Both believe in idea of fall. But the fall state is default state of man in eastern philosophy. Buddha is a man who is awaken of this state. Western seems to take idea that the pre fall state is not available to mankind ( as it is actually ) and only way to redeem is to follow God ( and fail ofc ). The various followup stories only tell how Humans should be like situation to situation
In Eastern litrature, the God or Figure above God is represented as void. It's not "nothing" .. but it is vast dimensions that cannot be categorised. They are large forces with no intent in favour or against that of Humans. Eastern philosophers as Lao Tzu have solely focused on being one with nature as they believed it is not something that can be controlled.
First God in western sense is Ideal which made good out of chaos. Adam and Eve were perfect being because they knew all as it is and never had to think for themselves because they weren't self conscious, very much like a child is.
I've been avid listener of Alan Watts and also reading some western philosophy now and then. It has shown me how much we do no understand past, symbolic writings and stories such as of Adam and Eve, Buddha, Mahabharata etc.
It seems like they have been constructed by intellectuals to carry strange but true ideas of human self conscious and behaviour. Eastern and Western philosophy might seem different and that is only so by their definition of ultimate power, God and Ideals.
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