Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

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Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Postby Sekha » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:21 am

I believe some pretend so.

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Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:02 am

No — not by a long way. A Cakkavatti observes the five precepts always, Asoka came to rule a large part of India by violence, not by teaching and practising the Dhamma. Later, he become a compassionate and benevolent ruler, but he was not a Cakkavatti.
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Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Postby Sekha » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:15 pm

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Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Postby seniya » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:37 pm

I'm sorry if my words are not understandable and it is in impolite expression, because my native language is not English....

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Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Postby seniya » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:34 pm

I'm sorry if my words are not understandable and it is in impolite expression, because my native language is not English....

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