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Maurya Kingdom: 10 More Questions on Ashoka the Great

MauryaAsoka was one of the most powerful  ruler of the Mauryan Empire  .He ruled over the country from 273 BC to 232 BC and his kingdom was spread over most of India, South Asia and beyond, stretching from present day Afghanistan and parts of Persia in the west, to Bengal and Assam in the east, and Mysore in the south. However, the Battle of Kalinga changed King Asoka completely. From a power hungry emperor, he turned into a Buddhist follower and started preaching the principles of Buddhism throughout the world. Read on this biography to know more about the life history of ‘Ashoka the Great‘:

Maurya Kingdom: 10 More Questions on Ashoka the Great

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Comments ( 13 )

  1. For example in Christianity one would be “love thy neighbor”. What type of stuff do Buddhists believe in?

  2. what are the ethical principles of buddhism and hinduism and how are they similar and how are they different? please i need help writing a paper and im having some difficulty…can anyone help?

  3. I’m thinking about becoming a Buddhist, and I would like to know the essential concepts, doctrines, etc. I’d prefer something short and to-the-point. Thanks.

  4. I noticed some similarities on a few points.

  5. Compare the central principles of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism

    in dept before 8:00 thx…

  6. I am an Agnostic who has been studying many different religions over the last few years. I have found the principles of Buddhism to truly symbolize what I would like to strive to become. Please do not mention other religions; I find the principles of the other major religions to be immoral at best.

    The only major religion I havn’t touched yet is Hinduism, except for the knowledge I got about some Hindu concepts from studying Buddhism. My question is how does Buddhism differ from Hinduism?
    Wrong, in Buddhism the concept of God is irrelevant. It is not an atheist religion.
    I’m sorry you must not have read, I already know about the Buddhist religion. And I don’t believe I was arguing with anyone, maybe you just like to argue so you see arguments in speech?

  7. I kind of need an idiots guide. What happens after death? Are there any cardinal rules that should never be broken?

  8. I am interested in this religion and would like to learn more. Thanks!

  9. I am looking for a book on Buddhism that will elaborate on the 8-fold path and the 4 nobel truths and their application in daily life. I have been searching for some books online but am overwhelmed with how many there are and am looking for some recommendations.

  10. What exactly is “Buddhism”? Who is Buddha and what are his principles? Is it different from Hindu? Is it a monothiestic religion? Do they have heaven/hell and judgement day? Do they follow a religious book? I’m really interested in Buddhism and it’s teachings, can someone help fill me in with as much details as possible?

  11. I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and heard its a great religion. What do they generally believe?

  12. […] of the best emperors of perpetuity, Emperor Ashoka was a Mauryan leader whose empire spread across the Indian subcontinent, stretching from the […]

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