God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Mystery Behind the Missing Years of Jesus
Meditation is actually mentioned quite frequently in the Tanakh (Old Testament) Hebrew (lasuach, hāgâ and sîḥâ are the Hebrew words). Granted, probably not the same meditative methods as employed by the Buddhists and Hindus, but forms of meditation nonetheless.
Having read most scriptures available in translation, the Dhammapada and Tao te Ching, especially, echo the "Red Letter" words of Jesus (or vice versa since they preceded him). And, although Buddhist missionaries had reached the area around Palestine before the time of Jesus, there doesn't necessarily have to be a correlation - mystics of all religions tend to come to similar conclusions about the treatment of the poor and so forth. About Christianity Read the Article at HuffingtonPost