World History Unit Three Vocab

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Himalayas the highest mountains in the world. llocated in south Asia
Monsoon a seasonal wind pattern.
Aryans a group that lived in tribal groups and had a strong warrior tradition.
Sanskrit a Indo-European langauge.
Varnas a social group that ranks people from high to low.
Caste System a social group defined by occupation and family lineage.
Hinduism religion of India that emphasizes freedom from the material world through purification of desires and elimination of personal identity.
Yoga a method of training designed to lead to such union.
Reincarnation the beleif that the individual soul is reborn in a diferent form after death.
Karma the force generated by a person's actions that determines how the person will be reborn in the next life.
Dharma the divine law
Buddhism a doctrine founded Siddhartha Gautama known as the Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama known as Buddha. Founded Buddhism.
Nirvana the end of the self and reunion with the Great World Soul.
4 Noble Truths 1) Ordinary life is full of suffering 2) This suffering is caused by our desrire to satisfy ourselves. 2 of the truths.
Eightfold Path the fourth of the Buddha's Four Noble Truths; the first element of the Noble Eightfold Path is, in turn, an understanding of the Four Noble Truths.
Harapa name of city in ancient India where an advanced civilization existed.
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