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Similarities and Differences: Hinduism and Buddhism

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Daniella Lopez

on 18 March 2015

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Transcript of Similarities and Differences: Hinduism and Buddhism

Hinduism and Buddhism
-Both Believe in karma:good/evil actions will find there way back to you.
Hindu temple called Mandir
History of Buddhism
-Buddha lived and taught between the six and four centuries BC
History of Hinduism
-Has no single founder
Hinduism and Buddhism
-Hinduism believed in several gods and goddess where as Buddhism didn't believe in any gods.
- Hinduism has a caste system, but Buddhism does not.
-Buddhism has an eight fold path that helps you reach nirvana.
-Hinduism is evolved from several bodies of literature and Buddhism is based upon Hinduism
-Both Buddhism and Hinduism believe in reincarnation.
-Both worship in temples
-Both believe in reaching nirvana
-Both practice meditation
-Hinduism believes in Brahmans.
Buddist temple
Hinduism has Brahmans while buddhism has monks and nuns
-No single scripture
-Includes many divers traditions
-Very old religion in India
-The caste system are groups designed by birth not personality. This caste system dates back to 2000 BC.
-Society is divided into four main groups
1.Brahman 2.Kshatriyas 3.Vaisyas 4.Shudras
-Two branches of Buddhism:Theravada and Mahayana
-The Dalai Lama is the highest teacher in Buddhism
-The founder of Buddhism is Buddha Shakyamuni.
-He was born a prince in 624 BC which is now Nepal
-His parents gave him the name Siddhartha
Hinduism and Buddhism are two religions that began in South East Asia. Although there are differences between the two,both believe that with time all living things will reach enlightenment
Dalai Lama
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