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Vedas
sacred texts in the Hindu religion, they are a set of four collections of hymns and religious ceremonies transmitted by memory through the centuries by Aryan priests
Brahman
a single spiritual power that Hindus believe lives in everything
Moksha
The Hindu concept of the spirit's 'liberation' from the endless cycle of rebirths.
Caste System
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
Reincarnation
belief that the individual soul is reborn in a different form after death
Karma
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
Dharma
in Hinduism, the duties and obligations of each caste
Siddhartha Gautama
founder of Buddhism
Four Noble Truths
The central teachings of Buddhism; to live is to suffer; suffering is caused by desire; the cessation of suffering can be achieved; the solution is the Noble Eightfold Path.
Eightfold Path
In Buddhism, the basic rules of behavior and belief leading to an end of suffering
Nirvana
the lasting peace that Buddhists seek by giving up selfish desires