(EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK KALKI AVATAR BY
PRAKASH NARAYAN MISHNA, BAHAI TRUST, 1978)
The next Incarnation after Buddha is given as prophecy in many Buddhist books and Tripithaka. They call Him as “MAITHEREYI AMITABA”. The Buddhists have started a new religious institution and they say they are the followers of AMITABA. They believe that only those who believe in Amitabha will go in glory. The book ‘Amitaayu Sutram’ translated about 1800 years ago, describes about the coming of Maithreyi Amitabha. The Buddhists in China and Japan believe that the incarnation of Amitabha will be born in the land of Lotus Flower. They believe that the place must be somewhere in the western country of Asia. A disciple asked Buddha about Amitabha and about His glory as follows: “They say that the heavenly country is somewhere in the west and they call it as Sambhala (HOLY LAND) full of wealth and gold, pearls, etc. They say that the sand of that land is gold. Its water will be very pure. Big lotus flowers are beautifully seen in that place. Heavenly music is heard always in that place. In that place the flowers come forth thrice in a day”.
Buddha replies: “All your descriptions are true. That is Heaven. Only the Spirit-filled people can enter in. But you say that such a place exists in the west!! It means that you have to follow the LIGHT from where It shines and not just merely West. (Light sets in West as Sun sets in West but rises in the East). That PERSON, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD ABIDES THERE. You describe about heaven and it is very nice to hear from you. You describe about heaven and it is very nice to hear from you. But your description is not perfect. Worldly people can describe in their worldly language only.”
Buddha told his close disciple Ananda about his Mahanirvana (death). Ananda became very sad and asks him thus: “If you go away who will guide us for you say that you will pass away within three months”?
Buddha replies: “Neither I am the first Buddha that came into the world nor am I that LAST BUDDHA. One Buddha will come into the world in the prescribed time only and you can’t find two Buddhas. In the appointed time (not given exactly) another BUDDHA will appear, in this world. He will be full of Wisdom of that Almighty Power (Majesty) and True Wisdom, being highly noble and holy in his life, blessed one, being full of worldly wisdom too. He will shine as the sole leader of the whole universe of the whole mankind. He will teach you what I have taught you so far and more than this too. He will teach you DHARMA which is supposed to bet most high right from the beginning and He will teach DHARMA through His Spirit and through His speech. He will preach only about the Prefect Dharma, in the sense of perfect holiness (righteousness). He will preach about Dharma only just like what and how I am preaching now. My disciples are only in hundreds. But his disciples will come in thousands and thousands”.
Ananda asks Buddha: “Lord, how can we recognize Him?”
Buddha: “He will be known as MAITHREYI (companion or brother)”.
Sri. Lahari Krishna is affectionately called by all the Western disciples as BROTHER, but the Hindus call Him as “IYYA” meaning father.
There are numerous prophetical books of the recent time which prophesy about the coming of Incarnation of God. An attempt is made here to give in brief about all the available prophetical books and their excerpts for the perusal.
Confucius has also prophesied that terrible and perilous time will come on the earth. At that time SON OF GOD will appear on the earth and by His Light and Glory heaven and earth will be brightened. His glory will burn the evil and wicked people on the earth. Then the world will change into a sweet music like appearance.
The founder of Parsi religion also prophesied in the Parsi Scripture “AVESHTA” about the coming of the Mahatma. Their spokenman, Mr. Jamasp has written in his book ‘Jamaspa name’ as follows:
“A mighty man will appear in the world. He will spread justice and joy in the whole world. The people of the world will forsake the sin. His people will put all the wicked, unrighteous people into the hell. The true Dharma will be established on the world. At that time Sun, Moon and Jupiter will come in one Zodiac of Cancer (Kataka)”.
(iv) ISLAM RELIGION
There are many prophetical books in Islam religion also. The very Quoran Sherif is the Prophetical Book of Allah. But The Nabi has written a book ‘Kayamat’ wherein he has prophesied about the last days as follows:
(Holy Quoran, Surye III, Iada 34)
Thus saith Allah: “Jesus, I will be the cause of your death. I will release you from the clutches of the wayside people. I will make your disciples to overcome the world. Then you will return to me. I will judge to your merits and demerits through you only”.
“The Jews say that the hands of Allah are tied. Their hands are tied. They are brought low by their own mouth. Allah’s hands are always open. He will give what He wants. Because of what you have obtained from your Master, all these evil happened to you. They (Jews) will become godless. Therefore I have filled them with hatred and enmity, which will last till regeneration day. Whenever they try to attack by war, The Lord Extinguishes their warfare. Then the Lord will open their understanding and will reveal His plan”.
“ALE IMRAN” - Surat 76:
“Allah has made a covenant with His angels (Messengers). I have given you scripture and wisdom. The future angels (Messengers) will look into your scripture. You have to help them gratefully”.
“O, you will become blind by what you have zealously guard and learn. These people will never use their knowledge. As there is time limit for every man so also there is a time limit for every community and every religion and only those people who have this understanding will understand the meaning of this saying. If a religion after passing through its childhood, youth and maturity will die, then The Lord will form A NEW WAY”.
Surat - 31:
“The sun will be darkened and the stars will lose their light. The hills and mountains will fly like bales of cotton. The firmament will lose light but city will shine (?)”
“HATIS SAHI BUKHARI”
This book written by Jaffer is considered to be the authority on prophecy. This book deals with the prophecy about the coming of the next Messenger after Nabi, namely “IMAM MEHDI”.
“Imam Mehdi will be as ancient like Moses, as wise as Christ, as bold and courageous as Ayub - (Job). All His followers (saints) will be put to shame in His time only. Their heads will be exchanged as price, and their heads will be cut off. They will always be afraid and worried. The earth will be filled by their blood. Their wives will be bereaved of their husbands. They will die as martyrs. Only those people are my devotees”.
This prophecy is concerned with the tribulation period during which the future disciples will stand as witnesses and will die as martyrs, but the disciples who believe Him before His glorification will glorify with Him.
Even Hazarat Mohammad Nabi was comforted his followers in his book ‘Sijata’ that after him one messenger will appear on the earth. “He will prepare everything about His way from the Heaven only where He resides. Then one day He will ascend up back to heaven. That day will be thousand years in your calculation. Only That Almighty Lord, The Supreme Spirit knows everything”.
EXTRACT FROM AN OLD BOOK IN ARABIC LANGUAGE IN HAMIDIA LIBRARY:
(Page. 150 in KALKI AVATAR book)
“When adultery, prostitution, and mutual quarrel and enmity among nations happen, at that time A SUPREME PERSON will appear in the world. He will be the Lord of all Spiritual powers. He will appear after IMAM MEHDI. He will quench all the fire-weapons as powerless. He will be full of power. He will overcome in every place. He need not have any necessity to take any where. By his strength of his spirit He will take his host of army. The whole world kill come under Him. He will change this earth to Heaven. By his grace even an old man will become a youth.
“SIMILARLY AN EVIL FORCE WILL APPEAR IN THE FORM
OF KARETAJJAL. HE WILL KILL ALL THE PEOPLE BY HIS SWORD.
PEOPLE THOUGHT HIM AS GOD. BUT IMAM MEHDI WILL APPEAR
ON THE EARTH AND WILL KILL THIS WICKED MAN. THEN THE
ONE APPEARS WHO WILL DESTROY THIS WORLD TOTALLY.
THEN HE WILL BRING ALL THE DEAD PEOPLE BACK TO LIFE”.