As per BBC documentary Jesus Christ was a Buddhist monk named Issa. According to documentary Jesus was not crucified and he was trained as Buddhist monk.Further to that Jesus tomb situated in Kashmir Pradesh. How is this valid? (E.g Buddhism is older than Christianity and more possibility of extract Buddhist teaching to Christianity.) If it so what are the similarity of teaching of Buddha and preaching of Jesus?

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    I really don't see the point of these documentaries. Why do some people want Jesus to be a Buddhist? What do Buddhists gain from that? Let the Christians have their religious leader. We do not need to lure Christians to Buddhism by making up such stories. – Sankha Kulathantille Mar 15 '18 at 14:20
  • Hindus try to do the same thing to the Buddha by saying he's an avatar of Vishnu. Buddhists don't have to follow suit. :) – Sankha Kulathantille Mar 15 '18 at 14:36
  • I don't know why the documentary was made -- I guess it was for (financial) profit and entertainment, sensational, maybe pretending to be controversial -- i.e. television. Whoever later re-posted it on YouTube (i.e. "National Buddhist Authority Srilanka") say about themselves that they are anti-Christian-missionary, and so, I guess they may be trying to diminish the prestige or something of Christianity, or Christian missionaries, and/or promote the prestige of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. – ChrisW Mar 15 '18 at 15:58
  • @ChrisW Not sure where you saw the "anti-Christian-missionary" part. But there's no such national Buddhist authority here. It's just a name they like to use. – Sankha Kulathantille Mar 15 '18 at 16:47
  • @SankhaKulathantille Their being anti-missionary is on a page like this and similar elsewhere. Yes I think it's obvious that they're non-official (non-government) web sites. – ChrisW Mar 15 '18 at 16:55

How is this valid?

It is not.

The video titled Jesus was a Buddhist Monk BBC Documentary (on YouTube) is actually a copy of this: Did Jesus Die? (2003).

According to Wikipedia:

Suggestions of influences

The suggestion that an adult Jesus traveled to India and was influenced by Buddhism before starting his ministry in Galilee was first made by Nicolas Notovitch in 1894 in the book The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ which was widely disseminated and became the basis of other theories.[40][41] Notovitch's theory was controversial from the beginning and was widely criticized.[42][43] Once his story had been re-examined by historians, Notovitch confessed to having fabricated the evidence.

Here is something the BBC published in 2010:

Tourists flock to 'Jesus's tomb' in Kashmir

Professional historians tend to laugh out loud when you mention the notion that Jesus might have lived in Kashmir - but his tomb is now firmly on the tourist trail - and a growing number of credulous visitors believe that he was buried in the Rozabal shrine.

And for those who scoff, remember that others have argued, just as implausibly, that Jesus came to Britain.

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