Sanatana Dharma Of Jesus

Christian Gospel (John 1:1) :

In the beginning was the Word

And the Word was with God

And the Word was God.

[Written circa 50-100 AD]

Indian Vedas:

Prajapatir vai idam agre asit
Tasya vag dviitiya asit
Vag vai paraman Brahman

In the beginning was Prajapati (Brahman)
With whom was the Word;
And the Word was verily Brahman.

[Lila: Brahman and Prajapati both mean God, the former in his utterly transcendent and immanent form and the latter in his form as creator of the world.]

(Krishna Yajurveda, Kathaka Samhita, 12.5, 27.1; Krishna Yajurveda, Kathakapisthala Samhita, 42.1; Jaiminiya Brahmana II, Samaveda, 2244

Approximate date: 1000-1200 BC, with a strong possibility from internal evidence, of being even earlier.

10 thoughts on “Sanatana Dharma Of Jesus

  1. Your blog entry reminds me of this absolutely amazing (to me, at the time) historical video: 289 Who Is Ahura Mazda?

    Challenging stuff. [Is it even real? It seems like it is. As real as the vedas, I imagine.] I’d love to know your thoughts on that video.

    User name Tor posted that video a long while back over at ericpetersautos website in the comments section. It’s fascinating stuff, imho, to say the least.
    As I grow older I notice that I experience time faster than when I was younger. So I wonder, does “time” fold? Like a ribbon? Martin Armstrong uses a ribbon to describe time with his economic/history/prediction computer model. Can’t say I entirely agree with his stuff, but it Is interesting.

    I noticed a passage in the Bible where, I think it was Jesus who instructed his apostles not to go into Asia(?), I wonder why that was?

    In the background, a Comparative Religions instructor once said something like, “Are – all – religions the result of revelations from the same Supreme Being?”.
    If you spend a bit of time at Wikki looking at the Christian denominations since around 1400 A.D. to the 1800’s there sure were multiple opportunities for men to Muck Up the message. (Not that it wasn’t always, perhaps?) …Does “time” fold? Like a ribbon? And, if so, why would God allow everything to be so confounding, and, for so long?

    Parables, I think I understand why they were parables,… but the rest? (I mean the above paragraph.) Woe-ah!

    Side bit: And, is it preposterous to think Ezekiel describes helicopter gunships and fighter aircraft? Nevermind the golden flying egg. [No disrespect intended, btw]. A crazy guy I encountered once on the internet did a detailed write-up making that connection. I can’t say that he was wrong.

    Seekers and Adomites, Quakers and… “A rock,… a Rock Lobster!” [Not making fun of Peter, or anything like that, btw. Just a song.] Tough to make sense of it all. I can see – Why – people don’t want to, and why there are atheist with their, “From nothing, for nothing, into nothing” perspective. … I just can’t, be one. …At the very least, it seems irrational to be an atheist.

    And, and, wasn’t there a group older than the vedas, from which the vedas came? I forget the name given to them.
    Now, I’m just going too deep for most people.

    – Striving…. Or, spinning wheels? Or, just dust in the wind? Or, just sparks on the internet?

    Just a heretic thinking out loud.

    • The Saraswati civilization precedes the Vedas, it seems. And there must surely be great civilizations buried even further below or extinguished.
      People need a bit of humility to search for truth and not just look at the past as an excuse to pick up a sword.
      How can we fight over things that are in their nature uncertain.
      What is certain, we don’t need to fight over.

      • I’m thinking: that’s what they want to do, is fight.
        They like to fight.
        They want to fight.
        Fight, is what they are.
        There is no stopping their fighting, like bulls or sheep, rams, bison or whatever, they – Need – to fight, it’s their nature.
        It. Must. Happen.
        …The same as your urge to grab a goat by the horns and stop it? [That was such fun, if you haven’t done so}.
        Keyword: “was”.

  2. I’ve been looking all over for the source of this reference:

    “Prajapatir vai idam agre asit
    Tasya vag dviitiya asit
    Vag vai paraman Brahman

    In the beginning was Prajapati (Brahman)
    With whom was the Word;
    And the Word was verily Brahman.”

    I haven’t been able to track down the three sources provided. Can anyone help me pin this down?

    The other reference often used is:

    “I am Om, the Word that is God.”

    (Bhagavad Gita 7:8)

    However if you reference the Bhagavad Gita for verification, the quote is quite a departure from what it actually says:

    “…I am the sacred syllable Om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether, and the ability in humans.”

    As you can see, this is not a match. Yes it does mention the syllable Om (the “Word” if you interpret it this way) however it does not end with: “the Word that is God” but rather it ends with: “The sound in ether, and the ability in humans.”

    Thus an honest evaluation of the quote reveals that it doesn’t parallel the gospel of John as amazingly as it is advertised on this page.

    I would love for this to be true, but VERIFICATION and honesty should be the imperative.

    • Hi Ian,

      Glad to have some light shed on this.
      I didn’t look that up as well as I ought to have.
      I have since been reading many apologetic sites that tell me that many Hindu texts that supposedly parallel Christian texts really don’t, for a variety of reasons.
      More on that when I get back.

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