Hinduism: a religion that is one of the biggest religions of India
Polytheism: belief in more than one god
Vedas: the writing and info on paper
Samsara: their belief in reincarnation or dying and coming back to life in a new life form.
Indus Valley Civilization
A monsoon happens between April and September, they are rainy stormy cloud things that happen almost annualy
Sanskrit is the language that they wrote, a language for Hindu for modern India writing language
Karma: doing a good thing to someone, then a good thing will happen to you, and if you do a bad thing to someone, a bad thing will happen to you
Moksha: release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma.
the transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of rebirth.
Dharma:the teaching or religion of the Buddha
The Buddhas official name was Siddhartha Gautama
4 noble truths
The truth of suffering (Dukkha)
The truth of the origin of suffering (Samudāya)
The truth of the cessation of suffering (Nirodha)
The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering (Magga)
Nirvana:in Buddhism) 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.
Parinirvana: Nirvana after death
The eightfold path is Right Understanding, Right Intent, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.
caste: the ranks and social status
Untouchables / Dalit: the rank that is not even charted on the list of castes , that they are so low ranked that if their shadow crossed a high ranked shadow it would be a disgrace to high ranks.
The highest rank on the social caste, or the richest and most powerful.
Vaisyas: The third rank on the class rank which is merchants and farmers.
Sudras: the lowest class, a worker.
Kshatriyas: the military rank of the caste
These two are connected because they both have a main role of the river in India
Indus valley civ, harappa, and mohenjo daro are all similar because the are all societies that are important to Indian culture