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Famous Quote: Zen Masters thoughts on Christian Bible. thoughts?

A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: “Have you ever read the Christian Bible?”
“No, read it to me,” said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from St. Matthew: “And why take ye thought for rainment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these… Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.”
Gasan said: “Whoever uttered those words I consider an enlightened man.”
The student continued reading: “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.”
Gasan remarked: “That is excellent. Whoever said that is not far from Buddhahood.”

i dont find Christ’s teachings and Buddhas teachings to be incompatable, but do you?

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Zen Benefiel
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Two decades ago I produced and hosted a television show called “ONE WORLD” where I explored the inner and outer worlds of people who had found some degree of success, from going through a homeless transitional facility to being a public manager for the City of Phoenix. I interviewed over 200 people in 120+ shows. What I found in all the discussions of spiritual threads was a golden thread throughout them all… the connection within. The dynamic of experiencing a profound connection to Source – by whatever name. What I find most prevalent in the Christian world is a belief… Read more »

ryan s
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The idea’s and values are compatible in some ways, but as are many other religions idea’s and values. It’s not the values they hold that make them so different, it’s the doctrine and what each religion claims to be ultimate truth. Buddhism denies that Jesus is God and that we need forgiveness from him, which is the belief that everything else in christianity is based off of. Christianity denies Nirvana, which is when all separate beings die and cease to exist as individuals and become one unified entity, like a drop into an ocean. So these religions, although have some… Read more »

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The things you read are applications to everyday life. The basic doctrine of Christianity does not appear in the teachings of Buddha….in fact quite the contrary. What makes Christianity is CHRIST. Nothing more of less will do. It rests on the blood sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, the Son of God, perfect and sinless, taking mankind’s place of punishment for mankind’s sins, dying, buried, and coming alive out of the grave. Only Christ, the Son of God, could do that. Buddha on the other hand stayed in the grave. There is no comparison of the very core for which… Read more »

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Its not like buddists have everything wrong but they have a whole bunch

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You might enjoy reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s books on the subject, found in the Buddhist section of your local library or at an online store. His comparisons of the logic of Jesus’ teachings (the ones that haven’t been distorted for personal use) are generally quite like the Buddha’s wisdom.

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Enlightened beings all see with the same mind.