a large landmass that is smaller than a continent, such as India
in Buddhism and Hinduism, the effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul
a religion based on the teachings of the Buddha that developed in India in the 500s BC
Gupta emperor, he ruled India during the height of Gupta power.
its an empire in south America.
a seasonal wind pattern that causes wet and dry seasons
an Indian religion based on the teachings of Mahavira that teaches all life is sacred
in Buddhism, a state of perfect peace
the science of working with metals
Vaisya is the third of four Hindu social categories, or varna. Traditionally the Vaisyas were traders and businessmen, or peasant farmers.
the most important language of ancient India
the avoidance of violent actions
someone who works to spread religious beliefs
a mixture of two or more metals
the division of Indian society into groups based on rank, wealth, or occupation
going without food for a period of time
Ruler of the Mauryan Empire, he extended his control over most of India and promoted the spread of Buddhism.
injecting a person with a small dose of a virus to help build up defenses to a disease
the main religion of India; it teaches that everything is part of a universal spirit called Brahman
deep continued thought that focuses the mind on spiritual ideas
.. (late 300s BC) Mauryan ruler, he founded the Mauryan Empire in northern India.
the study of stars and planets ...
a Hindu and Buddhist belief that souls are born and reborn many times, each time into a new body
Founder of Buddhism, he was originally an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama. He founded the Buddhist religion after a long spiritual journey through India.
the number system we use today; it was created by Indian scholars during the Gupta dynasty