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The Buddhist Essene Gospel
of Jesus

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So the man John explains, "There was a man, one sent from God, whose name was John: This man came for a witness, to bear witness concerning the Light, that all might believe thru him." (Jn.1:6-8)


"I baptize with water; but in the midst of you there has stood one whom you do not know. While you have the Light,
believe in the Light, that you may become Sons of the Light."
(Jn.1:27, 12:36)


Josephus says John lived on carob,
eating neither bread of any kind
nor the flesh of animals, beside refusing
wine and intoxicating beverages.


But the Gospels now read he ate
“locusts and wild honey.”
The Locust tree and fruit are carob,
otherwise known as “
St. John’s Bread” or food,
because Luke (
7:33 ) says he ate no bread.


However, the words “wild honey” the Hebrew scholars
in the Soncino Chumash translate as “fruits that exude sweet juices”,
such as “dates and figs”. But the place where John was at the
Jordan crossing at
Bethany ) means garden of the figs.  


MShIkHA means Messiah of the Jews, Christ or Anointed,
but the same word means Measured, or better understood
as the Exemplar that Christians must measure up to.


The Heavenly City is measured “according to the measure of man, which is an angel.”


Thus, we have the Angel-Messiah that Justin Martyr wrote about, which manifested with the illumination of John and his disciples on the Jordan.


He was not the Messiah that the Jews looked for,
and he frankly told them just that,
but he did have a Measure or Exemplar
which his disciples must comply with.


So it is the Spiritual Presence of Jesus
in John’s flesh that the disciples followed
seeking to find out “from whence” he was.


The Gospel, originally, "God Spell" means unfoldment of the Gnosis or Holy Spirit.


The Nag Hammadi editor James Robinson clearly shows
that the Desert Fathers of Christianity came from the Gnostic First Christians who in turn had been Essenes.


Eusebius, the father of Church history, wrote:
"Those ancient Therapeutae were Christians, and that
their ancient writings were our gospels and epistles."




Bishop Epiphanius said of the Essenes: "They who believe on Christ were called Jessaei (Essenes) before they were called Christians. These derived their constitution from the signification of the name Jesus, which in Hebrew signifies the same as Therapeutae, that is a savior or physician."




Clement of Alexandria tells us: "After the resurrection the Lord delivered the Gnosis to James the Just and John and Peter: they delivered it to the other apostles." The Gnostics were the "First Christians of Saint John ", otherwise known as the Nazarenes.


As Elaine Pagels writes in The Gnostic Gospels,
“Some scholars have suggested that if the names were
changed the `living Buddha’ appropriately says what the
Gospel of Thomas attributes to the living Jesus.”


Jesus and the Buddha identify in being the
"true Light that enlightens every man". (Jn.1:9)
"I am the Light of the world," said Jesus,
while those looking at John were told, "I am not the Christ"


Product Details:

ISBN: 0972587705
Format: Paperback, 112pp
Pub. Date: October 2004
Publisher: Paradisian



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