Stephen Batchelor in his recently released book “Confession Of A Buddhist Atheist” described both community involved in violent acts against each other and within their respective community too.He also raised a big question mark about the death of Gautam Buddha and said that he has been poisoned.
Prof Bhag Chandra Jain of Nagpur University,who in his research work
“Jainism in Buddhist Literature” described Jainism and Buddism alike and both held Non-violence as a supreme virtue and laid emphasis on celibacy and renunciation. They likewise condemned animal sacrifices, preached kindness to all creatures, big or small, and strove, not for worldly prosperity and happiness, but for absolute release from the cycle of birth and death through the goal of Salvation, Moksa or Nirvana. BOth the Prophets, Mahavira and Buddha, were Ksatriya princes of Eastern India, and both renounced their kingdom for a life of asceticism, attained perfect knowledge through meditation and preached to the people the way to peace. Their career was spent for the most part in the province of Bihar where they were both born and died. Jina, Buddha and Sramana were their interchangeable titles, and many proper names such as Siddhartha, Gautama and Kasyapa were common in their hierarchies.
Contrary to above Batchelor in his book says that Maggaallana the disciple of Buddha has been brutally murdered by the supporters of Jains.