GK Question- 73

Consider the following principle elements of Buddhism:
1. Four Nobel Truths
2. Noble Eightfold Path
3. Buddha’s Birth Place
Hint about which among the above elements of Buddhism has been found in Asoka’s Inscriptions?
[A]1 & 3
[B]2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]Only 3


Explanation: This question is based upon the view of some scholars that Asoka’s religion was NOT Buddhism but something beyond that , something which must be called a Universal Religion. Please note that none of his inscriptions is there to give any reference to the fundamental principles of Buddhism like Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path. But Yes, Asoka talks about Lumbini. He says that Lumbini village was taxed reduced and entitled to the eight part (only). So only statement 3 is correct.

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