Jesus and Buddha by Marcus Borg
The Parallel Sayings (Seastone series)

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This remarkable collection reveals how Jesus and Buddha—whether talking about love, wisdom, or materialism—were guiding along the same path. Jesus & Buddha also delves into the mystery surrounding their strikingly similar teachings and presents over one hundred examples from each.

As a Christian, I grew up with Jesus and have lived with him all my life. I have not lived with the Buddha. Similarly my work on this book was from the vantage point of a Jesus scholar. But my experience has led me to the conclusion that their teachings about ‘the way’ are virtually identical and that together they are the two most remarkable religious figures who ever lived.”
—Marcus Borg
You hold in your hand a remarkable and beautiful book. Jesus and Buddha are now meeting in an encounter of the spirit. When we listen deeply to their words we find that in many ways, they speak with one heart. If we could enact even one verse from these teachings, it would have the power to illuminate our hearts, free us from confusion and transform our lives.”
—Jack Kornfield


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Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk and has been a key figure in the introduction of Buddhist practices to the West. He is the author of the best-selling A Path With Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book as well as Teachings of the Buddha, Soul Food, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.
Published February 1, 1999 by Ulysses Press. 273 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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