All who try to find in the New Testament the story of what happened in Jesus’ life between the ages of 12 and 30 are inevitably sorely disappointed. Those years are not covered. Two prominent Catholic scholars at Georgetown University confirm this in JESUS IN INDIA. Catholics call that period of Jesus’ life “The Missing Years” or “The Hidden Years.”
New concepts of the historic person of Jesus of Nazareth are emerging from studies of ancient texts discovered since the 1940’s in the Holy Land and Egypt. Even Pope Benedict the 16th acknowledges this in his book JESUS OF NAZARETH. However, what the Pope does not talk about, which you will learn much about in this film, is that there is purportedly an ancient text about Jesus, long believed to have been seen and studied by a few select scholars and adventurers at a very remote monastery in Ladakh, India, high in the Himalayas, which may tell us true things about the historic Jesus not described in the New Testament. That text has been translated from Tibetan at least twice and was published in entirety about 100 years ago by a Russian writer, Nicholas Notovitch, and then again in the 1920’s by Hindu Swami Abhedananda, a direct disciple of Ramakrishna of impeccable reputation. The question today is where is the most ancient version of it (purportedly originally written in the Pali language) and how old is it? Does it accurately fill in actual missing details of the life of Jesus?