• Ashoka
    ' instructions in Dhamma. Even where Beloved-of-the-Gods' envoys have not been, these people too, having heard of the practice of Dhamma and the ordinances and instructions in Dhamma given by Beloved-of-the-Gods, are following it and will continue to do so. — Edicts of Ashoka, Rock Edict (S. Dhammika...
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  • Ashoka the Great
    came to be known as Dhammashoka (Sanskrit), meaning Ashoka, the follower of Dharma. Ashoka defined the main principles of dharma (dhamma) as nonviolence, tolerance of all sects and opinions, obedience to parents, respect for the Brahmans and other religious teachers and priests, liberality towards...
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  • Indian History
    making varied from king to king, the great Mauryan king Ashoka is known to have frequently consulted his ministers, and they were also empowered to take decisions in his absence. The Mauryan system was divided into various administrative departments that looked after various duties. Each department...
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  • Ambedkar and Buddhism
    relevance to human society. He interpreted Buddhism in his own unique way so as to make it more relevant in the context of ever changing human society. REFERENCE BOOKS: 1 Ambedkar, B.R., The Buddha and His Dhamma, 1974 2 Goyal, S R, Buddhism in Indian History and Culture, 2004 3...
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  • Yahooo
    Dhamma of Ashoka There is no doubt that Ashoka's personal religion was Buddhism. In his Bhabru edict he says he had full faith in Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. He showed respect to all sects and faiths and believed in using among ethical and moral values of all sects. In Rock Edict VII he says all...
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  • Bihar- the Urban Advent of Rural India
    : Bimbisara, Ajatashatru, Mahapadma Nanda, Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusara, Ashoka, Samprati, and Pusyamitra Sunga Further information: Kalinga War, Rajgriha, Patliputra, Edicts of Ashoka, Ashokavadana, Arthashastra, and Emblem of India Further information: Ambapali, Chanakya, and Brhadrata Shishunaga (also...
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  • King Ashoka
    Asoka Dhamma After converting to Buddhism, one of the greatest emperors of India, Ashoka disseminated the teachings and knowledge of the Buddhist scriptures. Ashoka always had belief in morals and principles and had high ideals in life. These came to be known as Dhamma of Emperor Ashoka. The word...
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  • Ashoka's Dhamma
    THE DHAMMA IS PRAKRIT FORM OF THE SANSKRIT WORD DHARMA.HOWEVER, ASHOKA TRIED TO USE IT IN A MUCH WIDER SENSE. SCHOLARS HAVE EXPRESSED DIFFERENT OPINIONS REGARDING DHAMMA OF ASHOKA. SOME ARE OF THE VIEW THAT HIS DHAMMA IS NOTHING MORE THAN BUDDHISM OTHERS FEEL THAT IT WAS NOT A PARTICULAR RELIGIOUS...
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  • Mauryan Empire
    The Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka, is famous for his Rock and Pillar edicts. But how much can we really know about Ashoka and his empire from these edicts, particularly as almost no other evidence exists for Ashoka's reign? It is a fair assessment that up until the early part of the twentieth century...
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  • The Mauryan period is an important period in the history of Indian art and architecture
    . Sculptures of the Mauryan Empire Sculptures of the Mauryan Empire involve Ashoka`s edicts carved on pillars and rocks made out of shafts of sandstone which represent earliest stone sculpture of India. Sculptures of the Mauryan Empire include those forms of art which were crafted during this period...
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  • Mauryas
    Maurya dynasty Capital from a palace of Ashoka, museum of Lahore, Pakistan. Photo Marco Prins. Capital from a palace of Ashoka; Lahore museum The Mauryas: Indian dynasty in the fourth-third centuries BCE, which unified the subcontinent for the first time and contributed to the spread of...
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  • Historical and Geographical Notes
    for the Dhamma, much self-examination, much respect, much fear (of evil), and much enthusiasm.” Pillar Edict Nb1 (S. Dhammika) [Edit]Religious exchange Far from being sectarian, Ashoka based on a belief that all religions shared a common, positive essence, encouraged tolerance and understanding...
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  • Public Administration Under the King Ashoka
    and order, military) in the different zones. The official ladder went down to the village level. The war with Kalinga transformed Ashoka both on a personal as well as public level. He made a number of changes in the administration. Ashoka introduced a new cadre of officials, by the name of Dhamma...
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  • Yo Mama
    Achaemenid emperor established a province on the banks of the Indus in the 6th century BC and many have considered that the Mauryans took their cue here. Evidence for this point of view comes from the most famous symbol of the Mauryans——the stone pillars of Ashoka. From the point of view of art historians...
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  • Xyzcchxgxfztzts
    invasion of the kingdom of Kalinga, Ashoka turned toward Buddhism and nonviolence. He declared that in the future he would conquer only by morality or by dhamma—which is a Prakrit word, often replaced by the more familiar Sanskrit word dharma—a word meaning right conduct, duty, religion, law, social...
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  • Buddhism
    severe repression during the 1960's in China during the Cultural Revolution. Bodhisattva- (A Bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment not only for him/herself but also for everyone.) A Bodhisattva is motivated by pure compassion and love. Their goal is to...
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  • Ancient Rulers and Roles in Society
    , social, and cultural standpoint. Eanatum was king of Largush in 2450 B.C.E, Hammurabi the Babylonian king ruled from 1792-1755 B.C.E . King of Assyria Ashur ruled from 883-859 B.C.E., King Darius known as the Persian king ruled from 522-486 B.C.E. Finally King Piyadasi who was emperor of Ashoka...
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  • Hinduism and Buddhism
    fulfill his roles in society and the world. Such responsibilities include reproduction and caste duties, but extend into the philosophical realm of peaceful and humble acceptance of one’s position. Dharma defines correct living for a Hindu. Buddhism has a similar concept, dhamma (note even the...
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  • Similarities and Differences Between Jainism and Buddhism
    were right philosophy right knowledge and right character. The Tri-Ratna of Buddhism were Budhha, Dhamma and Sangha. (14) Both had three main religious texts. Tripitaka, i.e. Vinaypitak, Suttapitaka and Abidhamma pitak were the three religious texts of Buddhism, where as Anga i.e, Anga, Upanga and...
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  • Essay Rewrite
    . Buddhism acknowledge the existence of some gods and goddesses of Hindu pantheon, but give them a rather subordinate status. Buddha, the Sangha and Dhamma are the three cardinal requirements on the eightfold path. Hinduism offers many choices to its followers on the path of self-realization...
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