Sacred Physicians, Healers of Humanity

Jesus and Buddha

were and are inspirations to millions.

Both taught a religion of the heart, everlasting virtue, the way to generosity and the value of faith, serenity, and compassion.

Jesus and Buddha would recognize themselves in each other.

Both underwent life altering experiences that enlightened them and inspired them to share their insights, and wisdom with everyone they met.

Jesus found his true Self in the desert and Buddha was enlightened under the Bo tree.

Both discovered a new way of understanding themselves and the way they saw life. Jesus offered himself as THE WAY and Buddha found THE PATH.

Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths that comprise the essence of Buddha’s teachings, though they leave much left unexplained. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering which the Buddha taught as the EIGHT-FOLD PATH.

Jesus taught the eight Beatitudes, the three fold commandment of LOVE called Agape, the essence of humility as the means to fulfillment, and the confidence needed for well-being.

Jesus said: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Buddha said: “Consider others as yourself.”

Jesus said: “Your father in heaven makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.”

Buddha said: “The grace cloud rains down on all whether theri nature is superior or inferior. The light of the sun and the moon illuminates the whole world, both him who does well and him who does ill, both him who stands high and him who stands low.”

Jesus said: “Out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”

Buddha said: “One does not become pure by washing, as do the multitude of mortals in this world; he who casts away every sin, great and small, he is a brahim who has cast off sin.”

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About Dr. Ernie Sherretta, D. Min.

Retired Director of Religious Education for the Catholic Church since 2014, granted a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Seminary, an M.A. in Religious Studies from St. Charles Seminary, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Spiritual Well-Being Counselor
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