South Asian Religon Review

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Who is the Hindu destroyer God?

Siva

What is the cause of suffering?

Desire

What were the Hindu Scriptures that were revealed to wise men and written in Sanskirt around 700 b.c.e.?

Vedas

buddhism spread east across China and Korea, and ....?

Japan

What is the Hindu idea of duty that usually goes along with one's Caste?

Dharma

What is the buddhist concept of freedom from the cycle of birth and death?

Nirvana

How do buddhists attain enlightenment by practicing this specific thing?

Meditation

What was a religion founded by Siddartha Gautama in the sixth century b.c.e?

buddhism

The Idea that suffering is universal, that everyone suffers is the first of the.....?

Four Noble Truths

Hindus believe in the what of all life?

unity

What country is hinduism most widely practiced?

India

What is the religon that developed in South Asia over many years from Aryan beliefs?

Hinduism

What is the Hindu Creator god?

brahma

because they avoid harming or killing animals most jains are.....

Vegetarian

What is a principal in Hinduism and buddhism in which a person's actions affect the person's future?

Karma

The buddha denied the existence of any...?

Gods

What religion combines elements of Hinduism and Islam, and was founded in the 1500's?

Sikhism

What is the present day name of the country where the buddha was born?

Nepal

What religon was founded by Mahavira around the same time as buddhism?

Jainism

What is the state the buddha reached in order to be called the "buddha"?

Enlightenment

What is the idea that a person's soul is reborn into another body after death?

Reincarnation

What river is the holiest river to Hindus?

Ganges

What are the Hindu texts that help explain the truths contained in the Vedas?

Upanisheds

buddhists believe that the way to end suffering is to follow the.....?

Eightfold Path

Who is the Hindu preserver God?

Vishnu

What is the Hindu concept of the supreme force in the universe?

brahman

Hinduism spread east to Southeast Asia and....?

Indonesia

What is the Hindu concept that refers to the freeing of the soul from the body so it can reunite with brahma?

Moksha

What is the idea of non-violence from Jainism?

Ahisma

What is each person's essential self that belongs to the universal soul?

Atman

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