A Closeup View of Two Religions:
Buddhism vs. Hinduism
Buddhism and Hinduism are two sacred religions that were found in India many
years ago. These two religions were based on the Vedic religion coming from the Aryans.
Buddhism and Hinduism have many beliefs, teachings, and facts that are similar and
different from each other.
Buddhism is one of the world's most well known religions. This
religion was founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was the "king" of
Buddhism. He saw no sorrow in his early years because his dad kept him inside his
Kingdom. In the Buddhist religion there are many beliefs such as reincarnation, karma,
the four noble truths, dharma, and the eight fold path. To live life, you must follow the
four noble truths and the eight fold path.
There was one great Buddhist ruler named Asoka. This man was the
first to send missionaries beyond the Indian boarder.
He also went to war trying to get
more land. He won the war but it was extremely bloody. From that day on, he decided to
try to spread peace and dharma throughout the world. This great ruler died in 232 B.C.
Hinduism is one of India's major religions. No one knows how this
religion was established or when it began but is thought that it started around 400 A.D.
This religion is related to the Vedic religion. It has a caste system, but if you achieve
good karma you may move up in the caste system after you have reincarnated. In the
Hinduism religion there are many beliefs such as reincarnation, karma, life's four
stages, dharma, and when you're "twice born." To live a good life you must fulfill your
duties and go through life's four stages.
Buddhism and Hinduism are two similar religions in many...