Comparing Hinduism, Daoism, And Confucianism

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Assignment 1: Comparison of Two Religions Although the past weeks in the study of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism have provided great insight and inspiration, the concentration of this research will seek to provide further exploration of Hinduism and Buddhism. Hinduism and Buddhism, both originating in India are very similar religions that, at the same time have distinct differences. While Hinduism is about understanding existence from within a person’s soul, Buddhism is about understanding and recognizing the absence of the permanent soul. In Hinduism, attaining the highest life possible is a process of removing the body from distractions in life, allowing one to eventually understand their own internal nature. In Buddhism, by following a methodical life one can find an understanding of existence and achieve Nirvana (enlightenment). The word Hindu has geographical implication and was used originally for those people who lived beyond the river Sindhu or the region watered by the river Indus. Hinduism is a shared term pragmatic to the several metaphysical and religious customs intrinsic to India.…show more content…
Additionally, both believe in the spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, concentration, and cultivation of states of mind, called mindfulness. While Hinduism and Buddhism share similarities, they also celebrate differences; Hinduism is not founded by any particular prophet and Buddhism was founded by Buddha and Buddhists do not believe in the existence of souls like Hindus, neither do they believe in the sacred texts of the Vedas or any other Hindu scripture. Refuge in the Buddha, the Sangha and Dhamma are the three fundamental requirements of the eight fold path while Hinduism offers many choices to its followers for

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