Why are rumors so persistent that Jesus never died on the cross but settled in India instead? I have no idea whether this rumor is true or not, but I do understand where this sentiment comes from. The Course in Miracles - a spiritual treasure that claims that it was channeled by Christ - reminds us that the crucification part of Jesus' life was unnecessary. The message of the Christ is not that loving souls get slaughtered like lambs. Instead, we spiritual travelers are here to demonstrate that there is a beautiful world powered by the SPIRIT that the ego knows nothing of.
Yes, there may be periods when we experience defeat just like everyone else. Always and always, however, the seeds of resurrection grow out of the apparent defeat. Prove to yourself and others that the voice in your head often doesn't know what a situation is about. Demonstrate that you are not an ego and show to yourself and others that the message of the Christ is an entirely uplifting one.