Comparing Buddha to Jesus

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    Buddha:Hatred do not ever cease in this world by hating, but by love; this is an eternal truth... Overcome anger by love, Overcome evil by good. overcome the miser by giving, overcome the liar by truth.

    Jesus: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. From anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.
    Sayings of Buddha and Christ
     
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    The Dalai Lama says:

    "If you are Christian," he said, "it is better to develop spiritually within your religion and be a genuine, good Christian. If you are a Buddhist, be a genuine Buddhist". Although the Dalai Lama saw similarities in ethics between the two religions, as a Buddhist he could not accept a Creator God and a personal Savior. Therefore, he insisted that there is no such thing as a Buddhist Christian. In illustrating this impossibility, he quoted a Tibetan expression, which says, "Don’t try to put a yak’s head on a sheep’s body" .

    The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
     
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    To paraphrase Tolstoy

    Sensible and intelligent folks always sound somewhat alike. There is a huge variety of stupidity out there.
     
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