A religion originated in India. It is based off of buddhas teachings, it is a path to enlightenment.
Buddhism
Indias most major religion, it is characterized by the belief in reincarnation and many different gods.
Hinduism
The cycle of death and rebirth.
Samsara
An ancient language spoken in India.
Sanskrit
A state of peace, happiness, and enlightenment.
Nirvana
Someone who lives in extreme poverty, and meditates in hopes of reaching enlightenment.
Ascetic
simple, holy men
Monk
The belief of being reborn after one dies
Reincarnation
A system that separates peoples social class in ancient India.
Caste System
A tall pillar advertising something the king has said.
Edict
A journey to a sacred place or shrine.
Pilgrimage
A large text consisting of old sanskrit literature and hinduism scriptures.
Vedas
A community of people, especially monks, who are all led by a religion.
Monestaries
The holy and sacred power that is the sustainer of the universe.
Brahman
An individual duty fulfilled by good behavior and then rewarded by being reborn into a good life.
Dharma