With India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; is isolated by the Hinalayas and the Indian Ocean
main source of moisture (it's a wind that comes regularly every period)
Ancient Aryan writings in Sanskrit that are the earliest sacred texts of Hinduism
(Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India noun
Ex. a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter)
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation noun
liberation from the reincarnation cycle; union with "Brahma" through yoga, special diets and meditation; this questioned the caste system and gave birth to Buddhism and Jainism
Siddhartha Gautama "enlightened one" who renounced his royalty first to become a monk, then an as
dominant in China, Korea and Japan; ø worship the Dalai Lama, but worship Buddha like a god, and think he's in nirvana and has moksha
"purest form of Buddhism" focusing on Buddha's teachings as he was alive, and is practiced in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma
this is the "immortal essence" with which every person and creature are believed to possess. It continues on into another body after death, and its direction is regulated by karma.
The belief that an atman will be reborn into another body; only stopped by crematation or moksha
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms
The first state to unify most of the Indian subcontinent. It was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 324 B.C.E. and survived until 184 B.C.E. From its capital at Pataliputra in the Ganges Valley it grew wealthy from taxes.
King Chandragupta's grandson who was a great military leader who expanded the empire, then became a religious leader and a strong supporter of Buddhism. He erecteed rocks and sandstone pillars with advocating moral teachings; focused on nonviolence, yet wasn't afraid to enforce
long, long, LONG tale of a battle between two the Pandavas and the Kauravas at Kurukshetra over the throne. The victor, Yudhishthira, didn't want to be the winner after such a sad win.
Arjuna is taught the expectations of a soldier. This exemplifies the selflessness one should have in life because it's a cycle. This shows how moral responsibility comes before worldly benefits.