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What's the difference between hinduism, Buddhism and sikhism?

asked 2012-07-05 18:03:51 -0500

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updated 2012-09-20 10:57:42 -0500

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What's the difference between hinduism, Buddhism and sikhism? I know that they're all India's religion, but how are they diffferent? HELP!

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answered 2012-07-16 00:17:20 -0500

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updated 2012-07-16 11:56:00 -0500

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Hinduism is polytheistic religion though they confess there is one but supreme Lord. They worship many deities and also believe in idol worship and lamp lit worship of deities. It is full of rituals. Many of them are drenched in righteous ritual activities that forget the real motive of religion. Though this religion is telling the clear cut way to reach the supreme Lord. This is the religion of very ancient ages. they are vegetarians teetotaler, believe in reincarnation hell and heaven.

वेदा महि नामु उतमु सो सुणहि नाही फिरहि जिउ बेतालिआ ॥ The Name is the best thing in the Vedas. That they hear not and wander like demons. कहै नानकु जिन सचु तजिआ कूड़े लागे तिनी जनमु जूऐ हारिआ ॥१९॥ Says Nanak, they, who forsake truth and cling to falsehood, lose their life in gamble. {{{ Guru Amar Daas Ji, Raag Raamkalee 919 }}}

Buddhism was started by Gautam Buddha. This is the philosophy of living a good proper life and can not be called a religion since they do not say there is any God. They believe in rebirth and liberation with good conduct. The Three Trainings or Practices:

Sila: Virtue, good conduct, morality. This is based on two fundamental principles: The principle of equality: that all living entities are equal. The principle of reciprocity: This is the "Golden Rule" in Christianity -- to do onto others as you would wish them to do onto you. It is found in all major religions. Samadhi: Concentration, meditation, mental development. Developing one's mind is the path to wisdom which in turn leads to personal freedom. Mental development also strengthens and controls our mind; this helps us maintain good conduct. Prajna: Discernment, insight, wisdom, enlightenment. This is the real heart of Buddhism. Wisdom will emerge if your mind is pure and calm. Though do not believe in God hell or heaven, I think the true followers of Buddhism are better than those believers of God doing bad.

Sikhism is the essence of the religions. This is the easy going path to reach God. Baptize your self first and only meditate on name of Lord and forget every thing. The true Guru Himself takes you to the God and emancipates you. It is based on the scriptures of ten Gurus started by the first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev. The divine Guru Light went on shifted to the successive Guru till Guru Gobind Singh and now rests with the Holy Book of Sikhism Guru Granth Sahib, the true literature pronounced by first five of the ten Gurus. No living being is honored as Guru by the true followers of Sikhism. Being baptized as per the custom of 10th Guru, having the five symbols with, one becomes the Saint Soldier, who can not only protect himself but helpful against the cruelty in the social network.

जो प्राणी गोविंदु धिआवै ॥ He who meditates on ... (more)

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answered 2012-07-09 17:23:54 -0500

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First one starts with hindu, second with Buddh and third with sikh, but all end with ism.

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a very silly thing to say.

PeaceHappinessSikhism gravatar imagePeaceHappinessSikhism ( 2012-10-23 20:44:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-10-19 03:18:47 -0500

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All the three Dharmic faiths which you mentioned above do believe in after life incarnation unlike Abrahamic faiths which believes in Judgement day.

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answered 2017-10-20 10:25:54 -0500

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updated 2017-10-20 10:27:12 -0500

Sikhi is not an -ism. It is a Dharma, a path, a way of living a balanced spiritual life. All religions are true. It's all the layers of rules, protocols and politics that have obscured the essential truth of all religions: that all of us, and the entire creation, are sacred and are part of the same ONE manifesting in many forms. A Dharma is about your own self-discipline and spiritual growth. That is what allows us to truly serve selflessly, live selflessly and see God in all.

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