Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings

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Jesus and Buddha were separated by five hundred years, three thousand miles, and two drastically different cultures. Yet this trade paper edition of the highly acclaimed hardback juxtaposes passages from the New Testament and ancient Buddhist scriptures to illuminate the striking similarity between their lives, deeds, and teachings.
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Overview


Jesus and Buddha were separated by five hundred years, three thousand miles, and two drastically different cultures. Yet this trade paper edition of the highly acclaimed hardback juxtaposes passages from the New Testament and ancient Buddhist scriptures to illuminate the striking similarity between their lives, deeds, and teachings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569751695
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 241
  • Sales rank: 330,726
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Editor's Preface
The Parallel Sayings 1
Parallel Sayings, Parallel Lives 3
Compassion 13
Wisdom 33
Materialism 55
Inner Life 73
Temptation 93
Salvation 111
The Future 133
Miracles 147
Discipleship 171
Attributes 193
Life Stories 213
Bibliography 235
Contributors 246
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2003

    great for non-exclusive Christians

    I appreciate Marcus Borg as a writer and as a very special human being. His other books represent the best in contemporary 'Jesus Scholarship' but Marcus combines that with a winsome attitude, a readable style, and a profound spirituality that is unique. This book is helpful for those who want to affirm that God is at work in ways and places no human can fully comprehend, and by comparing the sayings of Bhudda and Jesus, those of us who see ourselves as 'nonexclusive' Christians can find a lot of affirmation of that through this book. My only reservation is it tends to 'homogenize' Jesus and Bhudda. Some of the sayings which Marcus sees as parallel are for me more like 'similar.' That is not bad, it is just important, at least to me, to make sure I am 'hearing' each of them in their uniqueness, not just their simlarity.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2010

    A definite worthwhile to check out

    The into explains that the author is not trying to state that the teachings are the exact same or that Jesus was preaching Buddism. The author is just trying to show that these two different religious leaders, seperated by 500 years and thousands of miles had similar messages. The author is not trying to draw any conclusions, just pointing out the similarities and for the reader to drawn their own conclusions. Yes, a little more insight into the parrallel teaching would have been nice, but that isn't what the author was trying to do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    wanted more

    would like to have seen more than on comparison per page. i think they could have done more if they had used the available space better. enjoyed reading it though. comparisons were good. learned some things i did not know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book lacked the good features. It had no plot, no action, no one even died. It doesn't help with religon. Kill Bill helps with religon more. This book is terrible. Don't buy it at all.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    The best religios book ever

    Thiss book shows how no matter what religion, no matter if you worship jesus christ, or budda that they teach you about the same things that leads to the great lessons that they both teach us. Even if you are not any religon (like I am) this shows that no matter what religion you are ,or if you aren't any that all of the lessons lead to teach you about god. I think this is a great book for any body who enjoys reading about religion!

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