Hinduism, Judaism, And Hinduism Essay

1013 Words Dec 17th, 2014 5 Pages
On Earth, right now, at this very moment there are two hundred and seventy religions. Two hundred and seventy ways of communicating to a higher power, of finding one’s place, and making sense of the ever-changing unreliable world. All religions in their center core have the same principles-be an honest person, respect oneself, and respect all others. Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity are no exception. Buddhism and Hinduism, two eastern religions, share common center teachings, and lifestyles, while Christianity and Judaism, two Abrahamic religions, share similar stories, teachings, and practices; all of the religions overlap with their preaching’s and ideas, illustrating the certainty that all religions strive to accomplish the same goals. Buddhism and Hinduism are two closely intertwined religions, which originate from the east, and share the same fundamental truths. The two are so similar because the founder of Buddhism, the Buddha, was born a Hindu. Similarly, Hinduism and Buddhism are consistent with their beliefs in the fact that if one’s soul does well in its life, it will get reincarnated with a superior body to fill in its next life. This process allows for them to keep moving up the ladder in their next lives, until they can reach their ultimate goal-enlightenment. But aside from their many similarities Buddhism and Hinduism also have two major differences. The first is the illusion of the cup; in both religions there is a metaphor for a cup: one’s…

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