Chrisna (Krishna) was the Indian Apollo, born in 1200 BCE.  He is represented as Avatar often, or the incarnation of the divinity. At his birth, choirs of Devitas (this is the name of, or for, angels) sang hymns of praise while shepherds surrounded his cradle. It was necessary to conceal his birth from the tyrant ruler, Canso, to whom it had been foretold that an infant savior would destroy him.1 Astute Christians should be able to see that the Christian tyrant King Herod is merely a retelling of the old pagan tyrant ruler, Canso. The Christian Herod story is strikingly similar to the pagan Chrisna/Canso mythology in nearly every feature.


In the first place there is the angel warning. In the Christian story we are not specifically informed how the tyrant Herod first became apprised of the birth of the Judean Savior. The Hindu story is fuller, and indicates that the angel was not only sufficiently thoughtful to warn the parents to flee from a danger which threatened to dispossess them of a divine child, and the world of a savior, but was condescending enough to apprise the tyrant ruler (Cansa) of his danger likewise―as we are told he heard an angel’s voice announcing that a rival ruler was born in his kingdom.


And hence, like Herod, he set about devising measures to destroy him. Why either of them should have taken such a circuitous or roundabout way of killing an infant, when the life of the strongest man, and every man in their kingdoms, was at their instant disposal, "divine inspiration" does not inform us. The child (Krishna) escaped with his parents beyond the coast of Lamouna.


For a time he lived in obscurity, and then he commenced a public life distinguished for prowess and beneficence. He washed the feet of the Brahmins, the holy men of India, and then he preached the most excellent doctrines, but at length the power of his enemies prevailed. Before his untimely death he foretold the miseries: which would take place in the Caliyuga or wicked (Dark?) ages of the world.


Krishna (Chrisna) taught his followers that they alone were the true believers of the saving faith. He threw down the barriers of caste. He elevated the dogmas of the faith above the sacerdotal class. He admitted everyone who felt an inward desire to the ministry to preach the religion. We know quite a bit about Chrisna. For instance, at the very moment of his conception a god left heaven to enter the womb of his mother, who was a virgin. Immediately after his birth he was recognized as a divine personage and it was predicted that he would surpass all previous divine in carnations in holiness. Everyone adored him. Everyone saluted him and called him "god of gods."


When he was twenty years old he went into the desert and lived there in retirement. He lived in simplicity and virtue and spent his time in religious contemplation. He was tempted in the desert in several ways. But, through his self-denial, he resisted all the seductive approaches of sin. He declared, "Religion is my essence." He experienced a lively opposition from the priests attached to the ancient creeds. But he triumphed over his enemies after holding a discussion with them in the temples. He revised the existing code of morals and social laws.


It had been prophesied in "olden times" in Indian religion that a person would arise and redeem Hindustan from the "yoke of bondage." We know this: "At midnight, when the birth of Chrisna was taking place, the clouds emitted low music and poured down a rain of flowers. The celestial child was greeted with hymns by the attending spirits. The room was illuminated by his light, the light coming from Chrisna, and the countenances of his father and mother emitted rays of glory and they both bowed in worship." The people believed he was god. At his birth a marvelous light illumined the earth.


Chrisna’s followers baptized and performed miraculous cures. When he was a child he attracted attention by his miracles. His life was devoted to mercy and charity. Chrisna left paradise from pure compassion, to die for suffering sinners. He sought to lead men to better paths and lives of virtue and rectitude. He suffered to atone for the sins of the entire world. But the sinner, through faith in him, could be saved. Chrisna proclaimed the equality of man in the sight of god.


There was a problem with Chrisna. He undertook and counseled a constant struggle against the body. In his eyes the body was the enemy of man's soul. He aimed to subdue the body and the passions, which came to that body. To follow him required humility, the disregard to worldly wealth, patience and resignation to adversity, love of enemies, religious tolerance, non-resistance to evil, confession of sins, and conversion.


Chrina received as disciples the outcasts of Hindu society. Chrisna died at last between two thieves. He led a pure and holy life, and was a meek, tender and benevolent being.


The birthplace of Chrinsa was Mathura. If you remember your Bible you will know that this is similar to Maturea, between Nazareth and Egypt. There are many small tales of Chrisna. One day a woman came to him and anointed his hair with oil, and in return he healed her maladies. One of his first miracles was the healing of a leper. Chrisna was crucified. He descended into Hades. He rose form the dead and ascended ot Voicontah (heaven).


Chrisna's mother was Maia. Mary? Let's look at Maia, his mother. She was pure and chaste. No animal food ever touched her lips. Honey and milk were her only sustenance. One evening, as she was praying, she was overshadowed by the spirit of god and she conceived god Chrisna in her womb then and there.


Chrisna's full name was Chrisna Zeus, or Zeus Chrisna.  Notice the similarity between Zeus and the name Jesus. Notice the similarity between Chrisna and Christ.


Chrisna chose twelve disciples to aid him in propagating his doctrines. He spent most of his time working miracles, resuscitating the dead, healing lepers, restoring the deaf and blind, defending the weak against the strong, and in proclaiming his divine mission to redeem man from original sin. He wanted to banish evil and restore the reign of good. He came to Earth because Brahma sent his son Chrisna upon the earth to die for salvation of man. The title of Jesus was given to him because it means "pure". He was called the "Promised of god" and "Messiah." When he spoke it was often from a mount. He also spoke in parables.


One of his parables is quite famous in India. A fisherman was much persecuted by his neighbors, but in a time of a sever famine when his neighbors were suffering and dying for the want of food, he carried food to these same persecuting neighbors, because he was so noble as to return good for evil, and he thus saved them from starvation. When Chrisna told his parable, he concluded it by saying, "Therefore, do good to all, both and evil and the good, even to your enemies."


Once, when he entered the city of Madura, the people came out in flocks and strewed branches for him to walk on as he entered the city. Chrisna had a favorite disciple, Adjourna, and he had another disciple by the name of Angada, who followed him to the Ganges River and there betrayed him. When Chrisna's last hours came, at the bank of the Ganges he performed three ablutions, and looking up at the heavens, prayed to Brahma. He was nailed then to the cross, but the wood on which he was suspended became suddenly covered with great red flowers that diffused their fragrance all around him.


Who was Chrisna? We are told that he was born in the year 1200 BCE in India. He was born on December 25th (that is the Indian month of Savarana) at midnight.


Chrisna descended into hell to preach to the inmates of that dark and dreary prison when he died.


Now honestly, just between the two of us, don't you think it is possible that somewhere along the line of the development of the Christna religions, there was a savior needed, and that Chrinsa sounded too good to be true?


Don't you now have an idea whence the idea of Jesus came?




1. Cansa's decree ran thus: "Let active search be made for whatever young children there may be upon earth, and let every boy in whom there may be found signs of unusual greatness be slain without remorse."


Now, let it be specially noticed that there is to this day in the cave temple at Elephants, in India, the sculptured likeness of a king represented with a drawn sword, and surrounded with slaughtered infants -- admitted by all writers to be much much  older than Christianity. Mr Forbes, in his Oriental Memories, vol. iii. p. 447, says, "The figures of the slaughtered infants in the cave of Elephanta represent them as being all boys, who are surrounded by groups of figures of men and women in the act, apparently, of supplicating for those children."


And Mr. Higgins, in his Anacalypsis, testifies relative to the case, that Chrishna was carried away by night, and concealed in a region remote from his natal place, for fear of a tyrant whose destroyer it had been foretold he would become, who, for that reason, had ordered all the male children born at that time to be slain. Sculptures in Elephanta attest the story where the tyrant is represented as destroying the children. The date of this sculpture is of the most remote antiquity. "He who hath ears to hear, let him hear," and deduce the pregnant inference, Joseph and Mary fled with the young Judean God into Egypt; Chrishna's parents likewise fled with the young Hindoo Savior to Gokul.