Thich Nhat Hanh said that Jesus was the western Buddha. He could have said the Buddha was the eastern Jesus. Everybody who knows the truth knows the same thing. Everybody who does the truth, does the same things. Truth is the great connector. If there is disagreement, someone is not being truthful. Jesus and the Buddha would see eye-to-eye. Their disciples would excommunicate one another, or worse. Particularly, Jesus' disciples. Jesus disciples sent those who disagreed with them to be burned at the stake. Can you imagine that? Disciples of the Prince of Peace killing people who hold to a different idea about Jesus than the official orthodox view? Who could believe in the God they believe in? Q. Why would anybody believe in the God they believe in? A. Because if they don't, they will be burned at the stake. Meister Eckhart said, "The final leave-taking is leaving God for God." And he was assassinated by those who did not like the way he thought about God. Forcing one's way is tantamount to having lost the way, to being off the path, and wandering without direction through the barren wasteland forever. Thich Nhat Hanh will be their guide to the Other Shore if they choose to follow him.