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The Hindu concept of the spirit's 'liberation' from the endless cycle of rebirths., union with Brahman (Enlightenment)
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth, reincarrination cycle
sacraficial formulas, a collection of mostly prose sacrificial formulas used by the presiding priest in a sacrifice
System in India that gives every Indian a particular place in the social hierarchy from birth. Individuals may improve the position they inherit in the caste system in their next life through their actions, or karma. After many lives of good karma, they may be relieved from cycle of life and win their place in heaven.
What are the human levels from highest to lowest in the caste system?
Priests, warrior, merchants, laborers, untouchables
What was the turning point that caused Siddhārtha Gautama to forsake Hinduism?
when he almost drowned in a river from not eating well and realized he would never reach enlightenment
What did Siddhārtha Gautama do to reach enlightenment?
sat and meditated under a fig tree for 7 days
Who are the 3 main gods of Hinduism?
Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer
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