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Hinduism and Buddhism form the majority of religious affiliation in India.Hinduism and Buddhism form the majority of religious affiliation in India.

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As two of the oldest sustained world religions that both developed in and spread from India, Hinduism and Buddhism have many similarities in basic beliefs despite their large differences. Though Hinduism, like other major religions, ascribes to a belief in God, Buddhism does not - one of the biggest points of divergence between the two. However, because of their parallels in origination, there are tenets that form the basis of both religions that make them discrete from most others, with the exception in large part to Jainism and Sikhism which have their origins in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy themselves.

View of The Self

Unlike the Abrahamic monotheistic world religions such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism both assert that the traditional view of the self is nonexistent. Instead, what people view as themselves is actually an image created by the ego. In truth, the soul is seen as an integral part of the whole of the universe. In the Hindu system this manifests as a belief in the natural state of the soul being one with God; however in Buddhism it speaks to the belief in the interconnectedness of all beings.

Karma

A belief in karma, defined as the cosmic reaction to every action you make, forms the basis of Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. Both religions believe in the process of reincarnation, in which your karma dictates not only what your present life brings you but also into what caste you shall be reborn. It is the combination of karma and ego, teach both religions, that keep people trapped in a state of suffering and reincarnation termed samsara, freedom from which is the ultimate goal of both - enlightenment.

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