Category: Ancient India/South Asia

ashoka

54 – Ashoka the Great

“Beloved-of-the-Gods speaks thus: Twelve years after my coronation I started to have Dhamma edicts written for the welfare and happiness of the people, and so that not transgressing them they might grow in the Dhamma. Thinking: “How can the welfare and happiness of the people be secured?” I give attention to my relatives, to those dwelling near and those dwelling…

magadha

52 – Magadha

“That lord of Mahapadma, King Nanda, will rule over the entire earth just like a second Parashurama (6th avatar of Vishnu), and no one will challenge his authority.” -Bhagavata Purana Ooo an episode within a week of a previous episode? Sounds like I’ve got some time on my hands! This was supposed to be one large one, but instead I’ll…

nirvana

51 – Nirvana

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – The Buddha Hey it’s been a while! I’ve been kinda…

vedic

50 – The Vedic Age

“I am all-powerful Time which destroys all things, and I have come here to slay these men. Even if thou dost not fight, all the warriors facing thee shall die.” -The Bhagavad Gita 11:32 Arjuna learns the truth. The truth is that his charioteer might be more than he lets on. – Krishna as his Universal Form Music: Bhagavad Gita Chapter…