Hinduism and Buddhism share some similarities, which include the following ; Both Hinduism and Buddhism stress the role of karma and the deceptive fauna of the world in maintaining men bound (Gellner 23) to this world and the progression of childbirths and fatalities (Gellner 45).
Both of these religions consider and regard the concept of karma (Gellner 54), to be true and that it affects the daily live of the people causing the transmigration of souls and the sequence of childbirths and mortalities for each and every soul (Gellner 47).
According to the greatly worshipped, Buddha, desire is regarded as the root foundation of anguish and deletion of desire outcomes in the interruption of anguish and misery (Gellner 120). Some of the oldest known Hindu manuscripts such as the Bhagavadgita and the Upanishads deliberate doing activities stimulated by aspiration and yearning as an attachment that would lead to oppression and distress and that execution of actions without craving the fruit of accomplishment would result in emancipation.
Both of these religions emphasize on non-violence and compassion regarding all living beings whether it is wild or domestic animals or other human races. Both of them deem and believe in the presence of several heavens and hells or lower and higher worlds.