“Both (Jesus and Buddha) were tempted by the “devil” at the beginning of their ministry: To Buddha (b. 623 BCE), the “Devil” said: “Go not forth to adopt a religious life but return to your kingdom, and in seven days you shall become emperor of the world, riding over the four continents.”
To Jesus (b. 6 BCE), he said: “All these [kingdoms of the world] I will give you, if you fall down and worship me” (Matthew 4:9). Buddha answered the “devil”: “Get you away from me.”Jesus responded: “…begone, Satan!” (Matthew 4:10).