Hindu Around World Essay

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Prince Siddhartha Gautama in Bodh Gaya, India, who was in fact born in a royal Hindu family, found Buddhism. He spread out another belief system with similar practices as Hinduism but emphasized the ethics and correct understanding of life. Nowadays, Buddhism is more widely omnipresent around the world than Hinduism, even though Hinduism already has a large population around the world. Buddhism, having around 350 million people in Asia, and 270 million people just in China alone. Sikhism is another religious system that is conceptually and historically associated with Hinduism. Guru Nanak was the first to bring it to existence, and today, there is about 20 million Sikhs worldwide. Sikhs seek to be aware of God’s presence in life. They believe in selfless service (Serva) as they believe love to their neighbors show their love for God. Although Sikhism is not as well known and is hidden around the world compared to many other religions, it still carries its own diverse and unified tradition. It was visible that Hinduism had several effects on the two religions: Hinduism and Sikhism, through several examples. The three belief systems believe in an after life. For a Hindu, there is a constant cycle of reincarnation until enlightenment is reached and so does Sikhism. Yet, the Sikhs believe that there aWhile learning the religion of Hinduism, it came to my mind how fascinating it was to see several other religions like the Buddhism and Sikhism emerge from this religious system and start a new belief system with both similar and contradictory practices, traditions, and lineages. However, these three religions differ according to their goal of religion. Hindus are to break the cycle of birth, death, and reincarnation, and attain salvation. Sikhs, on the other, are to merge and have the greatest relationship with God and to love God unconditionally. And

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