The Beatitudes of Lord Jesus and Lord Buddha

Artwork by Christina Varga

Blessed are the poor in   spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are the meek, for   they shall possess the land. 

Blessed are they who mourn,   for they shall be comforted. 

Blessed are they that   hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall have their fill. 

Blessed are the merciful,   for they shall obtain mercy. 

Blessed are the clean of   heart, for they shall see Truth. 

Blessed are the   peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of the Most High. 

Blessed are they that   suffer persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of   heaven.

Not to serve the foolish, but to serve the spiritual; to honor those worthy of honor —this is a great blessing.

To dwell in the station befitting your condition; to consider the effect of your deeds; to guide the behavior aright —this is a great blessing.

Much insight and education; self control and pleasant speech, and whatever word be well spoken —this is a great blessing.

To support father and mother; to cherish spouse and child; to follow a peaceful calling —this is a great blessing.

To bestow alms and live righteously; to give help to kindred; deeds which cannot be blamed —this is a great blessing.

To abhor and cease from error; abstinence from strong drink; not to be weary in well doing —this is a great blessing.

Reverence and lowliness; contentment and gratitude; the hearing of the Law in due season —this is a great blessing.

To be long suffering and meek; to associate with the tranquil; religious talk in due season —this is a great blessing.

Self-restraint and purity; the knowledge of the Noble Truths; the attainment of Nirvana —this is a great blessing.

In the midst of the eight world miseries, like the person of pure life, be calm and unconcerned —this is a great blessing.

Listener, if you keep this Dharma, the Law of the spiritual world, you will know indescribable joy. This is the greatest blessing.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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3 Responses to The Beatitudes of Lord Jesus and Lord Buddha

  1. Maryanne Asta says:

    Hello. This is the artwork of Christina Varga. I don’t see any credit, and I know you did not ask for permission to use her artwork. http://www.vargagallery.com

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      Credit given under the artwork. If you would like me to remove the illustration, i will comply. This is not a profit-making venture; just sharing the Dharma freely. There’s no need for animosity, friend. Peace and clarity.

  2. pace pace says:

    no harm , no foul, besides, Lord Jesus probably heard the origional during his possible travels through his “missing years” between his youthful temple discussion and his Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem years later. I mean, he obtained that famous fully woven (without seam) cloak somewhere- common to lamas in the east- foreign to the Levant at the time.
    These comparative texts leave one to wonder, indeed.

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