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nomads from Europe and Asia who migrated to India and finally settled; vedas from this time suggest beginning of caste system
means ignorance. one of the 4 noble truths. Suffering has a cause. It is grounded in our ignorance about reality. - we are ignorant of the impermanence of all phenomena. - we desire/cling/thirst after illusions
The most important work of Indian sacred literature, a dialogue between the great warrior Arjuna and the god Krishna on duty and the fate of the spirit., (Hinduism) the sacred 'song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic)
Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus, a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
a member of a group of people in India, once known as "untouchables", who were outside the caste system; were considered lower than the lowest caste; have gained some rights under India's new constitution
The holiday that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. On this holiday, the hindus go into the streets and spray each other with different colored paints in honor of Krishna.
sub castes; were groups of people within each caste that worked together for one economic function
One of the three yogas in order to reach Moksha. Wisdom, Knowledge. This was normally only accomplish able by the Brahmin caste
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
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