Comparative religion: a brief exercise

Jesus wept.
Sarah laughed.
Gautama touched the ground.

The Messiah came, and is expected to return.
The Messiah will come when all hearts are ready, when all minds have turned.
The future Buddha is still a bodhisattva, but you can visualize him as a Buddha in the present if it helps.

With God, all things are possible.
With God, all things are possible except the forgiveness that only the person you have wronged can give.
With bodhi-mind, all things are as they are: impossible.


  1. Excellent.

    (Your “similar posts” feature sent me here from “From the Down Side.”)

    (Edited comment: Of course this would appear in your “recent comments” column. I wonder if commenting on an old post might regenerate a conversation of sorts one day thanks to that column.)


  2. Thanks. (I don’t know, but that’s part of the reason I added it to the sidebar.)


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