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    The Fall Of King Asoka

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    an animal and each possessing a carved edict from him. Each pillar was near either a highly populated area or well-visited tourist zone, such as the birthplace of the Buddha, and written in the language of the native peoples in a personal tone, both of which ensure the most people would read them. They majorly begin by describing how great a person Asoka is, both by listing the works he has done as well as talking of how morally upstanding he is. This all makes Asoka seem like a caring and benevolent person rather than the ruler he is. The Fourteen Rock Edicts have the most substance of all the edict-bearing pillars. Yet even though it has so much contained within it, Asoka’s strong internal bias begins to show in the first few lines, where he bans the holding of festivals, purely because he “sees much to object to”1 in them. He continues to paint himself as an enlightened person by telling of the decrease of animals slaughtered in his kitchens, yet his numbers are doubtless exaggerated, especially the “hundreds of thousands … killed every day,” with no way for a citizen to know.1 He then states that it is good to respect one’s parents, subtly combining with the view that he is the father of the people to keep any problems from escalating, as nobody wishes to disrespect their father. He even lends himself divine authority, by saying that since his coronation, heavenly sightings and visions have increased.1 Later in the Fourteen Rock Edicts, he appoints Dhamma Mahamatras…

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    Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire ruled like no other. Ashoka Maurya built the largest empire in Indian history, paved the road for Buddhism’s entrance as a major world religion, and strengthened the Silk Roads for trade.[1] Many people believe that he ruled tyrannically, like a despot who enjoyed bloodshed and war, such as those accounts translated by Dr. Pradip Bhattacharya. Even though Ashoka admitted to his poor leadership skills in the beginning, he went through a spiritual revival that…

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    Ashoka Research Paper

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    Ashoka, otherwise known as Ashoka the Great, was an emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. As an emperor he most known for his edicts based on Buddhist beliefs. Edicts are the official rules or proclamations of a person of authority. His edicts are a reflection of the kind of emperor he was. He was a fair ruler who was devoted to his religion and demanded that his subjects all treated each other with respect. He takes after the Dharma, the teachings of Buddha of law and order.” There is an underlying…

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    Ashoka(304-232BCE),was the third Indian emperor of the Maurya Dyansty. He was said as one of the greatest king in the Indian history. Under his control, the empire extended its territories and became the largest to have ever existed in the acient Indian subcontinent, The Maurya Empire(322-185 BCE) was ruled by the Mauryan dynasty. The empire is known for its military strength, highly organized and powerful political in ancient India. Ashoka was better leader than previous kings due to the fact…

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    reign? How did Buddhism transform Ashoka? Asoka build a hell on earth a torture chamber where he send people that defy him. He was known as Ashoka the cruel. Ashoka attacked Kalinga, in which thousands of people died during and after the war. Wood states that Ashoka said that in war everyone suffers; there's killing, injuries, and people losing their love one's. Everyone comes out suffering because of war. After all this he turn to Buddhism and build status/pillars seeking forgiveness.…

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    How Was Ashoka Successful

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    way. While all were successful, there was one that stood out in history and made an impact in his lifetime. This ruler's name was Ashoka, and he ruled what was called the Mauryan Empire. Ashoka, in comparison to Augustus and Qin Shihuangdi, was more successful because he cared about his legacy and the teachings he was leaving behind for his people. After he died, he wanted the Mauryans to be known as a group who were taught well and for those people to keep teaching what he taught to future…

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    Ender's Mother Teresa

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    People nowadays don't always think about other while doing thing but the Greeks have a proverb that say, a society grows great when old men grow tree whose shade they know they shall never sit in. This more or less means, that when people do thing for others, that don't always help them self, it makes the people as a whole greater. Mother Teresa was a woman that did so much for other while getting nothing in return, she was willing to have nothing so others could have something, which reminds…

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    was in a constant struggle between good and evil. Humans were to choose between good and evil in preparation for the final judgment when good would triumph evil. This made people want to become better and more righteous because they knew they would be judged on their works. The people strived to be good. Thus their empire became a safer and more peaceful place because of the goodness of the Zoroastrian followers. On the other hand, Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire ruled in accordance with…

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    What makes a man or woman, great is their intelligence, concern for others, and leadership skills. To be great though you must have all these traits. It’s like the characteristics of life in science, the item must have all the traits to be alive. If the item does not have one, then it is not alive. Alexander the Great does not deserve the title of great, although he has intelligence and leadership skills. He did not have concern for others. Alexander had great war intelligence. As was said in…

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    Alexander The Great Power

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    Today in history there are names that are well known, even centuries after their feats. Names such as Alexander the Great and Augustus and their stories stick in the minds of those who hear them. However, it’s important to understand why these people where considered great and if they really were as great as people write them off to be. Just like in today’s day positions of power bring corruption as well as general down fall. It’s important to understand the history behind great leaders and how…

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