Archive for the ‘Buddha’ Category

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path, but Buddhas clearly show the way

October 4, 2009

By ourselves is evil done,
By ourselves we pain endure,
By ourselves we cease from wrong,
By ourselves become we pure.

No one saves us but ourselves.

No one can and no one may.

We ourselves must walk the path,

but Buddhas clearly show the way.

 Karma: A Story of Buddhist Ethics, 1894, Paul Carus.

The poem captures the ideas of Buddha but are not the Buddha’s words as such. See here

Gautama Siddharta, Buddha (563-483 B.C.), Dhammapada 165

But God’s Word says:

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

Ephesians 2.8

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Christ – He, not merely His teachings, must be known

July 30, 2009

―When Buddha, at the time of his death, was asked how it would be best to remember him, he simply urged his followers not to trouble themselves about such a question. It did not matter much whether they remembered him or not, the essential thing was the teaching. … We can understand it without knowing anything of its inventor. But this is not the way of Christian Truth.‖

Sir Norman Anderson, “Christianity and World Religions”, citing H.D. Lewis and R.L. Slater’s “World Religions”