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Nativity of the Buddha, Nativity of the Christ

Taken from http://ecumenicalbuddhism.blogspot.com/2008/01/nativity-of-buddha-nativity-of-christ.html

Some interpretations of the life story of the Buddha attribute his birth to a virgin birth. This is likely due to a specific interpretation of the prophetic dream Queen Māyā is said to have had prior to conception and is not a widely held view amongst Buddhists. As she is described to have been married to King Śuddhodhana for many years, there is no indication that she would have been a virgin at the time of Siddhārtha's conception. Nonetheless, this interpretation has led to parallels being drawn with the birth story of Jesus. [more…]
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Zen in a Christian Context

The word Zen comes from the Japanese version of the Chinese equivalent (ch'an) of the Sanskrit word dhyanam, which is a term from Yoga meaning stilling or focussing the mind in meditation. The experience is of finding oneself through becoming able to see truly, that is to say, without mistaking things that are not really part of you.

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What if there 7 things all religions could agree on? Could there be world peace?

Drs. Terry Holmes and John Westerhoff list these "points of contact" between the major world religions, as identified by Friedrich Heiler, a German historian of religion. The following are common beliefs held by Judaism, Islam, Zorastrianism Mazdianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Christianityâ¦

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The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ

While in Ladakh, Dr. Nicholas Notovich was told by the abbot of a Buddhist monastery that manuscripts recording the life of Jesus were to be found in Lhasa-at that time absolutely closed to any "white" man, as was the entire country of Tibet. Despite this prohibition, Notovich determined to force his way to Lhasa in search of the rumored records.

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