Continuing the discussion from Why do Christians reject the Talmud?:
Years ago, a Catholic acquaintance remarked that Jesus traveled to distant countries and picked up ideas from various religions before returning to Galilee to begin his ministry. I was incredulous at the time but never got a chance to explore the idea. How prevalent is this idea? Have you heard of it?
My view is that it is inconsistent with who Jesus is as Son of God and Son of Man.
He would not need to travel to gain anything of importance to his ministry.
He was well trained and prepared in his home in Nazareth and in the synagogues and temple.
Buddhist ideas from afar would add nothing to the message received from God the Father.