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Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism from Hinduwebsite

Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism are major world religions. They share several common beliefs and practices with Hinduism and have millions of followers in the Indian subcontinent as well as the rest of the world. The first three faiths originated in India. Although Zoroastrianism seems to have originated in the Indian subcontinent or adjoining areas, it remained confined to Persia. Both Zoroastrianism and Vedic Religion share several common traditions, beliefs and practices. However, historically they went their ways. We have strong reasons to believe that Zoroastrianism incorporated elements of an ancient branch of Vedic tradition which was prevalent in the outlying areas of the Indian subcontinent or Persia, before Zoroaster established the new faith. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism share many fundamental beliefs such as karma, Dharma, rebirth and liberation. They competed against one another, while they also influenced each other and enriched the Indian philosophies, spirituality and mysticism. A comparative study of the four religions is worth the effort to understand the development of religious and philosophical thought in the ancient world, an area which has been largely ignored by the Western academia. It will help students of Eastern religions understand the origin and development of these faiths and the concepts such as Dharma, karma and Maya, which are unique and common to them.


Buddhist Philosophy, Buddha Dharma, practical Buddhism, life of the Buddha, history of Buddhism, Buddha Sangha, Buddhist Canonical literature, Buddhist sects, Buddhism and Hinduism comparison.


Jain Dharma, Jain Philosophy, History of Jainism, Jain Canonical literature, translations of Jain scriptures such as the Kalpastutras, Jainism and Buddhism comparison, books on Jainism and related resources.


Jain Dharma, Jain Philosophy, History of Jainism, Jain Canonical literature, translations of Jain scriptures such as the Kalpastutras, Jainism and Buddhism comparison, books on Jainism and related resources.


Life and teachings of Zoroaster, Zoroastrian scriptures, main concepts, sacred literature, Zoroastrian philosophy, historical significance, important Zoroastrian practices, Zoroastrian priesthood.

Buddhist Dharma

Find here essays on the philosophy of Buddhism, Buddha's teachings and sermons about the Four Noble Truths,  the Eightfold path, important Buddhist concepts such as Anatta and Anicca, and the Buddhist way of life.

Jain Dharma

This section provides essays on spiritualism, the practice of spiritualism, the meaning and significance of divine centered living, developing the right spiritual attitude that would lead to better awareness and divine orientation, scriptures and more.

Spiritual Essays

Inspiring and original essays on spiritual transformation, inner growth, equanimity, awakening, liberation, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, detachment, and related subjects.

General Reference

This is a general knowledge reference center on interesting facts and figures, prayers, quotations, and links to e-texts, fact books, encyclopedias, literature, dictionaries, almanacs and maps.

Sacred Scriptures

A huge collection of translations of many ancient scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and related subjects.

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Hinduim and Buddhism

Hinduism and Buddhism originated in the same geopolitical, social and cultural environment and share many beliefs and practices, with some differences also. In this essay, we discuss the similiarities and differences between the two great traditions of the East.

Buddhism and Jainism

At one time, during the early Christian era, Buddhism and Jainism attracted widespread following in India and posed a challenge to Hinduism. In this essay, we point out the differences and similarities between the two, and why of the two, Buddhism prevailed in the end.

Hinduism and Christianity

Hinduism is much older than Christianity. Except for sporadic and local interactions, Hinduism did not face much challenge from Christianity until the arrival of the British. In this essay, we discuss the similarities and differences between the teachings of Hinduism and the doctrine of Christianity.

Hinduism and Islam

Of all the religions, Hinduism faced the gravest challenge from Islam during the medieval times when India was occupied by the invading armies of Muslim rules from the North. In this essay, we compare and contrast the two and how they enriched each other despite the hostilities and differences.

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