Basic Beliefs: Buddhism & Hinduism

By Shawn Fowler | 4/30/15

Hinduism: The First Basic Belief

Hinduism is the religion that most of India and Nepal follow. It has no single founder. People that follow the Hindu religion usually worship one of the many Deites. There are also 3 interlocking elements that are important to Hinduism:

  1. Reincarnation
  2. Karma
  3. The Law of Dharma

Buddhism: The Second Belief

Buddhism is a non theistic religion based off of the 'great teacher' Buddha. Buddha lived in the south eastern part of India (between the 4th and 6th centuries of BCE) to help others and to share his insights and end their suffering. The main goal of Buddhism is the attainment of the state of Nirvana, by practicing the Middle Way, or the EIGHT FOLD PATH.


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