Brothers By Another Mother? Although Buddha and Jesus are separated by 600 years and by about 3000 miles their stories and teachings have many similarities. There are many similarities between the mythical elements of Jesus and Buddha. Here are just a few of the most striking ones: Conceived in a miraculous manner. Similar names of mother. (Maya for Buddha, Mary for Jesus) Was a bit of a child prodigy. Underwent a long period of fasting while traveling alone. Tempted by, but
A little bit of surrealism for you today. A nude woman lays in a garden, comfortably exhibiting her sexuality. Playfully, an enormous metal butterfly rests on her forearm. She dangles a huge metal pear with windows on it. Ideas, maybe? The pear also bestows wisdom and health. In some Christian contexts, the it symbolizes the Virgin and Child, likely because of its sweetness. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the pear tree symbolizes inner peace.