Hinduism Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Hinduism vs. Buddhism.
This section contains 959 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Hinduism vs. Buddhism

Hinduism vs. Buddhism

Summary: This essay deals with two similar but contrasting religions.
Hinduism vs. Buddhism

In about 1500 BCE, group of Indo-Europeans known as the Aryans, invaded the Dravidian peoples, founders of the Indus River Valley. With them, the Aryan people brought the Vedic teachings presently known as Hinduism. Hinduism is a religion based on a collection of oral texts known as the Vedas. Quickly this religion spread, presently including 750 million Hindus worldwide. 700,000 in South Africa, 575,000 in North America and 500,000 in the United Kingdom with the majority living in Southern Asia. Closely related is Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion founded by Siddharta Gautama (a former Hindu) around the fifth century BCE. It is believed that Gautama was raised in his father's palace, secluded from the evils and sufferings of the outside for all of his childhood and some of his adult life, but when he was older, he began to think about the world around him. His father let him...

(read more)

This section contains 959 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Hinduism vs. Buddhism
Copyrights
BookRags
Hinduism vs. Buddhism from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook