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When Jesus met Buddha

The following is an intriguing article on the syncretization that occurred between Christianity and Buddhism over one thousand years ago in Asia. A little appetizer involving beautiful imagery and symbolism:

Just how far these Christians were prepared to [syncretize] is suggested by a startling symbol that appeared on memorials and stone carvings in both southern India and coastal China during the early Middle Ages. We can easily see that the image depicts a cross, but it takes a moment to realize that the base of the picture – the root from which the cross is growing – is a lotus flower, the symbol of Buddhist enlightenment.

Full article here.

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