Buddhism and Hinduism are two major religions that originated in Asia. Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, and emphasizes the importance of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path in achieving liberation from suffering. Hinduism, on the other hand, is an ancient religion that has many different gods and goddesses and emphasizes the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth known as samsara. Both religions share the concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and the importance of meditation and self-realization. While Hinduism has a complex caste system, Buddhism rejects any notion of social hierarchy. Both religions have had a significant impact on the culture, philosophy, and spiritual practices of many countries throughout Asia and beyond.