Mahavira was born a little before the buddha while the buddha was the founder of buddhism, mahavira did not found jainism he is the 24th great teacher (tirthankar) in the jain tradition that was founded in the present era by rishabh or adinath, thousands of years before mahavira. Gautama buddha was a kshatriya prince, and he resented the dominance of brahmins over kshatriyas he is said to be the enlightened one and his followers practice the path shown by him buddhism is a religion that rejects the authorities of the vedas and rituals, and practices recommended by the vedas. Difference between jainism and buddhism tweet key difference: jainism is a philosophy or can be referred as an aesthetic religion that was founded by vardhamâna in india around 6 th century bc. Analyse the similarities and differences between jainism and buddhism 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 (3) both deny the existence of god.
In contrast jainism has pockets of die hard supporters in india, but is non-existant outside india the founders of these two religions arrived on the scene together the founder of the jain religion is mahavirs, while the buddha is the founder of buddhism they both lived during the same period ie the 5th and 6th century bc.
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. A comparison of jainism and buddhism 3 a comparison of jainism and buddhism and an explanation of their spiritual beliefs and spiritual practices during my research of these two very interesting religions that derived from hinduism, i examined the encyclopedia britannica whose contributors were many.
From where i see, there is no difference between the two they both were enlightened shramana masters jina - the mahavira was the last and 24th tirthankara (ford-maker) of shramana tradition and gautama - the buddha its brightest star ever because of whom this tradition is now well known across the globe. Believe in five articles of faith, 1) belief in one god who has absolutely no associate with him in his divinity 2) belief in god's angels 3) belief in god's books, and in the holy qur'an as his last book 4) belief in god's prophets, and in muhammad as his last and final messenger and 5) belief in life after death. Mahavira and buddha a comparison 0 the founder of the jain religion is mahavirs, while the buddha is the founder of buddhism they both lived during the same period ie the 5th and 6th century bc they also operated in the mahavira like buddha believed in the immortality of the soul.
(buddha didn’t believe this but there are sects that do - reincarnation is offered as the process for a person with all the qualities needed to get to the state of nirvana) nirvana is a state which all six bases (eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind) no longer feel. Jains believe that their religion is ancient and eternal with 24 tirthankaras 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. Mahavira was born in kundapura near vaishali the traditional jaina date for mahavira's birth is 599 bc, but comparison with the life of buddha and the magadha kings bimbisara and ajatashatru indicate that his death at the age of 72 was probably about 490 bc. 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.
Mahavira, like the buddha, was the son of a chieftain of kshatriya (warrior) class the buddha was named siddhartha gautama, meaning “wish-fulfiller”, at birth both men were raised in the lap of luxury, with fine clothes, wealthy homes, perfumes, cosmetics, and a harem of dancing girls. 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. Both buddhism and jainism have many similarities and dissimilarities as remarked be monier williams buddhism and jainism were not related to each other as parent or child but rather children of common parent, born at different intervals, though at about the same period of time and marked by distinct characteristics, though possession a strong family of resemblances. Buddhism and hinduism have a common past, and while there are many similar beliefs between the two religions, there are just as many differences between the buddhist and hindu religions rebirth, reincarnation, samsara both buddhism and hinduism believe in an (almost) endless cycle.