What are the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Buddhism?

Hinduism and Buddhism are similar in that; both originated from India, and the Buddhist founder was an original Hindu who in the later years became the Buddha, encouraging followers to follow the dictates of Buddhism. The two religions deeply adore and believe in the Karma concept, a cycle of deaths and births of souls, the final transmigration of souls, emphasis on nonviolence and compassion towards all human beings.

The following points draw clear differences between Hinduism and Buddhism; Buddhists are usually organized into monastic orders called Sangha with their monks living in groups while Hinduism is a religion of the particular individual, Hindus believe in four stages of life (Ashramas) which is not common among Buddhists, and people are free to connect the order depending on their spiritual preparedness, and lastly, Buddhism was founded by prophet Buddha whereas Hinduism was not founded by any prophet.

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