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I have been fascinated with the parallels between the teachings of Jesus and Hinduism/Buddhism for a long time.
Your book is quite fascinating and I highly reccomend it to anyone reading this blog. Your website is reccomended as well.
Do we all have the same truth, or does everyone have their own truth?
I am reminded of an old saying, "the paths are many, but the truth is One.
One of the great mysteries of the New Testament is what was Jesus doing during the majority of his life that we know nothing about. Leaving aside the story of his birth, the only information we have about the younger years of Jesus comes from the Gospel of Luke who describes an occasion when a precocious twelve-year-old Jesus speaks in the temple, impressing his elders. The Bible is then silent about the following twenty year period of Jesus’ life until he reappears on the scene around the age of thirty when he is baptized by John and begins his ministry.
What happened during these missing years of Jesus’ life? What experiences might have shaped Jesus into the man he became? Why do we find so many parallels between the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism and the teachings of Jesus, who was considered a subversive in his Roman and Jewish community? Why do the contemplative practices of Jesus, which seem to confuse his disciples, seem so similar to Eastern meditative techniques? Could a clue to these missing years come from a controversial discovery over a century ago by a Russian journalist?
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you a great link I just found today. So you don't have to go all over the place, you can copy and paste or just click (whichever this will allow) to check out and/or look up any Bible passages from anyone.
Hope this makes life a little easier!
God and Spirit bless you all!
Love and Light,
Hello. I'm new to Beliefnet Community and to this group. I wonder if anyone here practices Qigong?
I will just say this, speaking from my own humble experience..I used to be the worlds worst worrier...always worried about something..drove myself and my friends crazy...finally I realized after a lot of hard knocks that why worry about what you can't change and most times the worst thing never or rarely happens....God knows what the score is and what we need..
your post about the religions of the world having both orthdoxy and mysticism is correct...Christianity certainly has it's share...the one that comes immediately to my mind are the Gnostics...Dead Sea Scrolls were facsinating from that regard...
I believe that the Bible is Spiritual Truth...not literal truth..
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