Brahma a Hindu god A meditating tirthankar Siddhartha Gautama founder of Buddhism
Jainism Connections to Hinduism
Since Jainism, and Hinduism are primarily Indian religions, they have many similarities. Jains and Hindus both must suffer before they can reach an ultimate goal, even though those goals are different. Both of these religions also have reincarnation with the same soul, and karma coming along with it. Additionally they believe that once the soul achieves their ultimate goal they are perfectly blissful. Even though they have different beliefs about all of these topics they share a few similarities.
Jainism Connections to Buddhism
Buddhism is another religion that started in India which brings also has similarities to Jainism and Hinduism. Both Jainism and Buddhism believe meditation and non-posessoin are very important. They also similarly to Hinduism have reincarnation, karma and an ultimate goal the soul is trying to reach. Jainism and Buddhism also both worship the ones who have reached, in Buddhism they wor