Readings for 9/29
According to Ashoka, what are the principles according to which he wishes to live and rule?
What relationship does his style of government bear to the existing caste system and Hindu religion?
What evidence do you see of changes in practice over time?
How would you describe the status of women in ancient India?
What kinds of principles seemed to drive Kautilya's recommendations?
Could women possess property? What were the limitations on her rights in this regard?
What makes Kautilya's views on government "realistic?"
What kinds of responsibilities were placed on families and villages?Readings for 10/1Dhammapada
What makes us what we are?
How does one attain happiness?
What is the role of the "wise man?'
What are the four truths?
How does one overcome desire and become a Brahmana? Are works important?
What is the view of the body and of material life in this work?
What kind of view of the world is presented here?
What kind of engagement with the world is espoused in the Dhammapada?
To what does "saved from the flood" refer?Bhagavad Gita
What was the problem Arjuna had at the start of the first section?
Krishna explained to Arjuna why he should fight. What was the crux of his answer to Arjuna's concerns?
What is Karma? What does Krishna say about duty (dharma)?
What is Brahman?
What is the relationship between Brahman and the world?
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