Classic Indian Religions (Buddhism and Jainism) and Archaic Hinduism

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Classic Indian Religions (Buddhism and Jainism) and Archaic Hinduism

India is one of the countries that effected by religion. The influence of religion has great impact to the culture and society of India. And the most significant religion in India is Hinduism and almost 83 percent of populations have belief of this religion. And Jainism and Buddhism started to occur at about six century and these are Classic Indian religions。

Indian Buddhism gave birth and develops in ancient India at about 5 to 6 century BC. The founder of Buddhism was called Siddhartha Gautama .The rise of Buddhism associate with development of Indian slave own economy. Before the rose of Buddhism, Brahmanism are the most popular and dominant religion in India. However, the concepts of Brahmanism failed to satisfied the need of the new political system because of the exist and development of slavery system. Thu, the freethinker at that time presented Samana and Buddhism are one of the most significant branches. Buddhism appeared in India for about 1800 years and we can separate the entire process into four major periods. (

Jainism was one of the most traditional religions in India and it was created by the founder called Vardhamana. There are about 0.4 percent of the Indian population have the belief of this religion, and the followers considered the founder as Mahavira. Jainism believed that the sense of the follower should have superior position than the religion itself. The followers would entered the ideal spiritual atmosphere as long as they have proper beliefs, knowledge and behaviors. The majority of the followers live in the western India and they never works on the occupations that would butcher living things. Most of them have occupations related to business, trading and industrial affair. Moreover, the founder of Jainism modified the concepts of the religion to challenge the dominant position of Brahmanism in different aspects such as...