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Kalachakra Prophets: Mehdi, Kalki Avatar and the Messiah
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TWENTY FIFTH KALKI KING......Rudrin Chakrin (Raudra Chakri) (Trakpo Chakkhorchen)(25th Kulika):..."the 25th King of Shambhala will ascend to the throne in the year 2327 CE." (Kongtrul: 1995..pg 46)...."the 25th chieftan of Sambhala (Raudracakrin)(Drag-po khor-lo-can) (Forceful Wheel Holder) is the last mentioned in the Kalachakra."
Buddhists believe that Buddha himself gave this Root Kalachakra Tantra in the ninth century B.C. and that the First Kalki King of Shambhala wrote The Abridged Kalachakra Tantra in the second century B.C.
The eighth will be the blinded one.
The seventh will manifestly come to the city of Baghdad in the land of Mecca, (the place) in this world where a portion of the asura (caste) will have the form of the powerful, merciless mlecchas." - Verse I.154 from The Abridged Kalachakra.......
MANI?...... The White-Clad One?.....(Gos-gar-can)...."Padmini in his commentary says that "The White-Clad One" is Mahamayin, or Mani......Among these, the one called "The White-Clad One" is Mahamayin. .....
The argument that since the Kalachakra description of the invaders’ beliefs and practices does not include any elements of Manichaeism is insufficient to disprove that the White-Clad One refers to Mani.
(Tib. byi-ba ‘di-dang dkar-po'i gos-can sbrang-bdag sprul-pa), is problematic. ...Padmani’s interpretation, “Among these, the one called ‘The White-Clad One’ is Mahamayin,” is rejected by both Buton and Kaydrubjey.....
In the Himalayan fastnesses Jesus was instructed in yoga and the highest spiritual life, receiving the spiritual name "Isha," which means Lord, Master, or Ruler, a descriptive title often applied to God, as in the Isha Upanishad. Isha is also a particular title of Shiva.19 .....
According to the Quran, the Ka'aba was built by the prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael.... the form of the natural elliptical stone known as the Shiva Linga (Symbol of Shiva) was a part of the spiritual heritage of Jesus, for His ancestor Abraham, the father of the Hebrew nation, was a worshipper of that form.
Isa (Jesus Christ) will return to aid Mahdi, or the guided one, against Masih ad-Dajjal, the false messiah, and his followers.
In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi (Arabic: مهدي / ISO 233: mahdī / English: Guided One) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for seven, nine or nineteen years- before the Day of Judgment (yawm al-qiyamah / literally, the Day of Resurrection) and will rid the world of evil.....
He is to appear pretending to be Masih (i.e. the Messiah) at a time in the future, before Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of Resurrection), directly comparable to the figures of the Antichrist and Armilus in Christian and Jewish eschatology.".....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masih_ad-Dajjal
Seven centuries before the end of the current fourth age (the kaliyuga), the king of Shambhala will unify all his Hindu and Buddhist subjects into one caste to face the future invasion that will end the age.
"The prophets themselves sometimes expressly appointed and at other times gave clear indications about their successors.
The golden thread in all religions is that a Comforter or Mehdi [as Muslims call him] or a Kalki [as the Hindus call him] will come towards the end of the world to bring Divine Justice and universal peace.....Mehdi, Kalki Avatar and the Messiah....
Guided One) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for seven, nine or nineteen years-before the Day of Judgment (yawm al-qiyamah / literally, the Day of Resurrection)and will rid the world of evil......
Isa (Jesus Christ) will return to aid Mahdi, or the guided one, against Masih ad-Dajjal, the false messiah, and his followers.He will descend at the point of a white arcade, east of Damascus, dressed in yellow robes with his head anointed.......
In 672 an Arab governor of Sistan, Abbad ibn Ziyad, raided the frontier of Al-Hind and crossed the desert to Gandhara, but quickly retreated again.
Vincent Smith, in Early History of India, states that the Turkishahiya dynasty continued to rule over Kabul and Gandhara up until the advent of the Saffarids in the ninth century. ....Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorje.....
"At the time of the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century, however, Balkh had provided an outpost of resistance and a safe haven for the Persian emperor Yedzgird who fled there from the armies of Umar.
It was only in 653 when Arab commander, al-Ahnaf raided the town again and compelled it to pay tribute.
The Arab hold over the town, however, remained tenuous.
It is said that they raided the famous Buddhist shrine of Nava-Vihara, which the Arab historians call 'Nava Bahara' and describe it as one of the magnificent places which, comprised a range of 360 cells around the high stupas'.
They plundered the gems and jewels that were studded on many images and stupas and took away the wealth accumulated in the Vihara but probably did no considerable harm to other monastic buildings or to the monks residing there"..
He fought and killed Tarkhan Nizak in Tokharistan (Bactria) in 715.
The Viharas were razed to the ground.
Nava-Vihara stands in ruins, near Takhta-i-Rustam."......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkh