Comparison of Two Religions
By: Matthew Dane
Mr. Owen Miller
For this paper I was asked to compare and contrast two of the different Religions we have studied over the last four weeks. I learned about about some religions I knew nothing about so this is going to be interesting. I am going to do the paper on Hinduism and Buddhism.
In Hinduism you are to worship many Gods. They do only believe in one Supreme Being, Brahman; but they pursue knowledge of Truth and Reality; they strive for moral order and right action; and they promote tolerance. They follow the Vedas very closely. 1“The Vedas are the Hindu scriptures that contain revelations received by ...view middle of the document...
The founder of Buddhism was a Hindu who became the Buddha. So with that being said, Buddhism is the greatest gift of India to mankind. 3“the man who became known as the Buddha preached another alternative to the ritual-oriented Brahmanism of India. The Buddha taught about earthly suffering and its cure. Many religions offer comforting supernatural solutions to the difﬁculties of earthly life. Early Buddhism was quite different: It held that liberation from suffering depends on our own efforts. The Buddha taught that by understanding how we create suffering for ourselves we can become free.” According to the Buddha, our desire is the root or cause of all suffering and the removal of our desire results in the end of suffering. Some of the Hindu texts, like the Upanishads and the Bhagavadgita consider doing actions that are motivated by desire an attachment would lead to enslavement, bondage and suffering and that performing actions without 4“desiring the fruit of action” would result in liberation. People today practice Buddhism and don’t even know it. I run into people every day that make statement about Karma. He did this so Karma will find him or he’s a bad person and Karma with sort him out. This is a Buddha principle.
There are many things that are comparable in these two religions, one did lead to the founding of the other. Both Hinduism and Buddhism emphasize the made-up nature of the world and the role...