Hinduism and Confucianism

By Jason Chang and Kevin Huang

What They Have in Common

  • In both religions, the purpose of life is emphasized
  • Both religions contain Holy Texts (Hinduism's Holy Texts include the Vedas and the Upanishads while Confucianism's Holy Text is the Analects)


  • Unknown founder and date of existence
  • There is a belief in reincarnation, Karma (good things will happen to you if you do good deeds while bad things will happen if you do bad deeds), and a supreme being - Brahma


  • Belief in deities and the afterlife not addressed (making Confucianism more of a philosophy than a religion)
  • Founding date and founder known - Confucius between 551 and 479 BCE