Christ To Chrishna
From Christ to Chrishna is a book from the past which has made its appearance
again. It seems to have first been published by Health Research in 1961, although
the forward by the author is dated 1959 and the copyright dates from 1966. The
book has recently been reproduced by Health Research.
The name Raymond Bernard is said by Dennis Crenshaw to be an alias for the surname
Sigmeister. Dennis has extensively researched this author because of his other
writings, writings on the hollow earth theory. For example, Bernard penned the
book Agharta, on the Tibetan underground, and most notably The Hollow Earth, which
has become a standard-bearer for the hollow earth community.
Right from the very beginning, From Christ to Chrishna establishes that the
teachings of Krishna are the origin of Christianity. The book explains that
Apollonius of Tyana had studied in the Himalayas and that he returned and introduced
these teachings to the Essenes, who became the first "Chrishn-ins", later Christians.
It brings to our attention that the writings of Apollonius were re-written and
plagiarized by Roman churchmen at the Council of Nicea three centuries later.
In the fourth century, A.D., Hierocles accused the Christian priesthood of this
plagiary and of inventing a messiah by combining the name of the Druid sun god,
Iesus, from the Western half of Constantine's Roman empire with the name Chrishna,
from the Eastern half, which had become corrupted to Christ by that time.
In order to provide historical justification, the book explains how a Jewish religious
teacher from Jehoshua Ben Pandira was selected, and why a young Essene who had
been crucified, Jeshai Beth Halachmee, became incorporated into the story.
The book adds authority to its assertions by interpreting the research of academicians
from the past, such as J.M. Roberts, who authored the book Antiquity Unveiled;
Reverend Robert Taylor, who authored Diegesis; Moor, the author of Hindu Pantheon;
Gerald Massey, of The Natural Genesis Godfrey Higgins who wrote Analcalypsis and
Professor Hilton Hotema, among others.
From Christ to Chrishna acknowledges the book Monumental Christianity as
the source of the illustrations which it contains.
Bernard utilizes comparison as a device for establishing that the birth of
Christ originates from the older, Sanskrit-documented narration of the birth of
Krishna, as found in the Puranas. Shree Krishna, for example, was born in
Mathura but taken to a pastoral setting just after birth- Christ was ready to
be born in the larger city of Nazareth but taken to a pastoral setting just before
he was born. At birth, the devatas showered flowers and sang hymns in glorification
of the baby Krishna, just as it is related in relation to the angels and Christ
in the Gospel of Luke. After His birth, Shree Krishna was visited by a wise man,
the sage Narada Muni who foretold his future according to the alignment of stars
at the time. This is similar to the way in which Jesus was visited by the Magi
who had followed a star in the heavens in order to find him, and who also foretold
of His future glory.
In the natal story of both Shree Krishna and Christ it is told that the regent
ordered the death of all male children bon during that period- in the birth story
of Shree Krishna, the regent's name was Kamsa. In the birth story of Christ, it
was Herod. Bernard quotes Sir William Jones, a respected Sanskrit scholar, in
this regard: "That the name of Krishna and the general outline of his story were
long anterior to the birth of our Savior, and probably to the time of Homer, we
know very certainly ." There is much, much more along these lines.
Whether or not the reader accepts every last shred of evidence, and every last
explanation by Bernard is immaterial. Bernard presents a scope which is broad
enough to substantiate the Krishna origins of Christianity.
It is almost ironic that when this book was written, the Indian/Hindu immigration
into North America had not yet taken place. Even the Indian population of Great
Britain was not what it is today. Even so, the book is very appropriate for the
bookshelf of any current follower of Vedic dharma as it provides orientation in
a Christian world which can be aggressive at times.
The future appearance of the Lord
The description of the
future Avatara of God (Lord Kalki) sounds almost the same in the Bible as in the
Here are some additional
interesting points to consider. There are verses from the book of Revelations
in the Bible that are very similar to the above descriptions in the Puranas about
Lord Kalki. These verses are so similar that they cannot be ignored and may provide
additional insight for Christians and similarities they may share with Vedic culture.
In Revelations (19.11-16, & 19-21) it states:
The Apocalyptic Horse Rider
"And I saw heaven opened,
and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire,
and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, but no man knew but
he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is
called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon
white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth
a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them
with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath
of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING
OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth,
and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,
and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet
that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received
the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast
alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with
the sword of him that sat on the horse."
The Kalki Avatara
The above Bible revelation sounds so much like
the incarnation of Lord Kalki that it could hardly be anyone else. Surely, by
the time Lord Kalki appears, no one will have the slightest expectation of Him
or His appearance. No one will know His name. And His army of brahmanas will be
as pure as if they had descended from heaven. At the time of Lord Kalki's appearance,
He will kill the remaining miscreants and deliver the few saintly people from
the present conditions of the earth, changing it back to the Golden Age of Satya-yuga.
"Lord Kalki, the Lord of
the universe, riding His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, will travel
over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic powers and eight special qualities
of Godhead. Displaying His unequalled effulgence and riding with great speed,
He will kill by the millions those thieves and rogues who have dared dress as
kings." [SB. ]
"Lord Kalki, the Lord
of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel
over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulence's and eight special qualities
of Godhead. Displaying His unequalled effulgence and riding with great speed,
He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings."
"After all the imposter kings have been killed, the residents of the cities
and towns will feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood
paste and other decorations of Lord Kalki, and their minds will thereby become
"When the Supreme Lord Hari [Krishna] has appeared on earth as Kalki, the
maintainer of religion, Satya-yuga [the age of truth] will begin, and human society
will bring forth progeny in the mode of goodness."
The mission of Kalki Avatara is to re-establish the religious principles, which
have disappeared by the end of Kali Yuga, the iron age of hypocrisy and quarrel.
Please Read: The Apocalyptic Horse Rider - Appearance of Kalki Avatar.
16. John P. Lundy, Monumental
Christianity (New York, 1876), p. 151.
17. Ibid, pp. 151--152.
18. T. W. Doane, Bible Myths (New York, 1882), p. 286.
19. Williams, Indian Wisdom, or Examples of the Religious, Philosphical, and Ethical
Doctrines of the Hindoos (London, 1875), p. iv.
20. Cox, The Myths of the Aryan Nations (London, 1870), vol. 2, p. 138.
21. Maurice, Hindostan, vol. 2, p. 316; Luke 1:57.
22. H. H. Wilson, trans., The Vishnu Purana, A System of Hindoo Mythology and
Tradition (London, 1840), book 5, chap. 3; Luke 2:1--7.
23. Cox, vol. 2, p. 107.
24. Godfred Higgins, Anacalypsis: An Enquiry into the Origin of Languages, Nations
and Religions (London, 1836), vol. 2, pp. 98--99.
25. Farrar, The Life of Christ (New York, 1876), p. 38.
26. Mons Dupuis, trans., The Origin of All Religious Worship (New Orleans, 1872),
27. Swain, vol. 1, p. 259.
28. Thomas Maurice, History of Hindostan (London, 1798), vol. 2, p. 319; Matthew
29. Maria L. Child, The Progress of Religious Ideas through Successive Ages (New
York, 1855), vol. 1, p. 68.
30. Maurice, Hindostan, vol 2, p. 320.
31. Maurice, Indian Antiquities (London, 1794), vol. 3, p. 46; John 13:5.
32. Charles Wilkes, trans., The Bhagavat Gita, or Dialogues of Crishna and Arjoon,
in Eighteen Lectures With Notes, (London, 1785), p. 51; John 13:23.
33. Williams, Hinduism (London, 1877), p. 211.
34. Ibid., p. 213.
35. Ibid., p. 213.
36. Ibid., p. 213.
37. Swain, vol. 1, p. 237; I Peter 3:19.
38. Higgins, p. 131; Acts 1:9
39. Wilson, p. 492.
40. Higgins, vol. 1, p. 144.
41. Lundy, p. 128.
42. Inman, Ancient Faiths and Modern (London, 1868), vol. 1, p. 411.
43. Child, vol. 1, p. 71.
44. Dupuis, p. 240; Matthew 28:6.
45. Child, vol. 1, p. 75; Williams, Hinduism, p. 108.
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