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Disciple?: I have heard that you are two of the wisest men in the land and so I
have come to you in hopes of advise. I am scared for my future and for the
future of my newborn daughter. Can you tell me what is in store for us or
give me an assurance me that we will be all right? Jesus: Do not worry
about your life. Do not worry about food, drink, the body. Life is more than
these things. Believe in your heavenly Father. He knows what you need and will
provide you with it if you practice and have faith in his teachings. Strive for
the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to
you as well. Buddha: No. Comfort in the present and future must come from
inside the self , not from a God. In meditation you will find the truth of
life that will set you free from worry.
Don't chase after the past,
Don't seek the future;
The past is gone
The future hasn't come
But see clearly on the spot
That object which is now,
While finding and living in
A still, unmoving state of mind.
This focus on the present is the beginning of the path to enlightenment
which is comfort through understanding. When you are able to keep your
mind focused on the present in a still, unmoving state of mind' you have
reached enlightenment, where you will be beyond all emotion including
suffering and worry.
Jesus: That is not so. A search for the entire true of life can never make you
content in your life because you can never know everything there is. That
is for God alone to know. To enter the kingdom of heaven you must have
faith in our Father. You must trust in His wisdom even in hard times.
For to know all and understand all you would be a god. And putting
yourself on a platform with God is disrespectful and blasphemous. But if you
follow His laws your suffering will end in the hereafter.
Buddha: Truth is available to all people not just gods. For truth... [continues]
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