By: Morgan Roach


Buddhism and Hinduism are religions in India .Hinduism came of of Brahmanism, but Buddhism has no founder.Buddhism and Hinduism do have some similarities.Some people have no idea what Buddhism and Hinduism are.Sometimes you don't Know who they are.

H is for Hinduism

Since, Hinduism is the most popular religion in India, we will start with that first. Hinduism believes in the caste system. The caste system divides people into groups by their wealth, occupation, and their birth. Also the ranks are Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas,and Sudras and there is one more, but it is considered a class because it is so low which is the Untoachables. Hindus believe in the Brahman ,it is made up of different gods . Those gods are Visha the preserver, Brahma the creator.Siva who is the destroyer.

B is for Buddhism

On the other hand , Buddhism is pretty different. Buddhism does not believe in the caste system unlike the Hindus. Buddhism believes in the eight fold path and the four noble truths . Siddhartha found the three reasons why people suffer that were "wanting what we like , but not have" and "wanting to keep what we like and already have " also " not wanting what we like , but already have". Buddhism also believes in meditation, meditation is the focusing of the spiritual ideas.Buddhism has no gods and they also believe in fasting which is going without food for a period of time.


Nevertheless, Buddhism and Hinduism do have some similarities. Buddhism and Hinduism both believe i reincarnation which is the process of rebirth. Also they both believe in they have to reunite their soul. Reuniting their soul is they have to follow the eight fold path for the Buddhists. Buddhism is trying to reunite with Nirvana, Nirvana is a sate of perfect peace.Unlike the Hinduism who is trying to reunite with the Brahman.
However, Buddhism and Hinduism do have some similarities and differences. Most of the time they are both a little difficult to understand. So, if you are in that case you can look for more answers at resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/buddhism.

htm. Also another website is resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/

hinduism.htm.Buddhism and Hinduism are both religions in India and are both very unique.


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