Zha, a Christian in Tibet, left Buddhism and gave her life to Christ. Like other Christians, she now understands that we have one life on earth. Apart from God and Jesus, no one is righteous or deserving of rewards, no matter how many good works they do.
Watch the video above about Zha. As you watch, look for answers to the following questions.
1. Can you tell some of the things Buddhists in the video are doing to try to earn merit? Example: At one point in the video, they are spinning “prayer wheels” to earn merit.
2. Why do the Christians meet secretly?
3. Why is Zha afraid to reach out to others about her faith?
Published on March 7th, 2017
In Tibet, most people are Buddhists. Buddhists believe that after they die, they will come back to life in a different body.“Merit” is somewhat like points saved up toward earning spiritual rewards. Buddhists hope to have a better next life by doing things that earn merit. Zha, a Christian in Tibet, left Buddhism and gave […]