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VEDAS
Religious texts of Hinduism
Upanishads
Help explain the Vedas
Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva
Creater God/Preserver God/Destroyer God
Moksha
freeing the soul from your body once you are dead, when you unite with Brahman
Karma
What do do affects your life
Dharma
Your duty or obligation in life
Buddha's real name?
Siddhartha Gautama
Four Noble Truths
1. Suffering is universal
2. Suffering is caused by desire
3. You must crush desire
4. Follow the eight-fold path
What were the 3 empires in India in chronological order?
Maury, Gupta, Mhugal
Anbar the Great
Leader of Muhgal Empire
What is the diff. between Hinduism and and Islam?
Hinduism has no founder, but Islam has Mahammad.
Fin- (stem)
find
Euthanasia
act of ending life of individual because of terminal suffering
Thanatopis
meditation upon death
Necromancy
Communticating with spirits of the dead
Paleolithic
Relating to the Stone Age
Penultimate
Next to last
Effusive/Effulgent
gushy/shiny
Eclectic
selecting what appears to be best
Eke
to supplement with great effort
What are the birth places of Indian civilization?
Mohenjodero and Harappa
What is the caste system? What is a synonym for it?
Four classes/ranks in India. Varna is the same thing. Brahmans are on top.
What is India also called and why?
Subcontinent, b/c it is separated from the world and very large.
What 7 countries does South Asia include?
India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal
Who is Akbar?
A leader of India
Who are dravidians?
They may be descended from the Indus Valley People
What is the Aryan written language?
Sanskrit
What is Islam and Hinduism combined?
Jainism
Atman
An essential life
reincarnation
rebirth of soul in another life form
Dharma
Duties and obligations
Nirvana
condition of wanting nothing
What did Indian civilization discover and use?
Zero, Decimals, Fractions, and the size of the earth
Purdah
complete seclusion
Shakti
the creative power/energy that women have
Sati
When a women has to sacrifice herself when her husband dies
What 2 mountain ranges are in South Asia, and what is the tallest?
Himalayas (Mt. Evereast) Hindukush
In "Night,"Night is described as what that has a sister named what?
A goddess that has a sister named Twilight
What is worse: Darkness or night?
Darkness because there are no stars.
According to "T. Upanishad," what is Brahma?
Joy.
We didn't discover Indians until the year...
1920
Hindu comes from what which means what?
"Sindu" which means River
"Ummmmmmmm" (meditaing)
You are saying yes to the universe
Who wrote the Rig Veda?
A group of Aryans
What was a big deal for the Indians becasue they didn't write?
Memory