They both believe in certain spiritual practices like meditation, concentration, cultivation of certain states of mind. Hindus and Buddhists believe in compassion and non-violence towards all living beings. Also they both are originated in India, and there is a state of no suffering after life. The differences in the two religions are that Hinduism is not founded by an particular prophet,Buddhism is founded by Siddhartha Guatama (The Buddha). Buddhism does not believe in the existence of souls as well in the first cause, who we call God.
The conclusion is that, although not identifying himself as a Buddhist for good reasons, Jesus spoke like a Buddhist. The similarities are so striking that, even if no historical evidence existed, we can suspect that Jesus studied Buddhist teachings and that the prophecy and legend of Jesus was derived from Buddhist stories. Some historical evidence, that we will look at, indicates that Jesus knew about Buddhism, simply because both he and it were in Judea during the same time. While other evidence, perhaps apocryphal, indicates that he spent most of his so-called lost years outside Judea, possibly in Kashmir. Archaically spelled Cashmere, Kashmir is the northwestern region of South Asia.
Tasha Wright May 29, 2012 Hum/130 Hinduism Paper Hinduism lacks a uniting belief system, however it’s spiritual texts and different of practice it balances out. Hindu was made up on a belief of one God, by a lesser powerful duties that very important aspects of life and it was made up in living to see the liberation of Samsara. I would say those societal influences on Hinduism vital that made it a region and the location where it had originated. However there are some beliefs that Hindus share and they are “one, all=pervasive supreme begin who is both immanent and transcendent, both creator and unmanifest reality. They also believe in divinity of the four Vedas, and that the universe undergoes endless cycles of creation,
The difference in my opinion is that one is fact and one is a belief, although you could possibly come to a fact by believing in something. In this paper I will compare and contrast Buddhism and Christianity in respects of “knowledge” and “faith.” Buddhism is a religion without an “Absolute Creator” or what Christians would consider God. With that being said you could come to the argument that Buddhism deals with what is humanly attainable rather than something that is received once one has left this life, and with that you can come to the conclusion that Buddhism is ultimately about the quest for knowledge by trying to find the middle path and to reach nirvana. We are shown this by Siddhartha Gautama who found the middle path between self-indulgence and self-mortification, and was then “awakened” and attained bodhi. It is when one becomes completely aware of the world’s true nature and is a Buddhist’s ultimate goal in life.
In a Buddhist society there is no a caste system. Although both religions believe in karma but, their individual views of karma are different. In Hinduism, Dharma is the law that rules over karma; it requires all people to do their duties based on their caste. If you obey your Dharma you will have good karma and will be able move up into a higher caste in your next life. Buddhism believes in karma but not in Dharma, since they rejected the Hindu caste system.
Both Christianity and Buddhism had many factors that caused them to diffuse to other lands differently and some aspects that caused them to diffuse similarly. Buddhism originally started out as a way of life, a doctrine called the Four Noble Truths, calling for the understanding that all life includes suffering, that desire is the cause of suffering, that ending of desire is an end to suffering, and that if you live a life in accordance to the Eight Fold Path then that brings an end to desire, which in the end would lead them to nirvana, a state of personal salvation. Christianity, on the other hand was the belief that believing in a certain god would be your personal salvation. Also, Siddhartha Gautama, later called Buddha, announced his new doctrine and beliefs at Deer Park of Sarnath in 528 BCE, which after he had 45 years to spread his beliefs until he died in 483 BCE. Another contrast would be that many women took part in the spread/ diffusion of Christianity while mostly devout monks took part in spreading Buddhism.
Traditional stories surrounding the life of the Buddha are shrouded in myth but Damien Keown in, 'Buddhism, A Very Short History' states that, 'myths are stories which have a compelling force by nature of their ability to work simultaneously on several levels.' In this essay I wish to explore the possibility of both historical and spiritual truths. Scholars agree that we know very little of the historical Buddha but they do argue that it is reasonable to suppose that Siddhartha was a real person. R. Gethin in, 'The foundations on Buddhism', argues that we can form quite a clear picture of the kind of person the Buddha was and the main events in his life. Where and roughly when.
The teachings of Buddhism spread throughout Central and Southeast Asia, through China, Korea, and Japan. Today, there are Buddhists all over the world. The statue of Buddha Buddhists beliefs Buddhist beliefs vary significantly across various sects and schools, but all share an admiration for the figure of the Buddha and the goal of ending suffering and the cycle of rebirth. Theravada Buddhism, prominent in Southeast Asia, is atheistic and philosophical in nature and focuses on the monastic life and meditation as means to liberation. Mahayana Buddhism, prominent in China and Japan, incorporates several deities, celestial beings, and other traditional religious elements.
. . There should not be glorification of one’s own sect and denunciation of the sect of others for little or no reason. For all the sects are worthy of reverence for one reason or another”. As Buddhism spread throughout India and Asia, religious roles were given to
Nirvana is not viewed as a place such as heaven but more of a “state”. In this “state” one is free from suffering and has achieved an awakening to the truth. The Buddhist will often refer to a concept of “hell” however; this again is not a state that is part of an afterlife. Hell can occur in this life and often be a place of permanent suffering for those not able to achieve the awakening or those not following the teachings of Buddha. The emphasis in Buddhism is on spiritual practice and lifestyle; following the Eight Fold Path and teachings of Buddha rather than adherence to a particular belief system or the development of a relationship with God.