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Ch. 4 vocabulary

atman The essential self.
moksha Union with Brahman.
reincarnation The rebirth of soul in another bodily form.
karma Actions in one's life that affect fate in next life.
dharma The wheel of fate.
ahimsa Nonviolence (moral principle of Hinduism).
nirvana The final Buddhist goal: union with universe.
sect A smaller group.
missionary Person on religious missions.
golden age A period of great cultural achievement.
decimal system Numbers based on 10.
stupa Large dome-shaped shrines.
mural Wall paintings.
joint family An extended family.
dowry A payment to the bridegroom.
philosophy A system of ideas.
filial piety Respect for parents.
monopoly Complete control of a product by one group.
expansionism Increasing territory.
warlord A local military ruler.
acupuncture Putting needles at specific points to relieve pain.
Created by: daviddunham