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Call stories is defined as a story that recounts an event where a human being experiences a theophany, in regards to Jesus’s and Siddhartha’s call stories there are multiple similarities and differences. Firstly, discussing similarities in regards to call stories, Jesus and Siddhartha are considered gods or a god’s messenger, so being with either one is a call story of its self. Secondly, Jesus came down as God’s messenger to teach his followers vital information about the kingdom of heaven, this can be considered a specific task from God. In regards to Siddhartha’s call story, when he was born he was either going to be a great religious teacher or a ruler. In my opinion, that seems to be something similar in regards to Mary becoming pregnant and an angle telling she will give birth to the son of god, the similarities there is that both parents were informed that their child will be something related to religion, which will then lead them to preach messages. Also, due to Siddhartha’s teachings being considered his calling story to enlighten others with Buddhism, his basic teachings were based on a few things, nothing is lost in the universe, everything changes, and law of cause and effect. Jesus’s calling story was to teach his followers the beatitudes. Secondly, discussing differences in regards to calling stories, since Siddhartha’s calling story was to be a religious teacher, the teachings differentiate a lot since Siddhartha taught his followers about enlightenment and other Buddha related concepts (the eightfold path and the noble truths) and Jesus was told to tell his followers about things that all related back to god and to the kingdom of heaven. Also, Jesus was born to save everyone from their sins and that differentiates a lot in regards to Siddhartha teaching his followers about enlightenment. Overall, both calling stories were important but the difference from the two was very large.

In conclusion, both calling stories were very important, but they differentiate on a very large scale.…...

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