More and more I find language of “eastern religion” and “western religion” superficial and outmoded, if not down right ignorant and misleading.
For starters, both Christianity and Buddhism are “world religions” that transcended their ancestral homes millennia ago. But more, their demographic centres of gravity are shifting, to the point where western Buddhism and eastern Christianity are no longer be exotic concepts for many of us. What, with China being an important growth area for Christianity and America being an important growth area for Buddhism, it is clear that some seismic spiritual shifts are going on.
How though, does this effect your understanding of Christianity and Buddhism, or for that matter, Christ and Buddha?