Hinduism: Key Terms

Hinduism: Key Terms
1. brahman: the single, supreme force or reality in the universe (god)
2. atman: the essential self of every individual (soul)
3. moksha: freeing of the soul so that it can unite with brahman (heaven)
4. reincarnation: the belief that the soul is reborn in various forms (rebirth)
5. karma: the belief that every deed in this life affects a person’s next life (fate)
6. caste: a system of social groups based on birth (rank)
7. dharma: the duties and obligations of each caste (duty)