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622. Where are the Tibetan Buddhist suicide bombers? (Religion & Terrorism & Buddhism) Sam Harris, New York 2005 Society for Ethical Culture lecture
12,333. The story of Jesus wasn’t quite as unique as you might have thought. That the Hindu God Krishna also had a miraculous birth and was also attended by angels and shepherds. And that like Jesus the Buddha also performed miracles, walking on water and feeding the five hundred. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu & Buddha) Dr Robert Beckford, The Hidden Story of Jesus
12,334. Krishna: There is also an immaculate conception and the birth is heralded by angels. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu) ibid.
12,336. More similarities I found between Krishna and Jesus. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu) ibid.
12,350. Here in Kashmir there is a totally different story – one that claims that Jesus did not die on the cross but escaped to India. Where he continued his teaching, got married, had a son and lived to a ripe old age. And even that he was buried here. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu & India) ibid.
12,351. Ghandi’s Jesus was the original charismatic teacher. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu & India & Teacher) ibid.
12,443. Could Jesus have travelled to India and encountered the teachings of Buddha? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & India & Buddha) Mysteries of the Bible: The Lost Years of Jesus s3e10
12,444. Some scholars find striking similarities between Jesus and Buddha. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & India & Buddha) ibid.
12,445. In 1887 Notovitch, a Russian journalist, travelled to Hemis, an isolated Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayan mountains of northern India. In his book The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ Notovitch claims that there he was shown secret manuscripts which detailed the life of a wandering prophet named Esa. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & India & Buddha) ibid.
12,446. Did Jesus travel to England? And does the cup from the last supper – the Holy Grail – hold the key which could unlock the secrets of his missing years? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & England & Holy Grail) ibid.
12,447. Did Jesus spend his lost years in the wilderness with a fanatically religious apocalyptic sect? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament) ibid.
12,448. If Jesus were involved in revolution, this could explain why a gap exists in our knowledge of his life. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Revolution) ibid.
12,454. Between the language of the Buddha and his disciples, and the language of Christ and his apostles, there are strange coincidences. Even some Buddhist legends and parables sound as if taken from the New Testament, though we know that many of them existed before the beginning of the Christian era. (Jesus & Buddha) Max Muller, Introduction to the Science of Religion 1873
12,509. The later teachings and miracles of Jesus have uncanny parallels with the teachings and miracles of the Buddha. (Jesus & Buddha & India) Did Jesus Die? BBC 2007
12,584. Esa came to India at the age of 14 where he learned the laws of Budhism before returning to Israel at the age of 29. (Jesus & India & Buddhism) ibid.
18,844. This shit works out: she’s a Buddhist. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Buddhism) The Sopranos: Toodle Fucking-Oo s2e3 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Tony to Carmela at breakfast
20,543. Infernal Affairs trilogy: Thanks to the Buddha my life has been spared! (GBH Films & Buddha) Mou Gaan Dou [Infernal Affairs] 2002 starring Tony Leung & Andy Lau & Shawn Yue & Anthony Wong & Eric Tsang & Chapman To & Gordon Lam & Kelly Chen & Sammi Cheng et al, directors Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, Hon Sam to young gangstas
65,715. Buddhism has a theory of conservation of consciousness that is comparable to the scientific principle of the conservation of energy. And that is you can do all kinds of things to energy; one thing you can’t do to energy is make it become nothing. And you can do all kinds of things to consciousness: it too is one of the core elements of the universe. You can’t destroy space, you can’t destroy energy and you can’t destroy consciousness. Dr Alan Wallace, author Contemplative Science
65,716. Buddha: the Enlightened one. His ideas about God were so radical that for some they are indistinguishable from atheism. The Buddha didn’t deny the existence of the gods, he just thought they were irrelevant to the problem of humanity trapped on the wheel of life. Professor Robert Winston, The Story of God
65,717. Buddhism is very fashionable these days. Ian Pattison, Rab C Nesbitt: Bug, Ella
65,718. He who is able to realise the Truth within his own mind
Has sown the seed of Buddhahood. Hui-neng, Platform Scripture
65,719. It is fitting to consider what is impermanent, painful, and subject to change as, ‘This is mine, this am I, this is my self.’ (Buddhism & Change) Pali Tipitaka
65,720. 1) Refraining from taking life; 2) Refraining from taking what is not given; 3) Refraining from incontinence; 4) Refraining from falsehood; 5) Refraining from strong drink, intoxicants, and liquor, which are occasions of carelessness. ibid.
65,721. I directed my mind to the knowledge of the extinction of the outflows. I understand it as it really is: This is suffering, this its arising, this its stopping, this the course leading to its stopping. ibid.
65,722. All conditioned things are of a nature to decay. (Buddhism & Decay) ibid.
65,723. It is called Nirvana because of the getting rid of craving. ibid.
65,724. In brief, the given aggregates of attachment are suffering. (Buddhism & Suffering) ibid.
65,725. What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind. ibid.
65,726. For hate is not conquered by hate: hate is conquered by love. This is a law eternal. (Buddhism & Hate) ibid.
65,727. The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself. (Buddhism & Victory) ibid.
65,728. I see no other single hindrance such as this hindrance of ignorance, obstructed by which mankind for a long long time runs on and circles on. (Buddhism & Ignorance) ibid.
65,729. The person who is searching for his own happiness should pull out the dart that he has stuck in himself, the arrow-head of grieving, of desiring, of despair. (Buddhism & Happiness) ibid.