Asia in premodern world
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Asia in premodern world
Where did Buddhism have its origin?
When did Buddha live?
Where did Budha grow up?
the foothills of Nepal
What job did Buddha's father have?
he was a petty king
How was it believed that Buddha's mother conceived him?
she was touched on the stomach by the trunk of a white elephant
What blossomed at every step of Buddha?
a lotus flower
How long was Buddha on house arrest?
30 years old
Who did Buddha first go to when he got out of the palace for the first time?
he followed after gurus
Where was Buddha when he found enlightenment?
under a boody tree
If Buddha wasn't trying to make a religion what was he doing?
creating a philosophy for life
What are the 4 noble truths?
there is pain and suffering in the world
lust is the cause of the pain
we must end the suffering
how we end the suffering
How do we end the suffering in life according to Buddha?
the 8-fold path
When did a man come along and make Buddhism a religion?
When did people start to convert to Buddhism?
when Emperor Ashoka converted
How did Emperor Ashoka convert to Buddhism?
he was a mass murderer as a general
Buddhist priests in his campaign showed him this way of life
What religion became a tremendous threat to Hinduism?
What did Hinduism claim Buddha was?
an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu
Who drove Buddhism out of India?
What two different directions did Buddhism go when it was driven out of India?
What does Hinayana mean?
conservative end of Buddhism
What does Mahayana mean?
a liberal view of Buddhism
What is a liberal form of Buddhism that was in Tibet?
the Dohli Lama
What liberal form of Buddhism was brought over to America?
During what age was India the dominant empire of the world?
the Guptas Age (320-640 AD)
During the Guptas Age how many Shakespeares did they have in India?
What are examples of how advanced India was medically in the Guptas Age?
When do Moslems enter into India?
Who was an example of a brutal Islamic conqueror?
by the 1300's how much of the Indian population was Muslim?
Who was a wonderful ruler of India in the 1500 and 1600's?
Who was the ruler of India during the age of exploration?
When does the western world enter into India?
When does the collapse of the British empire occur?
When does the British tell India they will give them their independence?
What did India have to do before Britian would give them their independence?
develop political parties
get a constitutional convention together
make a constitution
have an election
When did all hell break loose in India?
during their first constitutional convention
What were the two political parties in India?
How did India almost have a civil war?
the Hindu political party was the 3/4th majority
the Muslims wouldn't be ruled by them
What occurence stopped the civil war brewing in India?