10. Buddhism and Hinduism have their own versions of Tantra.

2. According to the Buddha, desire is the root cause of suffering and removal of desire results in the cessation of suffering. Some of the Hindu texts such as the Upanishads (Isa) and the Bhagavadgita consider doing actions prompted by desire and attachment would lead to bondage and suffering and that performing actions without desiring the fruit of action would result in liberation.

Basic Buddhism: The Theory of Karma

The Tripitaka is used by monks and commoners to learn the ways of Buddha.
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in India
Formed from the beliefs of the many groups who settled in India
grew from the beliefs and practices of the Indo- Aryans
Later other gods, beliefs, and practices were brought in
Beliefs of Buddhism
Stress moral principles like honesty, charity, and kindness to all living creatures
Four Noble Truths
All life is full of suffering, pain, and sorrow
The cause of suffering is the desire for things that are really illusions, such as riches, power, and long life
The only cure for suffering is to overcome desire
The way to overcome desire is to follow the Eightfold Path
Process of Buddhism
First 2 steps: Understanding the Four Noble Truths and Committing to the Eightfold Path
Next: Live a moral life, avoid evil words and actions, and through meditation a person might finally reach enlightment
Final goal: Nirvana- union with the universe and release from the cycle of rebirth
Buddhism Individuals
Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, a prince.

Karma and karmaphala are fundamental concepts in Buddhism

8. Buddhists organize themselves into a monastic Order (Sangha) and the monks live in groups. Hinduism is basically a religion of the individual.

1. Hinduism is not founded by any particular prophet. Buddhism was founded by the Buddha.
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Relationship between Buddhism, Hinduism and Yoga

Followers or Saiva Siddhanta school of Saivism recognize three types of souls: those who are bound by only one fetter only, namely anava or egoism, those who are bound by two fetter only, namely egoism and karma, and those who are bound by all the fetters namely, egoism, karma and maya. This school accepts all the four padas, jnana, kriya, yoga and charya, as the means of liberation. Diksha or initiation into the path by a guru is considered the first and most important step. Depending upon the caliber of his followers, a guru prescribes one of the our margas or methods: dasa marga (path of servant), which consists of the practice of charya (right conduct) , satpura marga (path of son), which consists of the practice of kriya (rituals), saha marga (path of friend), which consists of the practice of yoga (meditation) and san marga (true path), which consists of the practice of jnana (knowledge). As can be seen, jnana or knowledge is considered more important than bhakti as the means of salvation.

Karma in Buddhism: reincarnation and rebirth

"The Buddha reset the native thinking and breathed fresh life into certain ancient beliefs providing them with a new perspective and interpretation that was indisputably a product of human intellect with its roots firmly entrenched in virtue and righteous conduct. He was a ascetic teacher who refused to believe in the Vedas blindly." Jayaram V

Hinduism and Buddhism, an introduction - Smarthistory

If something happens unexpectedly against our intentions and despite our good efforts, Hindus believe it be the Prarabdha or the consequence of actions performed in their previous lives. There is nothing much we can do about it, except seeking divine intervention and exhaust it through our current actions. Such is said to be the power of prarabdha karma that only the serious minded devotees and servants of God are freed from it by His grace.

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Unlike Christianity or Buddhism, Hinduism did not develop from the teachings of a single founder. Moreover, it has diverse traditions, owing to its long history and continued development over the course of more than 3000 years. The term Hindu originally referred to those living on the other side of the Indus River, and by the 13th century it simply referred to those living in India. It was only in the 18th century that the term Hindu became specifically related to an Indic religion generally.