major religions : Jainists believe the soul is an ever-changing thing, bound to the body only for a lifetime, which differs from Hindu or Buddhist ideas about the soul as part of an infinite and constant universe. - debbiebissett.com

Jainists believe the soul is an ever-changing thing, bound to the body only for a lifetime, which differs from Hindu or Buddhist ideas about the soul as part of an infinite and constant universe. This focus on the corporeal also extends to the Jainist caste system, which, not unlike Hinduism, requires adherents eschew social liberation in favor of spiritual liberation. Today, most of the world’s four to five million Jains reside in India.

Sacred Texts of Hinduism – Hindu sacred texts available for free online viewing at sacred-texts.com.Hinduism at OCRT – Article on Hinduism at the web site of the Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance.

There is knowledge, there many people of the world are unknown about Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (World peace messenger). Siddhartha Gautama is not from India, lord Siddhartha is from The Himalayan Kingdom "Nepal" In Nepal is a country, its not a part of India, Nepal located between china and India, with population nearer to 30000000.

In the Book of Joshua, The Lord encouraged the Hebrews to kill every man, woman and child in the land of Canaan. 6:21, 8:1-2, 11:6.

Second, no one really knows what happened in the distant past because we were not alive then and all books were written by and through a person. All people (even Mohammad) have there viewpoint or prejudices. Further, all sacred "Scriptures" have been translated due to an evolving language or actual translation from one language to another. We should not fight over the "Holy Books" because we really do not know what happened.

If smone is saying each teligion is same he us a liar coz dere are differences in every religion but if u read de scriptures u will get to knoe dat dere are similarties even so leave de difference at least practise the similarties then u ll get to knoe which religion u shd follow

Jesus took all of our sin on himself, suffered on a cross, and willingly died in our place. The Bible says, "By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us."2

Hinduism shares many ties with other Indian religions found on this list, including Buddhism and Sikhism.  

Native American religions encompass the broad and diverse set of customs, beliefs, and practices observed by the indigenous populations that thrived in the Americas before the arrival of European colonists. The diversity of customs and beliefs represented here is as diverse as the major population centers, tribes, and small nomadic bands that inhabited the Americas for millennia.

Hey, I was just wondering- how has globalization affected world religions today? Have certain movements made it more secular states?

It is good that most human beings have a desire to believe and/or worship a higher power. Even those who do not believe in a higher power choose to believe something. So, it seems that these needs are part of being human. I think that the final religion that will cancel the confusion will be called TRUTH, not necessarily that word. Human beings crave truth, but still have differing opinions about what it is.

Today, roughly 7% of the world practices some form of Buddhism, making it the fourth largest of the world’s religions, with an estimated 500 million adherents across both the Eastern and Western World.