Comparison: Jainism and Buddhism | Indian History

Learn about the comparison between Jainism and Buddhism. Mahavira and Buddha were contemporaries and there was much in common between Buddhism and Jainism. Because of striking resemblances between the two, certain scholars have opined that Jainism owes its origin to Buddhism or Jainism is only a branch of Buddhism. Weber said, "Jains are merely the oldest sects of Buddhism." Lassen [...]