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vedas

Hindu scriptures,collection of aryan beliefs

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moksha

reborn until reached

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reincarnation

belief in being reborn until you are in a higher caste

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dharma

rules

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karma

consequences

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tripitaka

collection of buddhas teachings

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nirvana

state of perfection

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analects

taught politeness respect for the laws hard work

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yin

dark female earth evil

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yang

light male active heaven good

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aryans

nomadic warriors conquered india,aryan beliefs were the foundation of hinduism

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harappa,mohenjo daro

planned cities on a grid system of parallel streets

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jainism

religion based on jiva (eternal soul living in a physical body

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vedic age

aryan beliefs were the foundation of hinduism ,aryan introduced horse drawn chariots

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golden age

gupta dynasty,started by chandragupta

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communal farming

no land ownership,work the land as a community

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cow

unit of trade

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caste system

social class system priest top untouchables low

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hinduism

brought by the aryans in ancient india no holy book but a collection of beliefs called the vedas has over 33,000 gods but the three main ones were brahma the creator vishnu the preserver and the shiva the destroyer

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great wall

longest cemetery ,built as two stone walls , seen from space

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terra cotta warriors

70,000 men worked and it took 36 years,contains over 6000 life sized warriors placed in battle formation

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empress wu

first and only female to rule in china and first brought to emperor to be part of his harem,cruel person,reduced taxes and silk production

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mandate of heaven

orders from spirits on how government rules

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silk road

trade route linking the east and west

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filial piety

respect for elders

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oracle bones

heated until they crack to find answers from gods animal bones

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loess

silt

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buddhism

founded by siddhartha guatama (buddha) enlightened one and nirvana and tripitaka not worshipping any gods

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confucianism

founded by confucius no gods more of philosophy teachings recorded in analects which are taught to be polite and respect elders and laws

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legalism

founded by hanfeizi no gods strict laws and punishments

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taoism

founded by laozi no gods the dao is the way believe live in harmony with nature yin and yang good and evil