|He vowed to conquer the hearts
through non-violence and peaceful means. And launched a religious propaganda thenceforward. And
thus the monarch became a missionary. Ah! what a change?
But it must be clearly understood
that his change is not the outcome of any defeat, or disgrace. But it is
the fruit of a great, clean, perfect victory and hence second to none
but to itself.
When his quest was thus
completed, he took refuge at the sacred feet of Buddha. Hence the conquest of Kalinga marks the
greatest turning point in the glorious life of Asoka. As it produced results
of far-reaching consequences, it is indeed one of the best known events in the history of mankind.
Written in gold! To be recited by all, rather implemented forthwith, if at
all one knows the value of eternal values and glory of life.