gregkavarnos wrote:Really? And what of King Menander and Ashoka then?greentara wrote:Indeed no political position is in accordance with the dharma. Discord resides anywhere where people are urged to take sides in a way that urges them, as Iago does in Shakespeare's Othello, to ''mock the meat'' on which hate, jealousy and desire for power feeds.
Ashoka's biased favoring of the Vaibhajyavadins was pure politics and not Dharma. Also, he was a war criminal (which everyone seems to blank out on), excused because he was forgotten in India until the Brits revived his memory from the pillars (which noone could read for two millennia.)