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Ancient India Notes

Ancient India notes

TermDefinition
Subcontinent A large landmass that is smaller than a continent.
Monsoons Seasonal prevailing wind blowing from the southwest and bringing rain.
Sanskrit An ancient Indic language.
Caste system The Hindu conception of the social order.
Hinduism A major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia.
Reincarnation The rebirth of a soul in a new body.
Karma The sum of a person's actions.
Fasting Abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink.
Meditation Sit quietly and clear the mind or be deep in thought.
Buddha Teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last.
Buddhism A religion, originated in India by Buddha.
Nirvana A place of perfect peace and happiness, like heaven. It is the highest state that someone can attain.
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