In the beginning was the Word;
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
You must have heard and read this verse above from Bible? But now read the Vedic verse below – which is verbatim!
Is it a case of “Great Minds think alike” or simple “Copy-Paste” type Spiritual discourse? Don’t know personally. But I have found only a few “original” thinkers in the realm of Spirituality… rest like to recycle stuff.. even the most accomplished ones!
Prajapatir vai idam agre asit
Tasya vag dviitiya asit
Vag vai paraman Brahman
In the beginning was Prajapati (Brahman)
With whom was the Word;
And the Word was verily Brahman.
(Krishna Yajurveda, Kathaka Samhita, 12.5, 27.1; Krishna Yajurveda, Kathakapisthala Samhita, 42.1; Jaiminiya Brahmana II, Samaveda, 2244)
Also from Bhagwad Gita:
“I am Om, the Word that is God.”
(Bhagavad Gita 7:8)