Buddha, Jesus, and Europe (Audio: Lecture III.2.1)
The one who leads the life that is not the authentic life that is his creates the wasteland. And, insofar as we live such lives, we are of the wasteland. But the wasteland can be broken into flower by the integrity of your life. And there’s no moment when you can’t find what that integrity is and begin to live it out. And the new man has been born. — Joseph Campbell
In this fascinating talk, Joseph Campbell looks at parallels between the Gospels and the stories of the life of the Buddha. He then begins to look at the parallels and differences between those two great traditions and the underlying myths of the western tradition, from the tales of Arthur and his knights to the modernist novels of Mann and Joyce.