Topic- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
5) Businesses and companies of today have a lot to learn from the exemplary ruler of India, Ashoka’s life. Discuss.(250 words)
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the life philosophy and practice of King Ashoka’s life and bring out what are the lessons that businesses of today can learn from his life.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the Ashoka- his rule over a huge area, Kalinga war and his Dhamma.
Discuss what lessons can today’s businesses learn from the life of King Ashoka. E.g
- King Asoka encouraged generosity towards the poor, ascetics, Brahmins, friends and relatives.Today most of the Companies are involved with Charity work. But are they really interested in doing good or is it a way of profiting their companies?
- Asoka encouraged harmlessness towards all beings. If you are in an industry of providing meat you might want to consider the well-being of those animals who give life for others consumption. Animal cruelty and environmental degradation is not something we should tolerate as a society or humans.
- Asoka recommended qualities of;
e) Purity of Heart
These guide lines not only can create a workable political philosophy of a country but a healthy workplace.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.