16 terms

Hinduism and Buddhism Flashcards

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Divali
The Hindu festival of light and New Year; celebrates King Rama's return home after battling evil.
karma
The force or effect of one's thoughts, speech, and actions.
moksha
In Hinduism, breaking out of the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth to become one with Brahman.
reincarnation
The belief that one's soul is born again in a different body after death.
Vedas
Holy texts of Hinduism; originally written in Sanskrit.
buddha
An enlightened person (when capitalized, refers to Siddhartha Gautama after his enlightenment).
enlightenment
A state of having great wisdom.
Suffering is a part of life. Suffering comes from desire. There can be an end to suffering. To end suffering, follow the Noble Eightfold Path.
List the Four Noble Truths.
nirvana
A state of perfect peace and release from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth; state once enlightenment has been attained.
right understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration
Recite the Noble Eightfold Path.
Sutras
The scriptures that contain the teachings of Buddha.
Wesak
Celebration of the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha.
dharma
In Hinduism, the duties and correct conduct in which to live one's life; also refers to Buddhist teachings in general.
Holi
Spring festival of colors; a celebration of the harvest.
samsara
The cycle of birth, death, and rebirth in Hinduism.
Om
The sacred sound of Brahman; often said during meditation or at the beginning or end of yoga practice.