GOSPEL OF THOMAS: THE BUDDHIST JESUS?

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Below are fascinating links that illuminate the parallel mystical teachings and sayings between Gospel of Thomas and Buddhism. In addition, they offer an open-minded look into the early Christian era uncovering the historical and political forces that influenced modern Christianity. As stated before, our interest in learning about the early teachings of Jesus is to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western spirituality and we are not out to discredit early Christianity but because of its mystical similiarities with Shin and Zen Buddhism, we 21st century Buddhists can learn a lot from this ancient Master, called Jesus of Nazareth.

THE UNFOLDING OF THOMAS: Andrew Redpath recounts his personal journey into the discovery of spiritual treasures in the Gospel of Thomas, revealed by the work of the Thomas Circle in England.

COMPARATIVE SAYINGS OF THE BUDDHA AND JESUS. Nice website that tries to demonstrate the parallel sayings of the New Testament (Pauline) Jesus and Buddha.

BUDDHISM AND THE BIBLE: Explores Non-Muslim writers over the past few centuries.

SILK AND SPICE: The Buddhist Influence in Christian Origins. This website in interesting but has the tendency to try to disprove Jesus' existence; we do not approve of that premise.

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