As I see it, however, the bigger problem is the gullibility of our mind. This is what really leaves us vulnerable to the deceptive allure of things. In other words, we ourselves are the bigger problem. Sometimes we are like small children; when it comes to assessing our own needs, we often show no sign of maturity.
Just think about it: When a little child cries, the easy way to stop him is to give him a toy. We dangle it in front of him and wave it around to catch his attention until he reaches out to grab it. When we finally hand over the toy, he quiets down. Our goal was just to stop his crying. We did not try to address the child’s underlying needs. We gave him something else to desire, and tricked him into falling silent for the time being."
From: The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out by . the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Buddha, although a very wise teacher, was still a fallen creature like everyone else, and he died . He left some very wise teaching that many follow to improve themselves – but Jesus did the same, and much more. Not only did Jesus give us some of the wisest teachings ever -not only did He point the way – He WAS “the way, the truth and the life”. Only Jesus was the sinless Lamb of God who came in the form of flesh, lived a perfect life, died for us, and then rose again from the dead! Buddha remains in the grave. Only Jesus rose again – God in human flesh – and paid the price once for the sin of all mankind, so that we could all be made righteous to God. Are their many paths to “get back to the garden”? Not according to the Bible. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).