A prince from India--he went on to become "The Buddha"
The Enlightened One (Siddhartha's title)
The release from suffering that comes from attaining enlightenment (no more reincarnation)
A state of ultimate wisdom--the spiritual goal for Buddhists
The basic teachings of Buddhism
The 4 Noble Truths (all life is suffering, etc)
How to reach Nirvana
By following the Eightfold Path (right beliefs, right actions, etc)
The holy book of Hinduism
a rigid class system in Hinduism; it's believed that people are born into the caste they deserve based on their karma
the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
Hinduism: Creator god (usually shown with 3 heads)
Hinduism: The Destroyer God (usually shown with trident and tiger skin clothes)
Hinduism: Maintainer God (he's usually blue)
Om or aum
Hinduism: the most chanted mantra--it is the sacred symbol of the Absolute (a mix of creation, destruction, maintaining)
the sum of good and bad deeds a soul carries with it from one life to the next
a person's sacred duty or path in life.
Ancient Indo-Europeans; "Aryan" means "Noble One."
A high priest of Hinduism
One of the holiest sites in Hinduism
The supreme god; soul of the universe; the ultimate absolute
a social outcast--an untouchable