There are curious similarities between certain aspects of Buddhist and Christian teaching, this fact is beyond a doubt, but as to whether this constitutes a direct developmental ‘influence’ between the earlier Buddhism upon the latter Christianity is open to debate. Certainly
In China a ‘Zhu Chi’ refers to the man or woman who presides over a Buddhist temple. In ancient India, however, the same post was referred to as the ‘Wei Na’ (維那) [i.e. ‘Maintainer of Affairs’], whilst during the Sui and Tang Dynasties, this role was referred to as the ‘Si Zhu’ (寺主) [i.e. ‘Temple Master’].
Original Chinese Language Source Article: Ya’an Buddha-Dharma News Online (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Dharma Master Zhi Deng (智灯法师 – Zhi Deng Fa Shi) is
Chinese Language Source Article: Buddhism Online (26.4.14) (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: Dharma Master Da Zhao was born in 1972 – and is