Chapter3

Interfaith: Same Mountain, Different Trails

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In This Chapter

  •   Oneness (not sameness)
  •   Buddha and God, atheism, or agnosticism
  •   Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism
  •   Buddhism and the children of Abraham
  •   Buddhism and other creeds

As we’ve just seen, Buddhism blossomed beyond the matrix of India’s native soil to become the first world religion. The teachings have thrived beyond the confines of cultural context, geography, language, and so on. You could even say it thrives “beyond religion,” because (whether or not it’s a religion itself) Buddhism interfaces well with whatever spiritual path you may already subscribe to. It can deepen ...

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