A cosmic Christology is the only adequate one.
If Christ is “first-born from the dead”
the resurrection is not only for humanity
but the whole Creation.
Christ’s resurrection renews the whole universe –
“in Christ all things are made new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
including other world religions.
After all – to reverse engineer things –
Zoroastrian/Persian thought definitely influenced
the writers of the Book of Daniel
and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
In the last century before Christ, the Essenes
who had roots in Zoroastrianism
expected a World Savior.
God the Holy Spirit influenced Zoroastrians and Essenes
even before Christ appeared.
For Plato/Plotinus/Meister Eckhart/Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spirit transcends/includes/gives rise to mind/body.
Similarly, in Buddhism, Spirit (Dharmakaya)
gives rise to mind (Sambogyakaya)
which gives rise to body/form/Nature (Mismanakaya).
We can therefore help the Living Christ and the Living Buddha
continue their compassionate work by realizing our body
is first of all a member of the Mystical Body of Christ
but also the body of Buddha.
Therefore, if you are Buddhist, you should love your body
as if it were the Buddha
and if you are Christian, you should love your body
as if it were Jesus the Christ
because Christ is living in you/over you/thru you/as you.
“The mystery of Christ within you
is your hope of glory!” (Colossians 1:27).
“My deepest me is God!”
– Saint Catherine of Genoa
“I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me.”
– Saint Paul in Galatians 2:20