Christianity was one the monotheistic religion
that called for the worship of One God as

stressed in OT.
Christianity was...
The Study of the ancient history shows that

Christianity borrowed a lot from these Pagan
religions; among these are.

Tri...
Adad of Assyria

Cadmus of Greece

Adonis, son of the
virgin Io of Greece
Alcides of Thebes

Crite of Chaldea

Atys of Phr...
Parallel Between Jesus and Buddha
They were visited by wise men recognized.

the divinity of the child.
They were of royal...
Both fasted in the wilderness and were

tempted.
Both called their disciples with the command,
Follow me.
Both sent out di...
Christ ignored the literal interpretation of

Moses and emphasized a spiritualized
interpretation of the whole law taken a...
Both performed miracles and wonders, healed
the sick, fed five hundred men from a "small

basket of cakes" and walked on t...
The story of the ruler, Nicodemus, who came
to Jesus by night, has its parallel in the story of

the rich man who came to ...
Both are called Lord and Master
Jesus and Buddha promised salvation to all;
and he commanded his disciples to preach his
d...
Both were transfigured on a mount. The
Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported by
the Synoptic Gospels in which Jesu...
It is one of the miracles of Jesus mentioned in
the Gospels. The Buddha is said to have been
twice transfigured, at the mo...
Both made triumphal entries, Christ into
Jerusalem, and Buddha into Rajagriba.

Buddha and Jesus were called the "savior o...
The central object in every Buddhist temple is

an image of Buddha. The central object in
every Catholic church is an imag...
Jesus said: "If anyone strikes you on the cheek,

offer the other also." (Luke 6:29) Buddha said:
"If anyone should give y...
Jesus: If you wish to be perfect, go sell your
possessions, and give the money to the poor,
and you will have treasure in ...
Jesus: Everyone who lives and believes in me
will never die. John 11:26.

Buddha: Those who have sufficient faith in me,
a...
Buddha: "During the six years that the
Bodhisattva practiced austerities, the demon
followed behind him step by step, seek...
Jesus: "Although the doors were shut, Jesus
came and stood among them." John 16:19
Buddha: "He goes unhindered through a w...
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Parallels Between Jesus and Buddha

  1. 1. Christianity was one the monotheistic religion that called for the worship of One God as stressed in OT. Christianity was affected by the ancient Pagan religions, it borrowed the worst from these religions and perhaps it lent them the best. www.knowmuhammad.org
  2. 2. The Study of the ancient history shows that Christianity borrowed a lot from these Pagan religions; among these are. Trinity. The concept of atoning-god who died on the Cross The son-god. In this presentation we are showing parallel between Jesus and Buddha. www.knowmuhammad.org
  3. 3. Adad of Assyria Cadmus of Greece Adonis, son of the virgin Io of Greece Alcides of Thebes Crite of Chaldea Atys of Phrygia Baal and Taut, "the only Begotten of God," of Phoenicia Bali of Afghanistan Beddru of Japan Buddha Sakia of India Zoroaster and Mithra of Persia Ischy of the Island of Formosa Ixion and Quirnus of Rome Holy One of Xaca Prometheus of Caucasus Salivahana of Bermuda Thammuz of Syria Indra of Tibet Jao of Nepal Thor, son of Odin, of the Gauls Universal Monarch of the Sibyls Gentaut and Quexalcote of Mexico Hesus of Eros, and Bremrillah, of the Druids Krishna of Hindostan Wittoba of the Bilingonese Mikado of the Sintoos Xamolxis of Thrace Hil and Feta of the Mandaites Osiris and Orus, of Egypt Odin of the Scandinavians Zoar of the Bonzes Deva Tat, and Sammonocadam of Siam Divine Teacher of Plato Fohi and Tien of China www.knowmuhammad.org
  4. 4. Parallel Between Jesus and Buddha They were visited by wise men recognized. the divinity of the child. They were of royal descent. Their birth was announced by a star. The mission of both Buddha and Jesus was proclaimed by a voice from the heaven. www.knowmuhammad.org
  5. 5. Both fasted in the wilderness and were tempted. Both called their disciples with the command, Follow me. Both sent out disciples to spread their teachings. www.knowmuhammad.org
  6. 6. Christ ignored the literal interpretation of Moses and emphasized a spiritualized interpretation of the whole law taken as a whole which is to practice unconditional love. This is similar to what Buddha did with the teachings of Hindus. www.knowmuhammad.org
  7. 7. Both performed miracles and wonders, healed the sick, fed five hundred men from a "small basket of cakes" and walked on the water. They traveled from place to place and preached to large multitudes. Their first sermon for both of them the Sermon on the Mount. www.knowmuhammad.org
  8. 8. The story of the ruler, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus by night, has its parallel in the story of the rich man who came to Buddha by night. Both proclaimed kingdoms not of this world. The eternal life promised by Christ corresponds to the eternal peace, Nirvana, promised by Buddha. www.knowmuhammad.org
  9. 9. Both are called Lord and Master Jesus and Buddha promised salvation to all; and he commanded his disciples to preach his doctrine in all places and to all men. Buddha taught: Perishable is the city built of sand Jesus taught: a foolish man builds his house upon the sand. www.knowmuhammad.org
  10. 10. Both were transfigured on a mount. The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported by the Synoptic Gospels in which Jesus is transfigured upon a mountain (Mount Tabor) (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, and was called "Son" by God www.knowmuhammad.org
  11. 11. It is one of the miracles of Jesus mentioned in the Gospels. The Buddha is said to have been twice transfigured, at the moment of his enlightenment and at the moment of his death. www.knowmuhammad.org
  12. 12. Both made triumphal entries, Christ into Jerusalem, and Buddha into Rajagriba. Buddha and Jesus were called the "savior of the world, light of the world, Supreme Being and the eternal one”. Buddha is: "The Light of Asia" Jesus is : "The Light of the World“. www.knowmuhammad.org
  13. 13. The central object in every Buddhist temple is an image of Buddha. The central object in every Catholic church is an image of Christ. www.knowmuhammad.org
  14. 14. Jesus said: "If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also." (Luke 6:29) Buddha said: "If anyone should give you a blow with his hand, with a stick, or with a knife, you should abandon any desires and utter no evil words." (Majjhima Nikaya 21:6) www.knowmuhammad.org
  15. 15. Jesus: If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Matt.19:21. Buddha: The avaricious do not go to heaven, the foolish do not extol charity. The wise one, however, rejoicing in charity, becomes thereby happy in the beyond. Dhammapada 13:11. www.knowmuhammad.org
  16. 16. Jesus: Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:26. Buddha: Those who have sufficient faith in me, are all headed for heaven. Majjhima Nikaya 22:47. Jesus: "When the devil had finished every test, he departed" Luke 4:13. www.knowmuhammad.org
  17. 17. Buddha: "During the six years that the Bodhisattva practiced austerities, the demon followed behind him step by step, seeking an opportunity to harm him. But he found no opportunity whatsoever and went" Lalitavistara Sutra 18. www.knowmuhammad.org
  18. 18. Jesus: "Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them." John 16:19 Buddha: "He goes unhindered through a wall" Anugattara Nikaya 3:60. www.knowmuhammad.org

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