“Worldly Prosperity: The Crux of Christianity & Buddhism”: Triangulations

I wrote following post on “Triangulations” topic “Worldly Prosperity: The Crux of Christianity & Buddhism”; and I publish it in my blog for the benefit of viewers of my blog and for public.

http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/worldly-prosperity-the-crux-of-christianity-buddhism/#comment-122739

paarsurrey
01/15/2014 at 6:54 pm

“efforts to acquire worldly prosperity are a common theme among the majority of Christians and Buddhists.” Unquote

I think I have to disagree with you here. Your above summary might be true about the present day Buddhists/Buddhism and or Christians/Christianity but surely not true about Buddha- who twice rejected the throne his father keenly offered him; and about Jesus whose Core Teachings are:
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A36-40

I don’t think that Buddha or Jesus would agree to your surmise. Would they?
I think this needs revisiting of your post.
Thanks

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6 Responses to ““Worldly Prosperity: The Crux of Christianity & Buddhism”: Triangulations”

  1. Sabio Lantz Says:

    your reply was muddled, and I replied to it.

    • paarsurrey Says:

      I think the point was very clear; if the founders of religions did not give a teachings and their followers adopted some concepts and practices not originally propounded by them rather quite contrary to their characters and teachings; the founders are not responsible for such mistakes of the followers, hence such concept and practices should not be ascribed to them.

      What the Christians and Buddhists are doing at present times and also their concepts do not belong to Jesus and Buddha.

      I think it should be even clearer now.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. paarsurrey Says:

    paarsurrey @Sabio Lantz

    01/17/2014 at 12:55 pm

    http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/worldly-prosperity-the-crux-of-christianity-buddhism/#comment-122860

    What could be safely told about Buddha and Jesus is that they loved their disciples/followers and hence they wanted their worldly welfare along-with the ethical,moral and spiritual uplift of them which was their primary goal and for which their teachings belonged.

    If the Buddhists and Christians of the present times do not follow their core characters and teachings; then they don’t belong to them; they should reform themselves and that is the crux of the matter.

  3. Sabio Lantz Says:

    ya know, paarsurrey
    I am done visiting your blog
    You love trying to draw away from other blogs to come here.
    I won’t do it.
    If you want to talk about my posts, do it there.
    I won’t be back.

    • paarsurrey Says:

      The topic is yours; why hesitate to discuss it on my blog?

      Yet; I don’t say that I won’t visit or write on your blog. I am an open and free mind and open to write there also.

      Hope you won’t mind. Will you?

      Thanks and regards

  4. paarsurrey Says:

    Please see my response @ Sabio Lantz

    paarsurrey @ Sabio Lantz reference his comments comment dated 01/15/2014 at 7:40 pm:
    01/18/2014 at 10:33 am

    Quoting words from you:
    “I am only talking about Christians and Buddhists of the last 500 years or so — that is as far as my intuition can take me!” Unquote

    This point was not mentioned in your main post. Was it?
    Please correct your post accordingly.

    In a way I think you agree that the similarities that you have pointed out summarizes or measures the magnitude of deterioration that present ( or as you say during the last 500 years or so) Buddhists and or the Christians have undergone from the original Word Revealed by the One-True-God (Allah Yahweh Ahura-Mazda Pareshawara Eshawara)on Buddha and Jesus; or from the default position that is belief in the Oneness of God to going into believing in Trinity (by the Christians) or just not-believing or tilting towards the Agnostic position (by the Buddhists).

    Please

    Thanks

    http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/worldly-prosperity-the-crux-of-christianity-buddhism/#comment-122919

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