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					Buddhism and Hinduism

Both formed in India

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Tell me what you think when you see these pictures and hear the words: Buddhism, Hinduism, India, and China.

God is one-but goes by many names
Brahman-all of the universe is a part of Brahman

No single founder-combination of beliefs Sacred texts-Vedas and Upanishads

Goal of Life
Atman-essential self every person has one. Want to achieve moksha-being one with Brahman Do through reincarnation until they get it right.

Karma and Dharma
Karma-actions in this life that affect the next. Dharma-the religious and moral duties of an individual. Caste system-strict
Group you are in according to class, occupation, or gender.

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Who was the founder of Buddhism? What was he?

He found that all of life is what?

Founded by Siddhartha Guatama Buddha

Buddha was an Indian Prince who lived in luxury and comfort inside the palace. One day he left the palace gardens and saw an Old man, a sick man, and a dead man.

Buddha realized: Life is full of suffering. He became the Enlightened one. He explained the 4 noble truths: 1. All life is full of suffering, pain, and sorrow. 2. The cause of suffering is desire for things such as riches, power and long life. 3. The only cure for suffering is to overcome desire. 4. The way to overcome desire is to follow the 8fold path.

Cure for suffering
The only cure for suffering is to follow the Eightfold Path, a middle road between a life devoted to pleasure and a life of harsh self-denial. It is important to live a moral life. Enlightenment is achieved through meditation. The ultimate goal is nirvana, union with the universe and release from the cycle of rebirth.

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