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Subcontinent

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A huge area but smaller than a Continent.

A Subcontinent is a huge piece of land but smaller than Continent.

Monsoon




Plateau




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A huge mountain that soon it slides over land.

A Glacier is a huge pile/mountain of ice.

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The major religion of India.

Hinduism is the not the second but the first major religion of India.

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The basic beliefs of Hinduism (for law, obligation, and duty).

Dharma is the basic beliefs of Hinduism.

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The supreme power and divine force that EVERYTHING is apart of in India's religion.

Brahman is what everything is apart of.

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A form that represents the various qualities of Brahman.

Deity represents various qualities of Brahman.

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A belief of how a person is effected in their next life.

If you are a good person Karma will treat you well in your next life.

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A cycle of birth, death and, rebirth.

Samara is a cycle of life in Hinduism.

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Sacred writings of Hinduism.

Vedas are used to tell how the Hinduism culture lived along time ago.

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Language of Ancient India.

Sanskrit is old writing of Ancient India.

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The Brahmins are in the higher class.

Brahmanism is when like the priests and the scholars are in the higher class than most people.

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A group or a class in the Hindu society

the priests and the religious scholars are at the top of the caste

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A strong belief that after a death of a human they are reborn in to another body

Is reincarnation really true?

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A special journey to a holy place

Everyone goes on a pilgrimage in their life time if they can afford it

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A religion started by Prince Siddhartha

Buddhism was made by Prince Siddhartha

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A man named Siddhartha

He gave up allot to become Buddha

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A man who started the religion Buddhism

Prince Siddhartha started

Buddhism

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Someone who gives up their worldly pleasures

An ascetic is a very good person

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Given to the poor

Alms are helpful to poor people

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Finding the deep truth and being free of suffering

When you have reached Enlightenment you understand something

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to be happy and have peace

Nirvana is important to me

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combining of people

to rejoin with another

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An empire had power from about 322 to 187 B.C.E

King Ashoka lead the empire

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A command obeyed like a law

Edicts have to be strong because it is obeyed like a law

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