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striking similarities in Christianity ,buddhism and religious idendity of man
07-01-2009, 01:41 AM
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striking similarities in Christianity ,buddhism and religious idendity of man
Christianity is based on the concept of "god" as the eventuality, or the ultimate pursuit in life. In Buddhism the ultimate persuit in life is the concept of "Nibbahna" .

In bible god is described as,
- "God is Love"
- "God Has no beginning nor end"
- " Can not have a statue or image of god as he is simply beyond human terms of expression"

Please correct me if I'am wrong so far.

In buddhism the concept of "Nibbhana" is expressed as
- A state which has No death nor birth ( No beginning nor end..!)
- A state which can not be expressed or understood by human terms. nibbhana is a state one can achieve subject to perfection of 8fold noble path in one's life.
- in order to attain "Nibbhana" one has to perfect "Love" (Maithree) within oneself.

In Islam the concept of "Allah" and the christian concept of "God" is basically the same . The means of Pursuit how ever differs due to the ethnic and other regional-Ethnic beliefs customs.

The Religious "Identity" , that is to say "Iam a christian" or "I am a buddhist" is a very strong personal "ego" and often cause conflict and demeaning of the other.If one could look beyond the ego of identity he could find quite useful tips in his pursuit of the ultimate concept.
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07-02-2009, 08:06 AM
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(07-01-2009 01:41 AM)christosuresh Wrote:  ...In Islam the concept of "Allah" and the christian concept of "God" is basically the same...

I wasn't aware that the Islamic notion of Allah included the "Word made flesh," which is essential to any Christian understanding of God.

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07-04-2009, 08:24 PM
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I think:
All religion has been the same everywhere as all men have souls and most sense the existence of God. Unfortunately, lack of good spoken language, lack of written language, and lack of the time and effort of many dedicated people studying God has left religion incomplete in most cases. In addition in many of those cases the religion was created to worship a person gifted by the Divine Spirit and following the practices they established instead of actually worshiping the Divine Spirit. Jesus the Christ corrected all of that for us. Christianity is the best religion for many "actual reasons" such as a code of behavior (Commandments) conducive to both minimizing social problems and helping to further your spiritual development. Christianity includes the practice of monasticism which is commonly found in other major religions - a shaman is basically a hermit if you think about it - and most versions other than Protestantism include meditative prayer and fasting.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
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07-04-2009, 09:58 PM
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Religion fills the same basic needs everywhere, yes - an artificial sense of purpose, explaining that which could not be explained by ancient science, and allowing the status quo to be preserved and the ruling class to keep on ruling. But beyond these deep motivations many religions have nothing to do with each other.

Oh, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are very similar, sharing the same god, generally the same commandments, and the same basic history. But compare that with Hinduism, the mythologies of ages past, and tribal religions, and there are far more differences than similarities. The idea that all religion is the same and illuminates some great cosmic deity is generally held by those who haven't studied eastern and tribal religions.

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07-04-2009, 11:26 PM (This post was last modified: 07-04-2009 11:43 PM by PatPar.)
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I mentioned that it existed in incorrect forms. It existed everywhere for the same reason, man has always sensed the Divine. Perhaps I was unclear on that point.
We were not any less intelligent 50,000 years ago that we are now. Why invent such fantastic stories about how everything came to be? Wouldn't it be much simpler to say it is just here, and we are just here. No reason or purpose is necessary, we do not need such things. People just think we need reasons and purposes. They think this because the people who develop the psychological theories need them so they assume everyone else must as well. Such is the nature of the problem of flawed perception.

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07-05-2009, 01:06 AM
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The curiosity of man has never abated, but the ability of man to satiate that curiosity HAS. In the past, the only answer to "why are we here," "what makes weather," "why does the sun rise," was "A god does it." That was literally the only answer. But as time went on, we learned better. Every advance of science has meant the death of an ancient god. Until now we're at the point where we still don't know everything, but we know enough that we no longer need to make up gods to explain it.

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07-17-2009, 07:47 PM
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(07-04-2009 09:58 PM)GTseng3 Wrote:  Oh, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are very similar, sharing the same god, generally the same commandments, and the same basic history.

duh they had the same patriarch called Abraham...
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07-22-2009, 09:56 PM
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The connection between Buddhism and Christianity are deeper, the gospels are allegorical, and this is why Jesus mentions that the name of his "father" is blessed, but he never gives a name, and the Greek Theos, is a title (first it was Zeus, the JU from the Roman Jupiter Sanskrit Dyeuzpatar (Jupitar). The first Gothic bible translates Grk. Theos as Guthan, from the hero, or God, of the Goths, said to be their first king, little is known of him (because of Christianity and Runes) and it is believed that he brought the Goths from Central Asia to Europe, for this reason and many others Guthan is Godama, a patriarchal name of the Buddha, which meant clan(gotra) but the meaning was changed by the Buddha as he uses it to mean the human race(eka-gotra) . As a title the word God first appears prefixed to Odin's name, and as many have shown Odin to be a western Buddha, the Teutonic Woden preserves the V W which is equal to the Prakrit B.

There is not a single part of the gospels which cannot be found in the earlier Buddhist texts, and those Christians who have explored the Buddhist/Christian parallels attempt to claim that the more substantial parallels are found in the Mahayana texts, but in truth the parallels are found in texts such as the Dhammapado and the NIkayas, which are fixed in stone by Asoka three centuries before the common era.

Buddha claims to be a great father to all, and to have sons of light, Jesus claims to have a great father and that he is the 'light'. The Buddha mentions that a Buddhist age is 500 years (when he allowed women to enter his order). The future Buddha is known as Maitreya or Pali -Metteya which seems to be etymologically related to the Persian and Vedic Mitra. Maitreya equals 666 in both Greek and Hebrew isophia and gematria, also Pundarika (white lotus) is allowed to be a name for Maitreya and also equals 666 in Greek gematria. The Gematria of Jesus is 888 and the famed Buddhist Kayam-Tathagata also ='s 888

Simon Peter walks on water and looses faith
Sariputra walks on water with faith in the Buddha

The allegory of the gospels is that even the best of Jesus' disciples need to "grasp" onto him

Jesus curses the fig tree (Buddhist udumbara(s) signifies how Buddhismneeded to comprimise in order to abolish the blood altar of the Jews, etc..
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07-24-2009, 09:12 AM (This post was last modified: 07-24-2009 09:14 AM by Raphael.)
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(07-22-2009 09:56 PM)Nonflezbna Wrote:  As a title the word God first appears prefixed to Odin's name, and as many have shown Odin to be a western Buddha, the Teutonic Woden preserves the V W which is equal to the Prakrit B.

Could you expand on Hitler's 'volkswagen', the 'people's merkaba' the relationship of the VW Bug to the Prakit B? Wink

(07-22-2009 09:56 PM)Nonflezbna Wrote:  There is not a single part of the gospels which cannot be found in the earlier Buddhist texts,

and the eternal archetypal beat goes on.... Praise

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