Authentic Bible – Buddhist Christ

To the reader: You will find information in the related article linked HERE about the travels of Nicolas Notovitch into India and, there, to Leh in Ladakh, where he chanced upon the discovery of very ancient Buddhist Chronicles about the arrival of Jesus Christ in India, his spiritual training under Buddhist Masters and his preaching in India, who was known there as Saint Issa, and the publishing of these ‘Leh Rolls’ by Notovitch in his book in 1887 under the title “The Unknown Years of Jesus Christ”. Here is the re-production of these “Leh Rolls”, wherein we have put Chapters One, Two and Three after Chapter Fourteen for sequential and historical reasons.)

Chapter Four:

1. And now the time had come, which the Supreme Judge, in his boundless clemency, had chosen to incarnate himself in a human being. 2. And the Eternal Spirit, which dwelt in a state of complete inertness and supreme beatitude, awakened and detached itself from the Eternal Being for an indefinite period, 3. In order to indicate, in assuming the human form, the means of identifying ourselves with the Divinity and of attaining eternal felicity. 4. And to teach us, by his example, how we may reach a state of moral purity and separate the soul from its gross envelope, that it may attain the perfection necessary to enter the Kingdom of Heaven which is immutable and where eternal happiness reigns. 5. Soon after, a wonderful child was born in the land of Israel; God himself, through the mouth of this child, spoke of the nothingness of the body and of the grandeur of the soul. 6. The parents of this new-born child were poor people, belonging by birth to a family of exalted piety, which disregarded its former worldly greatness to magnify the name of the Creator and thank him for the misfortunes with which he was pleased to try them. 7. To reward them for their perseverance in the path of truth, God blessed the first-born of this family; he chose him as his elect, and sent him forth to raise those that had fallen into evil, and to heal them that suffered. 8. The divine child, to whom was given the name of Issa, commenced even in his most tender years to speak of the one and indivisible God, exhorting the people that had strayed from the path of righteousness to repent and purify themselves of the sins they had committed. 9. People came from all parts to listen and marvel at the words of wisdom that fell from his infant lips; all the Israelites united in proclaiming that the Eternal Spirit dwelt within this child. 10. When Issa had attained the age of thirteen, when an Israelite should take a wife. 11. The house in which his parents dwelt and earned their livelihood in modest labor, became a meeting place for the rich and noble, who desired to gain for a son-in-law the young Issa, already celebrated for his edifying discourses in the name of the Almighty. 12. It was then that Issa clandestinely left his father’s house, went out of Jerusalem, and, in company with some merchants, traveled toward Sindh 13. That he might perfect himself in the divine word and study the laws of the great Buddhas.

Chapter Five:.

1. In the course of his fourteenth year, young Issa, blessed by God, journeyed beyond the Sindh and settled among the Aryas in the beloved country of God. 2. The fame of his name spread along the Northern Sindh. When he passed through the country of the five rivers and the Radjipoutan, the worshipers of the god Djaine begged him to remain in their midst. 3. But he left the misguided admirers of Dja’ine and visited Juggernaut, in the province of Orsis, where the remains of Viassa-Krichna rest, and where he received a joyous welcome from the white priests of Brahma. 4. They taught him to read and understand the Vedas, to heal by prayer, to teach and explain the Holy Scripture, to cast out evil spirits from the body of man and give him back human semblance. 5. He spent six years in Juggernaut, Rajegriha, Benares, and the other holy cities; all loved him, for Issa lived in peace with the Vaisyas and the Soudras, to whom he taught the Holy Scripture. 6. But the Brahmans and the Kshatriyas declared that the Great Para- Brahma forbade them to approach those whom he had created from his entrails and from his feet : 7. That the Vaisyas were authorized to listen only to the reading of the Vedas, and that never save on feast days. 8. That the Soudras were not only forbidden to attend the reading of the Vedas, but to gaze upon them even; for their condition was to perpetually serve and act as slaves to the Brahmans, the Kshatriyas, and even to the Vaisyas. 9. “Death alone can free them from servitude,'” said Para-Brahma. “Leave them, therefore, and worship with us the gods who will show their anger against you if you disobey them.” 10. But Issa would not heed them; and going to the Soudras, preached against the Brahmans and the Kshatriyas. 11. He strongly denounced the men who robbed their fellow-beings of their rights as men, saying: ” God the Father establishes no difference between his children, who are all equally dear to him.” 12. Issa denied the divine origin of the Vedas and the Pouranas, declaring to his followers that one law had been given to men to guide them in their actions. 13. ” Fear thy God, bow down the knee before Him only, and to Him only must thy offerings be made.” 14. Issa denied the Trimourti and the incarnation of Para-Brahma in Vishnou, Siva, and other gods, saying: 15. “The Eternal Judge, the Eternal Spirit, composes the one and indivisible soul of the universe, which alone creates, contains, and animates the whole.” 16. “He alone has willed and created, he alone has existed from eternity and will exist without end ; he has no equal neither in the heavens nor on this earth.” 17. “The Great Creator shares his power with no one, still less with inanimate objects as you have been taught, for he alone possesses supreme power.” 18. “He willed it, and the world appeared; by one divine thought, he united the waters and separated them from the dry portion of the globe. He is the cause of the mysterious life of man, in whom he has breathed a part of his being.” 19. “And he has subordinated to man, the land, the waters, the animals, and all that he has created, and which he maintains in immutable order by fixing the duration of each.” 20. ” The wrath of God shall soon be let loose on man, for he has forgotten his Creator and filled his temples with abominations, and he adores a host of creatures which God has subordinated to him.” 21. For, to be pleasing to stones and metals, he sacrifices human beings in whom dwells a part of the spirit of the Most High.” 22. ” For he humiliates them that labor by the sweat of their brow to gain the favor of an idler who is seated at a sumptuously spread table. ‘ : 23. “They that deprive their brothers of divine happiness shall themselves be deprived of it, and the Brahmans and the Kshatriyas shall become the Soudras of the Soudras with whom the Eternal shall dwell eternally.” 24. “For on the day of the Last Judgment, the Soudras and the Vaisyas shall be forgotten because of their ignorance, while God shall visit his wrath on them that have arrogated his rights.” 25. The Vaisyas and the Soudras were struck with admiration, and demanded of Issa how they should pray to secure their happiness. 26. “Do not worship idols, for they do not hear you; do not listen to the Vedas, where the truth is perverted; do not believe yourself first in all things, and do not humiliate your neighbor.” 27. “Help the poor, assist the weak, harm no one, do not covet what you have not and what you see in the possession of others.”

Chapter Six:

1. The white priests and the warriors becoming cognizant of the discourse addressed by Issa to the Soudras, resolved upon his death and sent their servants for this purpose in search of the young prophet. 2. But Issa, warned of this danger by the Soudras, fled in the night from Juggernaut, gained the mountains, and took refuge in the Gothamide Country, the birth-place of the great Buddha Cakya-Mouni, among the people who adored the only and sublime Brahma. 3. Having perfectly learned the Pali tongue, the just Issa applied himself to the study of the sacred rolls of Soutras. 4. Six years later, Issa, whom the Buddha had chosen to spread his holy word, could perfectly explain the sacred rolls. 5. He then left Nepal and the Himalaya Mountains, descended into the valley of Rajipoutan and went westward, preaching to divers people of the supreme perfection of man, 6. And of the good we must do unto others, which is the surest means of quickly merging ourselves in the Eternal Spirit. ” He who shall have recovered his primitive purity at death,” said Issa, ” shall have obtained the forgiveness of his sins, and shall have the right to contemplate the majestic figure of God.” 7. In traversing the pagan territories, the divine Issa taught the people that the adoration of visible gods was contrary to the laws of nature. 8. ” For man,” said he, “has not been favored with the sight of the image of God nor the ability to construct a host of divinities resembling the Eternal.” 9. “Furthermore, it is incompatible with the human conscience to think less of the grandeur of divine purity than of animals; or of works made by the hand of man from stone or metal.” 10. “The Eternal Legislator is one; there is no God but him; he has shared the world with no one, neither has he confided his intentions to anyone.” 11. “Just as a father may deal toward his children, so shall God judge men after death according to his merciful laws; never will he humiliate his child by causing his soul to emigrate, as in a purgatory, into the body of an animal.” 12. “The heavenly law,” said the Creator through the lips of Issa, “is averse to the sacrifice of human victims to a statue or animal; for I have sacrificed to man all the animals and everything the world contains.” 13. ”Everything has been sacrificed to man, who is directly and closely linked to Me, his Father; therefore, he that shall have robbed Me of My child shall be severely judged and punished according to the divine law. 14. “Man is as nothing before the Eternal Judge, to the same degree that the animal is before man.” 15. “Therefore, I say to you, abandon your idols and perform no ceremonies that separate you from your Father and bind you to priests from whom the face of heaven is turned away.” 16. “For it is they who have allured you from the true God, and whose superstitions and cruelty are leading you to perversion of the intellect and the loss of all moral sense.”

Chapter Seven:

1. The words of Issa spread among the pagans, in the countries through which he traveled, and the inhabitants abandoned their idols. 2. Seeing which, the priests demanded from him who glorified the name of the true God, proofs of the accusations he brought against them and demonstration of the worthlessness of idols in the presence of the people. 3. And Issa replied to them : “If your idols and your animals are mighty, and really possess a supernatural power, let them annihilate me on the spot ! 4. “Perform a miracle,” retorted the priests, “and let thy God confound our own, if they are loathsome to him.” 5. But Issa then said: “The miracles of our God began when the universe was created; they occur each day, each instant; whosoever does not see them is deprived of one of the most beautiful gifts of life.” 6. “And it is not against pieces of inanimate stone, metal, or wood, that the wrath of God shall find free vent, but it shall fall upon man, who, in order to be saved, should destroy all the idols they have raised.” 7. “Just as a stone and a grain of sand, worthless in themselves to man, await with resignation the moment when he shall take and make them into something useful.” 8. ” So should man await the great favor to be granted him by God in honoring him with a decision.” 9. “But woe be to you, adversary of man, if it be not a favor that you await, but rather the wrath of Divinity; woe be to you if you await until it attests its power through miracles ! 10. “For it is not the idols that shall be annihilated in His wrath, but those that have raised them ; their hearts shall be the prey of everlasting fire, and their lacerated bodies shall serve as food for wild beasts.” 11. “God shall drive away the contaminated ones of his flocks, but shall take back to himself those that have strayed because they misconceived the heavenly atom which dwelt in them.” 12. Seeing the powerlessness of their priests, the pagans believed the words of Issa, and fearing the wrath of the Divinity, broke their idols into fragments; as to the priests, they tied to escape the vengeance of the people. 13. And Issa also taught the pagans not to strive to see the Eternal Spirit with their own eyes, but to endeavor to feel it in their hearts, and, by a truly pure soul, to make themselves worthy of its favors. 14. “Not only must you desist from offering human sacrifices,” said he, ” but you must immolate no animal to which life has been given, for all things have been created for the benefit of man.” 15. ” Do not take what belongs to others, for it would be robbing your neighbor of the goods he has acquired by the sweat of his brow.” : 16. “Deceive no one, that you may not yourself be deceived; strive to justify yourself before the last judgment, for it will then be too late.’ 17. “Do not give yourself up to debauchery, for it is a violation of the laws of God.” : 18. “You shall attain supreme beatitude, not only by purifying yourself, but also by leading others into the path that shall permit them to regain primitive perfection.”

Chapter Eight:

1. The fame of Issa’s sermons spread to the neighboring countries, and, when he reached Persia, the priests were terrified and forbade the inhabitants to listen to him. 2. But when they saw that all the villages welcomed him with joy, and eagerly listened to his preaching, they caused his arrest and brought him before the high-priest, where he was submitted to the following interrogatory: 3. “Who is this new God of whom thou speaketh ? Dost thou not know, unhappy man that thou art, that Saint Zoroaster is the only just one admitted to the honor of receiving communications from the Supreme Being, 4. “Who has commanded the angels to draw up in writing the word of God, laws that were given to Zoroaster in paradise 5. “Who then art thou that darest to blaspheme our God and sow doubt in the hearts of believers ?” 6. And Issa replied: ” It is not of a new god that I speak, but of our heavenly Father, who existed before the beginning and will still be after the eternal end.” 7. “ It was of him I spoke to the people, who, even as an innocent child, can not yet understand God by the mere strength of their intelligence and penetrate his spiritual and divine sublimity.” 8. “But, as a new-born child recognizes the maternal breast even in obscurity, so your people, induced in error by your erroneous doctrines and religious ceremonies, have instinctively recognized their Father in the Father of whom I am the prophet.” 9. “The Eternal Being says to your people through the intermediary of my mouth : “You shall not adore the sun, for it is only a part of the world I have created for man.” 10. ” The sun rises that it may warm you during your labor; it sets that it may give you the hours of rest I have myself fixed. ” 11. ” It is to Me, and to Me only, that you owe all you possess, all that is around you, whether above or beneath you.” 12. “But,” interjected the priests, ” how could a nation live according to the laws of justice, if it possessed no preceptors ?” 13. Then Issa replied : “As long as the people had no priests, they were governed by the law of nature and retained their candor of soul.” 14. “Their souls were in God, and to communicate with the Father, they had recourse to the intermediary of no idol or animal, nor to fire, as you practice here.” 15. ” You claim that we must worship the sun, the genius of Good and that of Evil; well, yom doctrine is an abomination, I say to you, the sun acts not spontaneously, but by the will of the Invisible Creator who has given it existence, 16. “And who has willed that this orb should light the day and warm the labor and the crops of man.” 17. “The Eternal Spirit is the soul of all that is animated; you commit a grievous sin in dividing it into the spirit of Evil and the spirit of Good, for there is no God save that of good, 18. “Who, like the father of a family, does good only to his children, forgiving all their faults if they repent of them.” 19. “And the spirit of Evil dwells on this earth, in the heart of men who turn the children of God from the right path.” 20. “Therefore I say to you, beware of the day of judgment, for God will inflict a terrible punishment on all who have turned his children from the right path and filled them with superstitions and prejudices,” 21. “On them that have blinded the seeing, transmitted contagion to the sound of health, and taught the adoration of things which God has subjected to man for his own good and to aid him in his labor.” 22. “Your doctrine is therefore the fruit of your errors, for, in desiring to approach the God of Truth, you have created false gods.” 23. After listening to him, the wise men resolved to do him no harm. In the night, while the city was wrapped in slumber, they conducted him outside the walls and left him on the highway, hoping that he might soon become the prey bf wild beasts. 24. But, being protected by the Lord our God, Saint Issa continued his way unmolested.

Chapter Nine:

1. Issa, whom the Creator had chosen to recall the true God to the people that were plunged in depravities, was twenty-nine years of age when he arrived in the land of Israel. 2. Since the departure of Issa, the pagans had heaped still more atrocious sufferings on the Israelites, and the latter were a prey to the deepest gloom. 3. Many among them had already begun to desert the laws of their God and those of Mossa, in the hope of softening their harsh conquerors. 4. In the presence of this situation, Issa exhorted his compatriots not to despair, because the day of the redemption of sins was near, and he confirmed their belief in the God of their fathers. 5. ” Children, do not yield to despair,” said the Heavenly Father through the mouth of Issa, “for I have heard your voices, and your cries have ascended to me.” 6. “Weep not, O my beloved, for your sobs have touched the heart of your Father, and he has forgiven you as he forgave your ancestors.” 7. “ Do not abandon your families to plunge into debauchery, do not lose the nobility of your sentiments and worship idols that will remain deaf to your voices.” 8. “ Fill my temple with your hopes and your patience, and do not abjure the religion of your fathers, for I alone have guided them and heaped blessings upon them.” 9. ” Raise them that have fallen, feed them that are hungry, and help them that are sick, that you may all be pure and just on the day of the last judgment that I am preparing for you.” 10. The Israelites flocked to hear the words of Issa, asking him where they should thank the Heavenly Father, since their enemies had razed their temples and laid violent hands on their sacred vessels. 11. Issa replied to them that God did not speak of temples built by the hands of men, but that he meant thereby the human heart, which is the true temple of God. 12. “Enter into your temple, into your own heart, illuminate it with good thoughts, patience, and the unflinching confidence you should place in your Father.” 13. “ And your sacred vessels are your hands and your eyes; look and do what is agreeable to God, for, in doing good to your neighbor, you perform a rite that embellishes the temple in which dwells the One who has given you life.” 14. “For God has created you in his image; innocent, pure of soul, with a heart filled with kindness, and destined, not to the conception of evil projects, but to be the sanctuary of love and justice. 15. “Do not therefore sully your hearts, I say to you, for the Eternal Being dwells there always.” 16. “If you wish to accomplish works stamped with love and piety, do them with an open heart, and let not your actions be inspired by the hope of gain or by thought of profit.” 17. “For such deeds would not contribute to your salvation, and you would then fall into a state of moral degradation in which theft, falsehood, and murder, seem like generous actions.”

Chapter Ten:

1 . Saint Issa went from place to place strengthening, by the word of God, the courage of the Israelites, who were ready to succumb under the weight of their despair, and thousands followed him to hear his preaching. 2. But the rulers of the cities feared him, and word was sent to the Governor, who resided in Jerusalem, that a man named Issa had come into the country, that his sermons excited the people against the authorities, that the crowd listened to him assiduously and neglected their duties to the State, claiming that soon they would be rid of their intruding rulers. 3. Then Pilate, the Governor of Jerusalem, ordered that the preacher Issa be arrested, brought to the city and conducted before the judges; not to arouse the dissatisfaction of the people, however, Pilate commanded the priests and the learned men, old men of Hebrew origin, to judge him in the temple. 4. Meanwhile, Issa, still continuing to preach, arrived in Jerusalem; having heard of his coming all the inhabitants, who already knew him by reputation, came to meet him. 5. They greeted him respectfully and threw open the doors of their temple that they might hear from his lips what he had said in the other cities of Israel. 6. And Issa said to them : “ The human race is perishing because of its want of faith, for the gloom and the tempest have bewildered the human flock, and they have lost their shepherd.” 7. “ But tempests do not last forever, and the clouds will not hide the eternal light, the heavens shall soon be serene again, the celestial light shall spread throughout the world, and the strayed sheep shall gather around their shepherd. ” 8. “Do not strive to seek direct roads in the obscurity for fear of stumbling into the ditch, but gather your remaining strength, sustain one another, place your entire trust in God, and wait till a streak of light appears.” 9. ” He that upholds his neighbor upholds himself, and whosoever protects his family protects his race and his country.” 10. “For rest assured that the day of your deliverance from darkness is near; you shall gather together in one single family, and your enemy – he who knows nothing of the favor of the Great God – will tremble in fear.” 11. The priests and the old men that listened to him, full of admiration at this language, asked of him if it were true that he had attempted to arouse the people against the authorities of the country, as had been reported to the Governor, Pilate. 12. ” Is it possible to arise against misled men from whom the obscurity has hidden their path and their door?” returned Issa. “I have only warned these unfortunate people, as I warn them in this temple, that they may not advance further on their dark paths, for an abyss is yawning beneath their feet.” 13. “ Worldly power is not of long duration, and it is subject to innumerable changes. It would be of no use to a man to rebel against it, for one power always succeeds another power, and it shall be thus until the extinction of human existence.” 14. ” Do you not see, on the contrary, that the rich and the powerful are sowing among the children of Israel a spirit of rebellion against the eternal power of heaven?” 15. And the learned men then said: “Who art thou, and from what country hast thou come into our own? We had never heard of thee, and do not even know thy name.” 16. “I am an Israelite,” responded Issa, ” and, on the very day of my birth, I saw the walls of Jerusalem, and I heard tbe weeping of my brothers reduced to slavery, and the moans of my sisters carried away by pagans into captivity.” 17. ” And my soul was painfully grieved when 1 saw that my brothers had forgotten the true God; while yet a child, I left my father’ s house to go among other nations.” 18. “But hearing that my brothers were enduring still greater tortures, I returned to the land in which my parents dwelt, that I might recall to my brothers the faith of their ancestors, which teaches us patience in this world that we may obtain perfect and sublime happiness on High.” 19. And the learned old men asked him this question : ” It is claimed that you deny the laws of Mossa and teach the people to desert the tern pie of God?” 20. And Issa said: “We can not demolish what has been given by our Heavenly Father and what has been destroyed by sinners; but I have recommended the purification of all stain from the heart, for that is the veritable temple of God.” 21. ” As to the laws of Mossa, I have striven to re-establish them in the heart of men; and I say to you, that you are in ignorance of their true meaning, for it is not vengeance, but forgiveness that they teach; but the sense of these laws have been perverted.”

Chapter Eleven:

1. Having heard Issa, the priests and learned men decided among themselves that they would not judge him, for he was doing no one harm, and having presented themselves before Pilate, made Governor of Jerusalem by the pagan king of the land of Romeles, they spoke to him thus: 2. “We have seen the man whom thou accusest of inciting our people to rebellion, we have heard his preaching and know that he is of our people.” 3. “But the rulers of the towns have sent thee false reports, for he is a just man who teaches the people the word of God. After interrogating him, we dismissed him that he might go in peace.” 4. The Governor overcome with passion sent disguised servants to Issa, that they might watch all his actions and report to the authorities every word he addressed to the people. 5. Nevertheless Issa continued to visit the neighboring towns and preach the true ways of the Creator, exhorting the Hebrews to patience and promising them a speedy deliverance. 6. And during all this time, a multitude followed wherever he went, many never leaving him and acting as servants. 7. And Issa said to them: “Do not believe in miracles performed by the hands of man, for He who dominates nature is alone capable of doing supernatural things, while man is powerless to soften the violence of the wind and bestow rain.” 8. “Nevertheless, there is a miracle which it is possible for man to accomplish; it is when, full of a sincere faith, he resolves to tear from his heart all evil thought and, to attain his end, shuns the paths of iniquity.” 9. “And all things which are done without God are but gross errors, seductions, and illusions, which only demonstrate to what point the soul of the man who practices this art is filled with deceit, falsehood, and impurity.” 10. “Put no faith in oracles, God alone knows the future; he that has recourse to sorcerers defiles the temple within his heart and gives proof of distrust toward his Creator.” 11. “Faith in sorcerers and their oracles destroys the innate simplicity and child -like purity in man; a diabolical power takes possession of him and forces him to commit all sorts of crimes and to adore idols.” 12. “While the Lord our God, who has not his equal, is one, all-powerful, omniscient, and omnipresent; it is he who possesses all wisdom and all light.” 13. ” It is to him you must have recourse to be comforted in your sorrows, assisted in your toils, healed in your sickness; whosoever shall have recourse to him shall not be refused.” 14. “The secret of nature is in the hands of God; for the world before appearing, existed in the depth of the divine mind; it became material and visible by the will of the Most High.” 15. “ When you wish to address him, become as children once more, for you know neither the past, nor the present, nor the future, and God is the master of time.”

Chapter Twelve:

1. “O just man,” said the disguised servants of the Governor of Jerusalem, “ tell us should we do the will of our Caesar or await our near deliverance?” 2. And Issa, having recognized in his questioners the spies sent to watch him, said to them: “I have not said that you should be delivered from Caesar; it is the soul plunged in error which shall have its deliverance.” 3. ” There can be no family without a head, and there would be no order in a nation without a Caesar, who must be blindly obeyed, for he alone shall answer for his actions before the supreme tribunal.” 4. “Does Caesar possess a divine right,” again questioned the spies, and is he the best of mortals?” 5. ” There is no perfection among men, but there are also some that are sick whom the men elected and intrusted with this mission must care for, by using the means that are conferred upon them by the sacred law of our Heavenly Father.” 6. “ Clemency and justice, these are the highest gifts granted to Caesar; his name will be illustrious if he abides thereby.” 7. “But he who acts otherwise, who goes beyond the limit of his power over his subject, even to placing his life in danger, offends the great Judge and lowers his dignity in the sight of men.” 8. At this point, an aged woman, who had approached the group that she might better hear Issa, was pushed aside by one of the men in disguise who placed himself before her. 9. Issa then said : ” It is not meet that a son should push aside his mother to occupy the first place which should be hers. Whosoever respecteth not his mother, the most sacred being next to God, is unworthy the name of son.” 10. “Listen, therefore, to what I am about to say: ” Respect woman, for she is the mother of the universe and all the truth of divine creation dwells within her.” 11. “She is the basis of all that is good and beautiful, as she is also the germ of life and death. On her depends the entire existence of man, for she is his moral and natural support in all his works.” 12. “She gives you birth amid sufferings; by the sweat of her brow she watches over your growth, and until her death you cause her the most intense anguish. Bless her and adore her, for she is your only friend and support upon earth.” 13. ”Respect her, protect her; in doing this, you will win her love and her heart, and you will be pleasing to God; for this shall many of your sins be remitted.” 14. “Therefore, love your wives and respect them, for to-morrow they shall be mothers, and later grandmothers of a whole nation.” 15. “ Be submissive toward your wife; her love ennobles man, softens his hardened heart, tames the beast and makes of it a lamb. ” 16. “The wife and the mother, inestimable treasures bestowed on you by God; they are the most beautiful ornaments of the universe, and from them shall be born all that shall inhabit the world.” 17. ” Just as the God of armies separated day from night and the land from the waters, so woman possesses the divine talent of separating good intentions from evil thoughts in men.” 18. Therefore I say to you: “After God, your best thoughts should belong to women and to wives; woman being to you the divine temple wherein you shall most easily obtain perfect happiness.” 19. ” Draw your moral strength from this temple; there you will forget your sorrows and failures, you will recover the wasted forces necessary to help your neighbor.” 20. “Do not expose her to humiliation; you would thereby humiliate yourself and lose the sentiment of love, without which nothing exists here below.” 21. “Protect your wife, that she may protect you and all your family; all that you shall do for your mother, your wife, for a widow, or another woman in distress, you shall have done for God.”

Chapter Thirteen:

1. Saint Issa thus taught the people of Israel for three years in every city, in every village, on the roadways, and in the fields, and all that he had predicted came to pass. 2. During all this time, the disguised servants of the Governor Pilate observed him closely, but without hearing anything that resembled the reports hitherto sent by the rulers of the cities concerning Issa. 3. But the Governor Pilate, becoming alarmed at the too great popularity of Saint Issa, who, according to his enemies, wanted to incite the people and be made king, ordered one of his spies to accuse him. 4. Soldiers were then sent to arrest him, and lie was cast into a dungeon where he was made to suffer various tortures that he might be forced to accuse himself, which would permit them to put him to death. 5. Thinking of the perfect beatitude of his brothers only, the saint endured these sufferings in the name of his Creator. 6. The servants of Pilate continued to torture him and reduced him to a state of extreme weakness; but God was with him and did not suffer him to die. 7. Hearing of the sufferings and tortures inflicted on their saint, the principal priests and learned elders begged the Governor to liberate Issa on the occasion of an approaching great feast. 8. But the Governor met them with a decided refusal. They then begged him to bring Issa before the tribunal of the Ancients, that he might be condemned or acquitted before the feast, to which Pilate consented. 9. On the morrow the Governor called together the chief rulers, priests, elders, and law-givers, with the object of making them pass judgment on Issa. 10. The saint was brought from his prison, and he was seated before the Governor between two thieves that were to be tried with him, to show the people that he was not the only one to be condemned. 11. And Pilate, addressing Issa, said: ” O, man! is it true that thou hast incited the people to rebel against the authorities that thou mayest become king of Israel ? ” 12. “None can become king by his own will,” replied Issa, “and they that have said that I incited the people have spoken falsely. I have never spoken but of the King of Heaven, whom I taught the people to adore.” 13. “For the sons of Israel have lost their original purity, and if they have not recourse to the true God, they shall be sacrificed and their temple shall fall in ruins.” 14. “Temporal power maintains order in a country; I therefore taught them not to forget it; I said to them: ” ‘Live in conformity to your position and fortune, that you may not disturb public order;’ and I exhorted them also to remember that disorder reigned in their hearts and minds.” 15. “ Therefore the King of Heaven has punished them and suppressed their national kings; nevertheless, I said to them, if you resign yourself to your fate, the kingdom of heaven shall be reserved for you as a reward.” 16. At this moment, witnesses were introduced; one of them testified as follows: “Thou hast said to the people that temporal power was nothing to that of the King that shall free the Israelites from the pagan yoke.” 17. ” Blessed be thou,” said Issa, ” for having spoken the truth; the King of Heaven is more powerful and great than terrestrial laws, and his kingdom surpasses all the kingdoms here below.” 18. ” And the time is not far when, in conformity with the divine will, the people of Israel will purify themselves of their sins; for it is said that a precursor shall come to announce the deliverance of the nation and unite it in one family.” 19. And addressing himself to the judges, the Governor said: “Hear you this? The Israelite Issa admits the crime of which he is accused. Judge him according to your laws and sentence him to capital punishment. 20. “We can not condemn him,” replied the priests and the ancients; “ thou hast thyself heard that he made allusion to the King of Heaven, and that he has preached nothing to the people which constitutes insubordination against the law.'” 21. The Governor then summoned the witness who, at the instigation of his master, Pilate, had betrayed Issa; and when this man came he addressed Issa thus: “Didst thou not claim to be the king of Israel in saying that the Lord of heaven had sent thee to prepare his people?” 22. And Issa having blessed him, said: “Thou shalt be forgiven, for what thou sayest cometh not of thee ! ” Then turning to the Governor, he continued: “Why lower thy dignity and teach thy inferiors to live in falsehood, since, even without this, thou hast the power to condemn an innocent man?” 23. At these words, the Governor became violently enraged and ordered the death of Issa, while he discharged the two thieves. 24. The judges, having deliberated among themselves, said to Pilate: “We will not take upon our heads the great sin of condemning an innocent man and of acquitting two thieves, a thing contrary to our laws.” 25. “Do therefore as thou pleases.” Having thus spoken, the priests and wise men went out and washed their hands in a sacred vessel, saying: “ We are innocent of the death of a just man.”

Chapter Fourteen:

1. By order of the Governor, the soldiers seized upon Issa and the two thieves whom they conducted to the place of torture, where they nailed them to the crosses they had erected. 2. All that day, the bodies of Issa and of the two thieves remained suspended, dripping with blood, under the guard of soldiers; the people stood around about them, while the parents of the crucified men wept and prayed. 3. At sunset, the agony of Issa came to an end. He lost consciousness, and the soul of this just man detached itself from his body to become part of the Divinity. 4. Thus ended the terrestrial existence of the reflection of the Eternal Spirit, under the form of a man who had saved hardened sinners and endured so much suffering. 5. Pilate, however, becoming alarmed at his own actions, gave up the body of the holy man to his relations, who buried him near the place of his execution; the multitude then came to pray over his tomb and filled the air with weeping and wailing. 6. Three days later the Governor sent his soldiers to take up the body of Issa and bury it elsewhere, fearing a general uprising of the people. 7. The following day the sepulcher was found open and empty by the multitude; and the rumor immediately spread that the Supreme Judge had sent his angels to take away the mortal remains of the saint in whom dwelt on earth a part of the Divine Spirit. 8. When this report came to the ears of Pilate he fell into a rage and forbade everyone, under penalty of perpetual slavery, to ever utter the name of Issa and to pray to the Lord for him. 9. But the people continued to weep and praise their master aloud; therefore many were placed in captivity, subjected to torture, and put to death. 10. And the disciples of Saint Issa left the land of Israel and went in all directions among the pagans, telling them that they must abandon their gross errors, think of the salvation of their souls, and of the perfect felicity in store for men in the enlightened and immaterial world where, in repose and in all his purity, dwells the great Creator in perfect majesty. 11. The pagans, their kings and soldiers, listened to these preachers, abandoned their absurd beliefs, deserted their priests and their idols to sing the praises of the all-wise Creator of the universe, the King of kings, whose heart is filled with infinite mercy.

(Note: To make out a sequential sense, we are reproducing Chapter One after the end of Chapter Fourteen. The Leh Rolls make it explicit that the news of the death of Issa was brought to the Buddhist compilers of these Rolls by merchants. Chapter Two and Three also are given here as they relate to the history of Mossa, that is much before Issa)

Chapter One:

1. The earth has trembled and the heavens have wept, because of the great crime just committed in the land of Israel. 2. For they have put to torture and executed the great just Issa, in whom dwelt the spirit of the world. 3. Which was incarnated in a simple mortal, that men might be benefited and evil thoughts exterminated thereby. 4. And that it might bring back to a life of peace, of love, and happiness, man degraded by sin, and recall to him the only and indivisible Creator whose mercy is boundless and infinite. 5. This is what is related on this subject by the merchants who have come from Israel.

Chapter Two:

1. The people of Israel, who inhabited a most fertile land, yielding two crops a year, and who possessed immense flocks, excited the wrath of God through their sins. 2. And he inflicted upon them a terrible punishment by taking away their land, their flocks, and all they possessed; and Israel was reduced to slavery by the rich and powerful Pharaohs who then reigned in Egypt. 3. The latter treated the Israelites more cruelly than animals, loading them with chains and putting them to the roughest labor; they covered their bodies with bruises and wounds, and denied them food and shelter, 4. That they might be kept in a state of continual terror and robbed of all semblance of humanity; 5. And in their dire distress, the children of Israel, remembering their heavenly protector, addressed their prayers to him and implored his assistance and mercy. 6. An illustrious Pharaoh then reigned in Egypt, who had become celebrated for his numerous victories, the great riches he had amassed, and the vast palaces which his slaves had erected with their own hands. 7. This Pharaoh had two sons, the younger of whom was called Mossa; and the learned Israelites taught him divers sciences. 8. And Mossa was beloved throughout the land of Egypt for his goodness and the compassion he displayed for them that suffered. 9. Seeing that, notwithstanding the intolerable sufferings they endured, the Israelites refused to abandon their God to worship those created by the hands of man and which were the gods of the Egyptians. 10. Mossa believed in their indivisible God,who did not allow their nagging strength to falter. 11. And the Israelite preceptors encouraged Mossa’ s ardor and had recourse to him, begging him to intercede with Pharaoh, his father, in favor of his co-religionists. 12. Prince Mossa pleaded with his father to soften the lot of these unhappy people, but Pharaoh became angry with him and only imposed more hardships upon his slaves. 13. It came to pass, not long after, that a great calamity fell upon Egypt; the plague decimated the young and the old, the strong and the sick; and Pharaoh believed he had incurred the wrath of his own gods against him; 14. But the prince Mossa declared to his father, that it was the God of his slaves who was interfering in favor of his unhappy people and punishing the Egyptians; 15. Pharaoh commanded Mossa, his son, to gather all the slaves of Jewish race, to lead them away to a great distance from the capital and found another city, where he should remain with them. 16. Mossa announced to the Hebrew slaves that he had delivered them in the name of their God, the God of Israel; and he went with them out of the city and of the land of Egypt. 17. He therefore led them into the land they had lost through their many sins; he gave them laws and enjoined them to always pray to the invisible Creator whose goodness is infinite. 18. At the death of the prince Mossa, the Israelites rigorously observed his laws, and God recompensed them for the wrongs they had suffered in Egypt. 19. Their kingdom became the most powerful in all the world, their kings gained renown for their treasures, and a long period of peace prevailed among the children of Israel.

Chapter Three:

1. The fame of the riches of Israel spread over all the world, and the neighboring nations envied them. 2. But the victorious arms of the Hebrews were directed by the Most High himself, and the pagans dared not attack them. 3. Unhappily as man does not always obey even his own will, the fidelity of the Israelites to their God was not of long duration. 4. They began by forgetting all the favors he had showered upon them, invoked his name on rare occasions only, and begged protection of magicians and wizards; 5. The kings and rulers substituted their own laws for those that Mossa had prepared; the temple of God and the practice of religion were abandoned, the nation gave itself up to pleasures and lost its original purity. 6. Many centuries had elapsed since their departure from Egypt, when God again resolved to punish them. 7. Strangers began to invade the land of Israel, devastating the fields, destroying the villages, and taking the inhabitants into captivity. 8. A throng of pagans came from over the sea, from the country of Romeles; they subjected the Hebrews, and the commanders of the army governed them by authority of Caesar. 9. The temples were destroyed, the people were forced to abandon their worship of the invisible God and to sacrifice victims to pagan idols. 10. Warriors were made of the nobles; the women were ravished from their husbands; the lower classes, reduced to slavery, were sent by thousands beyond the seas. 11. As to the children, all were put to the sword; soon, through all the land of Israel, nothing was heard but weeping and wailing. 12. In this dire distress the people remembered their powerful God; they implored his mercy and besought him to forgive them; our Father, in his inexhaustible goodness, heeded their prayers.

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