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24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
Originally posted by Geladinhu
I think that the teachings of Buddha and the teachings of Jesus have their similarities. But in my perspective they are really quite different.
For instance, Buddha never spoke of the "beyond", he never talked about metaphysics although he definitely had the capacity to do so. Whenever people asked about the "beyond" he avoided the question by making them understand that there were more important immediate issues to deal with.
Jesus on the other hand was always speaking of the beyond, of the heavens, of eternal life. Jesus was way more mystical then Buddha in my opinion.
Also, I see Jesus as being more pro-active then Buddha. What I mean by this is that Buddha was secluded and if someone messed with him he would probably just be silent and ignore it, maybe ask what was his problem.
Now Jesus would stand up and mess with his "opponent" by doing the exact opposite of what the "opponent" expected. He was a constant activist for change, while Buddha was more for peace.
I really think that Jesus way and Buddhas way are different although they are built on the same basics.
Originally posted by EMPIRE
Yeshi was no Buddhist, sorry.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by badmedia
That is a great set of points made.
I have said it several times on ATS, but i seriously recommend reading "The Secret Teachings Of All Ages" by Manly Hall (you can get it for free...just google it or go to Scribd.com).
In particular to this thread is Mystic Christianity and The Cross And The Crucifixion.
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
I think Jesus was able to understand a little more then the Buddhist knowledge...
I dont think Jesus stopped when he found Nirvana...I think he discovered there is more...always, there is more....but what the Buddha understood has its purpose and has wisdom's and can offer much growth for any soul. It teaches how to detach ones self from the material worlds...which that in itself will teach the soul many many things that are beyond this world and being.
Originally posted by rjmelter
reply to post by monkcaw
Yeah and if you kill yourself, you will get many virgins in your next life.
Oh and it is pleasing to "God" if you kill infidels.
Oh and it is ok to sleep with little girls
The Middle Eastern Muslim faith is an example of what happens when people write an unsuccessful religion. The christian faith is what happens when you write a decently acceptable religion...
What about this verse later in John 14? I notice many Christians just want to pretend it doesn't exist. Why? Is it because it contradicts the meaning you guys put on to that verse? John 14 24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. Is Jesus not a light unto himself?
Originally posted by psychederic
I think you are totally wrong - most people don't understand booddhism, nor "christianism".
The fact is there is a lot of strong lessons given by jesus, and they are NOT NIHILIST ! Contrary to "booddha" lessons.
The difference betwwen jesus and buddha, is the difference between a community for freedom, and a TOTALLY individualistic - nihilistic - mind - that deny the LIFE itself !
Jesus view is politic , finally. His position on money , market and a lot other thing cannot be compared with the void position in buddhism ( or other nihilist religions ).
Well , let say also that this is my position, and it is build upon text, that is not what the "religion" ideology try to communicate to their SHEEP.
The fact is there is a lot of strong lessons given by jesus, and they are NOT NIHILIST ! Contrary to "booddha" lessons. The difference betwwen jesus and buddha, is the difference between a community for freedom, and a TOTALLY individualistic - nihilistic - mind - that deny the LIFE itself !