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What differences and similarities do the scriptures of the Abrahamic religions and the Eastern religions?

Abrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and those of the Eastern religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism?


  1. Christianity – a God who lives and was willing to give up His human life as a sacrifice for us because He loved us.

  2. While the scriptures of both the eastern and Abrahamic religions discuss similar themes, the scriptures are much more important to the Abrahamic religions than they are to the eastern religions. This is because the Abrahamic religions conceive of man as being dependent on God who must reveal his will to man. The eastern religions conceive of man as participating directly in God, so it is not so necessary for man to be instructed by scriptures.
    Of course it would be a mistake to make too much of these differences. Christianity and Islam both believe that God can speak directly to the human soul without use of scripture, and eastern religions believe that man must study the scriptures in order to develop himself to contact the God within.

  3. There are more similarities than differences between eastern and western religions including Taoism which does not directly recognise the existence of a God or Lord although it recognises the logic for such an acceptance. As it does the creation of this world thru conciousness, although in the west its referred to as the “word” of God, there can be no words without thought.
    The differences come about thru semantics. even Jesus said we are God’s
    John 10:33 “We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came–and the Scripture cannot be broken– 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? NIV
    During the time of Jesus the term “son of god” meant someone of the nature of God not literally God’s begotten son.
    This ties in with eastern religions who also see humanity as being God’s or a part of god in the sense that we nurture the child that is also the parent, a phrase that is understood by Hindu’s and Buddhists.
    What I should point out is that most differences come about because men have played a game of one up manship in order to promote their religion as the correct one this is especially true for Christianity which has adopted so many parts of pagan religions to raise its popularity the actual teachings of Jesus have diminished into some shallow misleading religion, the similarities and the core teachings still exist in the mystic areas of all these religions.

  4. All are means for human beings to find an answer toward the human existence and they relationship with other beings and the whole universe.
    All pointed out some morality and compassion standard with which human establish an order of a society.
    Differences: the ultimate truth is approached from different angle of vision.

  5. Most religions grew out of and are related to Hinduism, including Abrahamic Religions of Judaism and Christianity. Historians always want to dismiss Indian history by claiming that some external Aryans brought Vedas and their culture into India around 1800 BC. By doing so, they are missing a lot of history.
    You must have already wondered what the phrase “Son of Man” means? Why are the two phrases “Son of Man” and “Son of God” used interchangeably in the scriptures? The explanation generally given is that Jesus wanted to show himself as both human and divine, so both these phrases were used by him. However, the term “Son of Man” is clearly used in Bible in divine context, to refer to Jesus as divine. Several phrases like “Son of Man will send out his angels,” “Son of Man seated at the right hand of God,” “Do you believe in Son of Man?” — these phrases tell us that the phrase Son of Man is being used to refer to Jesus as divine rather than as human.
    The Supreme God of Indian religion is called Purusha; and you want to know the meaning of Purusha? — it means ‘Man’ in all Indian languages. The Supreme God of Vaishnavite sect, one of the two sects of Hinduism, is Narayan; and you want to know the meaning of word Narayan? — it means ‘Son of Man’ as per dictionaries. The reason why Man is called God in Indian religion is because, in IndoEuropean religious thought, a person called Cosmic Man is the Supreme God. It is related to a certain Cosmic Man theology where a gigantic Cosmic Man fills and pervades this entire universe. While this Cosmic Man theoogy has been given up by other IndoEuropean cultures, it still goes strong in the Indo-European culture of India. There was a time in India, five thousand years ago, when God was worshipped using three idols of Purusha (God, Man), Naraya (Son of God, Son of Man), Nara (holy soul, eternal spirit), placed side by side. It is this practice that traveled into Christianity. For more, you can refer to the followng link:
    Even Judaism was born in India. The word Hebrew originated from the word Abhirah, a tribe referred to in India epic Mahabharat in relation to Krishna, their Godly figure. You must have already some claims that Jews are Yadavas of India, the tribe in which Krishna was born in. The very word Yadavas was derived from the phrase “Yah Devas” or “Devas of Yah”. Those days, because of certain religious practices, people living in India were called Devas. These Yadavas migrated into into from a place called “Yah.” When these people migrated into India, local people termed them as “Yah Devas,” to differentiate them from their own race. Can you spot the connection between the term “Yah Devas” and Yahweh, the God of Abrahamic religions? These Yadavas stayed in India for thousands of years, and then later wnet and migrated and settled in Israel. For more, you can refer to the following link:


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