Indian Buddhist practice mediation as form of self-awareness, which in turn is much more simplistic. While, Buddhist do not believe in Brahman, the practice of meditation is considered a vital part of the religion. One observation includes the obvious goal of attachment in Hinduism as opposed to the complete detachment sought out by Indian Buddhist. Historically it cannot be denied that from one religion came the birth of the other, so in a sense despite their very different characteristics they are ultimately
Whereas the monk with the red mandala needs to follow the Buddhist teachings and rituals to achieve enlightenment. 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.
While Hinduism and Buddhism have many similarities, they have major differences as well. Although they do have some similar terms and practices (samsara, karma, meditation), the rest of the two ideologies deviate from one another. One of the biggest differences in my opinion is that Hindus (like myself) are pantheists, whereas Buddhists are atheists. Hindus believe that everything is God, but Buddhists don’t believe in any God. Since Hindus believe everything is God, the soul, atman, is also God.
These are the ways the Buddhist strive for to overcome Karma. 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
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
Judaism and Christianity are without a doubt similar in many ways. I find their beliefs to stand firm, but I do not agree with either. The polytheistic religions Jainism and Buddhism have views that focus on the present life rather than question the afterlife. After all life, itself is to believe any form of religion that one can relate to the
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. References`Religions - Jainism: Reincarnation and deliverance.` BBC.
Unlike the Western religions we do not believe in and in an intrinsic evil Hinduism doesn’t have an eternal heaven and hell it has states of being where karma is burned off either there is no place that nonbelievers will go if you have if you have faith that you’re a good person and you achieve good Karma in Western religions the universe is created one spelling will be destroyed once in Hinduism universes constantly being created preserved destroyed and re-created there is no heaven or hell there is everyone has one past and that is towards God I’m Hindus do not try to convert people into their faith usually we believe it every faith is a valid and if you want to be a Christian if you believe in Jesus and that is perfectly don’t want to take you away from so there are obviously always going to be radicals to say that this is the only way but as a general rule Hindus do not believe that any other religion is wrong and so we won’t force anybody into our religion that is very much a personal thing is not required well I was raised Catholic and I never really connected with so spiritual for really long time and I was reading about all the different religions to see if I fit into any of them and once I started reading about Hinduism my mind just opened I was like wow this I believe this this is amazing I didn’t think anybody else really believe what I believe so I kept reading and reading and reading and after about a year to I decided to go to temple is really scary because I
Also, according to Huffington Post, a Hindu teacher Shri Chaitanya claims, “one should be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, offer all respects to others and expect none in return” (Dasa, Pandit). Another similarity between Hinduism and Christianity is that they both believe in a supreme god. Hindus believe in Krishna and although it remains a polytheistic religion, they believe in a supreme god that the other gods originate from, called Krishna (Dasa, Pandit). Contrasting with this, Christians believe in one supreme God called Yahweh. However, do not confuse the two religions Hinduism and Christianity they do not include the same beliefs but they do contain some common ground with each
One of the really stark differences is between Everything or Nothing. –> Hinduism sees the ultimate reality as being all things united as one glorious divinity. Buddhism sees the ultimate reality as nothingness. While Hindus gain Moksha and become one with everything in the universe; Buddhists gain Nirvana