|Jesus: Teacher of Enlightenment
|Jesus said, "The Kingdom is within you and it is outside of you"
The below website link will connect you with a different image
of Jesus of Nazareth that most of you are not familiar with. Our Gospel of Thomas website offers an
open-minded exploration into the mystical sayings and belief system of Jesus that directly related to Shin
and Zen Buddhist teachings. Included are commentaries and historical analysis..
Exploring the Gospel
of Thomas, we discover that Jesus believed the self and the divine to be identical
and one. Furthermore the Kingdom of God is not in the future but is “right here.” and one only needs to be awakened
to this perfection. Jesus, in this gospel, speaks of enlightenment, the same
type that is taught by Shakyamuni Buddha, Shin teachers and Zen Masters. In addition Thomas
does not have a narrative story line but just 114 sayings attributed to Jesus, many of which are akin to Zen koans. Here,
Jesus is never presented as a Savior, but rather as a spiritual guide who is equal to his students. In addition, the Gospel of Thomas does not contain a supernatural virgin birth. It
does not teach of original sin ...
Click here to enter the GOSPEL OF THOMAS: THE BUDDHIST JESUS? website.