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Subcontinent

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A place or country that is very big, but smaller than a continent
China or Russia are subcontinents, I think... that's what my older sister told me!
Monsoon
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A very strong wind that makes very heavy rain Asia in the Summer
I wonder if Princess Cleopatra had to deal with Monsoons in her time.
Plateau
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A flat place or surface where the surface around it is raised
My friend lives near a plateau
Glaciers
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A big block of Ice that flows over land
Global Warming is melting Glaciers in Antarctica
Hinduism
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India's first major religion
Hinduism is a very interesting religion
Dharma
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One of the religions for Hinduism, which is for law, obligation and duty
Dharma is just a religion from Hinduism, like Karma and Samsara!
Brahman
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The divine force that everything is a part of
I wonder if my french fries re a part of Brahman... I also wonder if there is a Deity for french fries!
deity
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A Hindu god (Who is part of Brahman)
My friend's favorite Deity is Vishnu
karma
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The effect of how a person lives that affects the person's next life
If you do good things, the universe will reward you. If you are bad, then the universe might beat you up my a bloated buffalo! (from a TV show!)
samsara
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The continued cycle of birth, death and rebirth
Can you ever leave the Samsara cycle?
Vedas
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A collections of ancient Hindu writings
Is the Vedas written in Sanskrit? Does it contain the story Ramayana?
Sanskrit
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A written form of a Hindu language
Is there Sanskrit in the Ramayana?
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient religion which the Brahmins (priests and religious scholars) are the highest class
The Brahman (ism) s are uckier than the untouchable, since they are more respected
caste
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A system of class in the Hindu religion
The "untouchables" aren't living fairly, in my opinion
reincarnation
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The cycle for Samsara, reincarnation is the rebirth of a person
In Samsara, you are in a cycle of reincarnation
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place
In the Hindu religion, Hindus pilgrimage to the Samsara and the Ganges river
Buddhism
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A religion started by Prince Siddhartha ( The Bhudda)
Buddhism isn't as big as Christianity.
Buddha
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The "Enlightened One", or the one who reached enlightenment
My cousin thinks that he can be like the Bhudda by being like the Bhudda.
Prince Siddhartha
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He is the son of King Suddhona, and is also the Bhudda
I can't believe that Prince Siddhartha had sat under the Bhodi Tree, and did not get scared by the evil god!
ascetic
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Someone who give's up belongings
Prince Siddhartha hads once been an Ascetic
alms
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Goods given to the poor
Are nuts counted as alms?
Enlightenment
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Center peace and happiness
Is Prince Siddhartha the only one that had reached Enlightenment?
Nirvana
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An ideal state or peace and happiness
I get into Nirvana when I read a good book and eat Sorbet!
Unification
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To make somethign whole
I should unify this Pizza before my parents get home and find out I ate the rest of the Pizza!
Mauryan Empire
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An empire in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E
Was the Mauryan Empire earlier than the last Egyptian Empire?
edicts
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A command obeyed like a law
I hope an Edict said that you should watch as much TV you would like!
monk
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A holy man who spends his life doing religious practice.

I saw a Monk asking for Alms once in China!