by Christine Preston,
Christine: Here is a text to inform people interested in the matter of Jesus’ Lost Years in the Himalayas, that the Copy in Pali language that a certain Jeff Zalhd looked for in the Himalayas was translated into English and published in a book entitled ‘The Lost Years of Jesus’.
In the TV documentary ‘Jesus in the Himalayas’ Jeff Zalhd visits Ladakh and Tibetan monasteries in a quest to trace the scrolls that Nicholas Notovitch claimed to have seen in Tibet, for the purpose of establishing that Jesus was in India and the Himalayas, but Zalhd could not find them. Yet the scholars he talked to confirmed that such a legend existed, that Jesus was known as Saint Issa, that he had fair hair, and that he was the son of a virgin. Zalhd didn’t know that the text was translated and published in 1984.
Zalhd was not informed about the existence of a Pali Copy made by Swami Abhedananda and the fact that the Messenger E. C. Prophet had it translated into English and published in her book ‘The Lost Years of Jesus’. This work contains documentary evidence of Jesus’ 17-Year Journey to the East. It’s available as a Paperback published January 1, 1984
In a lecture entitled ‘The Lost Years and the Lost Teachings of Jesus’ given in 1987, E. C. Prophet discussed Nicholas Roerich’s testimony, in addition to that of Nicholas Notovitch, in relation to the fact that they were shown records concerning Jesus’ presence in India and Tibet. She mentions the fact that the response from the Vatican to Notovitch’s report, concerning the existence of the Tibetan scrolls, was that they already possessed 63 manuscripts that missionaries had brought back from India and Arabia. The existence and significance of these scrolls was apparently suppressed. If it was disclosed that Jesus did go to the Himalayas and Tibet it would or might affect the way people think about his original doctrine. Researchers might ask questions they didn’t ask before, such as whether Jesus’ doctrine was different from what the Roman Church taught after they defined Christianity in 325 AD, or ‘was Jesus influenced by Eastern philosophies?’
The Messenger E. C. Prophet discussed the esoteric interpretation of Scripture, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi texts, the Gnostic gospels etc.
Concerning the Lost Years of Jesus, sixteen passages of the New Testament record that Jesus was teaching but they do not record his words. He is reported to have taught the multitudes, but to have expounded on those teachings, even in an esoteric way, to his disciples. Clement of Alexandria, a Gnostic who acted as a mentor to Origen of Alexandria, wrote about a secret teaching that was reserved to Jesus’ close disciples who were initiated into the great mysteries.
E. C. Prophet discloses the fact that Jesus’ original teachings were tampered with and destroyed by the Orthodox or Roman Church, and that what Jesus taught was suppressed. The source documents used by the Evangelists, except for a fragment of the secret Gospel of Mark, as well as the oral tradition of an early movement or Church that carried Jesus’ true doctrine has been lost.