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Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power especially a personal God There are many recognized religions in the world which all teach its followers to live life the right way but the meaning differs according to the religion itself They have some beliefs and practices that are totally similar and distinct from one another Some examples are the differences and similarities of Buddhism and Islam from many different aspects Buddhism came from India and was headed by Prince Siddharta Gautama who later became known as Buddha or the enlightened one Born has a prince living in a caste he later abandoned his comfortable life to find place of nirvana paradise In order to do that he joined a band of ascetic who was a group of Hindu priests In his teaching the Buddha taught his followers to follow the middle way He accomplished enough understanding of the nature of being by meditation After his success he decided to reveal his knowledge to everyone that will follow him Islam initiated in Mecca where Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon Him was born People believed that he was the last nabi messenger that Allah has given to the world The religion was not honored in its city of origin though because of the hostility the Prophet faced as an initial community Later he went and traveled to Medina and soon Islam extended from there Both these religions have basic beliefs that are nearly different from each other Buddhists believe in karma rebirth dharma and moksa Karma is cause effect and the law that equilibrates the two It is the consequences of every action in any case good or bad This action-reaction may take happen at anytime may be in the present life or not Rebirth is inter-connected with karma If one did more good things than bad in his life his karma will lead him to a life better off
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