Essay on hinduism vs. jainism

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     Many people believe Hinduism to be a polytheistic religion. This is due to the fact that there is so many gods that they can worship in. But in all actuality it is really a monotheistic religion that spawns off of one god to form many different gods or ideas to worship. The entire religion of Hinduism is based off of Brahman. Brahman is the idea that all reality is a unity. I will explain the concept of Brahman and four others and hopefully make Hinduism easier to comprehend.
     Some have viewed Hinduism as a monotheistic religion, because it recognizes only one supreme God: “the pantheistic principle of Brahman, that all reality is a unity. The entire universe is seen as one divine
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Karma, you hear Karma mentioned all over, don’t hate her, its bad karma. Karma is the entire sum of ones good and bad deeds. Karma determines how you will live your next life. Through pure acts, thoughts and devotion, one can be reborn at a higher level. Eventually, a follower of Hinduism can escape samsara and achieve enlightenment. Bad deeds can cause a person to be reborn at a lower level, or even as an animal. The unequal distribution of wealth, prestige, and suffering are thus seen as natural consequences for one's previous acts, both in this life and in previous lives.
     Samsara and moksha are the terms used in dealing with the Hinduism concept of afterlife. Samsara is the birth, death, and rebirth cycle. That’s why Hindu’s want to have good Karma so they can escape this cycle and eventually achieve moksha. Moksha is the escape of samsara and once Hindus achieve moksha they are set free from space, time, and matter. Moksha is what all Hindus want to achieve.

Jainism
     When I saw that we were going to learn about Jainism, I asked myself, “What is that?” To answer my question I found some information at http://www.religioustolerance.org/jainism.htm. Jainism is nature in the purest and truest form. Jainism is as old as nature, which has no beginning or any end. The idea of Jainism is the mission of nature, which is to work for the good of one and all. The idea of Jainism is to rise from the
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