CORVALLIS, Ore. – The religious philosopher Siddhartha Gautama – better known as Buddha – once said , “The faults of others are easier to see than one’s own.” Some 500 years later, Jesus uttered these words: “Why do you see the splinter in someone else’s eye and never notice the log in your own?”
There is no belief in a personal god . Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible. The path to Enlightenment is through the practice and development of morality, meditation and wisdom.
The overall themes of the teachings of Buddha and Jesus are similar. Buddha organized his teachings into the Eightfold Path, while the teachings of Jesus are given sporadically in different books of The Holy Bible. They both promote what Buddha called “right action”—do not kill, steal, slander, etc.
Originally Answered: Did Jesus christ meet buddha ? It is not possible. Buddha was born in 623 B.C., which means he born 623 years before Jesus born. So there is no way Jesus met Buddha .
The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are: The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths ; and • The Noble Eightfold Path .
The history of Buddhism goes back to what is now Bodh Gaya, India almost six centuries before Christianity, making it one of the oldest religions still being practiced. The origins of Christianity go back to Roman Judea in the early first century.
The Buddha was simply a human being and he claimed no inspiration from any God or external power. He attributed all his realization, attainments and achievements to human endeavor and human intelligence.
Most Buddhists do not believe in God . Although they respect and look up to the Buddha , they do not believe he was a god but they worship him as a form of respect. By doing this they show reverence and devotion to the Buddha and to bodhisattas .
The basic doctrines of early Buddhism, which remain common to all Buddhism, include the four noble truths : existence is suffering (dukhka); suffering has a cause, namely craving and attachment (trishna); there is a cessation of suffering, which is nirvana ; and there is a path to the cessation of suffering, the
Abstract. Buddhist -Christian Studies 25 (2005) 75-89 Was Jesus a Buddhist ? Certainly he was many things—Jew, prophet, healer, moralist, revolutionary, by his own admission the Messiah, and for most Christians the Son of God and redeemer of their sins. And there is convincing evidence that he was also a Buddhist .
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म: “the Eternal Way “), which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu texts.
Christianity . Buddhism is centered upon the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who came to be known as the Buddha — the enlightened one, or one who is awake — whereas Christianity is centered on the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ. Buddhism is an offshoot of Hinduism and is a Dharmic religion.
Christians preach of one God, creation and salvation, while Buddhists believe in reincarnation, enlightenment and nirvana. “The beliefs aren’t compatible at all,” said Stephen Lahey, an Episcopalian minister and religious studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This book explores six of the lifetimes in which the incarnations of Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in 700 B.C. when they were known as Saka and Hiroji.
The Five Precepts Refrain from taking life. Not killing any living being. Refrain from taking what is not given. Not stealing from anyone . Refrain from the misuse of the senses. Not having too much sensual pleasure. Refrain from wrong speech . Not lying or gossiping about other people. Refrain from intoxicants that cloud the mind.