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Ancient India

TermDefinition
subcontinent a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
monsoons seasonal wind, especially in the Indian Ocean and southern Asia
Sanskrit  the first written language of India
Hinduism a major religion that developed in ancient India
Caste system the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.
reincarnation a force that decides the form that people will be reborn into in their next lives
fasting to eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance.
meditation to focus one’s thoughts to gain a higher level of spiritual awareness
Buddha Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.
Buddhism religion founded in ancient India by the religious teacher Buddha
Nirvana- not the band  freedom from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations, with their consequent suffering
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