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In 563 BC, a prince named Siddhārtha Gautama was born into a Hindu family in what is now modern day Nepal. Gautama is the key figure in the Buddhist religion. He was commonly known as Buddha – a Sanskrit word that means ‘awakened one’.
Various collections of teachings that were attributed to the Buddha were passed down by oral tradition, but were not committed to writing until about 400 years after his death. At that time, the doctrine of the Buddha was written on parchment in the language of Pali.
There are some striking similarities between the lives that both Jesus and Buddha have led and the teachings they taught. Most of these similarities went unnoticed until Professor Richard Garbe, a German Indologist and Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Tübingen in Germany, journeyed to India in the late 1880’s.
Professor Garbe spent a year in the sacred city of Benares studying Hindu philosophy and the languages of Hinduism and Buddhism, and then wrote a journal about his experiences. In his book, Indien und das Christentum, he describes the many similarities he had discovered between the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism, and those of Christianity.[i]
A few years later, an American scholar named Albert J. Edmunds made a claim that Buddhism and Christianity are one cosmic upheaval, which ‘burst open a crater’ in India 500 years before the birth of Christ, and then a greater one around the Mediterranean Sea at the Christian Advent. Edmunds has found 112 parallels between the life and teachings of Jesus and the Buddha.[ii] His meticulous two-volume work in comparative religion is titled Buddhist and Christian Gospels.
Buddhism and Christianity are two parts of one great spiritual movement. Albert J. Edmunds
During the nineteenth century, there lived an Irish antiquarian and Christian scholar named Lord Kingsborough who was the eminent authority on Mexican antiquities.
A graduate of Oxford University in England, he compiled a multi-volume series, titled Antiquities of Mexico, which is a collection of various Mesoamerican codices that includes what historians believe to be the earliest book ever written in the Americas.
In his series, Lord Kingsborough outlines numerous direct corre-spondences between the life and teachings of Jesus and those of Quetzalcoatl, the god of the Aztecs. Quetzalcoatl is known as Kukulcan to the ancient Maya. The worship of this god is documented to have begun between 400 and 600 AD.[iii]
To the Mayans and the Aztecs, this god is known as the Feathered Serpent. But he is not a serpent. He is like a winged angel that has emerged from the coiled, serpentine energy of the kundalini. He is a Spirit that had been transfigured from a physical body.
There are several paintings in the Codex Borgianus that represent Quetzalcoatl crucified and nailed to a cross.
The teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism understand that there is a principle of reincarnation, which states that we are all destined to live many lives on Earth and that everyone who ascends to Heaven has already lived there.
Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was Born blind?
Reincarnation is also a tenet of orthodox Judaism, where it is called gilgul or ha’atakah. But, contradictory to the first Jewish Christians who speak as though it was once common knowledge, Christianity does not embrace this idea today.
Jesus asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Mark 8:27-28
“Elijah has already come and they did not recognize him.” The disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist. “There has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist… If you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.” Matthew 11:11-14 and 17:12-13
It is out of ignorance that we only believe who we remember ourselves to have been. In fact, as part of the Divine plan, each of us has choosen to incarnate in Time and Space – Earth’s chronological history. So we have lived several hundred lives incarnate in the physical form, as both women and men of all races, and under every sign of the astrological zodiac. We hold the wisdom of the ancestors because we ARE our ancestors.
This Generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Matthew 24:34
But the ‘present’ moves at the Speed of Thought, into a ‘past’ that is simply a collection of electro-magnetic imprints called memories. So what are generally recognized as re-incarnations is actually one single projection of consciousness that, in the third-dimensional reality, is perceived to be several consecutive incarnations that are all trying to fulfill the same life purpose.
This is the incredible power of the Law of Mind.