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.
“It lasted only a year , or three or four years – according to the different Gospels – compared to Buddha’s nearly 50 years of teaching. Jesus ‘ early death was probably because of his social and political passion. “If he had been simply a wisdom teacher and healer, I doubt that he would have been executed.”
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 . Nonbiblical historical accounts indicate that Jesus traveled outside Judea.
The earliest followers of Jesus were apocalyptic Jewish Christians. The early Christian groups were strictly Jewish , such as the Ebionites and the early Christian community in Jerusalem, led by James, the brother of Jesus.
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.
The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are: The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths ; and • The Noble Eightfold Path .
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 .
སྒྲོལ་མ, Dölma), Ārya Tārā, or Shayama Tara, also known as Jetsun Dölma (Tibetan language: rje btsun sgrol ma) is an important figure in Buddhism , especially revered in Tibetan Buddhism . She appears as a female bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism , and as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism .
Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha , Siddhartha Gautama , who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC. There is no belief in a personal god . Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible.
According to the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra, a Mahayana sutra giving Gautama Buddha ‘s final teachings, the Buddha insisted that his followers should not eat any kind of meat or fish. Therefore, one’s own flesh and the flesh of another are a single flesh , so Buddhas do not eat meat .
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.
There were no monotheists until the idea of one God was invented, and all monotheists ever since have worshipped their one God only because they got the idea from those who came before them—which may have something to do with why monotheists speak of being converted, or “turned together” toward the worship of a single,
In the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 3:14), Yahweh , the personal name of God, is revealed directly to Moses .
Defenders of religion have countered that the question is improper: We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.