Why are Jesus and Krishna so similar?

Are they the same person?

Christ and Krishna were called both God and the Son of God

Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine. Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease

Both cast out indwelling demons, and raised the dead

Both forgave his enemies. Both were crucified and both were resurrected

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  • :)
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Are they?

    In Hinduism, Krishna is believed to be the eighth avatar of Vishnu, the second aspect of the Hindu trinity. Almost every correlation between Krishna and Jesus can be traced to Kersey Graves, a 19th century author who believed Christianity was created from pagan myths. Though his works have been proven by scholars to be false and poorly researched , many still ignorantly refer to his arguments not knowing they are easily disproved by simply comparing the Bible to the Hindu texts.

    THE DEFINITION OF KRISHNA Although many critics allege Krishna means Christ, Krishna in Sanskrit actually translates as Black (One) as Krishna was believed to have blackish-blue skin. The word Christ literally translates as Anointed One. When skeptics, in turn, spell Krishna as Chrishna or Christna, this is a blatant attempt to spread more misinformation and reinforce their erroneous theories.

    THE CRUCIFIXION: Though critics claim Krishna was crucified, this is mentioned nowhere within the Hindu texts. Instead, we are told exactly how he dies: Krishna is mediating in the woods when he is accidentally shot in the foot by a hunter's arrow. Skeptics really try to streeetch this one by claiming the arrow that shot Krishna impaled him to a tree, thus crucifying him. They also point out the similarity between his wound being in the foot and Jesus' pierced hands and feet. However, if I was carving my initials into a tree and accidentally impaled my wrist, the idea of saying I was crucified would be absurd. This story relates more to the death of Greek mythology's Achilles than anything else: "A fierce hunter of the name of Jara then came there, desirous of deer.The hunter, mistaking [Krishna], who was stretched on the earth in high Yoga, for a deer, pierced him at the heel with a shaft and quickly came to that spot for capturing his prey." Mahabharata, Book 16, 4

    THE RESURRECTION: Although critics claim Krishna descended into the grave for three days and appeared to many witnesses, no evidence of this exists whatsoever. Instead, the actual account says Krishna immediately returns to life and speaks only to the hunter by forgiving him of his actions: "He [the hunter] touched the feet of [Krishna]. The high-souled one comforted him and then ascended upwards, filling the entire welkin with splendour... [Krishna] reached his own inconceivable region." Mahabharata, Book 16, 4

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    differences between the resurrections of Jesus and Krishna are as follows:

    Jesus appeared to approximately 500 eye witnesses in the New Testament. Krishna appeared only to the hunter.

    Jesus rose from the dead three days later. Krishna immediately returned to life.

    Jesus did not ascend into Heaven until after the Great Commission. Krishna immediately "ascended" into the afterlife.

    Jesus was aware of what was to take place. Krishna had no foreknowledge concerning his death.

    Jesus ascended into a physical realm (Heaven). Krishna transcended into a mental state (or inconceivable region).

    The concepts between Heaven (Christianity) and Nirvana (Hinduism) differ greatly.

  • 9 years ago

    Not just Jesus and Krisna, but also Jesus and the Messiah of the OT, and Jesus and Purusa in the Vedas, and Jesus and the God of the native religions world wide. Read Don Richardson’s book “Eternity in Their Hearts: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World.” Since we are all the descendants of Noah, all ethnicities of the world knew the prophecies about Jesus first coming. Some remembers Jesus by incorporating Him into myths and stories.

    Every Christmas, Christians and non-Christians heard the history of Magi of Eastern Religions bowing & worshiping Jesus (Matt 2:11). Jesus Himself proclaims that He has religious followers not of Judaism that He is bringing together (John 10:16). Read world scriptures to verify these verses on your own.

    Confucius worshiped Dao (the Way), also known as ShangDi. The ancient character ShangDi symbolizes “God On A Tree,” as can be seen in the cover pages of “God’s Promise To The Chinese” and “Highway To Your Immortality.” Buddha Gautama worshiped Dhamma (the Truth) as in the scripture Dhamma-pada. "Only those who live under Dhamma will reach the place beyond death" (Dhamma-pada VI:86). While there are many Buddha’s, there is only one Supreme Buddha, Dhamma Himself. Jesus is the only person proclaiming Himself as Dhamma and Dao (John 14:6).

    According to Hindu scriptures, “The only way to immortality is to know Purusa. There is no other way to immortality” (Svetasvatara Upanisad 3:8, Yajur Veda 31:18). Purusa means the Person in English. Purusa is the Supreme God Prajapati, who created the universe and yet was sacrificed (Rg Veda 10:90:6, Svetasvatara Upanisad 3:11-12, 15, 4:2, Mundaka Upanisad 1:2). The prophecy of Purusa was only fulfilled in history in Jesus.

    Historically “This formula – Bimillahi rrahmani rraheem – is of Jewish origin. It was in the first instance taught to the Koreish by Omayah of Taief the poet (one of the Hanyfs, Sprenger, i.76) who was a contemporary with, but somewhat older than, Muhammad, and who, during his mercantile journeys into Arabia Petraea and Syria, had made himself acquainted with the sacred books and doctrines of Jews and Christians (Kitab al-Aghani, 16, Delhi). Muhammad adopted and constantly used it, and it is prefixed to each Sura except the ninth” (1876 J.M.Rodwell “The Koran”). Syriac Christians at the time of Muhammad called Jesus as Rahmana (1902 H. Hirschfeld “New Researches into the Composition and Exegesis of the Quran). Allah rRahman is Jesus.

    Thus, because we have the same origin, we expect many worldwide similarities on Jesus, in scriptures, prophecies, and myths based on the prophecies, but only one person fulfilled in our history: Jesus.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    To take this opportunity to bash fundamentalism, perhaps it's because spirituality and enlightenment aren't exclusive to one religion. Perhaps there isn't one completely correct view of god. Perhaps god cares more about us being good people and doing good things than god being worshiped.

    Fundamentalists, you can't just decide that your miracle stories are more real than those in Hinduism.

  • 9 years ago

    You can thanks the ancient Greek, from around the time of Alexander the Great, for this.

    He was enthralled by the mystics of Sanatana Dharma, collectively called Hinduism today and he took holy men and copies of the Vedic literature back to Greece long before the supposed birth of Yeshau bar Yusuf (aka: Jesus Christ).

    Just as the Greeks had mispronouncced "Indras" and changed the same into "Hindrus", which became "Hindus", so they mispronounced "Krishna" changing it into "Kristos".

    When the "Christian" writers began to creat the mythology of a savior, they borrowed from other already existing mythologies so as to appeal to the peoples and cultures of particular areas. "Messiah" ( an earthly ruler, fully human, who, like the prophets of old in Hebrew folklore, would free the Jews from the subjegation they had suffered under the hands of various invaders) became "Kristos", which now write as "Christ".

    Lord Sri Krishna did not forgive his enemies as he was the creator of all that existed and he was never at war with creation. Creation is simply the multimanifested expression of himself expressing himself. There was neither good nor bad. Things were that which they were. Krishna called all of existence back to himself and gave it all endless lifetimes to reach an awareness of him.

    Lord Sri Krishna was never crucified. His physical manifestation or form was killed by having been shot by an arrow. Krishna could not die.

    The reality is that they are both ficticious characters, created by humankind, expressed in mythological structure so as to give a common expression to culturally held beliefs.

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  • 4 years ago

    Dionysus is not mentioned as living a sinless life. You can t be a sin sacrifice if you didn t live a sinless life. Out of all these Jesus is the only one who had all the qualifications not just bits and pieces. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was both God and man, died on the cross to be the propitiation for sins for all who would believe, defeated death, hell, and the grave, and rose again appearing to over 500 witness.

  • Esther
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    No dear, only Jesus was God made flesh and only Jesus rose from the dead.

  • 9 years ago

    also Dionysus was born from a virgin mother god father on 25 of december, died on a cross and raised from the dead as a god....

    some christians say that it's the devils plan bla bla bla...

    i just thing it's logical for SOLAR RELIGIONS to copy each other

    Source(s): atheist
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They are both variations of the same story, as is the story of Mithra and many more.

  • 9 years ago

    I KNOW JESUS! But who is krishna??? Enough said.

    Source(s): The Bible
  • 9 years ago

    Krisna = Krist

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