Jainism, Atheistic religious movement that arose in India in the sixth century BCE, was founded by Vardhamana Mahavira, Principles being the salvation of an individual soul as the consequence of an ascetic life leading to detachment from material things. Even though Jainism does not recognize a Creator or Supreme Being, the lay people in Jain temples perform rites to honour, veneration of Mahavira, other Jain saints, and Hindu deities.
Buddhism, founded by Siddhartha Gautama, teaches that all concepts of a God and an individual soul are just illusory and that recognition of the suffering inherent in all existence. That one should give rise to a way of life based on compassion, truthfulness, mindfulness, and strong mental and physical self-discipline. (Simplicity of life).
Mahayana Buddhism (“the greater method”) a widely popular variant form, interprets the Buddhist teachings in such a way to allowed for the worship of the Buddha and of aspiring Buddhas, known as bodhisattvas, as deities.
- Gautama Buddha – Wikipedia
Scholars are hesitant to make unqualified claims about the historical facts of the Buddha’s life.
- Jainism – Wikipedia
Jainism (/ˈdʒeɪnɪzəm/), traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is one of the most ancient Indian religions.
- BBC – Religion: Jainism
Index of the religion
- Jainism | religion | Britannica.com
Along with Hinduism and Buddhism, Jainism is one of the three most ancient Indian religious traditions still in existence and an integral part of South Asian religious belief and practice.
- Jainism – Beliefs and Practices – Hinduwebsite.com
Jainism is a very ancient world religion with a history of over 3000 years, which originated in the Indian subcontinent, like Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Jainism – ReligionFacts
Jainism is an Indian religion that emphasizes complete non-violence and asceticism. Followers of Jainism are called Jains, and there are about 4 million worldwide.