Jesus and Buddha Tag

The late M. Scott Peck begins his wildly successful bestseller The Road Less Traveled with the following pronouncement: Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truths---it is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it. Peck's train of thought finds its lineage in the Buddha's 4 Noble Truths, the first of which is: all...

 After talking about the Buddhist statue controversy at St. Mary's South Brisbane, we were reminded of just how many similar teachings and attitudes exist between Jesus and Buddha. One of the most prominent behaviors which these two prophets share is that neither one wrote anything down. By today's standards (where everyone seems to be writing about every triviality under the sun, and then...