Loving kindness Righteousness Justice Wisdom Peace Truth Freedom

In the Buddhist gospels.. we see that.. after obtaining enlightenment..

To quote.. “The Buddha went in search of a better system...”

Also.. we find the same idea is central to the Bible’s teachings.. that the words of Jesus will.. in the future.. bring the ideas of the rulers of this existing system to nothing.. and will establish a new.. better system.. in its place.

The first point to consider is that both religious masters.. Buddha and Christ had an agenda to change the way the world thinks in the future.. and to establish a superior system to the one we presently have. This is the goal that drives both of their teachings.. yet.. to date.. their wisdom is still being rejected by the mainstream elements of the world we live in. This is the reason that our system remains corrupted and bad.

Central to this new system is the unfailing belief in Loving kindness..

Below are some of the Buddha's quotes for evidence.. that.. both Jesus and the Buddha wanted to establish the same core values at the heart of their new system...


“As the light of the moon is sixteen times stronger than the light of all the stars, so loving kindness is sixteen times more efficacious in liberating the heart than all other religious accomplishments taken together.”

"By the practice of loving kindness I have attained liberation of heart, and thus I am assured that I shall never return in renewed births. I have even now attained Nirvana." 

"Gifts are great, the founding of viharas is meritorious,
mediations and religious exercises pacify the heart,
comprehension of the truth leads to Nirvana, but greater than all is loving kindness.”

Notice the associations with words like “kingdom”.. and “throne”.. such words symbolize that Righteousness is of the highest importance. Notice also how values like.. Love.. Justice.. Truth and Peace are all connected values. These values often group together to show how they all relate to one another. This further validated their importance.


"The throne of truth is righteousness; and love and justice and good-will are its ornaments." [10]

"Righteousness is the place in which truth dwells, and here in the hearts of mankind aspiring after the realization of righteousness, there is ample space for a rich and ever richer revelation of the truth."

"Truly, the Blessed One has founded the kingdom of righteousness. The Blessed One has moved the earth; he has set the wheel of Truth rolling, The kingdom of Truth will be preached upon earth; it will spread; and righteousness, good-will, and peace will reign among mankind." 

"Be like unto brothers; one in love, one in holiness,
and one in your zeal for the truth." [3]

"Spread the truth and preach the doctrine in all quarters of the world, so that in the end all living creatures will be citizens
of the kingdom of righteousness." [4]

"The Tathagata is like unto a powerful king
who rules his kingdom with righteousness,"

In the Bible we see exactly the same..

"Righteousness and judgment are the established place of your throne; Loving-kindness and trueness themselves come in before your face."
Psalms 89:14

                   THE SPIRIT OF JUSTICE

"Swerve not from the path of justice and righteousness
and thou wilt outshine the royal glory of queens on the throne."

"Learn to distinguish between Self and Truth. Self is the cause of selfishness and the source of evil; truth cleaves to no self; it is universal and leads to justice and righteousness."

"He whose intentions are righteousness and justice,
will meet with no failure, but be successful in his enterprises
and his success will endure." 

And in the Bible success is also prophesied..

"Look! My servant whom I chose, my beloved, whom my soul approved! I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, and what JUSTICE is he will make clear to the nations.  No bruised reed will he crush, and no smoldering flaxen wick will he extinguish, until he sends out JUSTICE with success."

Matthew 12:18

                   THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM

"To acquire this state of mind, wisdom is the one thing needful.
To neglect wisdom will lead to failure in life.  The teachings of all religions should centre here, for without wisdom there is no reason."

"True wisdom can be acquired by practice only.
Practise the truth that your brother is the same as you.
Walk in the noble path of righteousness and thou wilt understand that while there is death in self, there is immortality in truth." [67]

"The wisdom of the Tathagata is the sun of the mind."

By comparison the Bible says..

"And I shall fill him with the Spirit of God in Wisdom and in  understanding and in knowledge and in every kind of craftsmanship,  And he proceeded to fill him with the  Spirit of God in  Wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in every sort of craftsmanship."

Exodus 31:3

                     THE SPIRIT OF PEACE

"Religious wisdom lifts a man above the pleasures and pains of the world and gives him peace everlasting."

"May thy country enjoy peace and prosperity, and may wisdom be shed upon thy rule like the brightness of the noon day sun.
May thy royal power be strong and may righteousness be the sceptre in thine hand."

"And when the enemy is overcome, the Dharma-raja,
the great king of truth, will bestow upon all his disciples
the most precious crown which jewel brings perfect enlightenment, supreme wisdom, and undisturbed peace."

Jesus also brings us the promise of a never ending peace..

"For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. To the abundance of the princely rule and to Peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH IT FIRMLY and to sustain it by means of Justice and by means of Righteousness, from now on and to time indefinite."

Isaiah 9:6

                    THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH

"He who seeks religious truth, which is the highest treasure of all,
must leave behind all that can concern him or draw away his attention, and must be bent upon that one goal alone."

"Buddha, O Blessed One,
O Holy One, O Perfect One,
thou hast revealed the truth,
and the truth has appeared upon earth
and the kingdom of truth has been founded.
I now desire to found the kingdom of truth upon earth,
to give light to those who are enshrouded in darkness
and to open the gate of deathlessness." [4]

"Trust in truth, ye that love the truth,
for the kingdom of righteousness is founded upon earth.
The darkness of error is dispelled by the light of truth."

While the Bible says..

"And if you will certainly swear, 'As God is alive in truth, in justice and in righteousness!' then in him the nations will actually bless themselves, and in him they will boast about themselves."
Jeremiah 4:2

                THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM

"The king of the law has come forth to rescue from bondage all the poor, the miserable, the helpless."

The Buddha found no satisfaction in these teachings. He replied: "People are in bondage, because they have not yet removed the idea of the ego. As the great ocean has only one taste, the taste of salt, so my doctrine has only one flavour, the flavour of emancipation."


“The spirit of the Sovereign Lord God is upon me, for the reason that God has anointed me to tell good news to the meek ones. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to those taken captive and the wide opening of the eyes even to the prisoners;”
Isaiah 61:1