Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Buddhism

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Buddhism and Hinduism are religions that are followed by many; they are considered to be two of the most popular polytheistic faiths in the world. One may think that they both are cut from the same cloth because they originated in the same region, India. The Buddha who is the founder of the Buddhist faith was originally a Hindu Prince, this mislead some to believe that Hinduism and Buddhism are sects of the same religion. However there are quite a lot of fundamental dissimilarities between both. Buddhism and Hinduism have some similarities but they are each their own religion in many aspects. Buddhism and Hinduism both had their birth in the same region, Lord Buddha the founder of Buddhism before finding his part to illumination, was born of a Hindu family. Some Hindus believe that Lord Buddha is a part of dasavatar or ten reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. When compared to other religious beliefs these two faiths have a connection similar to Judaism and Christianity which was inspired by the life of a Jew. Buddhism was inspired by the life of a Hindu; Buddha though rejected Hinduism and did not find it to be the correct path for himself. Hinduism has a great belief in Atman which is the soul and also in Brahman the eternity of self. They believe that the wheel of life signifies an endless succession of birth, life, and death from which one seeks…show more content…
Some believe though that these Gods are basically facets of the one Supreme Being who is considered to be the God of all other religions and thought to be the ultimate reality. In the Hindu faith they also believe in a trinity where there God is made of three powerful beings; Brahma the creator of all realities, Vishnu the conserver of creation and Shiva the eradicator. Although Buddha did not reject the existence of any God, he was disenchanted and thought it to be futile to search or try to attain something which an individual is not even conscious
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