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haradeep

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Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« on: October 25, 2009, 07:46:44 PM »
Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?

Many teaching of Jesus Christ are close to Buddhism. I think almost all new testament is like teaching of Buddhism. Already Buddha taught about skin and flesh which is taught by Christ.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 03:41:28 PM »
I am not really sure about that. I have read about contemplation (a practice similar to Meditation and created by Christian spiritual masters.)

haradeep

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 05:56:04 PM »
I know both Buddhism and Christianity, I think both the subjects are very similar. Hulala just read some scriptures about  Buddhism and you will find both are very similar.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 07:01:34 PM »
I have read that their is very little information regarding some starting year of Jesus life and many people believes that Jesus arrived in Tibbat during that period for a spiritual training.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 05:26:53 PM »
No, I don't agree with that. There may be a resemblence in the teachings of both Buddha and Jesus but Jesus was a messenger of GOD. He was being sent by ALMIGHTY GOD to tell the followers about the concept of one single GOD.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 07:03:15 PM »
The time line does not allow for Buddha and Jesus to have met. However, they did both receive the same understanding. Whether you call it the collective unconscious or God makes no difference.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 04:40:26 PM »
I don't think so.  I believe that some of the values both taught are generally for the betterment of humanity, and are natural conclusions within a society.  I like nventr's thought on the subject- that these understandings were the result of a collective unconscious.  Not every individual reach this understanding, but certainly at least one in each culture or society has or will.

R. Paradon

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 10:50:10 AM »
No, I do not believe that there was any copying done at all.  Both men were enlightened and understood life and death.  Whether or not Jesus or Buddha were inspired from a higher deity or became knowledgeable other wise does not matter.  How can you copy truth?

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 12:39:17 PM »
No, I do not believe that there was any copying done at all.  Both men were enlightened and understood life and death.  Whether or not Jesus or Buddha were inspired from a higher deity or became knowledgeable other wise does not matter.  How can you copy truth?

Well said, Richard - how indeed can you copy truth, and does it even matter? What matters is that we have two people who led by example originally, and still inspire people to do the same today. That tells me all I need to know about both religions, because the teachings are based on knowledge, experience and example.

If you had to condense Christianity or Buddhism into a single concept - impossible I know - it would be, 'Do as I did, not as others say.' That's a pretty good basis to follow, and it doesn't matter who came to that knowledge first - only that both Jesus and Buddha did so. That's why these two religions are still so important to so many people, while other belief systems come and go.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 02:17:04 PM »
The time line does not allow for Buddha and Jesus to have met. However, they did both receive the same understanding. Whether you call it the collective unconscious or God makes no difference.

We do not know where Jesus was for most of his life. He disappeared as a teenager and came back as an adult. Assuming he was a real person, he could have easily travelled to India or some other places and picked up teachings of Buddha and others, like Confucius.

R. Paradon

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2012, 11:17:33 AM »
We do not know where Jesus was for most of his life. He disappeared as a teenager and came back as an adult. Assuming he was a real person, he could have easily travelled to India or some other places and picked up teachings of Buddha and others, like Confucius.

Hi zero!

With this we finally agree with each other!  :) It would be interesting to know where and what he did during that unknown time.  As an adult he seemed to have no problem conversing with anybody and if I remember correctly (not very good with the Bible) he has experienced everything that we have, so it must have been an amazing journey.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 11:59:48 AM »
Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?

Many teaching of Jesus Christ are close to Buddhism. I think almost all new testament is like teaching of Buddhism. Already Buddha taught about skin and flesh which is taught by Christ.

Our ancients (Maori) did not know Jesus or Buddha yet our original creation stories are not that much different to the bible. Nor are their teachings that different from Jesus and Buddha. What I found odd is that when we were colonized by the European we were labelled pagan worshippers. Perhaps they did not see the common threads. Who knows?

 I doubt Christ copied Buddha or anyone. He may have just accessed what everyone has access to.

Sandra Piddock

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 08:49:18 PM »
Our ancients (Maori) did not know Jesus or Buddha yet our original creation stories are not that much different to the bible. Nor are their teachings that different from Jesus and Buddha. What I found odd is that when we were colonized by the European we were labelled pagan worshippers. Perhaps they did not see the common threads. Who knows?

 I doubt Christ copied Buddha or anyone. He may have just accessed what everyone has access to.

It's interesting that similar beliefs to Christian and Buddhist beliefs were categorised as pagan. It sounds as if the colonists may have been very rigid Christians who worshipped by rote and did not question or debate the teachings of the scriptures. Had they done so, they would surely have noticed the similarities. The great teachers through the ages shared a fundamental goodness and spirituality which formed the basis for many belief systems, so it's unsurprising that their are similarities. As you say, this does not mean there was any 'copying,' just that they were drawing from the same pool of wisdom.

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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 11:58:36 PM »
As far as spiritual truth is concerned, no single individual really has a monopoly on the market.  I think that what both Jesus and Buddha illustrated to people is that a greater spiritual potential resided within their very own souls (this is why Jesus said "The kingdom of Heaven is within you").  If they had lived at the same time and met each other, I am inclined to believe that they would have admired one another, and would have worked cooperatively to liberate human beings from oppression.


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Re: Do you agree Jesus copied from Buddha?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 09:58:06 PM »
I don't think he copied from Buddhism the way you would plagiarized someone else's work. I think that both were enlightened thinkers and enlightened thinkers tend to have very similar ideas. It's more of a case that both had similar mindsets than one copying from the other.


 

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