Hinduism Vs. Buddhism And Buddhism Essay

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Hinduism Vs. Buddhism Today, according to a comparative study done by G.B Nandan and Nasir Ahmed M. Jangubhai, “Hinduism and Buddhism are two of the five major religions in our world today” (Nandan and Jangubhai 27). Since both of these religions steam from a similar philosophy and culture in South Asia they have a major influence each another. Although their major influences on each other are important facts to acknowledge, it is also important to be aware of their key differences in both their beliefs and rituals. To start with I am going to give a basic overview of both religions then I will compare and contrast the similarities and differences. To begin with Hinduism has very little solid history to go off of. It is believed that Hinduism is based off of an old written document called the Vedas. According to Nandan and Jangubhhai, “The religion of Hinduism teaches us that each living body, including animals, is filled with an eternal soul” (Nandan and Jangubhai 27). The purpose of the eternal soul is to return to return to Brahma. Brahma is the creator spirit that created all forms of life. Returning to Brahma would not be easy and cannot happen in one lifetime. To return to Brahma one must be completely pure without any sort of impurity, therefore the “soul is forced to live life after life until it is pure enough to return to Brahma,” (Nandan and Jangubhai 27). When someone reaches true enlightenment through Hinduism they will truly understand what it…

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