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Sindh, the cradle of religions and Seventeen years of Jesus: Sajjad Shar

Sometime tiny things or a question of a child makes you worried and force you to think over the things are they really exist? Few days later I was talking to someone on social media regarding the history of Sindh and during the general discussion about the civilization of Sindh. I don’t remember that the famous quotation of our language “no one has follower or companion once he fallen or dropped” same occurred here or she joked with me as she always having fun of me and from other side one message was received which shake my mind, soul and body was that “why you people think first man lived at Sindh? You were civilized? And happiest place on earth was Sindh did chocolate was made by Sindh first ever in history??”These were the questions compelled me to think and revise the things well, go through the history and watch again or we are in misconception that we had oldest most civilization and we had given world an ancient most city of world? We are the founder of musical instruments and dance? Is it true Hinduism and Buddhism were introduced and discovered in Sindh? Is that true that Jesus or Essa came over here? We had attended the high values of civilization, culture and customs first ever in history or not. So, in this regard I asked so many scholars and legends of history also go through the books, so here are some examples which praises the Highness of Sindh although we are under worst slavery of Pakistan. Where every day they are converting us in minority they are destructing our culture and values they had engulfed our resources we Sindhi people who told world to wear the clothes and cover yourself but unfortunately there daughters and sisters are un safe in their own homeland a large number of children are out of schools, they are begging instead of having books in hands, innocent nationalist workers are killed day by day, name of it whom people uttered first make ablution now its sin to recite or prays for Sindh but until and unless even one Sindhi survived he cannot forget his motherland and homeland Sindh and will definitely struggle for the freedom Sindh from the occupation of Pakistan. Following are the history objects by whom we can understand and conclude about the greatness of Sindh

The Vedas (Rigveda) praises the Sindhu, the cradle of civilization. “Sindhu in might surpasses all the streams that flow…. His roar is lifted up to heaven above the earth; he puts forth endless vigour with a flash of light .. The Veda refers to the Ganges only twice; but it makes as many as thirty references to the Sindhu. This is the Great Sindhu that gave Sindh its name.

In Ramayana, Sindh was part of Dasharatha’s empire. When Kekayi goes into a sulk, Dasaratha tells her: “The sun does not set on my empire. Sindh, Sauvira, Saurashtra, Anga, Vanga, Magadha, Kashi, Koshal — they are all mine.

Sindh is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. King Jayadratha of Sindh was married to Kaurava prince Duryodhan’s sister, Dushhala. He was, therefore, all along on the side of the Kauravas and against the Pandavas. However, be it said to the credit of Jayadratha that he, like Dhritarashtra and Bhishma, opposed the disastrous game of dice between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Gaandhari( gAMdhArI), as her name indicates, was a princess of Sindh.

The Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata prescribes bathing in Sindhu river to go to heaven after death, signifying its purity.

The Bhagvad Gita is based on an earlier sermon involving Sindh. Once upon a time, the king of Sindh had defeated young prince Sanjay of Sauvira. Sanjay had lost heart and wanted to forget all about his kingdom. But his brave mother Vidula had shamed him into action. She had told him to remember his ancestry, remember his responsibilities to his people, uphold dharma, and live nobly or die nobly. At a time when the Pandavas were dispirited and did not want to fight, their mother Kunti reminded Krishna of the story of Vidula and asked him to repeat it to her sons—to move them to action. The result was the immortal sermon of the Gita.

Dushhala also did a great good turn to Sindh. Since the movement of the centre of Indian civilization from the Sindhu to the Ganges, the former had obviously become a rough frontier tract subject to frequent invasions. Dushhala was pained to find the tribes of Jats and Medes in Sindh quarrelling endlessly. She therefore requested Duryodhana to send some Brahmins to tone up the socio-cultural life of Sindh. Duryodhana was good enough to send 30,000 Brahmins to Sindh. It was these Brahmins who later formed the backbone of resistance to Alexander. But of that, later.

Kalidasa says in the Raghuvamsha that on the advice of his maternal uncle Yudhajat, Rama conferred Sindh on Bharata. Rama’s ancestor Raghu’s triumphant horses had relaxed on the banks of the Sindhu. Another great Sanskrit poet, Bhasa, had created a play titled Avimarka based on the romance of prince Avimarka with princess Kurangadi of Sindhu-Sauvira. The Bhavishya Purana says that Shalivahana, the grandson of Maharaja Vikramaditya of Ujjain, established law and order in “Sindhusthana” and fixed his frontier on the Sindhu.

Anshnath, the eleventh Jain Tirthankara, was a Sindhi. He died in Bengal. The Jaina Dakshinyachihna (8th century) speaks of the Sindhis as “elegant, with a lovely, soft and slow gait. They are fond of songs, music and dance and feel affection for their country.”

There is a legend that the great Buddha had graced Sindh with his visit. Finding the climate extreme, and the area dry and dusty, he had permitted the bhikshus to wear shoes here. He had also permitted the use of padded clothing, forbidden elsewhere. Here Sthavirtis, the prince of Rorik or Roruka (Aror or Alor near modern Rohri) became his disciple. When the Buddha went round his native Kapilavastu in a chariot, it was mentioned that the “four auspicious horses, of lotus colour, had come from Sindhudesha.” To this day, historic Buddhist stupas are found in Sindh

The Divyavadana (Tibetan version) reports: “The Buddha is in Rajagriha. At this time there were two great cities in Jambudvipa (India): Pataliputra and Roruka. When Roruka rises, Pataliputra declines; when Pataliputra rises, Roruka declines.” Here was Roruka of Sindh competing with the capital of the Magadha empire. When Bimbisara was king of Magadha, he sent Rudrayana, king of Sindhu-Sauvira, a rare portrait of the Buddha. The two powerful ministers of Sindh at the time were Hiroo and Bheru, their names still common among the Sindhis.

But with this above discussion we can find that The great Jesus or Essa also visited Sindh and definitely his visit to Sindh would be spiritual and worthy. From holy books of Buddha and Hinduisim and Yogi stories confirmed Jesus visited Sindh which was called at that time as Indus Valley Civilization

Where was Jesus when he was a teenager? Was he doing what most young people do or was his path a little different? There are 18 unrecorded, unknown and crucial years in the development of the great man known as` Jesus Christ. Western sources are missing these important years

The Biblical account of the life and teachings of Jesus, covers the periods in his life from birth to age 12…and from age 30 to his crucifixion. This leaves 18 years, the major part of his life, unaccounted for…’

Essa, at thirteen years old…he was to take a wife; which was their custom at the time. The prospect of such an idea for the young lad must have frightened him. Instead, he ran away to see the world. The young Essa went off to find answers to life, the universe and everything. Where did he go? Essa traveled by sea and land until he arrived at the Indus Valley at age 14. He studied the Vedas and the Upanishads with the Brahman priests. He spent 6 years in Northern India studying the scriptures. He then moved North to the Himalayas, the land of those who follow Buddha. Essa left India in his 26th year. Later, he journeyed to Athens, Greece and Alexandria, Egypt. Essa learned secret knowledge at the great Library. His final teachings apparently took place inside the Great Pyramid. At twenty-nine years of age, he ‘returned to Palestine to fulfill his destiny.’

Is there any evidence that disciples of Jesus lived in India? According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, St. Thomas evangelized the lands between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf as well as further East to India. Called ‘Doubting’ Thomas, because he required physical proof of Jesus’ resurrection, he was known to spread the Gospel in India. Records in Madras report that he entered India as a carpenter and died as a martyr. The tomb of the disciple is in India. A mountain was named for St. Thomas in India.

Paramahunsa Yogananda, founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship in LA (1925), was the first high master of India who taught and lived in the West. In his book, ‘Autobiography of a Yogi,’ he speaks of his master’s close connection to Jesus Christ. He often expanded on the Old and New Testament. Yogananda had mentioned the ‘missing years of Jesus Christ.’ He spent some years in Indus Valley Civilization

‘It is true that Christ lived in Indus Valley Civilization (Sindh) during most of the 18 unaccounted years of his life; studying with India’s great masters. That doesn’t take away from his divinity and uniqueness. It shows the unity and brotherhood of all great saints and avatars.’ This was not unlike studying ways of martial arts in Shaolin temples. Was Jesus learning knowledge and truths that the masses were NOT ready for?

What happened to the records of Christ’s lost years? Emperor Constantine called more than 300 bishops together in 325 A.D. This was the Council of Nicea. What to do with the holy records and the masses? Corrections, deletions, admissions and omissions were agreed upon. These savage, unholy men of the cloth butchered the Bible. It was here that Jesus Christ was elevated to become the ‘only begotten Son of God.’ This ideology became the Nicean Creed.

Emperor Constantine discovered that the historical Jesus conflicted with his new philosophy. In 389 A.D., the vast Library at Alexandria was burned. Manuscripts that might have contradicted Constantine’s Nicean Creed were destroyed. Somewhere, the history of the teenage Jesus was deleted out of our education. Could it have been erased because it implied the great answers to life were learned in the East? Was reincarnation and eastern philosophy the ways of Truth that absolutely opposed the simple standards of Christianity? What other things were edited out? The Book of Enoch, for one. Ezekiel nearly got edited out for its blasphemy. And, gods became the singular GOD.

The early disciples of Jesus believed in REINCARNATION. Jews believed in it; Orthodox Jews still believe in it. Early writers recorded that they first heard of reincarnation from apostolic times. The teaching of reincarnation was not officially taken out of the Church’s Christian doctrine until 553 A.D. This second Council of Constantinople eliminated all teachings of reincarnation and Biblical references. There are still hints or glimpses in the Bible of reincarnation references that the Biblical editors did not fully eradicate:

It is believed that in the teachings of Jesus or Essa there is great resemblance with Hinduism and Buddha preaching such as:

J.C.: ‘Love they neighbor as thyself.’

Vedas: ‘Thou art that.’

Buddha: ‘With pure thoughts and fullness of love, I will do toward others what I do for myself.’

The basic teachings of Christ, the Vedas and the Buddha are all same as we had discussed above and still the names of mountains mentioned in bible also exist in Hamalian Mountain Region towards Kashmir side which was the part of Indus Valley Civilization, still our Sindhi Language words and terms are spoken same as in Sindh

In the light above example when one who studies the Hindu scriptures and Buddha teachings and sees that these sublime ‘truths are in harmony with the teachings of Jesus…it is not hard to believe that Jesus did go to Indus Valley Civilization(Sindh) and other lands in the East in preparation for his mission…’

So, above all findings reveals us to Proud and let world know the world that we Sindhi were very much civilized when none has to differentiate between bad and good, now it is your turn to support the nation in chains of worst slavery