The Differences between Buddhism and Hinduism
Thesis: As two of the worlds oldest and most established religions, Hinduism and Buddhism have their similarities and differences.
I. Both religions are practiced in South East Asia and have influenced each other.
A. Buddhism came from Hinduism.
B. Buddhism has overshadowed Hinduism.
C. They've both developed from simple faiths to more complex faiths.
II. Hinduism dates back 5,000 years ago.
A.It is the central belief that there is an existence of a cosmic or natural order of a balanced way of living physically, socially, ethically, and spiritually.
B. It consists of thousands of different religous groups that have evolved in India since 1500 BCE.
C. It consists of 837 million followers which is 13% of the world's population.
1) It is 70% of 700 million people around Indias choice of faith.
D. It is normally represented as minority populations.
E. Most forms are Henotheistic
F. It was in a classical age of civilization in 18th and 19th century.
G. They believed in Law of Castes and life Stages which were as following:
1) Student- who learns the Vedas.
2) House Holder- who performs rituals.
3) Forest Dweller- who follows teachings of Aranyakas.
4) Renunciant- who takes the path toward Upanisadic goal of Moska.
H. They also strongly believed to be Hindu, your parents must be Hindus and you must be born in India.
III. Buddhism was created over 3 centuries ago.
A. Buddhism is the thoughts, practices, institutions, and values over the centuries that have "condensed around the name of the Buddha."
1) Buddhism is what Buddhist men and women have done
2) They have practiced faith, built cities, and wrote poems.
B. Buddhism has been labeled a religion, philosophy, civilization, and culture.
C. It is an extremely adaptive religion and has always been affected by its surroundings.
D. It is based on principle all exterior things are to be ignored....