The rise of buddhism has its origin to the desire of the common men to realize easily the essence of religion free from abstract philosophical contents grew strong in the closing years of the vedic age, a great revolution in india's life and religion occurred. Krishna if one hindu god's name is known and recognized throughout the world, it is krishna hindus identify krishna as the teacher of the sacred scripture called the bhagavad g ita and as the friend and mentor of prince arjuna in the epic the mahabharata. Garuda, the mighty eagle garuda is a large, mythical eagle, which appears prominently in both hindu and buddhist mythology incidentally, garuda is also the hindu name for the constellation aquila.
Buddhism was founded by one individual, siddhartha gautama, sometime in 6th or 5th century bce prince siddhartha gautama's biography has very much become a part of the foundation of the buddhist teachings. Buddhism became popular in part because it did not defend 1 dharma 2 the hindu gods 3 the caste system 4 life after death this religion believes that the way to stop suffering is to stop desire 1. In hinduism, brahman connotes the highest universal principle, the ultimate reality in the universe in major schools of hindu philosophy, it is the material, efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists.
Pema chodron said, in order to have compassion for others, we have to have compassion for ourselves she writes that in tibetan buddhism there is a practice called tonglen which is a kind of meditation practice for helping us connect to our own suffering and the suffering of others. The power of mantra meditation attaining real self-awareness also gives one the ability to see the spiritual nature of all living beings when our natural, spiritual feelings are awakened, we experience the ultimate unity of all life. The goal of the hare krishna is to reach krishna consciousness, a kind of enlightenment this is the deepest identification with krishna insofar as iskcon is truly hindu, it can ascribe to a pantheistic view of god and therefore teach that man is ultimately identical to god. It's a very common practice in the east, and they are used by spiritual leaders in both hinduism and buddhism in the modern era, yogis and other meditation practitioners use mudras here are some of the most common mudras.
Mantra, in hinduism and buddhism, a sacred utterance (syllable, word, or verse) that is considered to possess mystical or spiritual efficacyvarious mantras are either spoken aloud or merely sounded internally in one's thoughts, and they are either repeated continuously for some time or just sounded once. It is probable that the legend of mahavira's birth was derived from that of krishna's birth bhagavatism had some influence on buddhism also the buddhists shared the doctrine of ahimsha with the bhagavata worshippers. Karma is an important concept in a range of vedic religions and cultures, including hinduism, buddhism and jainism, all stemming from indian beliefs karma is a universal principal and cosmic law, like the tao of taoism 1.
In the bhagavad gita, a main yoga text, the first time the word yoga appears it is as a solution krishna offers arjuna for overcoming his inability to participate in his life arjuna had fallen into despondence and krishna presents yoga to him as an alternative way of being. A new book by richard hooper points out stunning parallels in the teachings of four mystical traditions -- buddhist, christian, taoist, and hindu. Buddhism has three major divisions, theravada, mahayana and vajrayana theravada buddhism literally meaning the way of the elders, theravada buddhism is the most conservative branch of buddhism. Buddhism is one of the most important asian spiritual traditions during its roughly 25 millennia of history, buddhism has shown a flexible approach, adapting itself to different conditions and local ideas while maintaining its core teachings.
However as is evident from the jain and buddhist texts, the city was a popular learning center in 6th century bc and frequented often by both vardhamana mahavira, the last jain thirthankara, and gautama buddha, the founder of buddhism. Mantra by definition means a sacred utterance, sound, syllable, word or group of words believed to have psychological and/or spiritual power the power of the mantra comes from us saying it out loud or in our mind, reading it, or just having it present in our thoughts throughout the day. The original buddhism is actually good for atheists because as the 'prime directive' is ahimsa parama dharma, they have to become vegetarians if they take to buddhism and also although the philosophy of buddhism is atheistic buddha is an incarnation of krishna.