Similarities Between Jainism And Buddhism

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husband wanted. Although, after the arrival in India, the Aryans made four man castes: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras. It was the higher the class, the closer to god and the wealthier. As trade expanded, many people didn’t fit into the caste so they were put into guilds. Guilds were corporates that watched over prices and wages for industries. If anything was to get out out hand, hey had something known as jati. Jati maintained social order in India. The caste system and family life helped empires expand and create a strong empire.
5. Jainism and Buddhism both did not recognize social hierarches of caste and jati. They both used their values to help one another. Although, Jainism was founded by Vardhamana Mahavira in the 5th century B.C.E. while Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Guatama in the 3rd century B.C.E.. Also Jainism believed in the teachings of Mahavira while Buddhism believed in the teachings of Buddha. But both Jainism and Buddhism are polytheistic religions or the belief in more than one god. They also both believed in being born again but both don’t believe in god at all.
6. Hinduism went through a similar evolution as Buddhism did. Hinduism got its inspiration from the Vedas and the Upanishads. It was also very new and it met the needs for an ordinary person. This religion also consisted of two epics known as Mahabharata and Ramayana which explained the development of values. Bhagavad Gita was another poem about how people need to love up to…
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