Reform movement from Hinduism to Buddhism

Reform movement from Hinduism to Buddhism

Buddhism arose as a reform movement within Hinduism. In Hinduism, Indian people were divided into social castes. The Bhamanic caste system reduced the status of women in society. According to this system, the purpose of women is exclusively to serve men…

Hinduism and Buddhism persecution

Hinduism and Buddhism persecution

Why are Christians, as a new Pew report documents, the most persecuted religious group in the world? And why is their persecution occurring primarily throughout the Islamic world? (In the category on “Countries with Very High Government Restrictions on…

Origins of Buddhism Hinduism

Origins of Buddhism Hinduism

There are millions of devout Hindus more moved by the story of Krishna in the Hindu holy book, The Bhagavad Gita, than by the story of Jesus. As one Indian Catholic priest candidly told a British journalist, Although my family had been Christians for…

Soul Buddhism Hinduism

Soul Buddhism Hinduism

Buddhism, as a religion and system of thought, defies many elements that Hinduism embraces, as the religion of the Buddha was very much a reaction to the dominant Hindu social system alive in India at the time. The Buddha’s primary objections were to…

Jainism Hinduism Buddhism karmic freedom

Jainism Hinduism Buddhism karmic freedom

Hinduism Is one of the world s oldest religions. There are many sub-traditions within Hinduism, but there are two beliefs about humans which seem to dominate the religion s view on animals. The first belief recognises that humans exist on a continuum…

Hinduism Buddhism different

Hinduism Buddhism different

Hinduism and Buddhism form the majority of religious affiliation in India. Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images As two of the oldest sustained world religions that both developed in and spread from India, Hinduism and Buddhism have many similarities…

God for Buddhism Judaism and Hinduism

God for Buddhism Judaism and Hinduism

Many Jews turn to Buddhism to rise to spiritual heights. Judaism says, “Take the whole world up with you.” For 17 years, I meditated, usually three times a day. My goal was to attain a state of elevated consciousness which the Hindus call samadhi—the…