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Buddhism and Hinduism have differences in their positions on the self and desires In light of Buddhism and Hinduisms positions on self and desires I would rather follow Hinduism In Hinduism the place that we are striving for is Brahman In Buddhism the place that we are striving for is Buddha-nature However these are not the same thing they are only structurally parallel They both represent our deepest potential in their respective traditions Also Brahman and Buddha-nature both dwell within The Hinduism position on the self is vastly different from Buddhism position on the self Buddhists believe in anatta which means no self They believe that there is no self only an ever-changing series of conditioned states Hindus on the other hand believe in ego atman and Brahman The belief is that ego is the person living now atman is the person being reborn and Brahman is the infinite being Ego is on the surface atman is buried slightly underneath ego and Brahman is buried way under atman and therefore hard to grasp Buddhists do not believe that there is an ego atman or Brahman The Buddhist position on desires is that they reject them They say that the desire for sense pleasures and worldly success is not only unsatisfactory but bad in itself the desire for infinite being is thirst for non-existence or existence and therefore bad and the pursuit of desires leads you away from liberation Hindus however embrace desires They say that the desire for sense pleasures and worldly success are good but unsatisfactory the desire for infinite being is part of the highest good and the pursuit of desires leads you toward liberation Hindus say the desire for infinite being is part of the highest good I would follow Hinduism not only because I agree more with their viewpoints and beliefs but also because it has better arguments concerning self and desires I think that Hinduism is not only easier to
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