What do Hinduism and Buddhism Have in Common?

Discussion in 'Buddhist Forum' started by Ignorant, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Ignorant

    Ignorant New Member

    As a part of interest and General Knowledge, there exist common origins of Buddhism along with Hinduism in the Ganges. The culture of second urbanization around 500 B.C. has been common among all. Also they share parallel beliefs that exist side by side.

    Hinduism is considered to be all about understanding Brahma, existence from withinthe Atman which implies soul or self. On the other hand, Buddhism is all about searching the Anatman which means not soul or not self. According to the teachings of Hinduism, if anybody wants to attain the highest position of life, he needs to remove all sorts of bodily distractions from his life. This will permit the individual to understand the nature of Brahma eventually from within.

    According to the culture and teachings preached by Buddhism,, one may follow a disciplined life in order to move through oneself and understand “me”, so that one may dispel each and every illusion of existence. By going through this process one can attain and realize Nirvana. Despite fundamental differences between both the religions, they have influenced each other in many possible ways.

    Some of the most possible customs in which both Buddhism as well as Hinduism is found to similar to each other can be illustrated as under:
    • Both the religions are said to accept as true in re-embodiment.
    • They are the believers of the fact that that there exist many diverse alleyways to clarification.
    • According to Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed that the sufferings are caused by an unwarranted affection to the things as well as people of the bodily world.
    • It is believed by the followers belonging to both the religions that an eventual pious authenticity ahead of the delusions exists regarding the corporeal globe.
    • Both are known to practice meditation.
    • According to both of them, all the living spirits eventually achieve enlightenment as well as liberation, even after several incarnations. It is to be remembered that in case of Mahayana Buddhism, the innovative knowledge of Buddha are incorporated to the practices of Hindu including Gods and prayers. Mahayana Buddhism is also known to introduce the temporary ideas regarding hell and heaven
    • Both believe in the concept of karma, migration of souls, plus the cycle of birth and death of each soul.
    • Both are believed to emphasize non violence as well as consideration towards living beings.
    • Both are the believers of existence of Gods in each and every place.
    • The philosophy of Advaita of Hinduism is close to Buddhism in many respects.
    • Whether it is Hinduism or Buddhism, both hold their own versions of Tantra.
    • As both have evolved and hold its origin in India, the founder of Buddhism was a Hindu, i.e., Buddha. Buddhism is considered to be a great gift to mankind.
    • Both Hinduism and Buddhism recognize the four tier cosmology of multiple spheres and words.
    • Both are known to believe in certain spiritual practices which may include concentration, meditation and cultivation of certain states of mind.

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