He goes out seeking a teacher to help him be more enlightened. According to, Asoka: Ruthless Conqueror, or Enlightened Ruler?, it says, “(Doc C) By the riverbank he met a Buddhist monk who told him to sit beneath the Bodhi tree, where the Buddha found enlightenment. And there, the power of ideas, and the power of the state came together in a uniquely Indian way. It was the rejection of the path of violence and a whole way of understanding history.” When he was there, Asoka started thinking about his people. Buddhism is a spiritual practice, which caused this. He gave gifts to the poor, and started ruling in a more political manner, which had never been done
How would you feel if you were known as cruel conqueror who carelessly killed thousands of people? Or what about a peaceful leader who was deeply concerned about people? Apparently, no one would want to be known by anything negative acts they’ve done during their lifetime. But what about Asoka? Was he a ruthless conqueror or enlightened ruler? Asoka was the ruler of most of what became India from 268 BCE until his death in 232 BCE. He was the founder of India, and to Indians now and then, Asoka was a warrior and a ruler beyond any in their history. He made a large impact on the world, and became Buddhist. He spread his beliefs without force, but Asoka also had a dark side. Although he fits into multiple categories, which ones should he be identified as? Asoka should be remembered as an enlightened ruler because he ended violence and worked to help people, he spread Buddhism, and he inspired Modern India.
This can be found in document F “devoted himself to the spread of Buddhist teachings.” Nehru was a leading figure in India’s independence movement and served as the country's first prime minister. This is what he said about Asoka “Asoka’s pillars of stone with their inscriptions would speak to me in their magnificent language and tell me of a man, who, though an emperor, was greater any other kings or emperors. This astonishing ruler, beveled still in India and in many other parts of Asia, devoted himself to the spread of Buddha’s teachings, to the righteousness and good will, and go to-public works for the works for the good of the people. He was no passive spectator of events, lost in contemplation and self improvement. He labored hard at public business and declared he was ready of it.” He cared about people as I said earlier and their beliefs, he wanted to spread the good words of Buddha he wanted people to know about Buddhism. This shows what he was thinking in his mind and overall what kind of ruler he
Mohandas Gandhi was the first recorded individual to adopt a non-violent method based form for change. His primary objective was for people of all ethnicities and social class to live freely amongst each other, even those inflicted upon by India’s ancient caste system.
The Bhagavad Gita uses the conversation between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna to portray Hinduism world view and Krishna’s view on the different fundamental questions. When he’s facing a war, Arjuna is guided by Krishna to be a selfless leader, and dedication to the cause.
When Ashoka originally became king in 273 B.C., he was just as ruthless as his grandfather. He would slay people he conquered with no mercy. However, one of his massacres took the lives of 100,000 captured people. After committing this act, he was horrified and ashamed of himself. He then vowed to follow the Buddhist teachings of “peace to al beings”.
There were many enlightened and ruthless rulers of India and Asoka was just one that left a legend behind of being a powerful ruler. Asoka was a ruler a ruler of India that had conquered most of India’s land. Although, some people may think that Asoka was a ruthless conqueror, he also sought enlightenment, he felt a great crisis within himself as well as forgiveness, and he stopped himself from starting more wars which makes Asoka being an enlightened ruler more obvious.
Asoka was an enlightened ruler because of his intelligence and strategy. Evidence of this is when he conquered Kalinga. This was an important conquest to the economy of the Mauryan Empire. He strategically surrounded Kalinga when conquering it (Doc B). This evidence explains why Asoka was an enlightened ruler because he was doing good for his people and economy. He also
The nation of India gained its independence from Great Britain, in 1947 thanks to Asoka.(BE) He did many great things in his years, he ruled most of what later became India from 268 BCE. (BE)Until he died Asoka’s death which was in 232 BCE, the truth is he (BE)was an enlightened Ruler, from being bad to becoming very good. Asoka did these things for a reason, but many people thought that he did this to hurt them. In reality he was just trying to help his nation.(BE)
Asoka was a ruler of India, with much territory which he inherited from his dynasty. Asoka wanted to expand his territory for his people. So they intruded the Kalinga’s territory. Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because he was responsible for many deaths, wanted unfair wars, and had unjust laws.
“No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger.” Said Asoka himself. Asoka always believed that in order to improve, you had to work, and that is what led his empire to become so successful and powerful. Asoka also helped his empire's economy flourish, showed remorse for those he had harmed, and honored other religions. Due to all of this, he was without a doubt and enlightened ruler
Asoka was a Ruthless Conqueror for many reasons. He killed so many people for such selfish reasons such as what happened in Kalinga. According to document B Asoka attacked Kalinga to increase his wealth and power. In this ruthless attack he killed one hundred thousand people for his own personal gain.
There is a debate of who asoka was. Asoka is a ruthless conqueror in many different ways. He tried to hurt people and tries to get power. First of all, Asoka is a ruthless conqueror because he killed people. Then in document a most died because of hunger and diseases.
According to the Bhagavad Gita, a truly wise person should seek to subdue his senses in order to achieve Brahman State. The Bhagavad Gita opens with a scene in which Arjuna, a warrior prince, is speaking to his chariot driver who is really the god Krishna. Arjuna is deeply troubled by the fact that he is fighting his relatives and wishes to abandon the fight. It is here that his dialogue with Krishna begins. Their conversation revolves around many issues and questions that Arjuna has, one of them being about emotion and desire. There seems to be a fairly straightforward answer to his question. Many times in the book, Arjuna is told that he should subdue his emotions. However, there are still more questions to be answered. Why should emotions and desires be supressed? How does one suppress these desires? Finally, what is the cultural effect of this teaching? It is through these first two questions that Arjuna is able to understand the role of his desires, and through the third that the cultural effects of this doctrine can be explored.
Asoka was an Indian leader and took control of Kalinga in 268 B.C. Some people argue that he was ruthless because he started wars that led to many deaths. But, he changed his life and felt guilty for what he did. Most ruthless rulers never even have second thoughts about bad actions and things they caused. Thesis statement: (choose a side and state your opinion)