Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Buddhism

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Buddhism and Hinduism might be religions both practiced mostly in Asian countries but they are very divergent in multiple manners. The way to achieve the goal of the religion is just one example of how dissimilar these two religions are. When someone believes in the Buddhism religion they are looking to be released from the cycle of reincarnation and the only way in doing so is to attain Nirvana. Nirvana can only be achieved by first finding enlightenment. Buddhists journey of finding enlightenment includes them following the four noble truths and the eightfold path. The eightfold path helps Buddhists overcome non-virtue and finally end their suffering which was holding them back from finding enlightenment. In the Hinduism religion the way…show more content…
Buddhists usually stay at their home or go to the temple to worship but the important “place” of worship is meditation. In the home it might include a little shrine with candle and an image or statue of the Buddha. At the temple there would almost indefinitely be an image or statue of the Buddha along with the temple itself being designed to represent the five elements: earth, air, fire, water and wisdom. For a Hindu it would be a little different, in the Hindu religion their place of worship would be a temple, their home, or outdoor public spaces. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion so there are temples that are dedicated to specific gods. In the streets there are shrines set up for people to pray and in most Hindu homes there is a shrine to worship. Lastly Buddhism and Hinduism is fairly diverse because of their separate practices. Hinduism practices include: yoga, meditation, prayer, working for the supreme, serving the supreme, and realizing the supreme. All these practices help the Hindus with their level are karma and eventually help them receive Moksha. Yoga, meditation, and prayer are helping to unite them with the Brahman who is the supreme and the spirit that underlies all
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