Buddha and Jesus on Wealth

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Both the Buddha and Jesus viewed wealth as problematic in various respects, but their approaches differed in important ways due to their historical backgrounds and outlooks. We’ll consider both the views of the historical Jesus as well as those of the Buddha in order to compare and contrast their approaches.

Suttas mentioned:

Utilization (AN 5.41)
To Dighajanu (AN 8.54)

Bible verses mentioned:

Isaiah 3:13-15
Matthew 6:24, 13:44, 16:27-28, 19:24, 25:14-30
Mark 10:17-22
Acts 4:34-37

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Doug Smith

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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma. He posts videos at Doug's Secular Dharma on YouTube. Some of his writing can be found at academia.edu.

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