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MJD | 210 comments Use this thread to discuss The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus.

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MJD | 210 comments While it may not be a direct translation of ancient text and it may suffer from the author's stated belief that the Buddha was similar to the Christ (i.e. this could have created a bias in the author to write about him in a way that highlighted this perception of his in a way that may have harmed staying true to the spirit of the source material), it does seem to contain most of the stories that I constantly see referenced in other books on Buddhism (such as the "parable of the mustard seed").

In this way I see it as a good book for looking up stories about what "the Buddha" supposedly did and said. Not too bad for a free download.

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