​Buddhahood: The nexus of Christianity and Buddhism

The path less trodden

While different religions hold their views to be the ultimate Truth, they almost always fall into the trap of the failure to know that the goal of all religions is one and the same. To illustrate the meaning of this I will give a story below. The Zen Master Gasan had the transcendental knowledge that Jesus, as appears in the New Testament of the Christian scripture – Bible – is one and the same person commonly referred to as Boddhisatva Metteya in the East. As we move into the future, all religions will naturally converge as new generations will arise that will keenly see the nexus of all religions – Enlightenment.
A UNIVERSITY STUDENT, while visiting Gasan asked him: “Have you ever read the Christian Bible?” “No read it to me,” said Gasan. 

The student opened the Bible and read from St. Matthew: “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. . . . Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.” 

Gasan said: “Whoever uttered those words I consider an enlightened man.” 

The student continued reading: “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.” 

Gasan remarked: “That is excellent. Whoever said that is not far from Buddhahood.”

21 thoughts on “​Buddhahood: The nexus of Christianity and Buddhism

  1. He doesn’t speak in terms of summarizing the similarities between the two religions. He simply gives examples of his interpretations of Christian teachings that are so profoundly misunderstood in modern society and compare them to some of the teachings of the Buddha and occasionally other belief systems. He speaks mostly of the beauty of being still and allowing universal intelligence to flow through instead of being caught up in the mind.

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  2. No, I didn’t know that about Jesus, but I’m not surprised. I believe that he was an amazing person and there is the fact that Christians can’t account for most of his life, only that he spent some of it in Egypt.

    Yes, Eckhart Tolle is brilliant, but not in the way most people perceive brilliance. He had an awakening and shed many layers of mind-made preconceptions to reduce to his true nature – a beautiful soul at one with the universe.

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  3. No one is able to fathom the enlightenment of Jesus because all of them, thanks to their selfishness and sin accumulation, cannot have the power to access the knowledge acquired from the innumerable past lives of Jesus as a disciple to uncountable Masters of Wisdom.

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  4. Thanks. My question was actually not a question but a series if thoughts to help you have a deeper insight into my intention here. But the mind can’t be forced to supersede its own perception however insufficient it could be. Am not looking for a destination by the way for, I have reached the destination already. I don’t think there is else to seek from Here.

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  5. If enlightenment is coming to the truth, and the truth is our final destination, it is true that all religions will converge into one, or more accurately the inaccuracy from every or any religion will be shorn to make room for reality. In Christianity, we know that this “truth,” or “enlightenment” came as a man, bridging the gap between eternity and mortality, I hope you find this truth! This blog is definitely interesting, there is so much to be said of ridding oneself of worry and excess, but we then have the choice of staying empty and dead, or being filled with something greater than ourselves.

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