Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Vedas

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Buddhism and Hinduism by far have the highest amount of followers in Asia. With the total amount of believers of Buddhism in Asia being 244 million or 18% of its total population. While the total amount of believers of Hinduism in Asia is over 1.08 billion believers worldwide with about 95% living in India.
Hinduism is by far the more popular religion of the two. Hinduism by definition is the following of Vedas. The Vedas is a collection of ancient books from about 1200 BCE to 100 CE. Followers of hinduism are called arya, which means a noble person. An arya’s goal is to break the cycle of rebirth and enter salvation. While Buddhism’s definition is those who follow the teachings of Buddha. Their goal to reach enlightenment and end there cycle
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From the importance of teachings and mornings. To how different their location and history shaped their culture such as, the clothing difference. Buddhism being a simple religion focusing on peace within has a calm orange robe and grey sandals, perfect for meditating and finding yourself. Hinduism however has a very colorful selection of clothings from the Bindi to the kurta. The Bindi Being a small usually red dot they would put in the middle of there forehead indicating their third eye. The Bindi typically symbolizes honor or love and a women usually would change to the black Bindi when they become a widow. Bindis have changed from being one strict size, and can be made into stickers or powder. A sari is is a long, and often richly colored and embellished, piece of silk fabric that women wrap over their bodies. Typically, the clothing holds Hindu symbols such as lotus flowers, which symbolize beauty and fertility, or even depictions of the gods themselves. Traditionally, saris are worn for formal occasions, especially weddings, where brides will spare no expense for a richly decorated, beautiful sari and other ornaments. The sherwani is formal version of Hindu leisure wear. It features a thicker and higher quality fabric that is always decorated with Hindu symbols or deities. The sherwani is also used with a formal headdress that matches the sherwani itself. The…show more content…
“The morning rituals generally consist of bathing, prayers and mantras, offerings to the Sun, and marking of the forehead. Hindus believe that adherence to a series of daily morning and evening rituals will find them favor in life and will purify them for communion with the Gods.” -
Both Religions have teachers to learn from. Buddha's day were filled with work but in the afternoon they focused on teaching and meditation. “During this time the followers would come to the Buddha to either listen or ask questions to clarify their doubts.” -
A Hindus teacher was called a Gurus, a guru is a spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation on to a student. They are the ones that would teach others about all the Hindu Gods.
Though Buddhist and Hindus have a spectrum of differences there are a number of things that they have in common like why they want to find peace.Hindus and Buddhist want to find inner peace to end the cycle of life and death and to enter
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