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12.5: Key Terms

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    cabotage
    a system wherein groups or individuals are granted the right to trade in another’s territory
    caravansary
    an inn funded by the state or wealthy individuals where travelers could spend the night and store their goods securely
    Chan Buddhism
    a form of Mahayana Buddhism that emphasizes meditation; it is widely practiced in Japan where it is known as Zen Buddhism
    dharma
    the Hindu concept of the right way of living as defined by cosmic law
    moksha
    the release from samsara and the karmic cycle together with the attainment of a complete understanding of the world
    Pure Land Buddhism
    a branch of Mahayana Buddhism holding that all believers can be reborn into a place of salvation, the Pure Land
    samurai
    a member of the elite warrior class of Japan, governed by a strict code of behavior
    shogun
    a Japanese military commander-in-chief

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