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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

SECTION II: DIFFUSION

Asoka became a full member of the Buddhist order in 259 B.C. after nearly a year and a half of his conversion. To mark this great transformation, he put on the monastic robe and thence forward established his absolute paramountcy over the Buddhist church. No sooner did he complete this, than he turned to philanthropic administration and introduced radical changes in his government to match the changed outlook of his foreign policy and home-affairs. He based his foreign policy on peaceful co-existence. Perhaps he is the first military monarch to introduce such a far-sighted policy after a clean resounding victory.

Then, he set to work to make his people share his belief and divine bliss. Moral reform and religious propagation received wide publicity and his personal attention. He organized a net - work of preaching missions to spread his gospel throughout the world. He deputed the members of his family to distant lands, beyond seas too for diffusion, besides enlisting the services of monks and other religious men. His daughter Sanghamitra and brother Mahendra visited Ceylon in this connection. Thus, the sphere of activities of his mission went beyond India and extended upto Japan in the Far East and Russia in the West.

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