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India Test

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Mohenjo Daro
__________ was a city of the Harrapan civilization. Located on the Indus River, it was one of the, if not the largest city in Harrapa. It is important because it was an incredibly advanced city for its time, very well planned out and had advanced water and sewage systems.
Dukkha (Life is Suffering)
________ is the first of Buddhism's Four Noble Truths. It means that Life is Suffering. Buddhists believe that life is suffering, and the only way to end the suffering forever is to be enlightened. Dukkha is important because it is one of the truths.
(A) Caste (Brahmin)
_______ is the highest level on the Hindu Caste system. Priests, Sages, Scholars, and teachers are all members of this wealthy, upper social class. This caste is important because it is every Hindu's goal to be in this specific sect.
Moksha
_________ is when, in most Indian religions (HInduism/Buddhism), a person is enlightened and released from the cycle of dying and reincarnation. This is achieved only after many lives as a human, animal, or other living thing. Very important as it's the most important Buddhist goal. (to achieve nirvana is, but this is part of it)
Karma
________ is a concept that originated in ancient India. _______ is more or less the cause of effect, meaning that if you have good karma, good things will happen to you, and vice versa with bad karma.
The Vedas
_________ are a body of texts most commonly used and followed in the Hindu religion. They are written in sanskrit and are the oldest sanskrit texts in the world. The names of the four ________, which contain some mantras that are used today as prayers, are the Rigveda (largest of the 4), Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda.
Yoga
A way to unify the body and spirit. There is _______ for study, physical, religion, contemplation
Vishnu (the preserver)
A hindu god with blue skin and coiled up shackles.
Shiva (the destroyer)
A hindu god portrayed with a trident, white bull, and cobra wrapped around his neck, to symbolize his control.
Brahma (the creator)
A hindu god portrayed with a long white beard, and multiple arms