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Ancient India

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Sanskrit the first written language of India
Himalayas the highest mountains in the world, which stretch along northern India and separates it from China
Asoka greatest Maurya king who began to rule in 272 B.C.
Hinduism the world's third largest religion; developed in ancient India.
reincarnation the rebirth of the soul
Brahman the universal spirit worshiped by Hindus
karma a force that decides the form that people will be reborn into in their next lives
Dharma a person's personal duty, based on the individual's place in society.
subcontinent a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
guru a teacher
caste an Indian social class whose members are restricted in jobs, marriage, etc.
Vedas ancient sacred writings of India.
meditate to focus one's thoughts to gain a higher level of spiritual awareness
nirvana a place of perfect happiness and peace
Buddhism a religion founded in ancient India by the religious teacher Buddha
Created by: bartfly