3 - India and Central Asia 500-1300 CE unit vocabulary
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practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
not harmful in effect; kind and/or gentle
one of the hereditary social classes in Hinduism that restrict the occupation of their members and their association with the members of other classes; a system of rigid social stratification characterized by hereditary status, marriage within the group, and social barriers enforced by custom, law, or religion
to force by imposed restriction or limitation; to hold back by or as if by force
Hinduism : an individual's caste duty fulfilled by observance of custom or law; Hinduism & Buddhism a : the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence : divine law b : staying true to one's duty and nature
relating to a set of moral principles or values
existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to keep reincarnation going and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence
having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination.
the final ending that destroys suffering, karma, and negative attachment. It is sought especially in Buddhism through getting rid of desire and individual consciousness; escape from the cycle of rebirth
state authoritatively or as a rule that (an action or procedure) should be carried out.
forbid, especially by law.
rebirth in new bodies or forms of life; especially : a rebirth of a soul in a new human body
[adjective] placed in or occupying a lower class, rank, or position; [verb] to treat as of less value or importance
a Muslim mystic (often ascetic), usually a follower of some previous holy Muslim teacher; generally Sunni, though the traditional also exists in Shia Islam
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