The religion bases its claims heavily on the conduct of people which makes them the ultimate benefactor of receiving the virtues, whereas Hinduism has a strong belief of performing rituals, being non-violent, and controlling the senses and the desires which leads one to a divine state of living. These virtues of Hinduism are considered to be testimonial of leading a pious life and attaining heaven at the end of life, and Confucianism has its belief based on pious conducts within one’s circle of influence and avoiding improper deeds that leads one to divinity. Confucianism is more of a social and political religion, whereas Hinduism bases its strong beliefs on being a spiritual religion. The virtues in Confucianism are considered to be important because they play an essential role in maintaining the social order of society for a long term (Dawson, 1982). The individual learning of being peaceful and patient is singular essentialities, and the same beliefs and virtues are expected to be transferred to future offspring. This way the social order is controlled and not deviated from its basic virtuous deeds and beliefs. In contrast, in Hinduism, virtues are considered to be the foundation for achieving salvation and moksha.
Moksha, meaning freedom from rebirth in the world, makes one immortal and achieve the superior Brahman, the ultimate and eternal bliss of the cosmic God. Thus, the two religions represent a similar intent of freeing the individual from constraints, but the ways of attainment are different in both religions. Confucianism considers a life without virtues to be sinful and consider such individuals to be sinners and an opposition to the pious ones (Ching, 1977).Hinduism is filled with cradle tales about the acquisition of virtues and the importance of developing them among humans, where the most important reason is to become detached from worldly life, perform actions without the expectation of fruits and continuously spread the same knowledge and wisdom to the disciples and children.Hinduism has multiple virtues for different practices, such as non-violence in rituals involving animal sacrifice, to conquer one’s anger which gives supernatural energy to an individual, and to develop self-restraint in controlling ones desires to be able to conquer themselves and achieve universal benevolence.