The Good Heart Book Review

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The Good Heart Book Review Book Title: The Good Heart A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus Author(s): His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Kiely, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Laurence Freeman Publisher: Wisdom Publications Pages: 232 Paperback Price: $14.36 Kindle Price: $11.99   This book is basically a transcript of the 1994 John Main Seminar in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in an exploration of eight passages from the Christian Gospels. During the Seminar all participants engaged in a period of meditation after which the Dalai Lama would read a passage from the New Testament and was invited … Continue reading

A Buddhist Christmas – Was Jesus a Buddha?

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A Buddhist Christmas – Was Jesus Buddha? Since today is Christmas Day I thought I would write a short post about Jesus and Buddha. So how do Buddhists view Jesus? The simple truth is that Buddhists love Jesus and most Buddhists consider Buddha and Jesus to be spiritual brothers. The Teachings of Buddha and Jesus Christ There have been many books written on the similarities between Buddhism and Christianity, and the possible influence of Buddhism on Jesus and his mission. It is said that Jesus went to Tibet during his “lost years” (from age 12 to 29) and learned the … Continue reading

Buddhas First Noble Truth – The Truth of Suffering

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The Buddhas First Noble Truth When Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree, he resolved that he would not rise until he found the way out of suffering. And when he rose after his enlightenment he came to the realization of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. The Buddhas First Noble Truth (Arya satya in Sanskrit) is that all sentient beings are subject to Dukkha which is commonly translated as “suffering, pain, sorrow, misery” but it also has a deeper meaning of “unsatisfactoriness, frustration, seperation”. As Piyadassi Thera writes in the book “The Buddha’s Ancient Path” : “To the … Continue reading