The Dalai Lama has said:
Buddhism and Christianity Reports of Buddhist practices started to arrive in Western Europe by the 13th century, and were followed by trips by Christian missionaries such as John of Montecorvino and reports began to arrive in the 16th century as missionaries such as St.
Francis Xavier arrived in the East. Rhys Davids wrote that the earliest missionaries to Tibet observed that similarities have been seen since the first known contact: To support this claim the author quotes the admittedly prejudicial speech of Max Muller from his India, What Can it Teach Us, which states: But here the conscience of the scholar comes in.
Some of these stories are found in the Hinayana Buddhist Canon and date, therefore, before the Christian era.
Bentley also wrote of similarities and stated that it is possible "that Buddhism influenced the early development of Christianity" and suggested "attention to many parallels concerning the births, lives, doctrines, and deaths of the Buddha and Jesus".
Amore refers to a miracle from the first chapter of Mahavaggathe Book of the Discipline, IV, where Buddha himself displayed his power over nature.
Amore thinks that Jesus himself was influenced by Buddhist teachings and that Buddhist material continued to influence Christianity as it developed.
Stehly gives six examples of parallel themes between the story of Peter's walking on the water and the Buddhist Jataka Guanyin is the Chinese name for a male bodhisattva in India and Tibet, Avalokitesvarawho underwent a gradual feminization process in China late in the first millennium CE, after a period of proselytization by Turkic Nestorian Christians.
Thundy has surveyed the similarities and differences between the birth stories of Buddha by Maya and Jesus by Mary and notes that while there are similarities such as virgin birth, there are also differences, e.
God in BuddhismGod in Christianityand Crucifixion of Jesus There are inherent and fundamental differences between Buddhism and Christianity, one significant element being that while Christianity is at its core monotheistic and relies on a God as a CreatorBuddhism is generally non-theistic and rejects the notion of a Creator God which provides divine values for the world.
The crucifixion of Jesus is at the center of Christian theology. Suzuki stated that every time he saw a crucifixion scene it reminded him of the "gap that lies deep" between Christianity and Buddhism.Have you every noticed the amazingly coincidental similarity between these two names - Jesus Christ and Lord Krishna - and asked yourselves, why the names of two major religious figures in two major religious are exactly the same?
Have you every looked at the evolution of religions and wondered if it's possible that Christianity is actually derived from Hinduism (partly the story of Lord Krishna)?
Comparing Christianity and Islam to Hinduism The table below compares the various aspects of the Hindu, Christian and Islamic religions with a fourth column added for Theosophy (Theosophy being the latest set of revelations given to mankind by 'God').
Hinduism is about understanding Brahma, existence, from within the Atman, which roughly means "self" or "soul," whereas Buddhism is about finding the Anatman — "not soul" or "not self." In Hinduism, attaining the highest life is a process of removing the bodily distractions from life, allowing one to eventually understand the Brahma nature within.
The history of Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it has no founder or date of origin.
While most major religions derive from new ideas taught by a charismatic leader, Hinduism is simply the religion of the people of India, which has gradually developed over four thousand years.
Large listing of religious articles ancient and modern with commentary. Christianity is a product of Greek Hellenism. Jesus - Pagan link Specific similarities between the lives of Jesus and Krishna. Sponsored link. Implications of points of similarity between the lives of Jesus and Krishna.