Sunday, July 26, 2009

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Buddha and Christ

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

July 26, 2009


Student: What is the relationship between the Buddha and the Christ?

Chogyam Trungpa: I suppose, from the mahayana point of view of benevolence and the point of view of sainthood, that they are like saints talking to each other. Their relationship might be that of wakeful saints coming from different traditions. One, Christ, came from the Jewish tradition, and one, the Buddha, came from the Hindu tradition. Both were stepping out of their traditions and beginning to teach a new kind of truth, or an old truth in a new way. In some sense, what they were doing was very close.

From Talk Four of "Jamgon Kongtrul," an unpublished seminar, Karme Choling, Vermont, April 1975.

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