It seems like, YES.
YES, because Jesus did preach many of the beliefs of Buddha.
The Buddha like sayings by Jesus, were said by Buddha 500 or so years before Jesus. Jesus and his ways were much like those of Buddha.
Buddha: “Consider others as yourself.” Dhammapada 10:1
Jesus: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
Buddha: “Abandoning the taking of life, the ascetic Gautama dwells refraining from taking life, without stick or sword.” Digha Nikaya 1:1.8
Jesus: “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” Matthew 26:52
BUDDHA: “Perishable is a city built on sand.”
JESUS: “A foolish man, which built his house on sand.” Matthew 7:26
BUDDHA: “Confess before the world the sins you have committed.” (31)
JESUS: “Therefore confess your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed.” James-5-16
BUDDHA: “Consider others as yourself.” (33)
JESUS: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
These are only a few.
Could Jesus have studied Buddhism during his missing 3 years?
The above is all new to me, so I decided to take a COURSE in Buddhism to see what all I can find that would lead me to believe if Jesus followed Buddhism…since I always have to find my own facts and DO NOT FOLLOW HANDED DOWN OPINIONS AND BELIEFS.
What do you think when you think of what this passage could mean. Could it mean Jesus was telling man that God lived in a mansion? A large house in the sky? And in Gods mansion there were lots of rooms? So, could that passage have a different meaning? Lets see.
Here are some meanings for the word ‘mansion. A ‘residence’ and a residence is a place to ‘reside’ in. Now the meaning for ‘reside’ is interesting as it means,
‘existing in something as a permanent and inseparable element ’
What exist in man, that is
‘permanent and is an inseparable element?
His Consciousness, because mans Consciousness is
‘permanent and inseparable’ from him.
Then does that mean that what is ‘existing’ in us that we call God, is really our Consciousness, and in this Consciousness there are many ‘rooms’?
Rooms like, love, hate, sin, sickness, joy, sadness and ‘room’ like wisdom, or understanding, to name a few of many ‘rooms’? Yes it could mean that, because ALL things do take place in some part, some ‘room’ in our Consciousness.
Man can know nothing without his Consciousness.
Think, isn’t it Consciousness that exist in us?
Is it also not true that there are ‘many mansions, many rooms, many areas within Consciousness?
And is it not true that without Consciousness we have no body, no reality at all, because it is only Consciousness that tells you anything, so without your Consciousness telling you have a body, or a world, you do not have anything.
Was that what these Bible passages are trying to tell us? That we are not in or of our body, but that we, in reality exist in and as Consciousness?
Is this Bible passage saying
Consciousness is God?
What else could it mean? Certainly not that there is some God sitting in some mansion, some big house waiting for man to come to him.
How could man come to God, if he is already IN God?
Can man get out of God? Out of Consciousness?
And it is true
Yes, we do ‘exist’ in and of Consciousness.
So, how do you understand what many ‘mansions’ means?
The word ‘many’ tells you…there is more than just this earthy ‘room’ we are now in.
Is it possible that one of the ‘rooms’ is our earthly experience?
If it is, then we can WALK OUT of that ‘room’ and enter another one.
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What does one do when they sleep? They dream.
Dream- ‘a series of images in the mind.’
Images-‘thoughts and ideas, and a physical likeness made visible.’
When you are living your life, isn’t it comprised of
‘thoughts, ideas and visible physical things?
So your ‘dreams’ and your ‘awake’ life are just alike.
Like the ‘sleeper’, the one ‘awake’ believes the ‘mental images’ are real and present. But are they?
Maybe not, for thousands of years ago a man named Paul wrote to the people saying.
He told the people to wake from their sleep.
Did Paul know something different about sleeping than we do?
Looking at the word ‘sleep’ you find it means,
‘having mental pictures of something not real and present.’
Sleep means, ‘not aware.
So the question is, why did Paul tell us to ‘wake up?
If ‘wake’ means, ‘being aware’ what did Paul want us to be aware of?
Was it being ‘aware’ that our appearances of things in this world, were really nothing real and present, but were in fact, us only seeing our mental images, as we sleep?
Could this be what Paul meant?
Maybe, because if it is true that God is ALL
Then there is NOT God and Man.
Because in reality, we do not live out here in this world.
Our only ‘being’ is God
Because All Is God
That means there is not God and Man
Man ‘sleeps’ and believes he is ‘awake’. But in order to really be ‘awake’ man must first ‘wake up from his long held beliefs of God and man that he has been taught from man.
If you want to ‘wake up’ and find a real you and a real God
WILL YOU WAKE UP
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Are you using ‘all your getting’
For a job, or a better job? A wife, a husband? A car? A home? A vacation? Better health? Wealth?
Are you using ‘all your getting’ for your personal wants and desires?
Is it not true, you use do use ‘all your getting’ to make your life better.
Even though you are told
‘USE ALL YOUR GETTING….TO GET
The word ‘understanding’ means, ‘
reading and chose meanings that make the passage make sense….to you.
So….why do you read that passages if you are not going to do as it says? And the only way you will know what they may be saying, is if you UNDERSTAND what the words could mean…to you…to your ‘interpretations.’
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Am I a real ‘person?
My ‘belief’ is…I am a ‘person.’ BUT… a ‘belief’ is only a ‘mental act?
Do I ‘understand’ what that means? Or will I just let it slide away as it seems silly.
Maybe that’s why I have been told
Will my ‘understanding’ show me that as a ‘person’ I am really a ‘mental act?
Do I ‘understand, ‘mental’ means ‘thinking’ and ‘act’ is also ‘thinking?
So am I only ‘thinking’… I’m a real ‘person?
Do I ‘understand’ a meaning for ‘person’ is a ‘guise?
AND… a ‘guise’ is a ‘false appearance.’
Does that mean I, as a ‘person’ am a ‘false appearance’ and am not real?
And is that why I have been told
I ask again…is that what I am to ‘understand?
And if I am not to judge by my body, what am I to judge by?
Is it I’m NOT to believe I am a ‘person…just because the ‘appearance’ says I am?
Is that what I am to ‘understand?
That the ‘appearance’ of me as a ‘person’ is NOT me?
And that I should not be deceived, by my ‘appearance’ as a person?
But wait, as a ‘person’ I do believe I am something real. BUT…if ‘believe’ is to ‘assume,’ then I am only ‘assuming’ I am real, based on my ‘beliefs,’ which are composed of my ‘mental acts.’ My ‘thinking.’
AM I REAL?
As a ‘person’ I have a physical body, which is made up of ‘matter, ‘ so yes, I must be a real ‘person.’
Do I ‘understand’ what physical matter is? Do I?
Physical matter is comprised of and is….
‘The actual substance of THOUGHT.
Does that mean, that as a ‘physical person’…the real me is a THOUGHT?…
A ‘mental act’ taking place in my mind?
I’m really confused .
Am I ‘understanding’ what it is I am to UNDERSTAND?
I really do want to ‘understand.’
If I’m ‘sleeping’ then I’m not being ‘aware.’
Again, what am I to ‘understand?
Do I need to UNDERSTAND that as a ‘person’ I DO NOT EXIST.
And why don’t I as a ‘person’ exist?
Because my ‘appearance ‘ that I’m a ‘person’ is deceiving me.
Do I need to UNDERSTAND…the ‘person’ I think I am….is only a MENTAL ACT. MY….THINKING
IS THAT WHAT I AM TO UNDERSTAND?
I AM A MENTAL ACT. I AM MY THINKING?
I’m still so confused. What shall I do now?
Yes, I have read this…BUT… do I ‘understand’ it?
Do I UNDERSTAND
Free is ‘not subjected to the laws of physical necessity.’
Free is to ‘be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted, not obstructed,
Free is ‘not united or combined with anything else;
Free is ‘separated and unattached;
Free is to ‘rid of that which confines, and limits.’
Am I to ‘understand’ that I can, by UNDERSTANDING, be ‘free’ of the ‘person’ I think is me?
And then what happens to ‘me?
Will I FINALLY UNDERSTAND
NOT IN MY BODY AS A PERSON
Is that why I am told
AND…once I get my UNDERSTANDING
I will have the WISDOM to UNDERSTAND
And not in my body as a ‘person’ but IN my Spirit.
Will my UNDERSTANDING prove
I guess I had better get busy
GETTING MY UNDERSTANDING
My real Self
What is this really saying…to me?
What are ‘fields’
‘an area of human activity.’
White is, ‘pure and perfect.’
Harvest is to ‘gather.’
Now I know that when I read
I take it to mean,
If I close my eyes to ‘this world’ I always end up in my Consciousness and once I am there I understand that I am being told that my ‘field,’ my mind is the ‘area of my human activity,’ and not the outer realm.
In my ‘area of my human activity,’ my Consciousness, everything is, ‘white,’ is ‘pure,’ due to the fact that there are no forms in my ‘field.’ My mental realm.
Knowing this I can ‘gather ‘ those ‘pure’ thoughts that are
Waiting to be gathered.
For me that makes a lot more sense than to think the saying is telling me it’s time to actually go into a field and harvest food or anything else.
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Enlightenment is to have ‘knowledge.’
Having ‘knowledge’ means to ‘know.’ Know is to ‘accept beyond all doubt.’ Do you know what you are to ‘accept beyond all doubt… or have you been told what to ‘accept?
To have ‘knowledge’ means ‘understanding through your own experience.’
Your OWN, not from the ‘knowledge’ or the ‘experiences’ of a priest, a pastor, a guru. No, NOT from anyone else’s ‘knowledge’ or their ‘experiences.
‘Knowledge’ can only come from your OWN inner ’experience.’
An ’experience’ is something ’fully secured in your mind.’ YOUR mind, again, not in any other mind, but
‘fully secured in your mind.’
No one can have the touch, the ‘knowledge or experience’ of God for you.
When you have a ‘experience,’ which means to ‘recognize,’ and for you to ‘recognize’ which is to ‘know ’
You have to know that you and the whole universe are one with God.
Every single second.
You have ‘enlightenment‘ when you are ‘fully participating’ with God. That means not half ‘participating’ with God and half of what your conceited little self wants.
You only can have ‘enlightenment’ when you
FULLY PARTICIPATE with God.
That means you would have to put God first in everything in your life. It means you must be ‘totally being ‘aware’ that all things are God being. Can you do that? You must if you sincerely want ‘enlightenment’.
Enlightenment means ‘tested.’ Not ‘tested’ as you know the word, but ‘tested’ which also means ‘to examine.’
To ‘examine’ means getting
‘facts,’ and ‘examine means to ‘discover the real character.’
You can only go to God for who and what God really is and not be satisfied to accept the ‘facts’ found by others, especially the so called religious leaders and the reason is, they found their ‘facts’…
But they can not find yours.
What if you investigated and found different ‘facts’ of God? What if your found ‘facts’ and they were different from what you have been told all your life?
Well unless you alone search for the ‘facts and and then ‘examine the facts’ you found you will never have the ‘experience’ of God and never be fully ‘enlightened’.
You can only find and know God by your own ‘experiences’ never by someone eles’s.
Why does everyone look to man, man who wrote the Bible? Man, who organized a thing called religion to suit his needs and to teach us ‘their’ understanding, which in most cases really doesn’t do much good when you really need help.
And why would anyone want to trust anything man tells us about God, when it has been clearly stated
If we are not to ‘trust’ or ‘ask’ man things of God, who are we to ask, in order to understand God?
How about your own Spirit
Is your Spirit the one you go to for your understanding?
If not, WHY?
WHY…when you have been clearly told if you want to know anything about God, all you have to do is to go
And ask your ‘Spirit’
But wait….you first have to know what your SPIRIT is?