Category: Christian

matthewsatori:

Santa Claus fits perfectly the Bodhisattva ideal of self-giving, compassion and goodwill toward all beings without discrimination. No wonder so many Buddhists celebrate Christmas.

This video is a Buddhist priest honoring a statue of Santa as a symbol of loving-kindness and compassion:

Meri Kurisumasu to all!!!

Christmas is a popular holiday in Japan, a traditionally Buddhist country. Meri Kurisumasu to all!

I believe Jesus was a bodhisattva, a highly advanced being on the path to buddhahood, who taught kindness and compassion.

I believe Jesus was a bodhisattva, a highly advanced being on the path to buddhahood, who taught kindness and compassion.

I believe Jesus was a bodhisattva, a highly advanced being on the path to buddhahood, who taught kindness and compassion.

matthewsatori:

What Jesus and the Buddha share in common is they both awakened to the divine potential within all beings:

The Christ: Your Real Self

“Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. Jesus was able to reveal so completely his Christ Self—his God nature—that he was called Jesus Christ. But actually Christ is as much your real name too.

The word Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the anointed.” “Christ” is a title reserved for anyone who becomes aware of and fully realizes the depths of his or her divine possibilities, as Jesus did.

Christ is God individualized in each of us. The Christ is not a person. Jesus is the person. The Christ refers to the spiritual aspect of him—and of you and of all people. Jesus and the Christ—there is a difference.

Siddhartha Gautama was called Buddha (the Enlightened One), but “the Enlightened One” was not his last name. It was a description. Jesus is called “the Christ” or “Jesus Christ,” but Christ is not his last name. It is a description.

Jesus was the man who discovered and expressed his divinity and became known as Jesus Christ. … Since we were created with the exact same potential as Jesus, we, too, can discover and express our divinity. We, too, can become “the Christ.” The more you ponder this statement, the more awesome it becomes. Allow the impact of its meaning to filter down into your soul, where it can do its work.
http://www.unity.org/resources/articles/who-or-what-christ

Buddhism teaches that all beings have Buddha-nature, the inner potential for enlightenment. This is the same, from an ultimate perspective, as saying that we are all the Christ-nature waiting to be born in the world. Let it be so. 

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Buddhism teaches that all beings have Buddha-nature, the inner potential for enlightenment. This is the same, from an ultimate perspective, as saying that we are all the Christ-nature waiting to be born in the world. Let it be so.

Vic Berger takes on CPAC 2019 and it’s brilliant and terrifying (For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/156498208231/american-nightmare-vic-bergers-devastating-edit)

Vic Berger takes on CPAC 2019 and it’s brilliant and terrifying (For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/156498208231/american-nightmare-vic-bergers-devastating-edit)

Fit For Him: A hilariously depressing Christian exercise video from the 1990s (h/t @HoneydewWilkins; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/45601720323/lets-get-jubilant-bust-out-your-leg-warmers-and)

Fit For Him: A hilariously depressing Christian exercise video from the 1990s (h/t @HoneydewWilkins; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/45601720323/lets-get-jubilant-bust-out-your-leg-warmers-and)

Super Church Shuffle: An excruciating Christian parody of the Super Bowl Shuffle (For the heads up, thanks to @ryandcordell; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/17056141727/how-churches-can-skirt-the-law-and-collect)