Most Hindus do not have a problem with Jesus as Guru and God in the Hindu Guru/God tradition. What most Hindus have a problem with is Jesus as the ONLY WAY as preached by some proselytizers. The missing years of Jesus continue to raise speculations about where Jesus was and His possible study of the Vedas.
For most religious/spiritual people, salvation is the goal, although Salvation/Heaven/Paradise may mean different things in different religions.
There is no doubt that every people speak proudly about their beliefs in God through their own indigenous cultural, religious and spiritual practices in the tradition and environment in which they live.
A simple look at some practices, beliefs and faith in God, some twenty thousand years or so ago, much before the advent of Adam and Eve, will show that the Father in the form of Lord Rama came and promoted righteous living as a central principle also for the attainment of liberation/salvation.
The same Father, again some five thousand or so years ago, came and spoke directly to his children in the form of Lord Krishna, and again, He said He was the source of all with examples of love and duty as another central principle of life for liberation/salvation.
We are compelled to ask how the declarations by the Father/God many years earlier differ from what Jesus is reported to have said some two thousand years ago about His being the life, truth and way, etc., in his capacity as the Son of the same Father.
Again, we are forced to ask why only recording of one principle of the teachings of Jesus by only one of His Apostles should cancel out all the teachings of the same Father in all previous incarnations. It would be interesting to find out why such and important statement cannot be found in all the recordings of all the apostles.
It is obvious that when some of us believe in incarnations of God, we also believe that it is the same Father/God appearing in a new form He chose. So the question is how does the messages of God by each Avatara or deity of God make one form of God more legitimate than another?
It is more likely that more of us are more likely to accept the word of the Father over the Son, especially when what the Son said contradicts what the Father said before in differing ways about the life, truth and way, etc., in previous incarnations.
I know the answer about the Father and Son being One, but for dialogue sake, let us try and understand why some words in the Bible are understood literally, and some are not.
Every deity of God extols His teachings as the only One to follow. It is also, perhaps, in the same Abrahamic/Christian updating tradition that Islam also preaches that the Quran is the most updated word of God which is hardly believed by the same Christians who believe in the updating of God's words, but not from the Only Way to Mohammed as the last Prophet of God with the Quran as the most updated scripture of the Abrahmic religions.
Each deity of God brings a special message according to the needs of the time, place and the situation. Only a deity of God can utter such words as being the life, truth and way, etc., with such confidence. But did He use the word ONLY in his statement? Who else would we expect to demonstrate such confidence in Himself?
Jesus as man, being a deity of God, must have had to establish and affirm his relationship with His Father in such terms for leading His followers. He would have been foolish not to have done so.
If we take a closer look at Hindu teachings, we will see the importance of the Guru as God for facilitating the true devotees' entrances into the Kingdom of God within. So it is logical to accept what Jesus as the Son of God or Guru said as only an extension of what Lord Rama and Lord Krishna as Fathers would have advocated about the role of the Guru in their own time. The Guru tradition in Hinduism is as old as time itself.
But notwithstanding all of the above citations, let us take a closer look at how Jesus spoke. Jesus most often spoke about the Spirit, not the flesh. He always emphasized that the Kingdom of which He was King was not of this world. So it goes without saying that when Jesus referred to Himself as "Me," He must have been speaking about the Christ Consciousness through which we enter the Kingdom of Heaven, the same Spirit or Christ consciousness we and others refer to as the Brahman, Yaweh, and Allah Consciousness.
"Take refuge in me" is a common thread in all the religions of Sanathana Dharma or the Aryan religions. Some twenty thousand years before the advent of Jesus, Lord Rama demonstrated by practice the road to Godhead by righteous living in the Guru tradition.
Five thousand years before Jesus, another Avatara or deity of God, in the person of Lord Krishna also said to seek refuge in Him and only Him.
Later, the Buddha who did not preach about God, but righteous living and suffering asked his followers to seek refuge in Him.
The question for contemplation is how does the command "Take refuge in Me" differ from what the Son of God, Jesus is reported to have said about Him being the Life... or as Hindus say the Guru.
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http://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/wh ... ev/177.htm
http://oldchakra.com/articles/2001/11/1 ... /index.htm