Ancient India Lesson 2 Vocabulary
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This means the practice of non-violence towards all living things.
A universal spirit similar to god.
"The Enlightened One"- the original one was Siddhartha Gautama.
A religion founded on the teachings of Buddha.
Eight Fold Path
Directions to follow in Buddhism in order to end personal suffering.
Four Noble Truths
Beliefs of Buddhism.
A great spiritual leader of India during the 1900s who promoted nonviolent resistance and protested against discrimination in India.
The main religion of India and the third largest in the world.
Another India religion which focuses on strict poverty (no money or possessions)
A prince from around 500 B.C. that gave up his wealth to search for the meaning of life; he was a teacher of his philosophy; he became known as Buddha, "The Enlightened One".
Religious texts which explain that every living thing has a soul and is part of Brahman. At death, the soul leaves the body and joins with Brahman.
A person's duty during his lifetime.
The things people do in life that determines the rebirth of their soul.
Think deeply in a quiet calm manner.
The ultimate peace.
An emotional or spiritual state, a feeling of perfect peace and happiness.
The rebirth of the soul which occurs after death.
The importance of someone within a social hierarchy.