...Andrea and Overfield, 70). Buddha’s teachings emphasize the adoption of the ‘Middle Path,’ avoiding both extremes of pleasure and mortification. This Middle Path, of ‘The Holy Eightfold Path,’ consists of Right Belief, Right Aspiration, Right Speech, Right Conduct, Right Means of Livelihood, Right Endeavor, Right Memory, and Right Meditation. (Andrea and Overfield, 71). The rock edicts of Ashoka reflect the emperor’s strong adherence... of caste duty” (Andrea and Overfield, 67). The performance of one’s duty, as prescribed by one’s caste, is the highest moral obligation, and the best way to worship God. “Every man intent on his own respective duties obtains perfection”...