Compare and contrast the Indian concept of dharma (or dhamma) from the perspective of Siddhartha and the early Buddhists and the Mauryan emperor Ashoka Maurya (third century BCE). (Documents if it helps Siddhartha’s first sermon (“Setting in motion wheel of law”) and Ashoka’s rock edict 13). Analysis in the context of ancient India
Dharma was a way of life founded where a large group of people believed in it. It comprised a way code of conduct and set life standard to be adopted by the people. On the other side perspective of Siddhartha (Buddhists ) was a faith to be followed and it was considered as a religion.