Scholars are astounded at the similarities between the teachings of Buddha and Jesus -- Jesus even says :
John 7:16 Jesus responded to them, "What I teach doesn't come
from me but from the one who sent me.
Buddhism was the world's first missionary religion and Alexandria, Egypt was one of the main centers of Buddhist
missions sent by King Ashoka 150 years before Jesus was born. Buddhism was the largest world religion of that
time and was bound to influence all world teachers.
BUDDHISM AND CHRISTIANITY: Jesus is the Word of Buddha