18 July 2017

Yes-us from Kashmir, 600 BCE

[139/08] in the end they said that Yes-us was a god

The Oera Linda-book (first published in Dutch translation by Dr. J.G. Ottema in 1872) contains a narrative about a Jes-us or Yes-us from Kashmir:
  • who would have lived ca. 600 BCE, 
  • who would also have been known as Buda, Kris-en and Fo
  • who would have been a wise teacher that was deified after his death.

The narrative suggests that Yes-us was one of the names of Buddha, which raises the question if Jesus of Nazareth (whether historic of mythic) might have been named after this earlier Yes-us.
Note: Although I have transliterated the name as JES.US, I prefer spelling in English as Yes-us, since the J in Dutch and German is pronounced as English Y, not as J (dj). Compare English: "Yule" vs. Dutch/ German: "Jul"/ "Joel". Ottema translated the name as Jessos, which was copied in the English translation by Sandbach (1876).

If Yes-us (whatever spelling) was indeed one of many names of Buddha (which is not impossible), one can imagine why both Christian and Buddhist authorities would have hidden or destroyed sources about it.

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As promised to another researcher, I will present my preliminary (not yet proofread by my editors!) new translation of the concerning fragment below, once in full and once with line or verse numbers, then the transliteration which is numbered likewise for comparison, and finally the pages of the manuscript with added line numbers.

First, some quoted fragments by way of introduction (my italics).

Ottema (1804-1879)
Dr. J.G. Ottema (1873) "Geschiedkundige Aanteekeningen en Ophelderingen bij Thet Oera Linda Bok" (p.28, my provisional translation from Dutch):
Jes.us, Jessos, Jess
With the expulsion of Buddhism from Kashmir and its dispersion to the east, the name Jess seems to have disappeared and been replaced in the legend by Gautama and Sakyamuni. The influence of Buddha's teaching, however, seems to have spread westwards too, with the Fire-worshippers of Aria, the Persians and those in Azerbaijan, the latter having kept the memory of Buddha's first name in their name Yezidis. Likewise with the Slavic peoples, among which the Old-Polish mythology uses the name Jess for the supreme godhead as well as for the greatest of planets, Jupiter.
Fo is the common Chinese name for Buddha.
Krisen: In India, Buddha is regarded to be the ninth Avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu and a continuation of the Avatar of Krishna, which would make Buddha the reborn Krishna.

Volney (1757-1820)
C. F. Volney (1791, translated 1802 from French) "The Ruines; Or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature"
(...) so that the existence of Jesus is no better proved than that of Osiris and Hercules, or that of Fot or Beddou, with whom (...) the Chinese continually confound him, for they never call Jesus by any other name than Fot.
(...)
Christianity, or the Allegorical Worship of the Sun, under the cabalistical names of Chrish-en, or Christ, and Ye-sus or Jesus.
(...)
"Finally, these traditions went so far as to mention even his astrological and mythological names, and inform us that he was called sometimes Chris, that is to say, preserver, and from that, ye Indians, you have made your god Chrish-en or Chrish-na; and, ye Greek and Western Christians, your Chris-tos, son of Mary, is the same; sometimes he is called Yes, by the union of three letters, which by their numerical value form the number 608, one of the solar periods. And this, Europeans, is the name which, with the Latin termination, is become your Yes-us or Jesus, the ancient and cabalistic name attributed to young Bacchus, the clandestine son (nocturnal) of the Virgin Minerva, who, in the history of his whole life, and even of his death, brings to mind the history of the god of the Christians, that is, of the star of day, of which they are each of them the emblems."

Strabo book 15, chapter 1, section 59, with translation Hamilton & Falconer, 1903 (source):
῎αλλην δὲ διαίρεσιν ποιεῖται περὶ τῶν φιλοσόφων, δύο γένη φάσκων, ὧν τοὺς μὲν Βραχμᾶνας καλεῖ τοὺς δὲ Γαρμᾶνας.
Megasthenes divides the philosophers again into two kinds, the Brachmanes and the Garmanes*. (*translators' note: Brahmins and Sarmanes)


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Provisional new translation of page [136/08] to [141/21] (not proofread by my editors yet!). Page numbers of original between [x], pages numbers of Sandbach translation between (x). For version with line or verse numbers, see below.

It was sixteen hundred years ago that Atland had sunk (ca. 600 BCE), when something happened that no one had expected.

In the heart of Finda's Land, in the mountains, lies a plain called Kasamir, which means 'rare'. A child was born there; his mother was the daughter of a king, and his father was a high priest. To avoid shame, they had to deny their own blood. He was thus taken out of town, to poor people. Meanwhile, it was not concealed to him. Therefore he did anything to find and collect wisdom. His comprehension was so great, that he understood all he saw and heard. The folk regarded him with respect, and the priests got scared of his questions. When he became of age, he went to his parents. They had to hear hard words. To get rid of him, they gave him plenty of valuable stones, but they still dared not openly acknowledge him [137] as their own blood.

Overwhelmed by sadness over the false shame of his parents, he went wandering about. On his travels, he met a Fryan Steersman who had been enslaved; from him he learned about our morals and traditions. He bought his freedom and they remained friends till death. Everywhere he went, he taught the people that they should not accept rich men or priests, and that they must take heed against false shame, which inevitably harms love. Earth, he said, grants her gifts to those who scratch her skin; he must dig, plough and sow in it, who wishes to shear of it. However, he said, no one has to do this for another, unless it happens at common will or with love.

He taught that no one should grub in her bowels for gold, silver or precious stones, to which envy sticks and from which love flees. To adorn your girls and women, he said, her rivers deliver enough. No one, he said, is able to give everyone equal wealth and happiness, but it is everyone's duty to make the people as equally wealthy [138] and to give them as much contentment as possible. No wisdom, he said, should be undervalued, but equal sharing is the greatest wisdom that time can teach us, because it wards off irritation from Earth, and it feeds love. His first name was Yes-us, but the priests who severely hated him, called him Fo, that is, fault. The folk called him Kris-en, that is, herdsman, and his Fryan friend called him Buda, that is, pouch, because he had in his head a treasure of wisdom, and in his heart a treasure of love.

In the end he had to escape the revenge of the priests, but everywhere he arrived his teaching had preceded him, and everywhere he went his enemies followed him like his shadow. When Yes-us had travelled like this for twelve years, he died, but his friends maintained his teaching, and proclaimed where it found ears. So, what do you think the priests did? That I must tell you, and you must give it serious consideration. Moreover, you must be vigilant against their trade and tricks, with all forces that Wralda has provided you.

While Yes-us' teaching fared over Earth, the false priests went to the land of his birth to announce his death. They said they [139] were of his friends and pretended great mourning, rending their clothes to rags and shaving their heads. They went to live in mountain caves, but they also stored their treasures and made images of Yes-us in there. They gave these images to the unsuspecting people, and in the end they said that Yes-us was a god; that he himself had revealed so to them, and that all who would believe in him and his teaching would enter his kingdom hereafter, where there is joy and pleasures.

Because they knew that Yes-us had been in arms against the rich, they preached everywhere that poverty and simplicity are the gateway into his kingdom; that those who have suffered the most here on Earth, would hereafter enjoy the greatest pleasures. While they knew that Yes-us had taught that one should control and direct his passions, they preached that one should kill all his passions, and that the perfection of mankind consisted in becoming as emotionless as cold stone. In order to pretend that they did so themselves, they feigned [140] poverty in the streets, and to prove furthermore that they had killed all their passions, they took no wives. However, when a daughter had transgressed, she was quickly forgiven.The weak, they said, must be helped, and in order to save his own soul, one must offer the temple generously. In this manner, they had wife and children without household, and they grew rich without working, but the folk grew much poorer and more miserable than before.

This religion, which requires the priests to possess no other skills than eloquence, hypocrisy and foul play, expands from east to west, and will also reach our lands. When the priests will imagine, however, that they have entirely extinguished the light of Frya and of Yes-us' teaching, people will rise in all regions, who have silently treasured truth among each other, hiding it from the priests. They will be of royal blood, of priestly blood, of slaves' blood and of Frya's blood. They will bring their sacred fires and the Light in the open, so that everyone may see Truth. They will condemn the deeds of the priests and princes. [141] The princes who love truth and justice will separate themselves from the priests. Blood will flow, but from it the folk will gather new strength.

Finda's folk will apply its inventiveness for the common good, Lyda's folk its strength, and we our wisdom. Then the false priests will be erased from Earth. Wralda's spirit will be honoured and invoked everywhere and in every way. Only the laws that Wralda initially laid in our souls will be adhered to. There will be no other masters, princes or bosses than those who were elected by common will. Then Frya will rejoice and Earth will only grant her gifts to the working people. All this will begin four thousand years after Atland sank, and one thousand years later, there will no longer be priests nor domination on Earth.

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Again the provisional new translation (not proofread by my editors yet!), with line numbers, for comparison with original text; see transliteration below:
[136]
08 It was sixteen hundred years ago that Atland had sunk (ca. 600 BCE),
09 when something happened that no one had expected.
11 In the heart of Finda's Land, in the mountains, lies a plain
12 called Kasamir, which means 'rare'.
14 A child was born there;
-- his mother was the daughter of a king, and his father was a high priest.
16 To avoid shame, they had to deny their own blood.
18 He was thus taken out of town, to poor people.
20 Meanwhile, it was not concealed to him.
21 Therefore he did anything to find and collect wisdom.
23 His comprehension was so great, that he understood all he saw and heard.
25 The folk regarded him with respect,
26 and the priests got scared of his questions.
27 When he became of age, he went to his parents.
28 They had to hear hard words.
29 To get rid of him, they gave him plenty of valuable stones,
31 but they still dared not openly acknowledge him
[137]
-- as their own blood.
01 Overwhelmed by sadness over the false shame of his parents, he went wandering about.
03 On his travels, he met a Fryan Steersman who had been enslaved;
05 from him he learned about our morals and traditions.
06 He bought his freedom and they remained friends till death.
08 Everywhere he went, he taught the people
09 that they should not accept rich men or priests,
11 and that they must take heed against false shame,
12 which inevitably harms love.
13 Earth, he said, grants her gifts to those who scratch her skin;
15 he must dig, plough
17 and sow in it, who wishes to shear of it.
18 However, he said, no one has to do this for another,
20 unless it happens at common will or with love.
21 He taught that no one should grub in her bowels
23 for gold, silver or precious stones,
24 to which envy sticks and from which love flees.
26 To adorn your girls and women, he said,
27 her rivers deliver enough.
28 No one, he said, is able to give everyone equal wealth and happiness,
30 but it is everyone's duty
31 to make the people as equally wealthy
[138]
01 and to give them as much contentment as possible.
02 No wisdom, he said, should be undervalued,
03 but equal sharing is the greatest wisdom that time can teach us,
05 because it wards off irritation from Earth, and it feeds love.
07 His first name was Yes-us,
08 but the priests who severely hated him, called him Fo, that is, fault.
10 The folk called him Kris-en, that is, herdsman,
11 and his Fryan friend called him Buda, that is, pouch,
12 because he had in his head a treasure of wisdom,
14 and in his heart a treasure of love.
15 In the end he had to escape the revenge of the priests,
16 but everywhere he arrived his teaching had preceded him,
18 and everywhere he went his enemies followed him like his shadow.
20 When Yes-us had travelled like this for twelve years, he died,
22 but his friends maintained his teaching, and proclaimed where it found ears.
24 So, what do you think the priests did?
25 That I must tell you, and you must give it serious consideration.
26 Moreover, you must be vigilant against their trade and tricks,
28 with all forces that Wralda has provided you.

29 While Yes-us' teaching fared over Earth,
30 the false priests went to the land of his birth to announce his death.
32 They said they
[139]
-- were of his friends
01 and pretended great mourning,
02 rending their clothes to rags and shaving their heads.
04 They went to live in mountain caves,
05 but they also stored their treasures
06 and made images of Yes-us in there.
07 They gave these images to the unsuspecting people,
08 and in the end they said that Yes-us was a god;
10 that he himself had revealed so to them,
11 and that all who would believe in him and his teaching
13 would enter his kingdom hereafter,
14 where there is joy and pleasures.
15 Because they knew that Yes-us had been in arms against the rich,
16 they preached everywhere that poverty and simplicity
18 are the gateway into his kingdom;
20 that those who have suffered the most here on Earth,
21 would hereafter enjoy the greatest pleasures.
22 While they knew that Yes-us had taught
24 that one should control and direct his passions,
25 they preached that one should kill all his passions,
27 and that the perfection of mankind consisted
29 in becoming as emotionless as cold stone.
30 In order to pretend
31 that they did so themselves, they feigned
[140]
-- poverty in the streets,
01 and to prove furthermore that they had killed all their passions,
02 they took no wives.
-- However, when a daughter had transgressed,
05 she was quickly forgiven.
-- The weak, they said, must be helped,
06 and in order to save his own soul, one must offer the temple generously.
08 In this manner, they had wife and children without household,
10 and they grew rich without working,
11 but the folk grew much poorer and more miserable than before.
13 This religion, which requires the priests to possess no other skills
14 than eloquence, hypocrisy and foul play,
16 expands from east to west,
17 and will also reach our lands.
18 When the priests will imagine, however,
19 that they have entirely extinguished the light of Frya and of Yes-us' teaching,
21 people will rise in all regions,
22 who have silently treasured truth among each other,
24 hiding it from the priests.
25 They will be of royal blood, of priestly blood,
26 of slaves' blood and of Frya's blood.
28 They will bring their sacred fires and the Light in the open,
29 so that everyone may see Truth.
31 They will condemn the deeds of the priests and princes.
[141]
01 The princes who love truth and justice
02 will separate themselves from the priests.
03 Blood will flow, but from it the folk will gather new strength.
04 Finda's folk will apply its inventiveness for the common good,
06 Lyda's folk its strength, and we our wisdom.
07 Then the false priests will be erased from Earth.
09 Wralda's spirit will be honoured and invoked everywhere and in every way.
11 Only the laws that Wralda initially laid in our souls will be adhered to.
13 There will be no other masters, princes or bosses
15 than those who were elected by common will.
16 Then Frya will rejoice
17 and Earth will only grant her gifts to the working people.
19 All this will begin four thousand years after Atland sank,
21 and one thousand years later, there will no longer be priests nor domination on Earth.
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Transliteration with numbers that indicate on what line the verse starts. For full transliteration and introduction to it, see PDF:







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Original manuscript pages with line numbers. For full manuscript and introduction to it, see PDF:







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