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india vocab

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Indus River Civilization The ancient river civilization that formed near the Indus River in northern India
Sanskrit written language in Ancient India
Hinduism dominant religion of India, based on the concepts of the caste system and reincarnation
Reincarnation Hindu belief that people pass through many lives by the rebirth of a soul in a new body
Caste Social class based on a person's ancestry
Caste System Strict system of segregation based on social class. People are born into their Caste & cannot change it. A person's position is earned through their actions in previous lives & it determines their job, social group, & their marriages
Karma In Hinduism, a force that affects people's next lives based on the good or bad energy a person builds during their life
dharma Personal duty that you follow according to your place in society
Zero No quantity or number
Buddhism A religion founded by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) that originated in India. It taught the four noble truths, in which the way to find true peace was to give up all desires.
Siddhartha Gautama Born around 563 B.C., this wealthy prince left his family and riches to discover why people suffered. His lessons about life and the nature of suffering became known as Buddhism.
Four Noble Truths In Buddhism, the basis of Buddha's teaching: to get rid of desires can relieve suffering and that the way to do this is by following the Eightfold Path.
Nirvana In Buddhism, a state of perfect happiness and peace
Asoka He began as a warrior ruler and conquered most of India, but later converted to Buddhism and dedicated to peace.
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