How Buddhism started in India and spread to China

Buddhist Beliefs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyXEfgYUYfw Buddhism was originated in the 6th century BCE in what's today known as Nepal and India. It was brought to China by Buddhist monks from India and central Asia during the later period of the Han dynasty in the 2nd century CE through the silk roads. It wasn't until a few centuries later that Buddhism became assimilated into Chinese culture. One of the key forces of Buddhism’s success was actually Taoism, an original social practice of ancient China. Early Buddhist monks borrowed ideas from Taoist via the Chinese language to help the Chinese understand Buddhist concepts, which at that time was very new and strange to Chinese people. Both Buddhism and Taoist benefited from this exchange. Taoist expanded their ideas about the cosmos and ways to structure their monastic…
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How Chinese astrology coincides with events in the Bible

Religion of Ancient China
https://youtu.be/AZENIl7zNnA I want to share something very exciting with you. The heavens declare the glory of God. Just as in the Bible, the Chinese believe that God uses the heavenly bodies to send messages to men. Now this is not astrology. Astrology believes that the stars and the moons and the movement control our lives. So this is not a matter of control but this is a matter of communication. Because even in the Bible, we know that like in Psalm 19 “You know the heavens declare the glory of God. You know day by day it sends out his speech” so the God who flung the stars into space would also use them to communicate messages to us and usually - now this is another difference between astrology and…
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Temple sacrifices of the early Chinese

Religion of Ancient China
https://youtu.be/8XnT_KrrKLA The Most High God. The Bible says he has not left himself without evidence. This is Beijing China and this is the Temple of Heaven. This amazing structure behind me has stood on this exact location for more than 600 years. But its purpose goes back thousands of years. A structure like this has existed for more than 4,000 years. Its purpose was to celebrate the annual border sacrifice, the annual border sacrifice offered each year by the Emperor of China in dedication to the God Shang Di.  Shang Di in Chinese means “the Most High God, Lord of heaven”. Shang Di is revealed throughout Chinese history as a benevolent creator God. Clean animal sacrifices were offered to him. This structure was for that purpose of those sacrifices made…
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If all is God, then evil is also part of God

Buddhist Beliefs
https://youtu.be/U1lKdmTmJX8 There are two very different ideas on this subject. One of them is the idea that he is beyond good and evil. Now we humans call one thing good and another thing bad. But according to some people, that is merely a human point of view. These people would say that the wiser you become, the less you would want to call anything good or bad. And the more clearly you would see that everything is good in one way and bad in another. And that nothing could have been different. Consequently, these people think that long before you got anywhere near the divine point of view, the distinction would have disappeared altogether. We call cancer bad, they would say, because it kills a man. But you might just…
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Did Jesus teach the same thing as Buddha?

Christianity
https://youtu.be/Wwc2ZQikR-U So how do we respond to someone who asks: Are the teachings of Jesus just the recycled teachings of the Buddha? The first thing I would want to say in response to someone asking that question is that maybe they have the question backwards. Let me explain. Although Buddha lived before Jesus, the earliest writings about his life and his teachings that have survived to this day come after Jesus. And so we could ask the question: Did the people who recorded his life and his teachings in these manuscripts actually, by this point, begin to copy Jesus? We just don't know. Did Buddha copy Jesus? Did Jesus copy Buddha? What we are best to do is to look at their teachings and compare them. And we find there's…
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Is it possible to be both Christian and Buddhist?

Christianity
https://youtu.be/9Z5RMjYBwds Can a person follow the teachings of Buddha and the teachings of Jesus at the same time? Well you can try and you'll have some measure of success. The teachings of Jesus and the teachings of Buddha overlap and complement one another at different points of connection. At the same time they are distinct in different ways and so you'll come to places where you need to make a choice about the nature of ultimate reality, about what love is and how we fully experienced it, about the role of grace versus karma, significantly different ways of looking at how the universe works. And so when that time of choice comes between the two, you can bounce back and forth, be friendly and non-committal but I would like to…
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