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 A single force in the
  universe, a form of
ultimate reality or God

 Each soul is reborn in a
different form after death
The force of a person’s
  actions in this life
 determine his or her
  rebirth in the next
Divine law
More   than 33,000 deities

Three chief deities:
Brahma the Creator
Vishnu the Preserver
Siva (Shiva) the Destroyer

People who practiced
self-denial as a way of
      achieving an
   understanding of
    ultimate reality
Ultimate reality – the end
 of ‘self’ and a reunion in
 life with the Great World
Bodhi or Bodhu – Wisdom
             The Four Noble Truths

1.   Life means suffering.

2.   The origin of suffering is attachment.

3.   The cessation of suffering is attainable.

4.   The path to the cessation of suffering is
     the Middle Path.
     The Middle Path of the Eightfold Path

1.   Right View
2.   Right Intention
3.   Right Speech
4.   Right Action
5.   Right Livelihood
6.   Right Effort
7.   Right Mindfulness
8.   Right Concentration
                On Reincarnation
    Buddhism : Buddhism believes in the
    process of reincarnation based on deeds
    of the present life.

 Hinduism    : Hinduism also believes that
    everyone is a part of an impersonal world
    and therefore, one's soul reincarnates
    into another body of any being, based on
    the deeds of the present life.
                           On Salvation

Buddhism : One has to work for salvation oneself and therefore,
cannot blame others for the same. The salvation depends on the
good deeds of a person.

Hinduism : In Hinduism also, one attains salvation as per one's
own fate and deeds. There are four paths or four yogas to attain
salvation : Karma Yoga - Way of good works, Bhakti Yoga - Way of
love and faith, Jnana Yoga - Way of knowledge, and Raja Yoga – Way
of salvation.
              On Enlightenment

Buddhism and Hinduism : Both of them believe
that there are many paths to attain
enlightenment such as overcoming through
your feelings and desires and controlling over
the six conscious senses.
                 On Sufferings

Buddhism and Hinduism : Both the schools of
thought believe that excessive attachment to
and people in the physical world causes pain
suffering. Therefore, we must get ourselves
from the illusions of 'Maya' or worldly desires.
                   On God

Buddhism : The original Buddhist doctrine
 does not entail any godly figures, though the
 later Buddhist sects introduced some Godly

 Hinduism : The Hindus believe in 300,000
                          On Rituals

Buddhism : Buddhism do follow some rituals but only in the form of
meditation, and bowing and different forms of worship while
offering prayer in the Buddhist temples. Buddhist practices also do
not require any priests.

Hinduism : The rituals, being followed by the Hindus are more
complex and vary from birth to death of a person. Besides, priests
do play important role in all the rituals.
                On Caste System

Buddhism : There are four major sub sects in
Buddhism, but none of them follow the caste

Hinduism : On the contrary, there are a number of
castes and sub-castes in Hinduism, and the Hindus
follow them rigidly.
              On Asceticism

 Buddhism : As the middle way, Buddhism
rejects extreme asceticism as well as great

 Hinduism : Most of the Hindus believe in
extreme asceticism.
                      On Vedas

   Buddhism : The Buddhists do not believe in the
    Vedas. Rather they firmly believe in the
    teachings of the Lord Buddha and the Buddhist

   Hinduism : Hinduism believes in the supremacy
    of four Vedas - Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and
                 On Stages of Life

 Buddhism : The Buddhists do not believe in the
stages of life. People can join any of the stages any
time depending upon their spiritual preparedness.

  Hinduism : The Hindus believe in the four stages of
life, also known as the 'ashramas' - Brahamacharya
Ashram or Student life, Grihastha Ashram or family
life, Vanprastha Ashram or the age at which a person
leaves all the worldly desire and home, and Sanyasa
Ashram - when a person meditates and awaits for the
ultimate truth, death.

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