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hieroglyphics

Also, hieroglyphical. designating or pertaining to a pictographic script, particularly that of the ancient Egyptians, in which many of the symbols are conventionalized, recognizable pictures of the things represented.

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dynasty

a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group

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pharaoh

a title of an ancient Egyptian king

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pyramid

(in ancient Egypt) a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb.

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scribe

a person who serves as a professional copyist, especially one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.

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hindusiam

a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion.

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atman

the spiritual life principle of the universe, especially when regarded as inherent in the real self of the individual.

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reincarnation

the rebirth of a soul in a new body.

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karma

in Hinduism and Buddhism the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
informal

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dharma

refers both to divine law and to a persons obedience

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mobility

the ability to move between different levels in society or employment.

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buddhism

a religion, originated in India by Buddha

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tradition

the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.

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rajah

an Indian king or prince.

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medittion

the action or practice of meditating.

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nirvana

(in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.

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dynasty

a line of hereditary rulers of a country.

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missionaries

a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.