Dr. Debella Social Studies/ Wolrd History project.
Hinduisum was one of the first religions that had the idea of reincarnation, karma and other ideas.
Reincarnation- that people can be born again after death Karma- the universal principle of cause and effect.
In Ancient India, people made up the caste system. social class system in which people are classified based on education, culture, and income levels.
The ultimate goal of a Buddhist is to reach Nirvana and to release one another from endless reincarnation and suffering.
The Buddha's teachings are about suffering and how to overcome it. Nirvana- the state of enlightenment
The Buddha taught that life is imperfect and that we will suffer. He taught that we suffer because of desire, anger and he showed that we could end our suffering by letting go of desires and overcoming our anger.