Hinduism and Buddhism There are two main religions in the Asian continent. They have been around for hundreds of years. They are worshiped by many people for various reasons. The people have one main goal in each religion. Reach nirvana.
Hinduism has developed over a long period of time. It is unable to be traced back to a founder with a single set of ides. A Hindus main goal is to achieve perfect understanding, which if called moksha, and a release from life on this world. It takes them a very long time to achieve this and they must become reincarnated many times. They will reach moksha only if they have a good karma. Hinduism is polytheistic, but families chose what god they want to worship. The Hindus have a caste system that believes you are high in the caste if you were a Brahmin or warrior, or you were in the low part if you were a woman or laborer.
All of the caste system depended on if you had a good karma in your former life.
A man named Siddhartha Gautama started Buddhism. It was predicted that he would either become a great ruler if he didn't see suffering, or go on a spiritual quest if he saw the suffering. His father tried to make him a great ruler but failed because Sid saw suffering. He went out into the world with nothing but the clothes on his back and a begging bowl. After he became enlightened he was then known as the Buddha or "the enlightened one."ÃÂ The Buddha then went out to teach his beliefs. They were known as the four noble truths and the Eightfold Plan. It is believed that if one follows the Eightfold Plan he will reach nirvana, the release from selfishness and...