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Jesus=Buddha=Krishna?

 
 
Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 01:56 am
Were Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna all incarnations of the same entity?

Were they all enlightened masters who had attained nirvana and become spiritual teachers?

Do we have a seed of that in us?

Note Kri-Chri, Kris-Chris, Krishn-Christ

Keeping in mind of course, Krishna was probably not a historical figure like Jesus and Buddha were.
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Sanctuary
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 04:57 am
I don't know about having the 'seed' to match up to the other two, but to reach the enlightment that Buddha grasped is very possible for humans. It's extremely abtainable - it's just getting there that's the hard part :wink:

And to answer your question, no. No, I don't think they are reincarnations of eachother. Not at all.
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Wolf ODonnell
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 06:42 am
Well, Jesus' teachings do seem suspiciously Buddhist in nature, as does the story about the Three Wise Men following a star to visit him (which seems similar to stories of Buddhist monks following stars that lead them to their next Dalai Lama).

But to link Jesus directly to Buddha and Krishna? No, I doubt that can be done.
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Marquis de Carabas
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 08:22 am
Re: Jesus=Buddha=Krishna?
extra medium wrote:
Were Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna all incarnations of the same entity?


No.

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Were they all enlightened masters who had attained nirvana and become spiritual teachers?


No.

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Note Kri-Chri, Kris-Chris, Krishn-Christ


Christ, from the greek Christus is a literal-minded translation of the Jewish word Mossiach or Messiah.

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Keeping in mind of course, Krishna was probably not a historical figure like Jesus and Buddha were.


You assume Jesus is historical but not Krishna? Interesting. Not that I don't agree, I do, but I'm just curious about your reasons.
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SN95
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 01:34 pm
Krishna and Jesus:

Both are held to be really god incarnate.

Both were incarnated and born of a woman.

The mother in each case was a holy virgin.

The father of each was a carpenter.

Both were of royal descent.

Each had the divine title of "Savior."

Both were "without sin."

Both were crucified.

Both were crucified between two thieves.

Each taught of a great and final day of judgement.

(Just a few things to consider)
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brahmin
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 01:48 pm
wolf can you please supply me a few examples where the teachings if christianity are suspiciously close to that of buddhism??
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EternalPathWalker
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2005 02:11 am
Jesus = Buddha = Krishna
Krishna was no more a mythical figure than Christ or Buddha. Just because History from a Judeo christian perspective tries to downplay and fictionalize religious icons from other Religions and Cultures does not make it so.

Most current religious thought that is Eurocentric follows the maxim that if you say it enough times it will be accepted as fact. Enclosing other beliefs with the tag MYTHOLOGICAL or FICTIONAL because a certain group holding a set of different core beliefs wants to toot their own horn is an old tactic.

It happened first with the excomunication and extermination of the Gnostics.

To answer the following

Krishna and Jesus:

Both are held to be really god incarnate.

NOPE - Thought christ the "SON OF GOD"

Both were incarnated and born of a woman.

OK.

The mother in each case was a holy virgin.

NOPE. Krishna's mother was Devaki. He was the Sixth Child. Not a virgin birth.

The father of each was a carpenter.

Don't think so. .

Both were of royal descent.

Yes.

Each had the divine title of "Savior."

Yes.

Both were "without sin."

Maybe more aptly - followed the path of righteousness.

Both were crucified.

Nope, Krisna killed by Hunter. (Reincarnation of Vali whom had been killed by Rama, a previous incarnation of Visnu - Karmic balance)

Both were crucified between two thieves.

NOPE.

Each taught of a great and final day of judgement.

End of the Universe a concept within Hinduism. so yes. Similar but not the same.


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extra medium
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2005 02:52 am
Perhaps closer to what I wanted to ask originally:

Do Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna occupy roughly equivalent positions in their respective culture's need for a hero, savior, religious prince?

The parallels of Amida Buddhism and Christianity are striking.

From a Amida Buddhist website:

"I take refuge in Amida Buddha. I simply call His name and believe on him, and he takes me to the Pure Land. Regardless of the mistakes I have made in this life, my faith in Amida Buddha will save me. Amida Buddha is my salvation."

Remarkable similarity.

A poster above asked for similarities between Christianity and Buddhism. Do a google on "Amida Buddhism." You'll find tons of sites. Every place they mention "Amida Buddha," substitute "Jesus Christ" and you will see it. Its uncanny. Almost word for word the basics of what some modern Christian denominations believe. Developed independently thousands of years ago.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2005 04:07 am
There's a part of the bible (Leviticus if I remember correctly) where god ordered specific building of tents and daily delivery of fresh sacrifices...I've wondered if perhaps somebody from elsewhere (whose identity needed to be kept secret) was being kept inside....perhaps because of obvious ethnicity that wouldn't be accepted locally? During this he issues things like health routines that seem mostly pretty useful, but sometimes not so wise....the kind of thing you would expect from someone from a more civilised part of the world (asia maybe?) trying to bring some good to the area by cashing in on the local god's credibility.

Don't ask me for proof, it's just a personal half-arsed theory I'm throwing out there.
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turtlette
 
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Reply Wed 25 May, 2005 06:40 am
extra medium wrote:


From a Amida Buddhist website:

"I take refuge in Amida Buddha. I simply call His name and believe on him, and he takes me to the Pure Land. Regardless of the mistakes I have made in this life, my faith in Amida Buddha will save me. Amida Buddha is my salvation."

Remarkable similarity.


Shocked I agree. I will definately look that up. Thank you for posting.
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