Ashoka The Great Quotes
Aśoka (c.304–c.232 BCE) popularly as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Empire.
Aśoka (Ashoka the Great) popularized Buddhism after he changed his ways after witnessing the blood he shed the war in the eastern province of Kalinga (modern Odisha state). He witnessed so much bloodshed that let him change his ways and ended his conquest for more power and lands and adopted Buddhism.
He contributed to the rise of Buddhism into a major world religion which spread throughout India and later beyond its frontiers to Tibet, Southeast Asia, and China.
Ashoka The Great change to Buddhism transformed him so much that he devoted his time and resources (millions of gold pieces) to the expansion of his new faith.
He gave freedom to those who were of other religions. Aśoka (Ashoka The Great) was generally forgotten in India until the 19th century when the British philologist James Prinsep finally interpreted Aśoka’s inscriptions.
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Famous Ashok The Great Quotes
“No one is what he is, my Piyadasi. Everyone is what he is going to be.” — Ashoka The Great
“Lies the beauty of your walk in the way you walk it … or in the journey’s end?” — Ashoka The Great
“As long as there are people who approach the gods with greedy hearts there will be priests with greedy hearts to receive them.” — Ashoka The Great
“The gods do not wish to judge us for what we did in past lives, but for what we will have wrought in this. We are what we think now, what we do now.” — Ashoka The Great
“For his salvation, man is dependent on himself. Within himself, he has the power to proceed on the road to Nirvana. It” — Ashoka The Great
“We bow to the gods but keep the reins of the chariot in our own hands,” — Ashoka The Great
“As long as there are people who seek the gods with greedy hearts, there will be priests with greedy hearts ready to receive them.” — Ashoka The Great
“The greatest man is he who takes upon himself the hardest suffering to release others of their woes.” — Ashoka The Great
Whoever honors his own sect and disparages another man’s, whether from blind loyalty or with the intention of showing his own sect in a favorable light, does his own sect the greatest possible harm. Concord is best, with each hearing and respecting the other’s teachings. — Ashoka The Great
All men are my children. As for my own children, I desire that they may be provided with all the welfare and happiness of this world and of the next, and so do I desire for all men as well. — Ashoka The Great
I have enforced the law against killing certain animals and many others, but the greatest progress of righteousness among men comes from the exhortation in favor of non-injury to life and abstention from killing living beings. — Ashoka The Great
No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger. — Ashoka The Great
Let all listen, and be willing to listen to the doctrines professed by others. — Ashoka The Great
It is forbidden to decry other sects; the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour. — Ashoka The Great
When an unconquered country is conquered, people are killed… . That the beloved of the Gods finds very pitiful and grievous. … If anyone does him wrong, it will be forgiven as far as it can be forgiven… The beloved of the Gods considers that the greatest of all victories is the victory of righteousness. — Ashoka The Great
He who does reverence to his own sect, while disparaging the sects of others with the intent to enhance the glory of his own sect, by such conduct inflicts the severest injury on his own sect. — Ashoka The Great
May the partisans of all doctrines in all countries unite and live in a common fellowship. For all alike profess mastery to be attained over oneself and purity of the heart. — Ashoka The Great
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