5.Hindu Nationalism A number of Hindu nationalist movements, which emerged from time to time in the Indian history ,added fuel to the fire by playing up the tension and antagonism which already existed between the two communities. The Hindu nationalist leaders totally ignored the great contribution made by the Muslims in the indian society by way of promoting education and other social activities. Their writings and ideas flared up the communal discord between Hindus and Muslims to further pollute the political condition. 6.Social Differences The two communities of the Sub Continent differ in their social life as well. The clothes, the foods, the household utensils, the layout of homes, the words of salutation, the gestures and every thing about them was different and immediately pointed to their distinctive origin.
THE COMPARISSION BETWEEN HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM The differences between Hinduism and Buddhism There are few differences between Hinduism and Buddhism practice and cultures. First of all, Hinduism believes and the existence of several God which is Brahma, Vishnu, Lord Ganesha and much more. Buddhism do not entail any godly figures. Moreover, Hinduism extremely believes on caste system. They have several castes and follow them rigidly.
The Brahman lies at the root of all who show devotion to other gods. Even though they’re so many gods, individuals usually have a stronger connection to a particular god of their choosing, and not to every single god. Each Hindus religious path is a little bit different. I don’t think one could classify Hinduism in a way that would universalize whether it is a polytheistic or monotheistic religion. All gods in this religion are smaller deities to the greater Brahman, making this monotheistic, but then it is also polytheistic because there is truly the supreme belief in one major God.
Comparison and contrast between Buddhism and Hinduism Buddhism and Hinduism are two of the most ancient religions in the world today. It is unbelievable that Hinduism has been able to maintain its religion and culture for over 3,500 years and Buddhism for 2,800 years. Both Buddhism and Hinduism are originated from the Ganges culture of northern India during the second urbanisation in 500 B.C.E. They have shared the same beliefs that existed side by side and also some differences. Similarities Both Buddhism and Hinduism shared a strong belief in Samsara, which is an endless cycle of rebirth.
Hinduism is a religion without any prophets and it is more heterogeneous kind of a religion where there is no one school of thought. They have numerous Gods. Each God is for different purpose. Hindus are given the freedom to choose what they want to be. They have to choose amongst these branches polytheistic, monotheistic, pantheistic, monistic, agnostic, humanist or atheistic.
On the other hand, a difference between Hinduism and Buddhism is the fundamental ideology. Buddhist strive to achieve nothingness and they believe that there is no god while in hinduism, they do. Symbolism is used to represent their ideologies, very important to both Hinduism and Buddhism. The two religions have many symbols in common, one of them being the lotus flower. The lotus flower is a very important symbol to both religions and it has a stand in the Eight Auspicious Symbols in buddhism.
Christianity and Muslim Religion As most people know, there are 4,200 religions around the world. However it is stated in recourses that Christianity and the Muslim religion are two of the largest religions in the world. These two religions share a lot of similarities for example, Christianity believes in God as the creator, just like the Muslim religion believes in God as the creator. On the contrary the Muslim religion refer to God as Allah, as Christians just say God. Another similarity that Christians and Muslims have is the belief of Jesus, despite that fact, Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God birthed by Holy virgin Mary, while Muslim believe that Jesus is a messenger sent from God to convey the people.
Buddhism came to be by breaking off of Hinduism and now has their own beliefs. When researching about Buddhism and Hinduism I found that both religions believe in more than one divine. The Buddha did not address that there was a god, though what I found interesting he did not dismiss that there was no god, he believed there were higher beings. These religions, both worshiped many divines some were even similar. They both believed in the same divine the Brahma.
Although Hinduism and Buddhism were both found in India, they both tore apart yet made India better in many different ways. They both have a very similar philosophy but also differ in many ways. Siddhartha (the founder of Buddhism) was a prince who grew up practicing Hinduism. Siddhartha wanted to end suffering. He found how to reach enlightenment and started to teach it.
Two Nations theory had been formed in India when Raja Samri of Kadaga Noor accepted Islam, because Hindus and Muslims of India belonged to the same race. They were living geographically in the same areas. They were citizens of the same country. There was no huge difference between their customs. In spite all these common things.