New research reveals Christianity's Buddhist roots

Jan 26, 2013 Full story: Examiner.com 32

In January 2013, news agencies announced that former American president Bill Clinton is turning to Buddhism in order to "relax," as part of his health regime.

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Hello

Flushing, NY

#32 Jan 30, 2013
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>Actually I DID graduate college, one of the things I learned was how to distinguish between flights of fancy and actual recognized research that is acknowledged and accredited, neither of which distinctions can be applied to the doodoo you're trying to support with your specious argument.
Get a life, get a real education, and try to find a more gullible crowd to feed this drivel to, it's not working here.
A true pagan monkey, your research would be that of a monkey.

No pagan taught returning love for hate. They were too evil and so was Judaism, with their god asking for mass murders.

Again, my research agrees with the very founders of comparative religion and not cheap pagan scholars like yourself.

You claim pagans taught what Jesus taught, you have the guts of posting scriptural evidence?

Pagans submit farts when asked for proofs since they are full of hot air.
Hello

Flushing, NY

#33 Jan 30, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
Both historical Christianity and Buddhism focused on the experiential truth that can be found at the core of each of us.
So of course there would be similarities. What is, is. This holds true for all of us, Buddhist and Christian alike. Similarities can even be found in Taoism. Sufism, and many other spiritual paths that all focus on the same experiential truth that is the foundation of the consciousness we all share.
If you look in some of the gospels that were uncovered at Nag Hammadi you will find that the historical Jesus could even be considered a Zen master based on how he taught. Here is an interesting article on the similarities that can be seen:
http://www.zenfortherestofus.com/jesus.html
Nonsense. The New Testament is a copy of the very idea of a teacher teaching students--this is from Buddhist literature.

Buddhist missionaries were all over the Middle East-- so much so that Buddha was actually integrated into Catholicism as a saint in the story of Barlaamand Josaphat- the smoking gun of the extent of Buddhist influence.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#34 Jan 30, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
Both historical Christianity and Buddhism focused on the experiential truth that can be found at the core of each of us.
So of course there would be similarities. What is, is. This holds true for all of us, Buddhist and Christian alike. Similarities can even be found in Taoism. Sufism, and many other spiritual paths that all focus on the same experiential truth that is the foundation of the consciousness we all share.
If you look in some of the gospels that were uncovered at Nag Hammadi you will find that the historical Jesus could even be considered a Zen master based on how he taught. Here is an interesting article on the similarities that can be seen:
http://www.zenfortherestofus.com/jesus.html
It's often been said the great Truths are those which can be found in the similarities in all religions. That does not make one religion as the "originator" of the others but it does go to show the human experience is very similar wherever one may roam.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#35 Jan 30, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Nonsense. The New Testament is a copy of the very idea of a teacher teaching students--this is from Buddhist literature.
Buddhist missionaries were all over the Middle East-- so much so that Buddha was actually integrated into Catholicism as a saint in the story of Barlaamand Josaphat- the smoking gun of the extent of Buddhist influence.
The new testament did not even come into existence until several generations after the death of the historical Jesus.

Most of what can be found in the New Testament is from Paul and the Romans who had made their version of Christianity the state religion and has nothing to do with the teachings of the historical Jesus who was a mystic as was the Buddha.


It is the mystical experience that is the same throughout all cultures that led both Jesus and Buddha to arrive at similar conclusions but worded somewhat differently based on their respective cultures.

You really should familiarize yourself with both historical Christianity and Buddhism before shooting off your mouth in the rude and arrogant manner that you did.

have a good evening.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#36 Jan 30, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
A true pagan monkey, your research would be that of a monkey.
No pagan taught returning love for hate. They were too evil and so was Judaism, with their god asking for mass murders.
Again, my research agrees with the very founders of comparative religion and not cheap pagan scholars like yourself.
You claim pagans taught what Jesus taught, you have the guts of posting scriptural evidence?
Pagans submit farts when asked for proofs since they are full of hot air.
And thus a true know nothing troll has exposed himself. Your "research" is nothing but the plagiarized ramblings of nonsensical claims. Buddhists don't proselytize. You lose.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#37 Jan 30, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Nonsense. The New Testament is a copy of the very idea of a teacher teaching students--this is from Buddhist literature.
Buddhist missionaries were all over the Middle East-- so much so that Buddha was actually integrated into Catholicism as a saint in the story of Barlaamand Josaphat- the smoking gun of the extent of Buddhist influence.
LOL, you've been served.
Later loser.
Hello

Flushing, NY

#38 Jan 30, 2013
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>And thus a true know nothing troll has exposed himself. Your "research" is nothing but the plagiarized ramblings of nonsensical claims. Buddhists don't proselytize. You lose.
Every time your writing proves you have the intellectual capacity of a monkey-- actually for you that's a compliment:

Unlike you I have actual scripture:

Buddha sends missionaries"Go forth, o bhikkhus, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, for the good, for the happiness of gods and men. Let not two go by one way. Preach the doctrine that is beautiful in its beginning, beautiful in its middle, and beautiful in its ending. Declare the holy life in its purity, completely both in the spirit and the letter.[Mahavagga Ch 5, Vinaya Pitaka]"
Hello

Flushing, NY

#39 Jan 30, 2013
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, you've been served.
Later loser.
You don't know about Barlaam and Josaphat? Really?

Monkey.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#40 Jan 30, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Every time your writing proves you have the intellectual capacity of a monkey-- actually for you that's a compliment:
Unlike you I have actual scripture:
Buddha sends missionaries"Go forth, o bhikkhus, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, for the good, for the happiness of gods and men. Let not two go by one way. Preach the doctrine that is beautiful in its beginning, beautiful in its middle, and beautiful in its ending. Declare the holy life in its purity, completely both in the spirit and the letter.[Mahavagga Ch 5, Vinaya Pitaka]"
Babbling. More cherry picking to attempt to prove a non-existent point. Continue trolling, it proves the LACK of truth in your statements.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#41 Jan 30, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know about Barlaam and Josaphat? Really?
Monkey.
amusing to hear you exclaim "Monkey" when it is you that flings the feces.
It is the empty vessel that makes the loudest noise.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#45 Jan 31, 2013
And on that note, "Hello" will say goodbye, having proven he is nothing like any Buddhist, simply another troll.

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Dalai Lama

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama

Thus proving that "Hello" is TRASH.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#47 Jan 31, 2013
“The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.”
&#8213; Dalai Lama XIV

“Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don&#65533;t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.”
&#8213; Dalai Lama XIV

“The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.”
&#8213; Dalai Lama XIV

Thus we have proven that "Hello" isn't a Buddhist at all, merely an internet troll attempting to play the Buddhist. It's quite easy for a civilized man to play a Barbarian, yet to have a barbarian try and play a civilized person? That fools no one.

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