However, they do not believe in the enlightenment. It is believed that a person achieves deliverance when they are free of all harmful karma at this point they are called arihants. Once this occurs they travel to the highest level of the universe where they live among the other liberated souls. Samsara is an essential part of the Hindu and the Jainism religions because it is centered on how a person should live their lives and the possible consequences of not living according to the teachings and beliefs of the faith. Samsara determines how soon a being will reach the enlightenment or deliverance.
Third, the Lotus flower in the middle is not found in Central Asia but thrives in the southern Tropical parts of Asia. Along with Buddhism and fresco-art, the artistic representations of the lotus flower originated from India. For ancient Buddhists, the lotus flower is the insignia for fortune because it emerges as a beautiful plant out of the murky waters. As all humans are born into a world of suffering, Buddhists believes Siddhartha Gautama’s teachings help people resist evil. If one banishes evil thoughts, then they are able to break through the murk like the lotus
Here are some of their beliefs about afterlife: 1. The Hinduism religion does in the afterlife and believes when a person dies there is a rebirth and reincarnation of the soul. Hinduism and Jainism both believe that the soul becomes a part of a jiva. the limited being, who is subject to impurities of attachment, delusion and laws of karma. Jiva because a separate entity and taking on a resting period during this time recuperating is taking place so that the should can return to the earth to continue its journey.
It is believed that the origin of the Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path came from Buddha himself. “The Buddha explained these as the heart of his teachings (Wangu).” According to Buddha, the ultimate goal of Buddhism is to put an end to suffering and rebirth (Keown). These are the wise words of Buddha “Both is in the past and now, I set forth only this, suffering and the end of suffering
It emphasizes on teaching the person to be good. Buddhists are after taking an individual to enlightenment, whereas Confucius teaches their follower on the need for proper conduct. Both of them do not restrict their fans to stick to the rules. Rather, they are given a chance to question the teachings to get the right path by themselves. Moreover, they agree that the culture was destroyed during the Chinese Communist regime.
In Hinduism they handle Karma in very similar ways, They believe the same, that not only one 's actions and deeds carry consequences through into the next rebirths but also our thoughts. That a man becomes pure through a unpolluted mind and honest deeds. One cannot escape karma alone by living this way, to escape what the Hindus call samsara or the recycling of life-one must achieve moksha or liberation from the limitations of
Another difference lies in the fact that Hinduism is an ethnic religion (a similarity between Hinduism and Judaism) while Buddhism is considered a universalizing religion (a similarity between Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam). Another primary difference between the two religions is that Hinduism followed a caste system in which people were born into particular castes. On the other hand, Buddhism did away with this caste system such that different subgroups were not distinguished from one another. Furthermore, Buddhism emphasizes the teachings of Buddha, who might also be referred to as the “Enlightened One.” Following from this, Buddhism emphasized the path to enlightenment through understanding of what are called the “four noble truths.”
Buddhism has its origin in the Hinduism, and they both share the belief that human are reincarnated. If humans follow the teaching of Buddha, they are capable of being rebirth. Nirvana is an important part of this transition, and it represents the transformation of the consciousnesses from material matter to the eternal reality. For several years, Buddha was never presented in the form of human due to the fact that he had achieved enlightenment. Instead, one of the symbols that represented Sakyamuni (Buddha) was stupa.
The scriptures continued to explain that those endowed with divine qualities will attain nirvana, while those with demonic qualities will be lead to bondage. I thought this concept appear to resonate with the traditional teachings of karma where good deeds will be rewarded,
Buddhism is focused on yourself and being content within yourself, here it is about finding enlightenment in yourself or Nirvana. The society of Buddhism is very different than the societies. This system is called a Caste System where you are born into your social ranking. Sadly some people are treated unfairly.
When most people are asked if they are willing to die for their beliefs or ideas, they become frightened to where they stop believing in their beliefs and ideas and follow other people’s thoughts. I’m different when it comes to that. I am willing to perish for my ideas and beliefs I follow. Such as, I am willing to die for the idea of “reincarnation” and the moral, “there is no good or bad, only right and wrong.” It sorta like how Montag is willing to die for the thought of why books got banned.
Comparison and Contrast of Buddhism and Christianity Buddhism and Christianity are religions that have similarities and differences. Although they were developed on separate parts of the world, they were both had prominent influences on peoples values and attitudes. The comparison of Buddhism and Christianity shows many similarities and differences in their origin, salvation, prayer, scriptural guidelines, worship, but ultimately they both showed people peace around the world. The origination of Buddhism and Christianity came into existences after older faiths of Hinduism and Judaism, and as a response to the needs of people during that time.