"Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

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"Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby Fede » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:25 pm

I think you should serve it up in a dish, garnish with parsley, top it with parmesan, and take it with a hefty pinch of salt..... :jumping:
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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby pererin » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:43 pm

It is interesting that this so-called 'prophecy' presupposes not only a specific theological viewpoint but also the emphasis, imagery and iconography of a certain type of contemporary Christianity. It's probably the crudest piece of forged propaganda I've ever seen. And appallingly written.

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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:07 pm

you can make all sorts of wrong associations with a bias view, they were looking for proof and found it by linking seperate "religions" together have a look at their hand written notes.
but I do like a good amount of salt some say I am too sweet :tongue:


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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby Jechbi » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:32 pm

This reminds me of the whole story about how a guy named Issa traveled from the Middle East to India and studied Buddhism about 2,000 years ago. Hint: It was actually Jesus (at least that's how the tale goes). Then within the last century the Vatican swooped in and took all the sustaining historic documents from the small town in India where Issa's visit was purportedly recorded. The documents allegedly are locked away in Rome.

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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby clw_uk » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:19 pm

Greetings


Have a feeling its not very authentic, for one thing it describes nibbana as heaven
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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby nathan » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:39 pm

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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

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Re: "Buddha Prophesied about Jesus"

Postby nathan » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:27 pm

2497 B.E. would be about 55 years ago. Still about 2500 years short of qualifying as the word of the Buddha. It seemed like an obvious hitch to me. It is about as compelling a form of evidence as any to those who don't know any better. Those scheming chrizchins, you gotta watch 'em like a hawk. The good lord also told 'em to 'behave like snakes' and some of 'em took that one deeply to heart a long time back now. Perhaps you've noticed.

Apart from those who are exploited in their ignorance by the visibly insincere, these sorts of works mainly harms the christians that do everything they can to actually help people and simply let their faith speak for itself. People who actually probably vastly outnumber the other kinds, especially overseas, but who, like the many decent people who happen to be theravada buddhists, live almost entirely under the radar. When is the last time we complained about the christian's far flung hospitals and clinics, agricultural development and well construction programs, home and school building missions, etc.? No we tend to turn our attention to this kind of dreck again and again. Doubtless we can find similar abuses within our own camps to concentrate most of this kind of attention on.

That said, I laughed my butt off while I read all that stuff, thanks, that was a hoot. :tongue:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}


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