How is buddhism different frm hinduism?
2) Anyone can enter Nirvana, no matter how lowly, whereas in Hinduism only the brahmins could achieve moksha.
3) In Theravada Buddhism, there are no gods. The Buddha is not a god.
4) Karma is not earned by following the dharma of your caste. Instead you can move toward entry into Nirvana by following the eightfold path.
5) As the "middle way" Buddhism rejects extreme asceticism as well as great wealth. The ideal in Hinduism is extreme asceticism.
unless a person feels a difference n his heart
"Following are some of the differences we can see in the principles and practice of these two religions.
1. Hinduism is not founded by any particular prophet. Buddhism was founded by the Buddha.
2. Hinduism believes in the efficacy and supremacy of the Vedas. The Buddhist do not believe in the Vedas or for that matter any Hindu scripture.
3. Buddhism does not believe in the existence of souls as well in the first cause, whom we generally call God. Hinduism believe in the existence of Atman , that is the individual soul and Brahman, the Supreme Creator.
4. Hinduism accepts the Buddha as an incarnation of Mahavishnu, one of the gods of Hindu trinity. The Buddhist do not accept any Hindu god either as equivalent or superior to the Buddha.
5. The original Buddhism as taught by the Buddha is known as Theravada Buddhism or Hinayana Buddhism. Followers of this do not worship images ...more
Both agree that one is reborn again and again, and that it would be good to escape this compulsory rebirth. Offen, and simplistically called 'reincarnation.' When one no longer is subject to the compulsory rebirth, one's Western soul is released to something better, but not at all like the Christian heaven.
I(t's release; not achievement of a better life, more fun, more things, or again simplistically, lots of sexual opportunity previously missed. It's release. )
Hinduism has emphasized that the Ultimate is Full (purna in Sanskrit) and rich in characteristics. Buddhism has emphasized how it ...more