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Aryans

-noble people
-from northwest

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dravidians

-group of people agriculturally

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aaryan chief god

Indra

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rajas

chiefs

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sanskrit

formal language

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vedas

hindu scriptures

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varna

--means caste in sanskrit

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dasas

light from dark skin

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4 main varnas

-brahmins
-the ksshatriyas
-vaishyas
-shrudras

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Brahmins

those whoseek wisdom

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ksshatriyas

those who fight and rule

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vaishyas

those who work

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shudras

those who serve

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jati

-sub castes
-caste organized by professiion and heritidty

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hinduism

-caste system fit into religious beliefs
- -everyone has universal soul
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hindiusm: atman

individual soul

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samsara

This cycle of reincarnation that sees the soul of one who has died reborn in a new physical body

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Moksha

release from that cycle of rebirth and reuinion with the brahman

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dharma

obiendience

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karma

ones deeds and and the proper fullfiillment of ones duties in their assigned caste

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artha

prosperity

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kama

pleasure

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buddhism

-reject caste system
-and anyone can be enlightned and find nirvana
-4 noble truths

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4 noble truths

1. suffering is an inherit part of life
2. suffering comes from desiring things
3. suffering will end when desire is eleminated
4. desire is eliminated by 8 fold path

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the eight fold path

-dharma of buddhism
-8 principles to master body and mind

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boddhisateas

were people who reached enlightenment but chose to stay in world to reach it

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mahayana buddism

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theravada buddism

asceticism

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four noble truths

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1.

suffering is an inherit part of life