cooran wrote:The Real Face of Jesus
Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history.
That's very interesting. Here's the face from that article.
I think the eyes could have been done better, though. They have the vacant look of a sculpture's eyes and not the knowing look of a spiritual master.
But somehow I don't think churches in the west will change the way they paint Jesus. It's strange how so many Christians would resent a painting of Jesus which did not depict him as a very Anglo-looking man. If a historical Jesus actually existed, he was a Jewish man. It's weird to me how many Christians have had anti-Jewish feelings and think that Jesus was the member of some magical, white race in the middle of a community of Jewish people (well, god knows best and made sure that he had a snow-white prophet to do his most important work. God forbid that god would have sent down an African! We couldn't have a black man on the ceiling of the Vatican, now could we? Lol).
I guess each race would like to think that they are "closer" to Jesus than other races (really spiritual, huh?). Spirituality should transcend ethnicity. I am sure there have been Bodhisattvas of every race during the history of our planet. Every person has Buddha-nature; it's not the property of a single race.
mikenz66 wrote:There is an interesting take on the Garden of Eden by Ajahn Buddhadasa, in No Religion
http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhis ... ORELIG.HTM
Awesome article! It's yet another reminder why I continue to be amazed by the depth and wisdom of Buddhism.