This is interesting, I knew that the Buddha had found a place in the Hindu pantheon, as an avatar of Vishnu, but I wasn’t aware of this story. The name St Josaphat rings a bell, but there were an awful lot of saints in my education (rather to the detriment of Stem subjects).
There is a nice wiki page on it too
As acknowledgement of the dimension of infinite consciousness, I confess that I independently also read about this just yesterday.
That’s really interesting! As well as the whole Buddhism influence on Christianity, possibility of Christ having some contact with Buddhists (or being a re-born Buddha’s disciple?), beginning of monasticism etc etc.