Is "The Fire Sermon" in The Waste Land a confluence of Buddhism and Christianity?

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This section of the poem is definitely a confluence of Buddhism and Christianity as allusions to both of these religions are made to support Eliot's message of the sterile and unfulfilling nature of sex. The title of this section, "The Fire Sermon," is a deliberate allusion to a famous sermon from the Buddha in which he calls upon his acolytes to forego earthly passion, which is symbolised by fire, and to search for liberation from temporal pleasures. The Buddha saw these earthly passions as being immensely destructive and preventing the regeneration of people. The section of this poem captures this sense of...

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