Essay on Hinduism And Buddhism And Hinduism

776 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Hinduism and Buddhism are one of the oldest beliefs that have ever been known. Both started in India around 2500 years ago, and originated in the northern part of India. Buddhism was founded in 563 B.C.E by Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha, who was born and raised in a wealthy family, believed that humans will suffer as long as they breath. He left his wealthy life behind and started looking for the truth of enlightenment. Buddhism is not a religion, it is a way of thinking that changes the way that an individual think. On the other hand, believing in souls is one of the main focuses of Hinduism. According to some scholars, the founder of Hinduism is unknown since it has started thousands years ago. In Hinduism, there are two types of souls, an individual 's soul, and the supreme soul which is known as the Brahman. Hinduism people should strive to achieve what are called four ends of human life during their stay in this mortal world. Understanding the concepts of each belief will ultimately led to a better understanding to the similarities and differences Hinduism and Buddhism have.
The main teaching of Buddhism is to know the truth of nothing, and enlighten the self by understanding that suffering is part of existence. For Siddhartha, the four noble truth is the way to reach enlightenment.Suffering is connected and attached to existence, so as long as we live in this life we will face suffering. The problem is behind humans’ desire, which ultimately causes suffering. So,…

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