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Kingdoms and Ganas
Ajatsharu was a Magadha king and he wanted to attack Vajji then why did he send a minister to Buddha (who is from Vajji) ???
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Vikas kumar
3 years ago
bcoz he respected buddha for his wisdom and like everyone wanted to seek his blessings and guidance
Ayesha Ebrahim
3 years ago
Thank you for your reply, Mr Vikas, but it seems like you didn't get my point. What I meant was why would Buddha help (or guide/give blessings) to Ajatshatru to attack his own city?
Shubham Kate
3 years ago
Me too could not understand that particular point. And.. Buddha told ways to Prosper vajjis and not ways to conquer it. May be those ajatsattu taking guidance and buddha telling about prosperity of vajji are 2 different points.
Ayesha Ebrahim
3 years ago
Yeah, even I think they are two different instances mentioned together.
Kartheek K
3 years ago
The Buddha belonged to a small gana known as the Sakya gana. He was not from Vajji Dynasty. So Ajasattu took advice from Budha, knowledgeble person and ruler , for which he explained how long Vajji can prosper
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Vikas kumar
3 years ago
Ayesha,take it as simple,don't confuse urself, buddha was no king,he renounced the world,he served mankind in general without discrimination,so as a saint whoever approached him,he tried his best to guide and help.he had no differentiation as for sakya,vajji,magadha etc,everyone was helped and shown the best possible path, whether a king or common person.I hope it clears your doubt.thanks
Neha Sahrawat
2 years ago
I think the purpose of sending his minister to buddha could be that he wanted to seek buddha`s advice as to if there was a way other than war through which he could rule over vajji. Buddha in his advice told him the principles he should follow if he wanted the people of Vajji to live under his rule and prosper.