The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
In this landmark book of interfaith dialogue, the Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus, commenting on well-known passages from the four Christian Gospels including the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, and others. Drawing parallels between Jesus and the Buddha--and the rich traditions from which they hail--His Holiness delivers a profound affirmation of the sacred in all religions. Readers will be inspired by the Dalai Lama's discussion of the endless merits of each tradition and uplifted by the common humanity between them.
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Review: The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of JesusUser Review - Quan - Goodreads
This isn't much of a review but it was interesting to wonder why the Dalai Lama was so against the synthesis of religions into one. I wonder if it has anything to do with religious politics, cultural imperialism, and/or the Christian church's history of violence in the name of religion. Read full review
Review: The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of JesusUser Review - Matt Root - Goodreads
I was a little disappointed with this book. I was hoping for some creative readings of the Gospel texts in question, but all too often (and understandably so) the reflections were simply pointing out ... Read full review