Asked in Buddhism
How did Hindus and Buddhists look at social classes differently?
December 03, 2012 5:22PM
Buddhism recognizes no classes and does not differentiate between Men and Women. All people are equal. In Hinduism, like in ancient Feudalism, there are hereditary classes (called Castes in Hinduism). People are born, live and die within their class/caste. They can only have certain jobs that fall into that caste. Now India is trying to wipe out the caste system but, as with anything dealing with people, not everyone takes the change to heart.