Jesus-BuddhaI notice far too often we get caught up by who said what; depending on our sense of reason and belief, we use the author to weigh the validity of the wisdom.

I have a friend who won’t consider any wisdom if it’s not from Jesus.

I have another friend who won’t consider if it is.

I say, take what you need and leave the rest:

Jesus:  “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God” 

Buddha:  “Let us live most happily, possessing nothing, let us feed on joy, like the radiant Gods”

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”

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.” 

 

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