Shantessa Pama (cousin) born on March 5 is a retired American elite gymnast who grew up in Kailua,Kona Hawaii. She started her education at kahakai elementary until she was about 8 years old she is now a residence of Dana Point California where she continued her education at Dana Hills High School and graduated in 2009. Shantessa quotes “I missed home a lot when I moved but there was no competition here for me I was no longer allowed to compete here and gymnastics was my passion. I wanted to turn gymnastics into my career”. Shantessa Pama was one of the only 2 female gymnast to complete a triple tuck dismount but the first to complete it at the age 13.
Ashoka was known for being the total opposite of his grandfather. He was a devout follower of Buddhim and was the man responsible for the spread of it. If it weren’t for him, Buddhism would not be as big as it is today.
It caused him to re-evaluate his concept of expanding his empire through wars and violence. As a result, he turned to Buddhism and studied the teaching of Buddha. He gradually embraced Buddhism over the years. One of Ashoka’s edicts, he said that, “…I have been a Buddhist layman for more than two and a half years, but for a year I did not make much progress. Now for more than a year I have drawn close to the community [of monks] and have become more aren’t…” As it can be seen from the edict, it shows that Ashoka did not completely embrace Buddhism right after the battle of Kalinga, but his conversion to Buddhism was actually a gradual progress. It is also because of this, Ashoka earned the title ‘the
Just as Buddhism unified Japan during arduous times, it also helped unify India under Ashoka’s command. Ashoka fought great battles and imposed his rule on people southward along the eastern coast of India. The sufferings created by the war disturbed Ashoka and he found relief in the religion known as Buddhism. He adopted Buddhism to bring equality to all and found great comfort knowing the religion was so accepting.
Asoka: Ruthless Conqueror or Enlightened Ruler? Prior to the ruling of Emperor Ashoka, kings, emperors, and rulers were rarely thought to be representations of God. Ashoka was the ruler of the Mauryan Empire which stood in India from 273 BCE to 232 BCE. The Mauryan Empire included most of India's grounds as well as what is now known today as Bangladesh and Pakistan. Once conquering Kalinga, Asoka sought to find a Guru, seeking enlightenment. After sitting beneath the Bodhi tree, Asoka became a more fulfilling leader. Throughout Asoka's life, he had proven himself to be an enlightened ruler by seeking Buddha, creating the Asokan edicts, and acting out on his best interests for his people.
2. Which leader supported Buddhism? Which empire supported Hinduism? Ashoka Maurya supported Buddhism. The Gupta Empire supported Hinduism. 3. What major texts were codified during this period? The Vedas, Mahabharata and Ramayana were the major texts that were codified during this time period.
2. Ashoka: Ashoka was a monarch of India, ruling from 268 to 232 B.C.E. during the Mauryan Empire. Unlike Alexander the Great and Shihuangdi, Ashoka ruled with more liberal policies, adopting the principles of Hinduism and Buddhism. His reign was short lived, and his death marked the end of the Mauryan Empire. (Political, Cultural)
Sidikat Ishola is a recent graduate of Houston Baptist University. Graduating with honors, she obtained her B.A. in Government and a minor in Latin American studies. She is a member of the HBU Pre-Law Society and has competed on the HBU Mock Trial Team. Her degree has allowed her to have a global view, of not only understanding the way the U.S. government works, but also the structure of government and culture in Latin America. Her interest in matters of international relations began with her seeking to combine her love for both culture and government. Her passion for advocating for change, is powered by the belief that everyone deserves to have a voice. She aspires to pursue a career in international-comparative law and write policies that
The Mauryan Empire was one of the largest empires in history. An army full of soldiers and elephants, took over an entire continent because of a ruler named Ashoka, Ashoka wanted more than the land he could see around him. He wants the rest of India; he declares war on
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The most famed ruler of the Maurya Empire was Ashoka who took over the empire in 272 BCE after the death of his father, Bindusara. He was noted for being a young, powerful king whose military prowess was
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