Jesus and Krishna- The same Life story

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Implications of points of similarity between the lives of Jesus and Krishna:

Krishna is the second person of the Hindu Trinity. He is considered to be one of the incarnations of the God Vishnu. Some Hindus believe that he lived on Earth during perhaps the 2nd or 3rd centuryBCE. However, "Traditional belief based on scriptural details and astrological calculations gives Krishna's birth" year as 3228 BCE. 12  Yeshua of Nazareth is generally regarded as having been born in Palestine circa 4 to 7 BCE. Thus, if there are many points of similarities between these two individuals, most skeptics and some religious liberals would accept that elements of Krishna's life were incorporated into the legends associated with Jesus rather than vice-versa.
Other reasons for the similarities between Jesus and Krishna's life stories on Earth have been suggested which are more acceptable to conservative Christians who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, in the inspiration of the Bible's authors by God, and in the belief that Jesus is God's only son and the world's only savior:
bulletLegends of Krishna's life are lies which Satan created to discredit Christianity in advance of Jesus' birth.
bulletThe similarities in the two lives are simple coincidences.
bulletKrishna's life was a type of prophecy foretelling the arrival of the Christian Messiah.
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Correspondences between events in Jesus' and Krishna's life:

Author Kersey Graves (1813-1883), a Quaker from Indiana, compared Yeshua's and Krishna's life. He found what he believed were 346 elements in common within Christiana and Hindu writings. 1 That appears to be overwhelming evidence that incidents in Jesus' life were copied from Krishna's. However, many of Graves' points of similarity are a real stretch.
He did report some amazing coincidences:
bullet#6 & 45: Yeshua and Krishna were called both a God and the Son of God.
bullet7: Both was sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.
bullet8 & 46: Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity.
bullet13, 15, 16 & 23: His adoptive human father was a carpenter.
bullet18: A spirit or ghost was their actual father.
bullet21: Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.
bullet27 & 28: Both were visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star.
bullet30 to 34: Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination. The parents fled. Mary and Joseph stayed in Muturea; Krishna's parents stayed in Mathura.
bullet41 & 42: Both Yeshua and Krishna withdrew to the wilderness as adults, and fasted.
bullet56: Both were identified as "the seed of the woman bruising the serpent's head."
bullet58: Jesus was called "the lion of the tribe of Judah." Krishna was called "the lion of the tribe of Saki."
bullet60: Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."
bullet64: Both referred to themselves having existed before their birth on earth.
bullet66: Both were "without sin."
bullet72: Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine.
bullet76, 77, & 78: They were both considered omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.
bullet83, 84, & 85: Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease. One of the first miracles that both performed was to make a leper whole. Each cured "all manner of diseases."
bullet86 & 87: Both cast out indwelling demons, and raised the dead.
bullet101: Both selected disciples to spread his teachings.
bullet109 to 112: Both were meek, and merciful. Both were criticized for associating with sinners.
bullet115: Both encountered a Gentile woman at a well.
bullet121 to 127: Both celebrated a last supper. Both forgave his enemies.
bullet128 to 131: Both descended into Hell, and were resurrected. Many people witnessed their ascensions into heaven.
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Errors in Graves' book:

Due either to carelessness, or the primitive knowledge of religious history in the late 19th century, it appears that Graves made some errors in his book. He reported that:
bulletBoth Krishna and Yeshua were born on December 25.
bulletActually, Krishna is traditionally believed to have been born during August. The festival Janmashtami is held in honor of this birth.
bulletThe birth day of Jesus is unknown, but is believed by many to have also been about August during some year between 4 and 7 BCE.
bulletDecember 25th was chosen for Christmas to coincide with a pre-existent Pagan Roman holiday, Saturnalia. December 25th was also recognized in ancient times as the birth day of various other god-men such as Attis and Mithra. All were linked to the winter solstice, which occurs about DEC-21.
bulletJesus' and Krishna's mothers were holy virgins:
bulletActually, the virginal state of Mary when she conceived Jesus is a matter of debate. Paul and the author(s) of the Gospel of John appear to directly reject the concept. The author of the Gospel of Mark appears to have been unaware of it. The authors of Matthew and Luke accepted the belief. Christians today are divided.
bulletThe virginal state of Devaki is also a matter of debate. One tradition states that Krishna was her eighth child. Another states that it was a virgin birth: "In the context of myth and religion, the virgin birth is applied to any miraculous conception and birth. In this sense, whether the mother is technically a virgin is of secondary importance to the fact that she conceives and gives birth by some means other than the ordinary....the divine Vishnu himself descended into the womb of Devaki and was born as her son Krishna.11
bulletJesus' and Krishna's mothers had similar names: Miriam (Mary) and Maia
bulletIn reality, Krishna's mother may have been referred to as Maia, but only because this is the Hindi word for "mother." His mother's actual name was Devaki; his foster mother's name was Yashoda.

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