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A city of the Harappan Civilization
The term that means "caste system"
What is the sacred language of Hindu Civilization?
A famous poem or sermon contained within a larger work of Indian culture
A manual for how to rule a kingdom, written early in the Mauryan Dynasty
The Hindu epic poem that contains over 30,000 verses
The Middle Path
Don't be a slacker, and torturing yourself won't help either, so Buddha says to seek...
To live is to suffer
First Noble Truth?
The cause of suffering is desire
Second Noble Truth?
Founder of the Mauryan Dynasty ended his life by becoming a Jain and starving himself to death
The Mauryan Dynasty's greatest ruler
Hindu concept of ultimate reality
Structures erected to convey laws and religious teachings
When did the Mauryan dynasty collapse?
Hindu god known as "the destroyer"
Extended tribal group tied to a certain profession
Lowest group of the Indian social system
A term that applies to the top three castes
Traditional Buddhist sect that emphasizes monasticism
Buddhist sect that appeals to the masses
The Indian custom of expecting the wife to burn herself on her dead husband's funeral pyre
The peasant caste
The concept that determines whether you will be reborn higher or lower in your next round of existence.
The name of the person who will be called Buddha
The rough date of the existence of the Buddha
The second highest Hindu caste?
Handling dead things
One occupation that is reserved for the untouchables
What is the most widely accepted current theory about why the Harappan Civilization collapsed?
Sacred Hindu work of literature, they are commentaries on the Vedas
Brahmins (Rulers) Kshatriyas (Warriors) Vaishyas (Craftsmen) Shudras (Farmers) Pariahs (Untouchables)
List the social castes in order from highest to lowest and another term for each.
Brahman, Shiva, and Vishnu
List the three main gods
List the four noble truths in order
1. To live is to suffer
2. The cause of suffering is desire
3. To get rid of suffered get you have to get rid of desire
4. To do that one must follow the Eightfold Path