Similarities Of Judaism And Buddhism

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Buddhism Started in 560 B.C.E, this religion is about a thousand to five-thousand years old. The founder of Buddhism was Gautama Siddartha who was born a prince, but at a very young age he found himself troubled by all the human suffering that was going on. So Gautama Siddartha eventually gave up his place as prince and went on a spiritual quest to understand how to overcome human suffering. On Gautama Siddartha quest he came to a place near the city of Gaya, and he set underneath a pipal tree and meditated. There he became enlightened with the true nature of life and because of this enlightenment that he became known as Buddha Shakyamuni or the “Awakened One.” Buddha Shakyamuni taught many methods for gradually overcoming out own negative …show more content…
There are any more differences than similarities, like the meaning of life. Buddhist believe that life is full of suffering and once life is over that this is the end of suffering. Jews believe that we are made in the image of God and that people come into the world with the capacity to make out own choices for good or evil. Jews also follow the Hebrew Scripture, where the Buddhist follow the teachings of Buddha; the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Paths, and the written scripture of Tripitaka. The goal of spirituality for the Buddhist is the deliverance from samsara through reaching nirvana. The Jews spirituality is to know God where the Buddhist believe in no personal God but in Karma and just in doing good. Buddhist believe once a person dies they rebirth continuously until they reach nirvana, their afterlife is the rebirthing stage. A person picks their rebirth by the cause and effect of Karma. Judaism believe once a person dies their soul can enter the world to come. The afterlife includes the resurrection, and a few teach of heaven and hell but the Torahs mainly teach of the world to …show more content…
There is also the things that Buddhist abide by like the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the Five Precepts. The Buddhist also spent a lot of time meditating to help with a peaceful life. The afterlife of the Buddhist consist of ones own doings in life. Judaism starts with the importance of Abraham, and how he led people to God and away from false gods. The Jews read the Hebrew Scripture and followed the Ten Commandments as well as the 613 Commandments. The Jews also went to Synagogues to worship and pray to God. Judaism believes in a afterlife and the Olam Ha Ba which is a second life for the world to come. Within both religion there are many similarities such as having things to live by and the changing of each founders names, and differences such as spiritual differences and what they believe in as far as afterlife. Both Religions has always been apart of society from ancient times into present

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