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How is buddhism different frm hinduism?

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Asked by twinkle solanki, 08 Feb '10 01:45 pm
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1) No need for priests (brahmins) or rituals.

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.
Answered by gkr, 08 Feb '10 01:54 pm

 
  
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Because of eight fold path which aims to get nirvana
Answered by Navneet, 08 Feb '10 01:49 pm

 
  
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No difference in modern world
unless a person feels a difference n his heart
Answered by anil garg, 22 Feb '10 10:34 pm

 
  
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Hinduism is an Ocean...from where all Seeker if Truth get enlightened and follower of these enlightened...follow there philisophy which is not different from Hinduism...likewise King Siddharth got enlightened and was became Buddha (Buddha means who knows...opposite of this is Buddhu (Insance or who knows nohthing) !! Buddha never given any preaches in public...he has answered some of the question of his diciple Anand...but it was also not clearly expressed by buddha..as Anand could not digest the truth...He is told to realise...the unrealised soul !! : ))
Answered by Ramesh Mistry, 08 Feb '10 02:24 pm

 
  
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Pls find below extracts cut copied and pasted from http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/h_buddhism.asp
"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
Answered by Somebodysomewhere, 08 Feb '10 01:59 pm

 
  
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Both descend from ancient Vedic religions. They share an appreciation of images, as aids to worship, meditation, and tantra behaviors. Tantra behaviors were and are a form of behavior with rules of engagement intended to create a relationship with the Holy by sexual behavior between people; they are not excuses for sexual promiscuity as Western world- views would see the sexual behavior.

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
Answered by ankit shivam, 08 Feb '10 01:46 pm

 
  
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No. it gives same teaching
Answered by madhavi, 08 Feb '10 01:45 pm

 
  
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