Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 6th
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Explain the similarities of Buddhism and Jainism. - Social Science

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Answer in Brief

Explain the similarities of Buddhism and Jainism.

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Solution

  1. Both Mahavira and Buddha hailed from royal families.
  2. Yet they renounced royal privileges and chose to adopt an ascetic life.
  3. Denied the authority of Vedas.
  4. Taught in the language of the common people.
  5. Admitted disciples from all the castes and from both genders.
  6. Opposed blood sacrifices.
  7. Believed in the doctrine of Karma.
  8. Emphasized right conduct and right knowledge instead of performing religious ceremonials and rituals as the means to achieve salvation.
Concept: Jainism and Buddhism- Similarities and Dissimilarities
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