Exiled Tibetan leader and Buddhist, the Dalai Lama, spoke to a crowd of 3,000 in Mexico on Saturday, October 12. The gist of his message was to promote the New World Order’s dogma that all religions are basically the same.
He zeroed in on pointing out the similarities between Christianity and Buddhism, claiming they share some of the same essential goals in life. Of course, the brand of “Christianity” he was highlighting is Catholicism since the majority of Mexicans practice that form of counterfeit Christianity. The Dalai Lama shared how leaders in the Christian world for decades have shown an interest in Buddhist teachings. He also spoke on how both religions are about finding happiness using love, compassion, and self-discipline.
Nevertheless, his message was severely hampered by a bad sound system which failed to project his voice throughout the entertainment center where the gathering took place in Mexico City. Attendees complained that they spent a lot of money for the event and felt they didn’t get their money’s worth considering they couldn’t hear clearly what he said. Given his beliefs, it really wasn’t worth listening to anyway in my opinion.
Are Christianity and Buddhism similar in their teachings? A close examination reveals they are diametrically opposed to each other. Buddhism’s road to happiness is all about one’s own abilities and works to use the power within oneself to reach the state of happiness in godhood known as Nirvana. It is based on the lie of atheism. Genuine Christianity, on the other hand, teaches that genuine happiness can only be found outside oneself in a personal relationship with the one true living God who created all things. It says that love, compassion, and self-discipline are at their finest and bring genuine eternal rewards only when one carries them out through the power of the Holy Spirit who is only given to those who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus as Lord. For a more detailed comparison of the two, read this post. The methods and goals of both belief systems are very different and the one world religion the Dalai Lama is promoting is based on lies.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8
Source: Agence France Presse. Buddhism, Christianity share goals: Dalai Lama. NewsDaily.com. Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Harry A. Gaylord