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posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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Real knowledge of the holy is understanding. Understanding is universal and available to all those who seek it. Only the manner in which that understanding is expressed changes.




posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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i just dont see how they took something like the bible that couldve been a great tool for the world and turned it into something hideous.


Which is why I do not follow the church. I am a christian, but boy do I hate the church..lol.. They have turned the bible into something that it is not and they really do brainwash people.

And to add more info to this cool thread:

Jesus, is mentioned in a few works of people. Buddist documents talked about him and a few others such as Lucian who lived shortly after Jesus, does mention him directly (Lucian, The Death of Peregrine, 11-13 in The Works of Lucian of Samosata, translated by H. W. Fowler (Oxford: Clarendon, 1949) vol. 4 ). Also Josepheus mentions Jesus as well. One in a very negative way and the next in a very positive light. SOURCE

I took the above from a post that I posted in this thread:

So if it looks familiar you know why..lol..


And this EXCELLENT article about Jesus and Buddhism:


The topic 1 of developing a Buddhist view of Jesus is challenging to me on many levels, for many reasons. Not the least of them involves my own unhappy childhood and young adulthood being trained as a member of a version of Christianity that expressed an extremely exclusivist position regarding religious pluralism. Nevertheless, I have long practiced Buddhist-Christian dialogue as a Buddhist, in part as an antidote to that unhappy past, as a deliberate attempt to heal the wounds inflicted on me by an exclusivist and doctrinaire version of Christianity. So why does this task of developing a Buddhist view of Jesus remain difficult?
Rita M. Gross.edu

Luckily I was raised in a family that accepted everything and all religions, beliefs and everything. So I am not entrenched in thinking that Atheism is my enemy, I look at Atheism as a friend and all religions as a friend. Because whether we believe in Science or Chrsitianity, they are very similiar, for instance:

Science states that we came from one cell and Christianity states that we came from one God, whether we like it or not we are connected.

And the sooner we learn that the better off we will be


Cool thread, Star and Flagged


[edit on Aug 19th 2009 by TheMythLives]



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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you know what i always thought was an interesting study? the study that was done on water molecules, where when they prayed, played gentle music, or said loving words the water molecule formed into a crystal shape or some other serene shape, but when they said hateful things and blasted loud music and whatnot the water molecule was NUTS looking.



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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themythlives, you are very right. regardless of what each religion entails.. everything is very similar and they are all connected. science, religion, even people who dont believe in practically anything believe we came from one source.

its all about how you view it



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Isis is very similar linguistically to (y)esus, if that is how that part of the world decides how to pronounce it... which I have no idea haha just throwing that out there.


Isis. In Egyptian Issa, the goddess Virgin-Mother; personified nature. In Egyptian or Koptic Uasari, the female reflection of Uasar or Osiris. She is the “woman clothed with the sun” of the land of Chemi. Isis Latona is the Roman Isis.


Theosophical Glossary




posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by beebs
Isis is very similar linguistically to (y)esus, if that is how that part of the world decides how to pronounce it... which I have no idea haha just throwing that out there.


Isis. In Egyptian Issa, the goddess Virgin-Mother; personified nature. In Egyptian or Koptic Uasari, the female reflection of Uasar or Osiris. She is the “woman clothed with the sun” of the land of Chemi. Isis Latona is the Roman Isis.


Theosophical Glossary



hmmm interesting thought. def could have just been jesus but interpreted differently



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by Sendran
That theory isn't new, it was used in a movie: The Man From Earth.


Yes! I have this movie. Kewl ending too!

Not certain if I believe he was Buddhist, cuz I'm Jewish.
But in the sense that he may have spiritually grown beyond the Jewish faith to explore and learn other faiths . . . maybe he did become Buddhist!

Anything is possible.



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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# Ancient scrolls reveal that Jesus spent seventeen years in India and Tibet
# From age thirteen to age twenty-nine, he was both a student and teacher of Buddhist and Hindu holy men
# The story of his journey from Jerusalem to Benares was recorded by Brahman historians
# Today they still know him and love him as St. Issa. Their 'buddha'


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I remember watching a really interesting documentary about this subject. Ill try and dig it out.

I definitely believe it could be true, makes a lot of sense.

[edit on 05/08/09 by LiveForever8]



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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i think the reason why im not really prone to one religion over the other is because i grew up in many different religions. my parents never really felt any church had it all together so they were constantly looking and they finally gave up once they realized, no religion has it all right.

and its true. while one religion seems great, the more you look into it the more holes there are missing.

its like how people view ghandi as this great figure... well... my boyfriend also said that people in india dont view ghandi the same way and some even despise him because government officials would go to him to ask if they should let go a prisoner or kill him, and ghandi would say nothing, even though he knew he was the only thing standing between a person living or dying.

not saying he HAD to make a choice but... many people hate him for that



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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Im not sure about that. Isis was not a virgin mother and Horus was not born of a virgin, his mother (Isis) cast a spell or enchantment to bring Horus father Osiris back from the grave. After he was resurrected Isis and Osirius has sex and in that time conceived Horus. University of Chicago



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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Just posting as I find interesting stuff to keep thread going... I am just reading some of this stuff for the first time


If we study the question with a dispassionate mind, we will soon perceive that the ethics of Gautama-Buddha, Plato, Apollonius, Jesus, Ammonius Sakkas, and his disciples, were all based on the same mystic philosophy. That all worshipped one God, whether they considered Him as the "Father" of humanity, who lives in man as man lives in Him, or as the Incomprehensible Creative Principle; all led God-like lives. Ammonius, speaking of his philosophy, taught that their school dated from the days of Hermes, who brought his wisdom from India. It was the same mystical contemplation throughout, as that of the Yogin: the communion of the Brahman with his own luminous Self — the "Atman." And this Hindu term is again kabalistic, par excellence. Who is "Self"? is asked in the Rig-Veda; "Self is the Lord of all things . . . all things are contained in this Self; all selves are contained in this Self. Brahman itself is but Self," * is the answer.


Isis Unveiled p. 342



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Will check into it


Could you perhaps point me more directly to a passage or quote?



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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All the great "spiritual teachers" throughout the course of history have pointed to the same thing.

Namely, to the self realization of the divinity within us that makes us one with the universe.

In that sense, Jesus was a "buddhist" and the Buddha was a "christian." Not in a religious context mind you, but simply in the way that all of us are Jesus and the Buddha once realized.

All the other stuff attached is just Man creating relative concepts with his mind and attaching approximate words like God to said concepts, and missing the whole point in the process.



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
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All the great "spiritual teachers" throughout the course of history have pointed to the same thing.

Namely, to the self realization of the divinity within us that makes us one with the universe.

In that sense, Jesus was a "buddhist" and the Buddha was a "christian." Not in a religious context mind you, but simply in the way that all of us are Jesus and the Buddha once realized.

All the other stuff attached is just Man creating relative concepts with his mind and attaching approximate words like God to said concepts, and missing the whole point in the process.


good point


i definitely agree



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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Here:


For this reason the kings considered the third of the intercalated days as inauspicious, and transacted no business on that day, nor did they give any attention to their bodies until nightfall. They relate, moreover, that Nephthys became the wife of Typhon;66 but Isis and Osiris were enamoured of each other67 and consorted together in p35the darkness of the womb before their birth. Some say that Arueris came from this union and was called the elder Horus by the Egyptians, but Apollo by the Greeks.
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Sorry about that, thought I linked the page



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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jesus, islam, and countless other religions did NOT say man was divine at all you fool.
we are created beings, not gods.



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:53 PM
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Funny that you made this thread on the same day that a new DVD movie came out called "Jesus In India"

www.jesus-in-india-the-movie.com...







Give your thoughts on it!



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by Spiritfilled
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jesus, islam, and countless other religions did NOT say man was divine at all you fool.
we are created beings, not gods.


You are absolutely right ... religions did not say it ... and you believed it.

Yet I am the fool.



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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WEIRD i did not know a movie came out today called jesus in india.

ironic





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