Buddhism and Hinduism

881 Words Feb 21st, 2018 3 Pages
Both religions stem from India before the Common Era and hold ranks as being one of the top five main religions around the world, therefore, having similar origins and philosophies. Hinduism places third as an organized religion and is much older than Buddhism. Hinduism and Buddhism have lasted for centuries and today is widely practiced among the world. Hinduism is considered to be monotheistic as they believe in the idea of cosmos being thus god takes variation of forms and manifestations, whereas, Buddhism is believed to be non-theistic, which is not belief in God. Hinduism has not been able to identified a founder as it dates one of the oldest history, while, Lord Buddha (recognized as Siddhartha Gautama), was the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism is founded on the knowledge of Lord Buddha which had been a Hindu before achieving Nirvana, and thus you find many similarities and differences in festivals and feast such as worship, birth of a child and festivals of lights
Buddhism and Hinduism vary on sacred texts. In Hinduism, they believes in the effectiveness and power of the Vedas. However, Buddhist did not believe in the power of the Vedas or any other Hindu scriptures. The Vedas are Hinduism scriptures located in the Smriti writings. The Vedas are separated into 4 different collections: The Rig-Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda. The Vedas cover over…