in Hindu Theology

is One of the Three Major Gods.

The tower on the left is part of a Madras temple to Shiva, and on the right, Shiva is doing His cosmic dance.

BRAHMA the Creator

created everything that is (but is no longer

available on a day to day basis to deal with

human beings in a meaningful way)

VISHNU the Preserver

is a very important God, and millions invoke

His protection, but He also lacks in availability.

SHIVA the Destroyer

although possibly equivalent to the "Devil"

or "Satan" in Christian Theology, is the powerful

"God of Earth", to whom the other Gods have

relinquished control of human affairs.

And hidden away for 2000 years,

in a little-known book written in SANSKRIT,

has been the story of LORD SHIVA'S

special unique SON, Meghaváhana -

who in later life was also known as

King Pravarasena I.

In the Western World, we have been

exposed to other traditions about

this same "Son of God", but under a

different name, JESUS CHRIST!

The One who walks among the seven

candle sticks of Revelation 2 and

3 dressed as a Essene "High Priest"!

   In the Gospel stories in the New Testament Bible, Jesus is offered all the kingdoms of the world if he will worship "Satan" and accept Satan's authority over the world's affairs. In the Gospels, Jesus refuses, and is later crucified.

 In the Kings of Kasmira version of the "Temptation of Christ", Jesus Christ, on his return to Kashmir after being crucified (now in another lifetime according to Indian Reincarnation Theory) accepts the help of Lord Shiva ("Satan?") to become King of Kashmir under the name Pravarasena I.

He reigns as king for 30 years (59 AD to 89 AD) and on his retire- ment is seen by all his subjects ascending into heaven (like another sun) or perhaps descending into hell (another element of the same story).


"Kings of Kashmira"

Appendix E: page ix

"The visit of Shiva to the king is thus narrated:

At Shri hill the prince met a follower of Shiva named Ashvapáda, who gave him some roots, &c., to eat (NOTE: King Meghaváhana, Jesus' previous "incarnation" was a notable Vegetarian, and therefore would be eating such "roots") and said that in a former birth he (Ashvapáda) had attained perfection and had asked the prince what he wanted (NOTE: Ashvapáda is here equivalent to John Mark, Moroka or Maraka to the Indians and Kashmiris. John Mark, as an Essene, was Jesus' "Beloved Disciple", valet, and scribe, and would of course know about Jesus' desire to begin a "Kingdom of Heaven" as the Essene Messiah between 29 and 33 AD. A kingdom that never in reality materialized at Qumran because Jesus was crucified.), and the prince had asked to have a kingdom.

"And when I was thinking as to how your desire (the desire for a real kingdom) might be attained, Mahádeva (Lord Shiva as "Satan", as "the Devil") said to me (to Moroka, to John Mark) that you were his favored follower, (as Jesus Christ in Judea, and Meghaváhana in Kasmir), and that he would fulfill your desires. Thus saying Mahádeva (Lord Shiva as "the Devil") disappeared."

We see in the above story all the elements of the Gospel TEMPTATION

STORIES except Jesus (as Pravarasena I) is being tempted through an

intermediary (John Mark or Moroka, here named Ashvapáda). This will

prove unsatisfactory to those who wish for a more direct temptation or

confrontation, with an opportunity for Jesus to show his cleverness. But

don't despair! The Kings of Kashmira story is far from over!

"Kings of Kashmira"

Appendix E: page ix

"These words reminded the prince of his former life (as the former Jesus Christ, crucified at Qumran), and with a desire of getting the kingdom, (of Kashmir, a real kingdom), he worshipped Shiva for one year, after which Shiva appeared to him in the form of a hermit, and promised him whatever he wanted. The prince wanted to be king of the world." (Here we have much more exactly the conditions of the Gospel temptation, direct confrontation, and the exact offer of "all the kingdoms of the world.")

MATTHEW 4:8 "Again, the devil taketh him up into an

exceedingly high mountain (Kashmir? In the Himalayas?),

and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory

of them; 9 And said unto him, All these things will I give thee,

if thou wilt fall down and worship me."

(In the Kashmir story, this is already a done deal. Jesus as

Pravarasena I has already worshipped Shiva for a year when

the Devil-God approached him directly!)

"Kings of Kashmira"

Appendix E: page ix

"Wherefore do you ask," questioned the god in the form of a hermit, "temporary enjoyment instead of salvation." The (clever) prince answered, "I asked you for the kingdom believing you to be a false hermit, for surely you are not Shiva, the great guru (religious teacher) of the world. For the great give more than is asked of them, they will give milk if a thirsty man asks for water."

The equivalent Bible saying of Jesus is found in Luke 11:9-13

"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and

ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;

and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,

will he give him a stone? or if he ask for a fish, will he

for a fish give him a serpent?

Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto

your children: how much more shall your heavenly

Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"

Note that not only does the last verse (Luke 11:13)

make the same presumption that Jesus does to Shiva,

but sets up an equivalence between Shiva and "your

heavenly Father", and names the ultimate gift of

Lord Shiva ("your heavenly Father") as the Holy Spirit.

Of interest to Seventh-day Adventists, and perhaps a few others -- In the book pictured on the left, written by Ellen G. White 1 1/2 centuries ago, it is noteworthy that she used this saying of Jesus I quoted above in defense of her visions at a time when her more orthodox Christian "friends" were accusing her of "mesmerism", self-hypnosis, and most significantly perhaps, getting her visions directly "from the Devil".

Cooperating later with their prejudices, she wrote counsels that prevented

Adventists of her time from ever receiving the "Promise of the Holy Spirit."

"Early Writings"

page 21

"If I had a vision in a meeting, many would say that it was excitement, and that some one mesmerized me. Then I would go alone in the woods, where no eye or ear but God's could see or hear, and pray to Him, and He would sometimes give me a vision there. I then rejoiced, and told them what God had revealed to me alone, where no mortal could influence me. But I was told by some that I mesmerized myself. Oh, thought I, has it come to this that those who honestly go to God alone to plead His promises, and to claim His salvation, are to be charged with being under the foul and soul-damning influence of mesmerism? Do we ask our kind Father in heaven for 'bread,' only to receive a 'stone,' or a 'scorpion'? These things wounded my spirit, and wrung my soul in keen anguish, well-nigh to despair, while many would have me believe that there was no Holy Ghost, and that all the exercises that holy men of God have experienced were only mesnerism, or the deceptions of Satan."

You can believe me when I tell you that this spirit of

criticism of anything "new" or unfamiliar by Orthodox

Christians as "from the Devil" is far from dead, and is not

limited to only Seventh-day Adventists.

"Kings of Kashmira"

Appendix E: page ix

"(Jesus) You cannot know the pain which I feel for not getting salvation. (NOTE: to Kahlana, writer of Kings of Kashmira and to all Indians, Buddhists, Jains -- "salvation" is "nirvana' -- extinction of an earthly life and everlasting union with the infinate God). Shiva became glad, and showed his real person to him (Jesus as Pravarasena I) and that ?in due course, when you will be reigning, Ashvapada by my orders will warn you of your salvation." (read that: "that your earthly life is over!) When Shiva disappeared, the prince took leave of Ashvapada and came to Kashmira."

Indeed, to those few of us in the world who do "Bible Codes" accurately,

and with more or less complete understanding, this little story hidden in

the Sanskrit archives of the Kashmiris until resurrected by Kahlana Pandita

not long before Kashmir was "invaded" by the Moslems of Pakistan is very

valuable. ....It shows us the basic CONTRACT between Lord Shiva and

Jesus, and that John Mark or Moroka (here Ashvapáda) is a part of this

"Trinity" of TIME/SPACE travelers -- a messenger or minister of not only

Jesus, as Pravarsena I, but also Lord Shiva himself!