Ok, this may be simple to answer. But I've come across Jainism through looking for texts on Buddhism. An I found there is a alarming amount of Jainism in Buddhism. I hate to say this, but did Siddartha Borrow from Jainism? Because Jainism predates Buddhism by alot an were these concepts also predating Siddartha too?
Jainism: The ultimate goal of Jainism the liberation of the self (jiva) from rebirth, which is attained through the elimination of accumulated karma (the consequences of previous actions). This occurs through both the disciplined cultivation of knowledge and control of bodily passions. When the passions have been utterly conquered and all karma has been removed, one becomes a Jina ("conqueror"), and is no longer subject to rebirth.
These principles include non-violence in all parts of life (verbal, physical, and mental), speaking truth, sexual monogamy, and the detachment from material things. As part of the disciplined and non-violent lifestyle, Jains typically are strict vegetarians and often adhere to a quite arduous practice of non-violence, which restricts the sorts of occupations the may follow (no farming, for instance, since insects are inadvertently harmed in plowing). Jainism's ethical system is based on the idea that right faith, knowledge, and conduct must be cultivated simultaneously.
Like comparing rules of monks and even the five precepts are identical from what I found. The five precepts and five vows are identical from what I saw.
Put in the wrong link Sorry about that. This is the list of comparisons and likes. http://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Jainism
Sounds a whole lot like Buddhism to me. Does anyone know about the Jainism Buddhism comparison?