Comparing Buddhism, Buddhism And Buddhism

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Register to read the introduction… This gave him the ability to have a perfect insight into what he thought were the processes of the Universe. His discovery prompted the teachings of the Four Noble Truths. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. Both Buddhists and Jains agreed with the need to detach themselves from possessions, when Hinduism teaches that we should embrace them. Unlike Hindus, according to Buddhists, anyone can achieve liberation. Jainism also denies a caste system. It matters not what social scale you are on. In turn, like with Jainism, Buddhists don’t credit a creator for existence. Though, both believe in a type of higher beings. Buddhists refer to them as Bodhisattvas. Bodhisattvas mastered enlightenment, yet stayed back to assist others in the quest for liberation. A similarity between Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism is that they all embrace reincarnation. Both Hindu’s and Buddhists believe that reincarnation is based upon the individual’s deeds from the prior life. Karma plays a major role in Buddhism. Like Hinduism, Buddhists believe that karma works in the sense of what goes around comes around. Basically, in order to acquire “good” karma, you must lead a life of good actions. The best way to …show more content…
He too, like Buddha, ventured out and during his quest was able to achieve enlightenment. Jainism and Buddhism have quite a few of the same key elements, although they can greatly differ in how they’re applied in liberation. Even though Jains believe like the Buddhists that there are “higher human beings”, known to them as Kevalins, they maintain that they have no interest in helping humans achieve enlightenment. Also, the application of karma is different from both the Hindu’s and the Buddhists. This is where Jainism’s idea of reincarnation veers from the other two. Jains believe that karma isn’t an effect of ones actions. They believe that it’s an actual substance, matter, which flows into each thing individually. This also leads to another big difference between Jains and Buddhists. Jains believe in souls, whereas Buddhists do not. Jains believe that there is a soul in EVERY object, including all earthly elements. These souls are able to fit into anything due to its plasticity. They are weighed down by the object that they inhabit. Only when the souls can free themselves of their surroundings, would they be able to float to the top of the Universe and into the state of Nirvana. Both Jainism and Buddhists also believe in Nirvana and concede that it’s the end of rebirth. But again, it doesn’t have the same outcome. Nirvana for Jainism means that the soul remains as an individual, but it does so at the highest state of

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