> Hi Gene
> I thought that Christianity evolved from Bhuddism.It seems
> that some of the stories and parables found in Christianity
> are taken from Bhuddism.Examples;Parable of the Mustard
> Seed,story of the Prodigal Son,the Sermon on the Mount and
> the Temptation in the Desert by Evil.Bhuddism was believe by
> some to have spread into the Middle East 2 to 3 hundred years
> before the birth of Christ.Buddism presents the idea of
> Bodhisattvas.Bodhisattvas are people who have attained
> enlightenment and therefore are no longer required to
> reincarnate.They choose to return to Earth in body to help
> others into enlightenment.Jesus, by Bhuddist, is believed to
> be a Bodhisattva.
If you research it thoroughly, you will find the same message in almost all quotes attributed to the masters. They all come to us from the same Source, with essentially the same message and purpose. The culture and times they are born into will color their teachings a bit, but at their core, they are the same.