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Asoka Priyadarsin
Index Author
Foreword  Opinion 
Preface  Prologue 
As A Youth  As A Monarch 
As A Warrior  As A Preacher 
As A Builder  As An Administror 
As A Father  As A Brother 
As A Teetotaller  As A Patron 
As A Pilgrim  Epilogue
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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ASOKAS AS A PREACHER

Such a unique ailment finds a permanent, sure cure in the imperishable scriptures only. For, no potion, nor application of any physician could cure it. So, Upagupta unfolded the holy treasure of Buddhist Dharma to Asoka. Asoka saw in it, the torch of 'Dharma' held aloft and burning with such effulgence equal to that of the Sun. It at once shattered the thick layers of darkness clinging to his mind. The light, though powerful was found to he mellowed and soft. He saw in the innermost chamber, something written in golden letters on the white marble. It read thus: "Desire is the root-cause of suffering. Strike at its root, at once. Nirvana is attainable by the eight - fold path. Practise forthwith. Rituals and conventions lead anywhere, but to heaven. Off from them".

Asoka appeared convinced. Seeing Asoka getting enlightened, the Guru laid his benign, magic fingers on the delicate imperial heart of Asoka. The chords responded. Miraculous! Were they strings of harp to produce such ethereal harmony? The distinct sweet notes mingled with one another instantaneously. Ah Lovely! There emerged then a symphony of the rarest kind. It echoed "Buddham Saranam Gatchami" - Take refuge in Buddha again and again, in distinct and clear voice. Enough! This is what Upagupta had earnestly desired and Asoka ardently yearned for.
 

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