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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 that he used his military power to expand the Maryann Empire and He won the war against a feudal state called Kalinga. With the goal of annexing its territory, Ashoka’s strong military power and strategies had successfully took over the Kalinga, which his grandfather had tried but failed. Even thought people from Kalinga defended themselves and kept their honor but they lost the war .The war took place around 261 BCE and it’s considered as one of the most bloodiest and cruel conflicts in the world history. The war with Kalinga changed Ashoka after he saw so much suffering and slaughter. he seeked comfort in the Buddhism with the influence of his wife. With Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism, there are huge changes to the Maurya Empire. He used to rule the empire like his grandfather did in a cruel but efficient way. After his conversion, he…

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    In 321 B.C., Chandragupta Maurya had been married into royalty and then set-out to overthrow the Nanda King, thus starting the Mauryan Empire. Thought this empire, there were three people who had ruled it, Chandragupta, his son, and his grandson Asoka. During Chandra’s rule, he had fought Seleucus I and defeated him in 202 B.C., and set out to expand his territory through conquest. By 303 B.C. ,he had achieved more than 2.000 ml of land, as well as politically uniting the northern parts of…

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    Bhagavad Gita Notes

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    Bhagavad-Gita as Guide India is one of the biggest countries in the world with a long history of great Indian civilization. It contains many important historical events, the rise and decline of empires, prolonged wars, establishment of their own religion, language, social structure, own philosophy and cultural values that were passed from generation to generation. There are several world known ancient Indian texts that contain all the wisdom and teachings of the Indian civilization that were…

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    also a means of satisfying all the aspirations of daily life. The founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, had a vision of metaphysical reality known as Nirvana. Nirvana “involves an extinction of selfhood and a final reunion with the Great World Soul, is sometimes likened to a dreamless sleep or to a kind of “blowing out” (as of a candle)” (p. 52) Buddhism influenced Indian civilization because after the founder of Buddhism died, “his disciples carried his message through India and Buddhist…

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    people 's place. We can also assume that the Han had better control over their people and government, because unlike the Mauryans, China was very centralized. They had one capital and one ruler with absolute power. This makes it so China had very clear direction as it was only one person 's ideas being expressed through government. Mauryans also had a ruler, but he had assigned loyalties to govern smaller areas of India. This is due to the fact the India did not become centralized until the…

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    The Fall Of King Asoka

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    For a long time, people thought King Asoka to be nothing more than a myth. With several writings concerning him, each relayed too fantastical an image to be convincing as truthful, keeping him in a legendary status. This all changed in 1837, well over a thousand years after his death, when a scholar James Prinsep managed to translate writings on a stone pillar in Delhi. After several other scholars raced to translate similar writings all over the Indian landscape, it became known that this King…

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    a ruthless conqueror. However, Asoka paved the way for Buddhism, established reforms that still have significant meaning today, and who strengthened the Mauryan Empire into a feared yet peaceful place. Asoka spread Buddhist teachings to as far as Greece so that all could…

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    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 led him to become a…

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    Asoka DBQ

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    Asoka was the emperor of the Mauryan Empire and the grandchild of Chandragupta Maurya. His rule lasted from 268 B.C.E, to his death in 232 B.C.E. To this day he is known as the founding father of India and introduced a form of government based in Buddhist spiritual belief. Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because he violently took over regions, greedily took over places for economic reasons, and because he tries earning forgiveness by giving rich gifts to the poor, how selfish. Lastly, Asoka tries…

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    no violence which it attracted the rising class of the merchants. 5. What aspect of Buddhism is considered a “step too far” for most Indians? Wood states that Buddhism is consider atheist, because Buddhism message that believing in a god is a form of attachment and clinging. Although in India there's so many gods that one can worship, which Woods states is step too far. 6. What do scholars believe is the reason for Buddhism’s decline in India during this time period? The invasion of…

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