BBC documentary claims that Jesus was actually a Buddhist Monk.
The origins of Christianity have been thrown into disrepute thanks to a new BBC documentary.
In the documentary, ‘Jesus was a Buddhist Monk’, it is claimed that Jesus spent many years living in India and Tibet.
Buddhism is a much older religion than Christianity, but you can draw similarities from them both. In fact, almost all organized religions share some resemblance with each other.
The messages of peace and love which Jesus spreads throughout the bible are similar to that of Buddhism, could the two be more closely linked than previously thought?
The documentary makes the amazing claim that Jesus was not crucified when the world believes that he was. But instead, he escaped his crucifixion and went on to live a long and full life in Asia.
It is claimed that while in his mid thirties, Jesus went to live with Jewish settlers in Afghanistan. According to locals who lived in the area at the time, Jesus then spent several years living in the Kashmir Valley.
The age of Jesus throughout the Bible is something that even the most devout of Christians cannot explain. There are huge amounts of time in Jesus’ life that cannot be accounted for.
The fact that the Bible is so old, and the nature of how it was put together means that many of the documentations held within it that people take as ‘fact’ may not actually have happened.
Jesus is roughly thirteen when he disappears from the Bible. Some people now speculate that this was the time when he was taken from his parents to learn about the Buddhist faith. This is common in Buddhism, for when a child is deemed old enough, he will be taught all about the way of Buddhism. At the time, the religion of Buddhism was around 500 years old.
Holger Kersten, a German scholar has also written a book about the subject. Entitled Jesus Lived In India, the book documents parts of Jesus’ life that are not contained within the Bible.
“The lad arrives in a region of the Sindh (along the river Indus) in the company of merchants,”
“He settled among the Aryans with the intention of perfecting himself and learning from the laws of the great Buddha. He travelled extensively through the land of the five rivers (Punjab), stayed briefly with the Jains before proceeding to Jagannath.”