reply to post by calihan_12
in response to your original post, yes jesus was a buddhist, and one that had attained elightenment.
I honestly didnt wade through all 14? pages of this post, but what i did read a couple of people mentioned the buddhist saint, who name was essa.
Essa of Naz arrived in the hindu-kush with a returing caravan, when he was 14-15 years old.
He ended up in a monastery in the area and began to study the teachings of the buddha. After several years of study he became a wandering
"preacher", travelling from villiage to villiage spreading his message of peace and harmony with ones neighbor. He preached against the innequities
of the indian caste system.
He made such a name for himself, that he is mentiuoned by name in texts of the day as he passed through indian cities.
He ended up in a monastery in nepal, one that reportedly still has his original writings.
It was at this point in his studies it is said that he attained elightenment.
he left the monastery in his twenties and returned to his home.
He returned many years later with a story of surviving being crucified, and continued to preach his ministry for many years before his death.
He is currently buried in a tomb in the hindu-kush.
His tomb like, several other sites in the hindu-kush and himalya, are revered by hindu, buddhist,muslim and christian alike.
There is a buddhist sect that still reveres him to this day.