“I AM”

I appreciate the following words from Ravi Zacharias (emphasis his): “At the heart of every major religion is a leading exponent.  As the exposition is studied, something very significant emerges.  There comes a bifurcation, or a distinction, between the person and the teaching.  Mohammed, to the Koran.  Buddha, to the Noble Path.  Krishna, to his… Continue reading “I AM”

Jesus and the Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama lived around 2,500 years ago in the area that today is called India and Nepal.  The story goes that Gautama was a very wealthy man who became disillusioned with temporary happiness.  He tried asceticism, but didn’t find happiness in it.  Then one day he was meditating beneath a tree where he purged his… Continue reading Jesus and the Buddha

Christianity and Buddhism

The Christian doctrines of creation and redemption clearly show that our triune God is not anti-matter.  There is no room for spiritual nothingness or Nirvana in the Christian faith.  God became man to save sinful people – body and soul.  He will one day renew all of creation.  Christianity and Buddhism are completely different.  Os… Continue reading Christianity and Buddhism

Buddhism 101

If you're interested in studying Buddhism from the pen of a Tibetan Buddhist, I recommend Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2001).  This book summarizes many aspects of Buddhism in a readable, 150 page question and answer format; it is also $10 or under, so it is quite affordable. In this book, Chodron talks… Continue reading Buddhism 101