15c. Yesus or Buda of Kashmir
In the heart of Findasland, in the mountains, lies a plain called Kashmir, 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 were compelled to deny their own blood. The child was thus taken out of town, to poor people. Meanwhile, none of this had been concealed from him, and he therefore did all he could to find and garner wisdom. His comprehension was so great that he understood all that he saw and heard. The folk regarded him with respect, and the priests were dismayed by his questions.
When he came of age, he went to his parents, and hard words they had to endure. To see him off, they gave him very many valuable stones, but they still dared not openly acknowledge him  as their own blood. Overwhelmed by sadness over the imposed shame of his parents, he went wandering about. On his travels, he met a Frya steersman who had been enslaved; from him he learned about our morals and traditions. He bought the man’s freedom and they remained friends till death.
Everywhere he went, he taught the people that they should not tolerate rich men or priests, and that they must take heed against imposed shame, which inevitably sullies love. “Earth,” he said, “grants her gifts to the extent that one scratches her skin; he who wishes to reap of her bounty must dig, plow, and sow.” “However,” he said, “no one has to do this for another, unless it happens by common will or out of love.”
He taught that no one should grub in her bowels for gold, silver, or precious stones, to which envy binds and from which love flees. “To adorn your girls and women,” he said, “her rivers deliver enough.”
“No one,” he said, “has the power to give everyone equal wealth and happiness. But it is everyone’s duty to make the people as equally wealthy  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 disturbances from Earth, and it feeds love.”
His first name was Yesus, but the priests, who despised him, called him ‘Fo’, that is ‘false’. The folk called him ‘Krisen’, that is ‘herdsman’, and his Frya friend called him ‘Buda’, that is ‘pouch’, because he carried 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 came, his teachings had preceded him. And everywhere he went, his enemies followed him like his shadow. When Yesus had traveled like this for twelve years, he died. But his friends upheld his teachings and proclaimed them wherever they 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 vigor that Wralda has imparted to you:
While Yesus’ teachings fared over the earth, the false priests went to the land of his birth to announce his death. They said they  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 in these they had stored their treasures and made images in the likeness of Yesus. These images they gave to the unsuspecting people, and in the end they said that Yesus was a god; that he himself had revealed this to them, and that all who would believe in him and his teachings would enter his kingdom hereafter, where joy and pleasures reside.
Because they knew that Yesus had been in arms against the rich, they preached everywhere that poverty and simplicity are the gateway to his kingdom; that those who have suffered the most here on Earth would hereafter enjoy the greatest pleasures. While they knew that Yesus had taught that one should control and direct his passions, they preached that one must stamp out all his passions and that the perfection of mankind consisted in becoming as immovable as cold stone. In order to convince the folk that they did likewise themselves, they feigned  poverty in the streets; and to prove furthermore that they had eradicated all their passions, they took no wives. But 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 generously to the temple.” In this way, they had wife and children without household, and they grew rich without working. But the folk grew much poorer and more miserable than ever before.
This religion, which requires the priests to possess no skills other than eloquence, hypocrisy, and foul play, has expanded from East to West — and will also reach our lands. But when the priests reckon that they have utterly extinguished the light of Frya and of Yesus’ teachings, in all regions people will rise who have silently treasured truth amongst themselves, keeping it hidden from the priests. They will be of royal blood, of priestly blood, of slaves’ blood, and of Frya’s blood. They will bring their Lamps and the light into the open, so that all people may see the truth. They will condemn the deeds of the priests and princes.  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 swept from the earth. Wralda’s spirit will be honored and invoked everywhere and in every way. The people will adhere only the ‘eawa’ that Wralda laid in our souls from the beginning. There will be no other masters, princes, or bosses than those who were elected by the common will. Then Frya will rejoice, and Earth will grant her gifts to the working people alone. All this will begin four thousand years after Atland sank, and one thousand years after that, there will be no longer priests nor domination on Earth.
Dela, also known as Hellenia.
[p.185 cont.] Sixteen hundred years ago (she writes, 593 B.C.), Atland was submerged; and at that time something happened which nobody had reckoned upon. In the heart of Findasland, upon a mountain, lies a plain called Kasamyr (Cashmere) that is "extraordinary." There was a child born whose mother was the daughter of a king, and whose father was a high-priest. In order to hide the shame they were obliged to renounce their own blood. Therefore it was taken out of the town to poor people. As the boy grew up, nothing was concealed from him, so he did all in his power to acquire wisdom. His intellect was so great that he understood everything that he saw or heard. The people regarded him with respect, and the priests were afraid of his questions. When he was of full age he went to his [p.187] parents. They had to listen to some hard language; and to get rid of him they gave him a quantity of jewels, but they dared not openly acknowledge him. Overcome with sorrow at the false shame of his parents, he wandered about. While travelling he fell in with a Frisian sailor who was serving as a slave, and who taught him our manners and customs. He bought the freedom of the slave, and they remained friends till death. Wherever he went he taught the people not to tolerate rich men or priests, and that they must guard themselves against false shame, which everywhere did harm to love and charity. The earth, he said, bestowed her treasures on those who scratch her skin; so all are obliged to dig, and plough, and sow if they wish to reap, but no one is obliged to do anything for another unless it be out of goodwill. He taught that men should not seek in her bowels for gold, or silver, or precious stones, which occasion envy and destroy love. To embellish your wives and daughters, he said, the river offers her pare stream. No man is able to make everybody equally rich and happy, but it is the duty of all men to make each other as equally rich and as happy as possible. Men should not despise any knowledge; but justice is the greatest knowledge that time can teach, because she wards off offences and promotes love.
His first name was Jessos, but the priests, who hated him, called him Fo, that is, false; the people called him Krishna, that is, shepherd; and his Frisian friend called him Buddha (purse), because he had in his head a treasure of wisdom, and in his heart a treasure of love.
At last he was obliged to flee from the wrath of the priests; but wherever he went his teaching had preceded him, whilst his enemies followed him like [p.189] his shadow. When Jessos had thus travelled for twelve years he died; but his friends preserved his teaching, and spread it wherever they found listeners.
What do you think the priests did then? That I must tell you, and you must give your best attention to it. Moreover, you must keep guard against their acts and their tricks with all the strength that Wr-alda has given you. While the doctrine of Jessos was thus spreading over the earth, the false priests went to the land of his birth to make his death known. They said they were his friends, and they pretended to show great sorrow by tearing their clothes and shaving their heads. They went to live in caves in the mountains, but in them they had hid all their treasures, and they made in them images of Jessos. They gave these statues to simple people, and at last they said that Jessos was a god, that he had declared this himself to them, and that all those who followed his doctrine should enter his kingdom hereafter, where all was joy and happiness. Because they knew that he was opposed to the rich, they announced everywhere that poverty, suffering, and humility were the door by which to enter into his kingdom, and that those who had suffered the most on earth should enjoy the greatest happiness there. Although they knew that Jessos had taught that men should regulate and control their passions, they taught that men should stifle their passions, and that the perfection of humanity consisted in being as unfeeling as the cold stones. In order to make the people believe that they did as they preached, they pretended to outward poverty; and that they had overcome all sensual feelings, they took no wives. But if any young girl had made a false step, it was quickly forgiven; the weak, they said, were to be assisted, and to save [p.191] their souls men must give largely to the Church. Acting in this way, they had wives and children without households, and were rich without working; but the people grew poorer and more miserable than they had ever been before. This doctrine, which requires the priests to possess no further knowledge than to speak deceitfully, and to pretend to be pious while acting unjustly, spreads from east to west, and will come to our land also.
But when the priests fancy that they have entirely extinguished the light of Frya and Jessos, then shall all classes of men rise up who have quietly preserved the truth among themselves, and have hidden it from the priests. They shall be of princely blood of priests, Slavonic, and Frya's blood. They will make their light visible, so that all men shall see the truth; they shall cry woe to the acts of the princes and the priests. The princes who love the truth and justice shall separate themselves from the priests; blood shall flow, but from it the people will gather new strength. Finda's folk shall contribute their industry to the common good, Linda's folk their strength, and we our wisdom. Then the false priests shall be swept away from the earth. Wr-alda's spirit shall be invoked everywhere and always; the laws that Wr-alda in the beginning instilled into our consciences shall alone be listened to. There shall be neither princes, nor masters, nor rulers, except those chosen by the general voice. Then Frya shall rejoice, and the earth will only bestow her gifts on those who work. All this shall begin 4000 years after the submersion of Atland, and 1000 years later there shall exist no longer either priest or oppression.
Dela, surnamed Hellenia, watch!
- Literally: ‘16 times 100 years ago Atland has sunk, and in those times something happened that no one had expected.’ — It would not make sense when this ‘something’ happened when Atland sank, because all dating is relative to the sinking of Atland. It would simply have been: ‘When Atland sank...’. Also, Buddha lived ca. 600 BCE, which would roughly correspond with 1600 years after Atland sank.
- ‘imposed shame’ (FALXE SKÔM) — lit.: ‘false shame’; shame based on false (from Frya perspective) ethics. Perhaps: unfounded, pretended or disingenuous shame.
- ‘Fo’ (FÒ) — ‘Fo(h)’ (佛) is the Mandarin Chinese name for Buddha; Chinese Buddhism is also referred to as Foism or Fohism.
- Compare ch. 2e [010/01] ‘self-control’.
- Compare ch. 4e [032/05] ‘imprinted equally in the hearts of all people’.
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