to 50 AD. AD Other commentators place the beginning of the Shaka or Shalivahana era in 78 AD.
The only “snowy mountains” in India are the Himalayas. Scientists are still unable to pinpoint the location of the “land of Huna”, but it must be an area of the western Himalayas, somewhere between the foothills in Punjab and Mount Kailash in western Tibet on the border of India; this vast area also includes Ladakh.