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Jesus and Krishna

Hindus believe that Krishna was the eighth "avatar" or incarnation of the god Vishnu - one of the Hindu deities in the Hindu trinity.

There over one hundred similarities between the Hindu and Christian saviors so they say.
In comparing the Krishna and Jesus myths, some of the references of the Jesus myth are stories found in the so-called Apocryphal Gospels, the early Christian writings which were not accepted for the Christian canon.

Some believe that the elements of the myth of Krishna were incorprated into the myth of Jesus or vice versa.

Were they perhaps the same person? Did one religion 'steal' from the other? Are there not as many similarities as some think there?

Your thoughts please...

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 7:43 AM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • They are not the same person. Krishna was here 5,000 years ago & we have enough evidence to prove that Jesus was here a lot later than that.


    Which gives the new Christo/Jews plenty of time to incorporate pieces of the Krishna legend into their own god-man. In "The book your church doesn't want you to read", by Tim Leedom, similarities listed are: Both were born of a virgin mother after impregnation by gods, the father of each was a carpenter, both were of royal descent, both were considered god incarnate and to be without sin, both were crucified between two thieves, and both were given the title "savior". And don't forget, both names are almost phonetically identical. Now if Krishna had been born AFTER Jesus, you MIGHT have an argument!!

    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 1:30 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • If hindus truly loved Jesus why dont they accept Him as Lord and Savior and become a true believer of Christ Jesus and follow His way?

    Why don't you accept that your god is really Vishnu and accept him, instead?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:37 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • They are not the same person. Krishna was here 5,000 years ago & we have enough evidence to prove that Jesus was here a lot later than that.


    I understand the similar elements, but if you read the Bagadavita, you will understand the differences. Hindu's also worship Jesus too. They do believe he is the son of god. They don't however believe that he is the "only" son of god. Jesus is worshipped in India by Hindu's just as much as he is worshipped here. Christmas is even big in India. Many Hindu monks teach the word of Christ alongside the word of Krishna. Their teachings are very similar, but they were both on earth during very different times. Jesus was here during the Kali  yuga & Krishna was here during the descending dwapara yuga, so the times & way of life were very different. Don't get me started on the Yuga's...that will take eons to explain...

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:57 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I think both are Myth, but that doesn't mean either did or didn't happen. All myths are based in truth. I believe that each religion comes out of the teaching of their Gods & Goddesses, and that these Gods not only know one another but work together, so the idea that they would repeat certain aspects isn't a big leap. There are a number of these overlaps beyond Jesus & Karishna... IMO, they COULD all be based on the same man/story, or they could be completely different people, or one could have simply stolen it... What matters isn't did or didn't they actually live and inspire these stories, but what can their stories teach us - as that is the point of ALL Myths!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:09 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Thank you samurai... I wonder how many Christians actually know that.
    IhartU

    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 7:59 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Not many!
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:00 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • When I was a Christian, it really bothered me that nothing of religious history or even discussions of other faiths was ever brought up or taught. It's like they keep you in a little bubble on purpose because they are afraid to expose you to the world outside the Bible in order to keep you from being swayed from their version of the 'truth'.
    IhartU

    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 8:09 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • EXACTLY! Most christians fear other religions & i think it's because they don't want to be proven wrong or have any doubt. In fact, i remember in bible school when i was younger, that they taught us (or tried to) that reading other scripture is against god because it fuels doubt. My mom is so crazy! We were raised Hindu, but she really wanted us to learn the bible, so she sent us to a EVANGELICAL church for while. They eventually told my mom she was going to hell because she meditated, that's when we stopped going to church there.

    One thing i LOVE about buddhism, it encourages doubt! They say doubt is the only thing that eventually leads us on our right path. We must ask questions & we should want to fill in all the holes. knowledge is so muchy more rewarding than blind faith.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:15 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • One thing i LOVE about buddhism, it encourages doubt! They say doubt is the only thing that eventually leads us on our right path. We must ask questions & we should want to fill in all the holes. knowledge is so muchy more rewarding than blind faith.


    I LOVE this! big smile mini

    IhartU

    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 8:24 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • If I remember correctly, some Hindus believe that Jesus IS an avatar of Krishna.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 16, 2010