Hindu Religions Of The Indus River Valley Civilization

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There are many religions in India that share common similarities and differences. However, there are two religions in Northern India that stand out from them all. There are many ways to compare the similarities and differences between the Hindu and Buddhist religions of the Indus River Valley civilization. Hinduism and Buddhism have their own definition of culture, but they are alike in several ways. First, both religions focus on two main things that lead them to a successful life, Dharma and Karma. For example, Dharma is what you do in your life; Dharma affects your Karma, the consequence of your actions. To illustrate, people who believe in Hinduism or Buddhism believe that if you have good Dharma in your life, then you will have good…show more content…
In the first place, the Hindus believe in a caste system made of social classes, whereas Buddhism does not have a caste system, but rather practice peace. The Hindus caste system provides a way to organize people into social classes based on their status and popularity. In spite of the Hindus, the Buddhists strive to achieve peace by making sure everything is “equal parts of a whole”. Additionally, The Hindu religion has no single founder. On the other hand, an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama founded Buddhism. In further detail, Hinduism was not founded by anyone particular, but instead Hinduism is a combination of beliefs of the early Indus Valley peoples and Aryans. On the contrary, Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, whose main purpose was to erase of suffering from the world. Finally, the Buddhism religion contains no sacred literature, as the Hindu religion was built of three major scared texts. The Hindu’s three sacred texts include the Vedas, Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. However, the Buddhists have no sacred text, but followers of Siddhartha Gautama write down his ideas and teaching to this
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