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Ancient India :
Karma is the belief of cause and effect.
Dharma means the principle of cosmic order for Hinduism.
Dharma means the teaching or religion of the Buddha for Buddhism.
Samsara is the belief of when you die you will come back in another life.
Hinduism is a religion of the way of life.
Sanskrit is a language of Hinduism that began in Ancient India.
A mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism. While some mudras involve the entire body most are performed with the hands and fingers.
Buddhism is focused on suffering and how to stop and you stop suffering when you stop to desire things.
The Buddha also known as Siddhartha Gautama is who started Buddihsm.
The Eightfold Path
The Eightfold Path also described as the middle way of moderation is Right Understanding, Right Intent, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.
The Middle Way
Buddhists believe a person can become enlightened by following the Middle Way.
Nirvana is a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
The term parinirvana is commonly used to refer to nirvana-after-death, which occurs upon the death of the body of someone who has attained nirvana during his or her lifetime.
The Four Noble Truths
The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha's teachings, though they leave much left unexplained. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering.
A monk is a member of a religious order who lives a communal life in a monastery, abbey, or priory under a monastic rule of life.
Moksha is being released from the cycle of rebirth.
Polytheism is the belief of more than one god.
Monsoons are crazy rainstorms that happen seasonally in India. They can cause violent flooding during June and July.
The Indus River is one of the longest rivers in Asia. The river originates in the Tibet of China.
The Himalayan Mountains is located in India. The Himalayas act as a barrier separating the Plateau of Tibet from the southern plains of India.
The Ganges River flows though India. The river supplies people with water and fish to eat.
The subcontinent is a southern region of Asia.
Rangoli is an art form which started in the Indian subcontinent.
Vedas are a large body of knowledge texts originating in the ancient Indian subcontinent.
Emperor Ashoka was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent.
Indus Valley Civilization
In the Indus Valley Civilization bronze was mainly used.
Harappa was a city in the Indus Valley Civilization. They made their houses out of baked mud or clay bricks.
Mohenjo-daro was a city in the Indus Vally Civilization. Mohenjo-daro had plumbing in their city.
The Caste System is a social structure which places people depending on stuff like having money and what job you have
Brahmins are people that are a member of the highest point of the caste.
A Kshatriyas is a member of the second of the four great Hindu castes which is the military caste.
A Vaisyas is a member of the third of the four Hindu castes, comprising the merchants and farmers.
Sudras is a member of the worker caste, lowest of the four Hindu castes.
Untouchables are the lowest in the caste.
Aryans are people speaking an Indo-European language who invaded northern India.
Meditation is when a person trains the mind to be more self-aware, to look inward, or to reach an altered state of consciousness.
The Silk Road
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West.