Did the Buddha say everything we attribute to Jesus hundreds of years before Christianity existed?
I was listening to a dhamma talk today, and the speaker was telling a story from the suttas. In it, the Buddha ended up saying “Those that would care for me, should care for the sick”.
I know the Christian texts much better than the Buddhist texts, so I’m in a good position to notice when something sounds like a Christian text. As I learn about Buddhist stories more and more I notice over and over again how the Buddha said something we attribute to Jesus hundreds of years before Christianity existed.
Many folks know that the Buddha taught “the golden rule” about 500 years before it was attributed to Jesus. But, what I’m starting to suspect is that the Buddha said everything Jesus said hundreds of years before Christianity even began.
I’d love to see someone do a study of this, but what I notice is that Buddhist have zero interest in trying to point out the Buddha taught stuff long before Christianity began, they seems too polite to even want to point it out. But about once a month I notice a new expression from Christian texts was said by the Buddha hundreds of years earlier.
Enjoy life… eat out more often!Rich Griese