JESUS CHRIST IN THE DREAM OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

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  JESUS CHRIST  IN THE DREAM OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA  

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The Swami spent a few days in Naples, visiting Vesuvius, Pompeii, and other places of interest. Then the ship at last arrived from Southampton with Mr. Goodwin as one of his passengers. The Swami and his friends sailed from Naples on December 30, 1896, expecting to arrive in Colombo on January 15, 1897.

On board the ship the Swami had a significant vision. One night, somewhere between Naples and Port Said, he saw in a vivid dream a venerable, bearded old man, like a rishi of India,

Who said:

‘Observe carefully this place. You are now in the Island of Crete. This is the land where Christianity began. I am one of the Therapeutae who used to live here.’

  • Lord Jesus In the Dream Of Swami Vivekananda 
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The apparition uttered another word, which the Swami could not remember. It might have been ‘Essene,’ a sect to which John the Baptist belonged.

Both the Therapeutae and the Essenes had practised renunciation and cherished a liberal religious outlook. According to some scholars, the word Therapeutae may be derived from the Buddhist word Sthaviraputtra or theraputta. Its meaning : the sons or disciples of the Theras, or Elders, the superiors among the Buddhist monks.

The word Essene may have some relation with Isiyana. The meaning it is the Path of the Lord, a well-known sect of Buddhist monks. It is now admitted that the Buddhists at an early time had monasteries in Asia Minor, Egypt, and generally along the eastern part of the Mediterranean.

  • Lord Jesus In The Dream Of Swami Vivekananda 
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The old man in the dream concluded his statement by saying:

‘The truths and ideas preached by us were presented as the teachings of Jesus. But Jesus the person was never born. Various proofs attesting this fact will be brought to light when this place is dug up.’

At that moment — it was midnight — the Swami awoke and asked a sailor where the ship was! The sailor replied that it was fifty miles off Crete.

  • Lord Jesus In The Dream Of Swami Vivekananda 

The Swami became startled at this singular coincidence. The idea flashed in his mind that the Acts of the Apostles might have been an older record than the Gospels, and that Buddhist thought, coming through the Therapeutae and the Essenes, might have helped in the formulation of Christianity.

He also thought that the person of Christ might be a later addition. He knew that Alexandria was a meeting place of Indian and Egyptian thought. Later, when the old sites in Crete were excavated, evidence was found connecting early Christianity with foreign sources.

JESUS THE PERSON WAS NEVER BORN BUT IT IS NOT A MATTER BORN OR DIE, HE JESUS LIFE IS A GRATE AND HE IS VERY GRATE MAN

JESUS THE PERSON WAS NEVER BORN BUT IT IS NOT A MATTER BORN OR DIE, HE JESUS LIFE IS A GRATE AND HE IS VERY GRATE MAN  JESUS CHRIST  IN THE DREAM OF SWAMI  VIVEKANANDA  

The Swami spent a few days in Naples, visiting Vesuvius, Pompeii, and other places of interest. Then the ship at last arrived from Southampton with Mr. Goodwin as one ofher passengers. The Swami and his friends sailed from Naples on December 30, 1896, expecting to arrive in Colombo on January 15, 1897.On board the ship the Swami had a significant vision. One night, somewhere between Naples and Port Said, he saw in a vivid dream a venerable, bearded old man, like a rishi of India,Who said:’Observe carefully this place. You are now in the Island of Crete. This is the land where Christianity began. I am one of the Therapeutae who used to live here.’

  • Lord Jesus In the Dream Of Swami Vivekananda 

The apparition uttered another word, which the Swami could not remember. It might have been ‘Essene,’ a sect to which John the Baptist belonged. Both the Therapeutae and the Essenes had practised renunciation and cherished a liberal religious outlook. According to some scholars, the word Therapeutae may be derived from the Buddhist word Sthaviraputtra or theraputta, meaning the sons or disciples of the Theras, or Elders, the superiors among the Buddhist monks. The word Essene may have some relation with Isiyana, meaning the Path of the Lord, a well-known sect of Buddhist monks. It is now admitted that the Buddhists at an early time had monasteries in Asia Minor, Egypt, and generally along the eastern part of the Mediterranean.

  • Lord Jesus In The Dream Of Swami Vivekananda 

The old man in the dream concluded his statement by saying:’The truths and ideas preached by us were presented as the teachings of Jesus. But Jesus the person was never born. Various proofs attesting this fact will be brought to light when this place is dug up.’At that moment — it was midnight — the Swami awoke and asked a sailor where the ship was; he was told that it was fifty miles off Crete.

  • Lord Jesus In The Dream Of Swami Vivekananda 

The Swami was startled at this singular coincidence. The idea flashed in his mind that the Acts of the Apostles might have been an older record than the Gospels, and that Buddhist thought, coming through the Therapeutae and the Essenes, might have helped in the formulation of Christianity. The person of Christ might be a later addition. He knew that Alexandria had been a meeting-place of Indian and Egyptian thought. Later, when the old sites in Crete were excavated, evidence was found connecting early Christianity with foreign sources.JESUS THE PERSON WAS NEVER BORN BUT IT IS NOT A MATTER BORN OR DIE, HE JESUS LIFE IS A GRATE AND HE IS VERY GRATE MANJESUS THE PERSON WAS NEVER BORN BUT IT IS NOT A MATTER BORN OR DIE, HE JESUS LIFE IS A GRATE AND HE IS VERY GRATE MAN

Read more:1. Swami Vivekananda’s Inspired Talks 2. Jesus as Seen By Swami Vivekananda

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