Buddhist and Hindu
Buddhist and Hindu's theory of evil
Buddhist and Hindu's theory of evil comes from human beings attempts to satisfy their selfish desires. People acted nefariously to gain material things that they wanted to obtain for themselves. People would become jealous of someone else if they had something they wanted. In addition to this if a person could not obtain what they wanted they would cheat, steal, lie and even kill to gain those material things. The evil could have been prevented if the people would have lived for the religion and not for themselves. The people were living selfishly, and in this religion, self was an illusion.
Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter ii (200 BCE)
The fundamentals of Indian Philosophy, Chapters iv and ix. Remarkrishna Puligandla