There is not much difference between the ideas of the Upanishadic thinkers and fatalists and materialists. We can see this through following points:
- Ahimsa of non-violence was the idea of the Jain and Buddhist philosophers. However this ideology was even supported by the Hindu religion.
- Upanishads believes and teaches karma, which held an important position in Buddhism as well as Jainism.
- Fatalists and materialists believe that human beings are made of earth, water, sky, air and fire.