Buddha and the Bible

Sayings of Buddha and Sayings of Christ Consciousness: Nature Concurs

 

 

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
— Gautama Buddha

“For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you."
—Romans

 

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
—Gautama Buddha

More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it.
—Proverbs

 

 

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly,
there is no torrent like greed. It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
—Gautama Buddha

Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.
—Jesus

 

 

“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
—Gautama Buddha

For in him we live, and move, and have our being.
—Acts

 

 

“True love is born from understanding. Those who have failed to work toward the truth have
missed the purpose of living. Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
—Gautama Buddha


Love one another. As I have loved you. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world,
that I should bear witness unto the truth. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.
—Jesus

 

 

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
—Gautama Buddha

Love your neighbor as yourself.
—Jesus

 

 

“The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.”
—Gautama Buddha

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
—James

 

 

All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.”
—Gautama Buddha

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
—Corinthians

 

 

“A man asked Gautama Buddha, "I want happiness."
Buddha said, "First remove "I," that's Ego, then remove "want," that's Desire.
See now you are left with only "Happiness.”
—The Dhammapada

The joy of the Lord is your strength.
—Nehemiah

 

 

You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”
—Gautama Buddha

"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And it will be a memorial to the LORD, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."
—Isaiah

 

 

“The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.”
—Gautama Buddha

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
—Jesus

 

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart
with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all. ”
—Gautama Buddha

"For he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good,
and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."
—Jesus

 

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind.
To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all”
—Gautama Buddha

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
—Book of Psalms

 

 

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
—Gautama Buddha

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
—Psalms

 

 

“The greatest prayer is patience.”
—Gautama Buddha

In your patience possess ye your souls.
—Jesus

 

 

“If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”
—Gautama Buddha

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
—Proverbs

 


“It is better to travel, than to arrive”
—Gautama Buddha

Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.
—Peter

 

 

“Kindness should become the natural way of life,not the exception.”
—Gautama Buddha

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,
just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
—Ephesians

 

 

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
—Gautama Buddha

Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days,
that I may know how frail I am.
—Psalms

 

 

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”
—Gautama Buddha

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
—Revelation

 

 

“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.”
—Gautama Buddha


Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
—Gospel of Matthew

 

 

“Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.”
—Gautama Buddha

Like the moon it shall be established forever, a faithful witness in the skies.”
—Psalms

 

 

“Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out”
—Gautama Buddha

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
— Psalms

 

 

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
—Gautama Buddha

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
—Proverbs

 

 

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. ”
—Gautama Buddha

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.
—Jesus

 

 

“Speak the truth, do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little.
By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.”
—Gautama Buddha

You shall not give false testimony.... If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also.
If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. ....
If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions
and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
—Jesus

 

 

Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of no benefit;
even tiny drops of water in the end will fill a huge vessel.
Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small;
however small a spark may be, it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain.”
—Gautama Buddha

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or
one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
—Jesus

 

 

“There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind,
and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
—Gautama Buddha

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians

 

 

“Nothing is forever except change. ”
—Gautama Buddha

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
—Ecclesiastes

 

 

 

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
—Gautama Buddha

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
—Jesus

 

 

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love?
How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”
—Gautama Buddha

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
—Corinthians

 

 

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. ”
—Gautama Buddha

Consider the flowers..., how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you,
not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
—Jesus

 

 

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
—Gautama Buddha
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
—Peter

 

 

"This is how to contemplate our conditioned existen
ce in this fleeting world:Like a tiny drop of dew..."
—Gautama Buddha

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow.
You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
—James

 

 

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind,
so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”
—Gautama Buddha

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
—Jesus

 

 

“Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions.
But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.
There are no chains like hate...dwelling on your brother's faults multiplies your own.
You are far from the end of your journey.”
—Gautama Buddha

"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye,
but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’
when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye,
and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
—Jesus