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Is there evidence that Jesus was a Dalai Lama?

No. From Wikipedia: Dalai Lama (UK: /ˈdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə/, US: /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/;[1][2] Standard Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་, Tā la'i bla ma, [táːlɛː láma]) is a title given by the Tibetan people for the ...
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Did Thomas Merton write "I see no contradiction between Buddhism and Christianity" ? If so, in which writing?

David Steindl-Rast, "Man of Prayer," in Thomas Merton, Monk, ed. Patrick Hark (Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1976), 90. The 1974 ed. doesn't have such a quote, so, considering the influence of ...
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Was Judas based on the story of Buddha and Devadatta?

And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of ...
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Coincidence ... or not ... or both ... perhaps neither? Indian Skepticism & Doubting Thomas

I would suggest that, for a Christian who holds the Scripture in high regard, the doubt which stands against faith has demonic rather than human origins: Now the serpent was more subtil than any ...
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What are Christian explanations for the similarities between ecstatic spiritual experiences of Christians and those of other religions?

I have no interest in arguing against the possibility of physical benefits from yoga; I also readily acknowledge that endorphins can be released through physical activity. But that exercise can make ...
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Are there Christian equivalents for the four sublime attitudes or brahmaviharas of Buddhism (metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha)?

Yes, there is in Christianity something similar to the four sublime attitudes in Buddhism. Instead of four, however, there is one, and that one is composed of eight significant attitudes. Those eight ...
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Are there Christian equivalents for the four sublime attitudes or brahmaviharas of Buddhism (metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha)?

In classical philosophy, which inspired much of Christianity and continues to teach Western Christianity, the notion of the four loves that C.S. Lewis expounded on may be corollaries to this Buddhist ...
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Did Thomas Merton write "I see no contradiction between Buddhism and Christianity" ? If so, in which writing?

in 1968, he wrote, “I see no contradiction between Buddhism and Christianity..." Read: Thomas Merton’s Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond: His Interreligious Dialogue, Inter-MonasticExchangesand ...
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Are there published testimonies from former Zen Masters or advanced Buddhist Monks in general about their conversion to Christianity?

The author of this article may know of some. It's also important to remember that piety or righteous living is not exclusive to those with religious titles. Buddhist monks and Buddhist faddists may ...
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Are there Christian equivalents for the four sublime attitudes or brahmaviharas of Buddhism (metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha)?

Yes and no. If you take those concepts in Christianity that are close to the four you list and break them into parts, then the difference will be seen. The parts are ideas (the Word), emotional ...
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