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Hinduism
The major Indian religious system
Dharma
The divine Hindu law that rules Karma
Brahmin
One supreme god that's a part of everything
Karma
The force generated by a person's actions, determines how a person is reborn
Samsara
Hindu belief in a continuous cycle of birth,death and rebirth
Subcontinent
Land mass, great size, but smaller than a continent
Monsoon
A seasonal wind pattern in southern Asia
Plateau
A relatively high, flat land area
Glacier
Huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area
Vedas
Collection of HIndu sacred writings
Sanskrit
First writing system of the Aryans, developed around 1000B.C.
Caste
One of the major divisions of Indian classes in ancient times
Caste System
A set of rigid categories in ancient India that determined a person's job, economic potential, position in society (skin color)
Reincarnation
The rebirth of your soul in another form after death
Pilgrimage
A journey to a holy place
Buddhism
A religious doctrine, introduced North Indian in 6th century by "The Enlightened One"
Buddha
Great man who began the religion of Buddhism
Ascetic
A person who practices self-denial to achieve an understanding of ultimate reality
Alms
Goods given to the poor
Nirvana
Ultimate reality, end of self and reunion with the great world sould