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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

The Law of Piety to which reference is made quite often in his edicts is the law of Buddha. It lays down certain principles, the observance of which bestows on the followers, a blissful and sinless life. It exhorts every one to exercise complete control over passions, first. Secondly, it enjoins on the followers to cultivate purity of life, in thought and action, with a particular emphasis on toleration. Thirdly, it forbids the killing of any living creature, small or big, for any purpose, whatsoever. It detests causing injury to any living being. It advocates Ahimsa first and last.

Lastly, it lays emphasis on the proper development of character that extends reverence and decorum to parents, teachers, ascetics, relatives and friends. And a generous attitude to servants and slaves. Above all, it gives credence to truthfulness. Thus, his excellent doctrine embodies all the cardial virtues, like compassion, veneration, non-violence, truthfulness, gentleness, and lastly saintliness. If compressed further, it means self-control, sanctity of life, and selfless action. The commendable feature discarnable in it is, there is no force or compulsion for implementation.

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