(Solution) RELI448 Week 3 Assignment: Buddhist and Hindu Beliefs Comparison Essay

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 4
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 4 scholarly sources – at least 2 for Hinduism & 2 for Buddhism (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

Select one (1) of the following pairs and compare each of the terms (in that pair) as it is understood and practice in the religious traditions of both Hinduism and Buddhism:

  • Self/No-self
  • Samsara/Nirvana
  • Karma/Rebirth

Include the following in your paper:

  1. Introduction that clearly states your central goal (brief)
  2. Thoughtful examples and analysis in your body paragraphs, giving 2 scholarly sources for each religion and use your text and/or lesson
  3. Conclusion to summarize your thoughts and how what you learned relates to your own personal world or religious views.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1000-1200 (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (Cite textbook/lesson and a minimum of 4 outside scholarly sources.)
  • Page or paragraph for in-text citations


Buddhists and Hindu Beliefs Comparison

The existence of diverse languages globally means that every person or group originates from a community that speaks a common language. Different communities associate themselves with a tradition or religion that holds different values and beliefs, having a diverse historical origin. Anthropologists have since studied the origin of religions and traditions and linked them to certain communities. Their studies have been documented, which allows comparison and determination of how religions or traditions are similar or different. Relatively, Hinduism and Buddhism have common and parallel values and beliefs. The two religions have common origins in northern India around 500 years before the Common Era. In this paper, I will explore Buddhism and Hinduism religions and compare how they both view the concepts of Karma and rebirth.

The Concept of Karma

While Buddhism and Hinduism believe in the concept of karma in which one’s good or bad deeds reciprocate excellent or bad consequences in the future, they differ in the mechanism of karma. The differences are linked to how Buddhism and Hinduism interpretations and understanding of the world’s nature, reality, creations, soul, and God. While future positive or negative consequence may be due to karma, in Hinduism, karma is due to a combination of a person’s desire-ridden and other deeds and God or gods intervention. In contrast, Buddhism’s karma is a consequence of past actions due to desire-ridden desires and thoughts…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $15