Base Concepts -Reincarnation: the rebirth of a soul in a new body -Karma: the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. -Ahimsa: the principle of nonviolence toward all living things Hinduism -Moksha: liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth Buddhism -4 Noble Truths: -Suffering exists. -Suffering arises from attachment to desires. -Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases. -Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path.