Similarities between wicca and Buddhism:
Emphasis on life: Buddhism: All life is sacred and all living beings are worthy of respect
Wicca: Life is divine and must be revered.
Important rules of living: Buddhism: Purify yourself and practice compassion and nonviolence
Wicca: Bide the law in perfect love and perfect trust, do as you will but harm no one
Goal of this religion: Buddhism: Enlightenment
Wicca: Spiritual growth/enlightenment
Spirits in this religion: Buddhism: Various spirits, but do Buddhists believe in many gods or a supreme being?
Wicca: Nature spirits, Gods and goddesses, spirit guides
Spiritual practices? Buddhism: Meditation is one but what else?
Wicca: Meditation, magic, dreamwork, ritual
Spirituality and religion: Buddhism: More spiritual as Buddhism promotes purity, compassion and the ending to suffering
Wicca: More spiritual as wicca encourages it's followers to seek the light within while avoiding harming others
Life after death: Buddhism: Afterlife?/reincarnation
Wicca: The Summerland/reincarnation
Salvation: Buddhism: We need to prevent rebirth
Wicca: We don't need saving
Buddhism: Several hells/karma
Wicca: Majority of wiccans don't believe in hell/karma
How can we escape rebirth? Buddhism: Following the eight fold path, the four noble truths and purification of ignorance(Nirvana is reached and there
is no more death but the soul becomes extinct
Wicca: By getting rid of bad karma, learning the lessons of life, and having perfected one's soul,
the soul has eternal life and stays forever in the Summerland and may merge with the
''Divine Source'' (Some wiccans believe the cycle of life, death and rebirth is a
never ending process)
What do the names mean? Buddhism: Buddha means ''awakened one''
Wicca: Wicca/witch means ''wise one"