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Jesus & Buddha – The Parallel Sayings

30 september 2020

Edited by Marcus J. Borg (1942 - 2015), co-edited by Ray Riegert, with an introduction by Jack Kornfield.

160 Pages | First published in 2002, Ulysses Edition 2004  | Softcover | Ulysses Press, Berkeley CA | ISBN: 9781569754610.

Also available in the latest 2020 edition, small size, no illustrations.

This remarkable collection reveals how Jesus and Buddha - whether talking about love, Wisdom or materialism - were guiding us along the same path. Jesus & Buddha also delves into the mystery surrounding their strikingly similar teachings and presents over one hundred examples from each. At the heart of these amazing parallels lies a mystery that puzzles historians even today. How could Jesus, living five hundred years after Buddha and three thousand miles from India, espouse the same teachings? Some historians believe that Buddhist principles were known in Jesus's day throughout the Roman Empire. Certain fringe theorists claim that Jesus was trained in Buddhism; some even insist that he visited India. Others claim that the two men were drawing from the same universal well of Spirit and Wisdom. Jesus and Buddha explores these mysteries as it traces the life stories and beliefs of Christ and Buddha. Then, it invites you to discover the single message in their dual teaching.

From Chapter - 'Miracles' (p. 109):


" Jesus cured many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits and had given sight to many, who were blind. And he said to them 'Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good new brought to them'. " - Luke: 7.21-22.


" As soon as the Bodhisattva was born, the sick were cured, the hungry and thirsty were no longer oppressed by hunger and thirst. Those maddened by drink lost their obsession. The mad recovered their senses, the blind regained their sight, and the deaf once more could hear. The halt and the lame obtained perfect limbs, the poor gained riches, and prisoners were delivered of their bonds. " - Lalitavistara Sutra.

auteur: Borg, M./Kornfield, J.
ISBN: 9781569754610

Prijs: € 19,95

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