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Subcontinent

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A large land that is part of a continent.
India is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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A natural disaster that occurs by wind reversing and problems in precipitation.
I have never been in a monsoon, but I've heard that they are very dangerous.
Plateau
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a usually extensive land area having a relatively level surface raised sharply above adjacent land on at least one side
There is a plateau by my house.
Glaciers
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A large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface
Do you know where there is a glacier nearby?
Hinduism
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A polytheistic religion that is mostly popular in modern day India.
Hinduism is the oldest world religion that is still here today.
Dharma
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What you are needed to do. An example is that if you are a teacher, your dharma is to be organized and responsible.
As a student, my dharma is to be responsible, organized, and get good grades.
Brahman
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The most powerful deity in Hinduism. The other deities represent the many faces of Brahman.
Brahman is the creator of the world in Hindu religion.
deity
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A god or goddess in Hinduism.
Some of the most important deities are Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
karma
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One part of the process of samsara that reflects on our actions. In Hindu beliefs, you will get a good life if you are a good Hindu in your previous life. If you weren't being a very good Hindu in your previous life, then you will get a bad life.
I am trying to be really good in this life so I will get good karma in my next one.
samsara
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The continuous cycle of death, life, and rebirth.
I hope samsara for me will end soon.
Vedas
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The primary texts of Hinduism.
The vedas have many interesting stories inside of them.
Sanskrit
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The ancient language that the ancient Indians used to speak and write. They are found in Hinduism's sacred tests and holy books.
I don't know how to write in Sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient religion that is a form of Hinduism found in the Vedas.
Do you believe in Brahmanism?
caste
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The social classes of Hinduism.
Gandhi made the rules in the caste system less strict about the untouchables.
reincarnation
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The concept where the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, is believed to return to live in a new human body, or, in some traditions, either as a human being, animal, or plant.
I hope that the next time I go through reincarnation,I
will be a cow.
pilgrimage
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A journey or expedition.
I am planning on going on a pilgrimage to New York City.
Buddhism
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A religion that believes in the Buddha and is mostly common in modern day China. The Buddha isn't believed to be a god in Buddhism, but only a teacher.
One of my friends believes in Buddhism.
Buddha
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The prophet of Buddhism and use to be Prince Siddhartha.
Prince Siddhartha would become the Buddha once he found how to bring enlightenment.
Prince Siddhartha
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The buddha before he meditated under the Bodhi tree.
Prince Siddhartha learned how to bring enlightenment when he meditated under the Bodhi tree.
ascetic
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Someone who gives up their riches and things they need to survive to give up suffering.
One day when Prince Siddhartha is travelling, he meets an ascetic.
alms
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Money or food given to poor people.
It's important to give alms to the poor.
Enlightenment
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The action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened.
Prince Siddhartha was desperate to find out how to bring enlightenment.
Nirvana
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To reach the state of peace and happiness.
How do you reach Nirvana?
Unification
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The process of being united or made into a whole.
Unifictation occurs when everyone in the society works together.
Mauryan Empire
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One of the most sucessful empires of Ancient India.
The Mauryan Empire became most sucessful when Ashoka conquered.
edicts
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The rules and laws of the Mauryan Empire when King Ashoka conquered.
Edicts where put on pillars all over Ancient India when King Ashoka conquered.
monk
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Sentence: I know a Buddhist monk who used to live near me until they gave up their home to become a monk.