Sri Lankan Buddhists and Hindus, in particular, share a wide range of foundational opinions and ritual methods.

Sri Lankan Buddhists and Hindus, in particular, share a wide range of foundational opinions and ritual methods.

The ethical codes of both these religious traditions suggest moderation and discipline, Hindus stressing the control of the behavior and Buddhists advocating "the center course." Both in, the idea of karma and rebirth are central, a few ideas that posit this one's actions in this lifetime determine the style of life into what type will likely be reborn through the amount of merit that certain earns. A goal that is highly elaborated within Buddhism, the acquisition of spiritual merit to gain a better rebirth either for one's self or one's loved ones generates much of the religious activity of the laity while both Buddhism and Hinduism also propose that one can escape the cycle of rebirth.

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