Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

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Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby Babadhari » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:37 pm

http://bibleprobe.com/buddhatoldofjesus.htm

this article taken from a book states that Lord Buddha prophesised the coming of Jesus, 'the Holy One' .
http://bibleprobe.com/buddhatoldofjesus.htm

it is based on a discussion between the Buddha and a brahmin, translated from a manuscript in a monastery in Thailand.

is this actually a (deliberate?) mistranslation of the prediction of Maitreya Buddha?

is this conversation or anything to a similar effect between the Buddha and this particulr brahman to be found in the Suttas?
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby daverupa » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:51 pm

Something about this:

http://www.letusreason.org/Ecumen14.htm

Using a Lie for the Truth?

By Scott Noble

This paper brings out a few reasons why Christians should not use the
Buddha's "prophecy" about Metteyya. People who use this "prophecy" say that
Metteyya is Jesus Christ, based on a text found in Northern Thailand and
some texts found elsewhere. I hope to show that in spite of an "academic"
stamp of approval for this method by John R. Davis, this method should
definitely be tossed out of the faithful Christian's arsenal of evangelistic
methods.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby culaavuso » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:53 pm

There appears to be a previous discussion about this exact same quotation in this old thread

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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby Goofaholix » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:06 pm

It's a hoax used by Christian missionariries to convince Thai Buddhists they should follow the later teacher.

I recall discussing it back in 2007 here http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/153 ... n-article/
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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby Babadhari » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:18 pm

Thanks for the replies, i thought it might have been a propaganda piece . i am curious as to
what the traditional Theravada view of Metteya Buddha, the only reference i can find is DN26
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:44 pm

kitztack wrote:Thanks for the replies, i thought it might have been a propaganda piece . i am curious as to what the traditional Theravada view of Metteya Buddha, the only reference i can find is DN26

There are some later sources about Metteyya Buddha, but the story is not developed much in the Theravāda.
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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby pilgrim » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:20 am

A refutation of the lie.
http://dhammaprotector.blogspot.com/200 ... jesus.html

Recently, another piece has been floating around, supposedly a monk who had a Near Death Experience and saw the Buddha burning in hell. :roll:

I guess the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Lie" isn't of much value anymore.

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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby Kare » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:38 pm

No.
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Re: Did Lord Buddha prophesise Jesus?

Postby Mkoll » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:24 am

pilgrim wrote:A refutation of the lie.
http://dhammaprotector.blogspot.com/200 ... jesus.html

Recently, another piece has been floating around, supposedly a monk who had a Near Death Experience and saw the Buddha burning in hell. :roll:

I guess the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Lie" isn't of much value anymore.


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