Christianity had started similarly when Jesus of Nazareth told his teachings to twelve men called apostles. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; St. Please your faith in a living Lord — Jesus! But that does not means these paths are the way to salvation, and eternal life. Christian - believe in sin; it is the rebellion against God Christianity - believe in immortality Hinduism - Denies hell. Thundy does not assert that there is any historical evidence that the Christian birth stories of Jesus were derived from the Buddhist traditions, but suggests that as an avenue for further research.
Christianity has done far more than Buddhism in these areas, and I would not have to work hard to produce the evidence. The spirit of compassion, bodhicitta in Sanskrit, is as central to Buddhism as that of love is to Christianity. Christians believe that the Trinity which defines God as three persons. You make powerful great points. According to the Buddha, desire is the root cause of sufferingand rem … oval of desire results in the cessation of suffering. You are absolutely unique, and only you can fulfill the mission He has put you here for! Both believe in certain spiritual practices like meditation,concentration, cultivation of certain bhavas or states ofmind.
Such virtues include personal tolerance, generosity, forgiveness, compassion, perseverance, humility and helping others. Calling God as a father sure is not meant as a physical father. Christians think if they embrace Jesus, repent and mend your ways, live as what God tells you, then you can have Jesus assumes your fault for you. Worshipping is merely a cultural practice and has a socializing aspect. Christianity on the other hand has firm beliefs of sins that are punishable by separation from God the Creator.
Christianity is an offshoot of and is an Abrahamic religion. What ever the case, the Bible says that God seeks a relationship with every single one of His human creatures — He may be speaking to you right now, asking you to give Him a chance in your life. There are hardly any similarities trust me. In my opinion Jesus commanded his followers to love one another but did not leave any instructions on how to cultivate love. If you have one hundred people practicing Buddhism, you may have one hundred forms of Buddhism. This, logically and spiritually, calls all people to live together in love, peace, and harmony regardless their different religions or beliefs. The bhikshu who controls his mouth, who speaks wisely and calmly, who teaches the meaning and the law, his word is sweet.
The goal is not to do good, or do bad. Buddhism and Christianity got wiped out of their countries of origin. For example, if there is an effect, there is a cause. Both of the religions developed as reforms to existing religions Hinduism and Judaism respectfully. Even though this is not the same with the monotheistic point of view there is still a spiritual progression to come to god or in Islam to submit to him.
Although one similarity is that both religions have only one God. Meditation is commonly practiced Hinduism:. Both have a core teaching of peace and love. Still other seed fell on good soil. Buddhism does not believe in the existence of souls as well inthe first cause, whom we generally call God. Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Someof the Hindu texts such as the Upanishads Isa and theBhagavadgita consider doing actions prompted by desire andattachment would lead to bondage and suffering and that performingactions without desiring the fruit of action would result inliberation. Judaism is Monotheistic,Buddhism is not.
Indeed, Buddhism had considerable direct influence on the development of Christianity. Humans are a fallen, broken race in need of salvation and repair by God. The Buddhist do not believe in the Vedas or for that matter anyHindu scripture. Diffusion of Buddhism and Christianity: Similarities By bakabakabakabakabaka wrought northeast India and converts would spread it further. He went about teaching, healing and doing all manner of good. These texts are not considered sacred but for centuries, these were passed down to believers. Because they are all important, and interdependent.
Doing good works and spreading the word is encouraged. Research and see what Buddhism teaches. Hinduism and Buddhism share some of the following similarities:. Once diagnosed, most diseases have a standard prognosis and prescription which can be looked up in a medical textbook. Many do in fact do the caring work of Christ, daily. As a result, we know we have eternal life. Paul was known as Saul of Tarsus before.
In my opinion the Buddha did overcome suffering that is what he claims to be about. The Foundation, a Taiwanese Buddhist organization, also noticing the similarity, commissioned a portrait of Guan Yin and a baby that resembles the typical painting. When the tribes invaded and conquered most of England, they made the conquered convert to Christianity. God has reached out to us through Jesus to bring us back into a relationship with Him — if only we will accept Him and be filled with His Life. Dalai Lama does not belong to Theravada Buddhism. He promised a formula on how to stop suffering here and now. Christianity and Buddhism are the clearest example.
Also, there are virtually unlimited number of hells in the Buddhist cosmology as there are infinite number of Buddha worlds. In it, he noted that no man in history ever came closer to rivaling the enormity of Christ's claim to transform human nature itself, at its roots, than did Buddha though in a radically different way. Both believe in the Law and the Prophets. He will never let you down! The creation stories are found in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Both Sankharas and sacraments serve the similar purposes in both religions. The start of Islam actually derived form Christianity, history books indicate that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus' birth. I was touched by the transcendental Christian God, and I was touched in my heart.