Difference Between Jainism and Buddhism

  • Mahavira brought an extension of existing Jain culture and belief system, while Buddha gave rise to all new philosophy.
  • Jainism assign life to even non-living things while Buddhism does not believe in it.
  • Mahavira called for rigorous asceticism and self-mortification while Buddha believed in avoiding extremes and following the middle path.
  • Jainism became a local religious practice while Buddhism expanded to the other parts of the world.
  • Preachers of Buddhism practiced the missionary zeal to spread ideology and attract more people to join the religion while Jainism did not practice such.
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