Buddha & Jesus
Was Buddha (525 B.C.) significantly influenced by Solomon's (950 B.C.) ethics and approach to spiritual formation as he developed his new religion? If he was, this could explain the numerous similarities between the teachings of Jesus and Buddha. An extensive, topically arranged, side-by-side review of similarities and contrasts in the teachings of Jesus and Buddha is also presented. This book also provides a quick way for Westerners to comprehend Buddhism. Seven comparative reasons are presented that support the plausibility of the book's hypothesis. The number of parallels are very extensive and intriguing. Numerous historical reasons why this Solomon-Buddha hypothesis is plausible are also covered. That there was much trade and contact between the middle East and India during the 400 years between the lives of Solomon and Buddha is very likely. The book surveys a range of sources supporting this possibility.