The Lord

Aslan, son of the Emperor-Over-the-Sea

Although Aslan can be read as an original character, parallels exist with Christ. According to the C.S. Lewis, Aslan is not an allegorical portrayal of Christ, but rather a suppositional incarnation of Christ Himself.  If Aslan represented the immaterial Deity, he would be an allegorical figure. In reality however, he

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Horus, the sun-god

Horus is identified in the form of a falcon whose eyes were the sun (right) and the moon (left).  He is the son of Hathor, who is often depicted with cow horns and a sun disk above her head.  Osiris is the mortal incarnation of Horus.  This identity connection between

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Quetzalcoatl, Feathered Serpent

Quetzalcoatl is known as the Feathered Serpent, likely from his teaching to be as wise as the serpent and as harmless as a bird.  Quetzalcoatl, in its literal sense, means ‘serpent of precious feathers’, but in the allegorical sense, ‘wisest of men’.”  “There are several stories about the birth of

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Obatala, King of the White Cloth

Olodumare the god of the sky sent his two sons, Obatala and Oduduwa, down to this world with three things: a bag, a hen and a chameleon. At that time there was no land, only water, so the two brothers had nowhere to stand. Olodumare therefore dropped a tree from

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Siddhartha – The Buddha

According to the Buddha Carita, or the Life of Buddha, Siddhartha was conceived by the virgin wife of King Suddhodana through an immaculate conception where his mother Maya dreamt of a young elephant carrying a lotus flower.  It was said that he would bring light into the world.  As a

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The Matsya or Fish Avatar

From the Bhāgavata Purāna “Desiring the preservation of herds, Brāhmans, genii, and virtuous men—of the Vedas, of law, and of precious things—the Lord of the Universe assumes many bodily shapes; but though he pervades, like the air, a variety of beings, yet he is himself unvaried, since he has no

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Jesus of Nazareth

“Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the same that came unto my own and my own received me not. I am the light which shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not.” JSH 13:10 Names serve not only as identification but as identity. Aspects

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Vishnu, The Condescending God

Viṣṇu (pronounced Vishnu) is among the most important deities of Hinduism. Along with Brahmā (see: Father Ahman) and Śiva (Shiva, self absorbed god of destruction), Vishnu forms the principal trinity of Hindu religious practice. “Persons who are strongly entrapped by the consciousness of enjoying material life, and who have therefore

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Miraculous Birth

Maya’s Dream, Mother of Buddha

THE same hour that spring was born, a dream came to Maya as she slept. She saw a young elephant descending from the sky. It had six great tusks; it was as white as the snow on mountain-tops. Maya saw it enter her womb, and thousands of Gods suddenly appeared

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Annunciation & Immaculate Conception

1 Nephi 3:8-9 And it came to pass that he said unto me, Look. And I looked as if to look upon him and I saw him not, for he had gone from before my presence. And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city Jerusalem,

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Mary, Overshadowed

Then said Mary unto the angel, How can this be? And the angel answered and said unto her, Of the holy ghost and the power of the Highest. Therefore also, that holy child that shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman

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Devaki, Mother of Krishna

Devaki conceived Krsna by divine conception as the child was transferred into her womb by mind to mind transference. Krishna was the 8th child of Devaki and also the 8th avatar of Vishnu. From Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam “Thereafter, accompanied by plenary expansions, the fully opulent Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is all-auspicious

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Visitors to the child

A Son is Born

…For he is born, he who gives happiness: he will bring happiness into the world. In the darkness a great light has dawned, the sun and the moon are like dying embers, for he is born, he who gives light: he will bring light into the world. The blind see, the deaf hear, the foolish have recovered their reason, for he is born, he who restores sight, and restores hearing, and restores the mind: he will bring sight, he will bring hearing, he will bring reason into the world.

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Asita meets Siddhartha prior to his death

THE great hermit Asita, whose austerities were pleasing to the Gods, heard of the birth of him who was to save mankind from the torment of rebirth. In his thirst for the true law, he came to the palace of King Suddhodana and gravely approached the women’s quarters. His years

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Unto You is Born this Day

And there were in the same country shepherds staying out in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. But the angel said unto

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Wise Men from the East

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is the child that is born the Messiah of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east and have

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Precious Gifts for Prince Siddhartha

Everyone now delighted in bringing him precious gifts. They gave him toys that would amuse a child of his age: tiny animals, deer and elephants, horses, cows, birds and fish, and little chariots; and they were toys made not of wood or of clay but of gold and of precious

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Simeon & Anna

And behold, there was a man at Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the holy ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the holy ghost that he should not see death before

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Flee before the Slaughter of the Innocents

Vasudev Crosses the River

According to the Bhagavata Purana immediately after Krishna’s birth Kamsa, the wicked king of Mathura, threatened Krishna’s life. The baby’s adopted father, Vasudeva, secretly took him to the countryside as soon as he was born. His night time escape from the city was during a rainstorm. The swollen Yamumna river

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Flee to Egypt

Matthew 1:10-12 And when they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a vision, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt, and remain there until I bring you word, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy

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Childhood

Siddhartha’s First Meditation

The time came to take Siddhartha to the temple of the Gods. By the king’s command, the streets of the city and the public squares were superbly decorated; drums were sounded and bells joyously rung. While Mahaprajapati was dressing him in his richest apparel, the child asked:  “Mother, where are you

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About My Father’s Business

And it came to pass after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, and they were hearing him and asking him questions. and all who heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when his parents saw him, they were amazed.

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Breathing Life into a Bird

Whenever Mother Mary got a moment to spare she liked to be busy in her garden, watering her flowers and planting out vegetables.  Jesus had always wanted to help her, and as soon as he was big enough to look after it properly, she gave him a little plot for

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Marriage & Family

Baptism

Horus baptized by Anup

Horus, at thirty years of age became adult in his baptism by Anup.   Horus in his baptism made his transformation into the beloved son and only begotten of the Father, the Holy Spirit, represented by a bird.  

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Baptized of John in Jordan

And then came Jesus from Galilee to Jordan, unto John, to be baptized of him. But John refused him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and why do you come to me? And Jesus, answering, said unto him, Suffer me to be baptized of you, for thus

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Mikvah – Ritual Immersion

Jewish law requires that one immerse in a mikveh as part of the process of conversion to Judaism.  It also requres women to immerse before getting married and when observing the laws of niddah (menstrual purity).  Many Hasidic men immerse themselves in the mikveh every day.  Others immerse every Friday

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Fasting

Temptations

Life of the Lord

Vishnu Washes and Anoints His Friend

The learned brāhmaṇa (Sudama), joined by some local brāhmaṇas*, passed three guard stations and went through three gateways, and then he walked by the homes of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s faithful devotees, the Andhakas and Vṛṣṇis, which ordinarily no one could do. He then entered one of the opulent palaces belonging to

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Washes Feet of Disciples

After he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded, then comes he to Simon Peter. And Peter says unto him, Lord, do you wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What

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Followers

Miracles

Atonement - The Advocate

Death

Resurrection

Hold me not

When I saw His resurrection, I was surprised to see it was still dark. When Mary realized it was Jesus, she embraced Him joyfully. She did not timidly reach out her hand, but she readily greeted Him with open arms, and He, in turn, embraced her. It is difficult to

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Second Coming

Kalki, last incarnation of Vishnu

Kalki (meaning “eternity” or “mighty warrior”) is the last incarnation of Vishnu. He is not expected to appear until the end of Kali Yuga, the current time period. Kalki will come, it is believed, to rid the world of oppression by unrighteous rulers. It is said that he will appear

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Second Coming of Christ

And I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse; and he that sat upon him is called faithful and true, and in righteousness he does judge and make war; his eyes were as a flame of fire. And he had on his head many crowns, and a name written

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