Hi Peter, glad you've decided to contribute
Really really interesting to hear the perspectives of a former Buddhist/current Christian. I'm interested to hear whatever you have to say, even in private, if you think it's not proper to post in the forum. Have you studied the NT depth, both in and of itself & the historical development? What about the Pali Suttas?
To others, RE: Jesus and self-view, I must admit that while listening to the NT I had initially thought there was good evidence for this but upon going back I was unable to find much. I did however find some interesting stuff in the Thomas
Another thing I realized is that interpretation of the parables is EXTREMELY subjective. I found myself interpreting them in the light of the Dhamma... and while this does fit very well into many parables, I'm unsure if its the correct way to approach the Christian teaching.
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."