The anekantavada doctrine is another key difference between jainism and buddhism the buddha taught the middle way, rejecting extremes of the answer it is or it is not to metaphysical questions the mahavira, in contrast, accepted both it is and it is not, with perhaps qualification and with reconciliation. Buddhism is centered upon the life and teachings of gautama buddha, whereas jainism is centered on the life and teachings of mahavira buddhism is a polytheistic religion and it's main goal is to gain enlightenment.
Mahavir and buddha were contemporaries and brought 2 great religions into this world a short comparison of mahavir and buddha by m g singh, 23rd mar 2012 | follow this author | rss feed mahavira like buddha believed in the immortality of the soul mahavira also believed that the body was only a cover for the soul he believed that to be a. Mahavira's father's name was siddhartha (buddha's name), although that i'm sure is just a coincidencewhat is the difference between mahavira's and show more i find this quite interesting both attained enlightenment and nirvana. We all know about similarities between jesus and horus during cursory reading of mahavira’s life i came across the following and complied them as best as i could lineage gautama was 28th buddha mahavira was 24th tirthankara place of birth both born in almost same place (when you consider the size of the subcontinent.
Mahavira and the buddha were contemporaries i don't think theres any evidence they ever met, but the buddha did meet students of mahavira and a couple of them, according to suttas, asked to ordain with the buddha there are significant differences in the teaching but probably jainism is the closest extant religion to buddhism. Analyse the similarities and differences between jainism and buddhism jyoti similarities : (1) the source of both the religion is vedic religion and both and indebted to upanishads both gautam buddha and mahavir belonged to princely families and not to priestly families (3) both deny the existence of god (4) both denied the authority. Mahavira was a contemporary of gautama buddha, and many believe that the two great leaders had a great respect for each other as the name of mahavira is mentioned in sacred texts of buddhism as an enlightened one. Of the 24, the last two – parshvanatha and mahavira – are generally accepted as historical persons, with the 23rd tirthankara pre-dating the buddha and the mahavira by probably some 250 years buddhists believe gautama buddha, the historical buddha, rediscovered the long forgotten dharma around the 5th century bce, and began to teach it again.
Both mahavira and buddha preached their doctrines in the language of the people differences between jainism and buddhism : a comparative study inspite of the similarities between the two creeds, the differences between them are great jainism was an ancient creed which existed before the advent of mahavira. Mahavira like buddha believed in the immortality of the soul mahavira also believed that the body was only a cover for the soul he believed that to be a true believer, one must cast the body aside.
The buddha and mahavira frequently visited benaras, pataliputra and other popular cities to organize congregations and conversions, which must have led to some competition between the two communities for patronage, popularity and membership. According to one version, mahavira spent some time in the company of gosala, the founder of ajivika sect and the buddha, the founder of buddhism, before they parted ways on account of serious differences over doctrinal issues.
One of the fundamental principles of shramana thought is to be logical and analytical in following its precepts vegetarianism should be no exception what are the differences between gautama buddha and mahavira in terms of their lifestyle and philosophy what is the difference between gautama buddha and bodhidharma.
Similarities : (1) the source of both the religion is vedic religion and both and indebted to upanishads (2) both gautam buddha and mahavir belonged to princely families and not to priestly families. Jainism is also a polytheistic religion buddhism is centered upon the life and teachings of gautama buddha, whereas jainism is centered on the life and teachings of mahavira buddhism is a polytheistic religion and it's main goal is to gain enlightenment.