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World Religions 2

Social Studies 2nd Vocab

TermDefinition
Hinduism An unorganized religion that first emerged in India. It is largely based on the beliefs of the ancient Aryans
Reincarnation Being reborn again
Buddhism A religion that was established around 500 B.C.E. Beliefs include self-denial and meditation.
Siddhartha Gautama A prince that later became known as the, "Buddha."
Buddha "Enlightened One"
Four Noble Truths Summarizes the main ideas of Buddhism.
Sanskrit The writing developed by the Aryans.
Castes A social system where people are divided into classes
Bhagavad-Gita Hindu text that contains the major beliefs of Hinduism.
Polytheist The belief in more than one God
Karma Refers to a person's behavior in life
Home or Temple Where Hindus worship.
Nirvana A state of eternal peace and happiness.
Sutras Books that contain the basic beliefs of Buddhists
Eight-fold Path Right goals, right perspectives, be aware, act in a worthy manner, speak only the truth, live righteously, respect all living things, and meditate.
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