Buddhism and Islam

The principal teachings of Gautama Buddha can be summarised in what the Buddhists call the 'Four Noble Truths':

First - There is suffering and misery in life.

Second- The cause of this suffering and misery is desire.

Third - Suffering and misery can be removed by removing desire.

Fourth - Desire can be removed by following the Eight Fold Path.

ABSENCE OF THE CONCEPT OF GOD IN BUDDHISM

Buddha was silent about the existence or non-existence of God. Buddhism provided Dhamma or the 'impersonal law' in place of God. Many scholars consider the evolution of the concept of Buddha as a god or as an object of worship within Buddhism as an effect of Hinduism.

BUDDHAS ARE ONLY PREACHERS:

According to the Dhammapada, Sacred Books of East volume 10 pg., 67: "The Jathagatas (Buddhas) are only Preachers."

This confirms the age-old tendency amongst humans to deify and worship those human beings who have been preachers and reformers. Gautam Buddha never claimed to be God nor did he ask or instruct that he should be worshipped in any way or form.



Gautam Buddha and Buddhism - Dr. Zakir Naik

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Buddhist Scriptures
         The Buddhist Prophecy
         Maitreya Identified
         Esoteric and Exoteric Doctrine and the Buddhas
         Six Criteria
         The Personal Beauty of Maitreya
         The Voice of Maitreya


Was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a Buddha?
         A Buddha is a human being
         Buddhas are males
         A Buddha is a gifted being
         The Plan of Salvation
         Buddhas are only Preachers
         Buddhas are Ideal Preachers
         Preacher's companions in Lonliness
         The True Followers of Buddhas
         Only One Buddha in the world at a time
         Buddhas are Teacherless
         A Bo-tree for every Buddha
         The meeting under the Bo-Tree
         The Victory under the Bo-tree
         The celestial Bo-tree
         Buddhas and Signs
         The True Miracle
         The Neck-Bone of Buddhas


Muhammad(pbuh)In Buddhist Scriptures - U. Ali

Muhammad(pbuh) in Buddhist Scriptures

Mention of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) in Scriptures of Buddhism


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