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Buddhism vs. Hinduism

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Marcus Cendro Cendro 1 10/12/02 Period 1 Mrs. Scott Buddhism/Hinduism Paragraph Buddhism vs. Hinduism Here are some similarities and differences between the Buddhist and Hindus religion. First of all there are the two religions diet, which are basically the same. Hindu's do not kill animals for fear they will be destroying someone's soul, so therefore some Hindu's do not eat meat at all. The Buddhist diet can be explained in modern terms with the word "vegan", which refers to one who does not eat animals, but also no animal products nor derivatives. ...read more.


at death, it will have further rebirths, and An Enlightened Being may choose to leave the Pure Land and be reborn in human form to lead others to enlightenment. Now for the religions highest goal, which is somewhat of a difference. The goal of Buddhism is to win enlightenment. In addition to meditation, morality is very important in the pursuit of this goal. The Buddha gave us precise guidelines about how we should act as individuals, how we should treat others and how we should relate to the natural world. ...read more.


The first of these paths is known as the way of works (karma marga). Followed by most Hindus, it calls for disinterested right action--the performance of one's caste duties and service to others--without personal involvement in the consequences of action. The way of knowledge (jnana marga) stresses union by eliminating ignorance; mental error rather than moral transgression is considered the root of human misery and evil. The way of devotion (bhakti marga) advocates union by love; its essence is a complete and passionate faith in a personal deity. These three topics are only some of many topics of discussion between the Buddhist and Hindu religions. ...read more.

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