After conquering India, Alexander the Great advanced towards China. When he arrived there, his attendants informed him at night that the envoy of the Chines e king had arrived.
He summoned the messenger. The envoy saluted him and asked to have a personal interview with him, so they searched him and found nothing suspicious. All those who had been with Alexander withdrew.
At this point, The envoy said, "I am the king of China. I am here to inquire about your requirements. If I can do this, I will meet your requirements and give up the war."
Alexander said to him, "How can I promise you?"
He said: "I know that you are a wise person. There is no hostility or animosity between you and me. And you know that even if you kill me, my killing cannot be a reason to transfer the Chinese people from my kingship to you. Moreover, if you do so, you will also carry a reputation for being unkind and unjust."
Alexander knew that he was clever, "I want you to immediately hand over the tax in the national treasury for three years, and half of it will belong to me every year."
He said, "I can promise you. But you should ask me what my situation will be."
"Then tell me what your situation will be."
"I will become the first person killed by soldiers and the first meal eaten by beasts."
"How about I charge you two years of land rent?"
"My situation will be better."
"What about charging you for a year?"
" I can continue to reign, but my enjoyment will be lost "
"What would your situation be like if I waived the past rent and only paid one-third of the annual rent in the future?"
"In this case, one sixth of them will go to the poor, the poor, the elderly, the sick, and the disabled to meet the needs of the country, one sixth to me, one third to the army, and one third to you.".
"I think it's so good."
"He thanked Alexander and went back. The soldiers were very happy that both sides could make peace when they heard about this. The next day, the king of China suddenly led a large army to surround Alexander's soldiers. Alexander immediately mounted his horse and led his troops down to the front of the battle. He saw the king of China wearing a crown and sitting on an elephant.
Alexander said to him," Did you break your promise and repent? "
" No. " "The king of China replied, 'But I want you to know that I submit to you not because of cowardice and inability to fight, but because I find the auspicious star of heaven shining high on you. I just want to submit to it by obeying you, and approach it by approaching you.'"
Alexander said: "A monarch like you really shouldn't be forced to collect land rent, because I have never seen anyone else who can be called a benevolent or enlightened lord except you. I will dispense with everything I originally asked you for, and immediately withdraw from you."
"You won't lose anything."
The Chinese king said, ordering someone to give him twice as many gifts as he had planned to give him before. Alexander should leave even if he retreats. People in both the East and the West succumbed to him, including the kings of Tubo and other places.
In his other historical book, "Ghurar Akhbar Muluk al Furs wa Siyarihim," Ibn Isir detailed the "list" of gifts given by the Chinese king to Alexander the Great. Including "a thousand pieces of silk, a thousand pieces of silk, a thousand pieces of brocade, a thousand pieces of silver, a thousand pieces of sable, fox, seal, squirrel, and rabbit skins each, and a kilometer of ambergris (1 meter of ambergris is approximately equal to 4. 5%)." 68 grams), a thousand Nafijie (a container specially filled with magic incense), a thousand Litres of agaric (1 Litre is approximately equal to 2564 grams), a thousand Tass of gold and silver (a vessel for drinking water: a bowl or bowl), a hundred Indian daggers inlaid with gold and gemstones, a hundred pairs of saddles, a hundred distilled Chinese mahals, and a hundred sets of refined Kaijia armor. "In addition, taxes are payable annually." The above is from "The Complete History" by Ibn Isir, a medieval Arab historian.
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