People say, core message of all religions is one . At times,religion may also be termed as Philosophy.Common men and women, who are involved in their everyday grind of life- i.e. earning,love making,kids(buying diapers),may not get time to delve on the deeper tenets of religion or its preachers.They almost more often rely on saints,mahatmas or noble men to help them, guide them,make them understand the true meaning of life,which kind of helps the common man, to think or help divert the mind towards the spiritual side or may help them come closer to God.So, primarily,they act as messengers or catalyst.Common man may know Prakrit,but may not know Sanskrit,so the noble men,may translate the some interesting stuff, in the language,which people can understand and grasp easily(It is like letting everybody enjoy the fruits of knowledge tree).May be that is one reason why Mirza Galib, though a known name now,did not get as much recognition as was given to his compatriots,while he was alive.
Like Jesus-Buddha spoke in parables.
Attributed to Buddha are many miracles,a number of which are very similar to those described in the new testament.
Buddha begins to teach at the age of 30,similar to Jesus.Like Jesus Buddha had 12 principal disciples .Jesus first lights up Nathanael sitting under afig tree,Buddha had a bo tree.
Both Buddha and Christ have one favorite disciple and one who betrays.Both of them rejected blood sacrifices.The parallels in teachings are many, some texts of both faiths coincide word by word.Like Jesus,Buddha called himself the son on man.Buddha performs miracles.he walks across the Ganges in flood,like Jesus walks across the waters of the lake.(Walking of water is mostly unheard of custom in Jewish traditions).
There is a story of a poor widow,which is both in Buddha texts and Marks Gospel.In both cases disciples failed to establish any religious community for the faith,instead they operated in small numbers.As theological disputes broke out between Sthaviras and Mahasanghikas,and between Jewish Christians and Hellenist Christians.
In both, councils are convened,one in Rajagriha and one in Jerusalem.The earthly existence of a Bodhisattva has the single purpose of leading all souls on to the path of release,the path that constitutes liberation from the cycles of rebirth.Mahayana school,had just evolved from self oriented Hinyana. Yazidi tribes who are called the devil worshipers by orthodox Muslims,It is possible that these remote communities might have preserved the original Christian doctrine in a far less adulterated form,than did the Church of Rome with all its emperors,popes and rituals.The tribal communities represent direct descendants of the Essenes and Nazaranes,who opposed the dominant Hellenistic St Paul group.
An interesting revelation: The man who laid down the social and religious laws was Manu,the law giver of the Egyptians was Manes.Person who codified the Greek laws was Minos and the leader of Hebrew tribes and author of ten commandments was Moses.
Text is inspired from the Book: Jesus Lived in India