A Moral Short Story Of Emperor Ashoka's Life

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A Moral short story of Emperor Ashoka’s Life

ABSTRACT

Ashoka the great and also he was known as Samrat Ashoka. He was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya and the son of the second Maurya Emperor, Bindusara. In his life as a role of monarch and a missionary, he made his period one of the most glorious epochs of Indian history. He was persistently at war during the first eight years of his reign, expanding his empire across the Indian subcontinent. The furious and destructive war of Kalinga left over 100,000 soldiers and civilians dead and more than 150,000 crippled and it created an emotional shock to Ashoka. This large-scale killing of humans revolted Ashoka and thereafter he decided not to fight again and started practicing non-violence. Being a cruel Emperor how he changed himself as a peace represented king and how he respected Buddhist sages and how he established peace in his kingdom are discussed in this paper.
Keywords: Kalinga War, Blood-shedding wars, Non-Violence, Acceptation of Buddhism, Peace Representation, Spreading Dharmas &Principles.

Introduction
‘Devanampriya Priyadarshi’ Raja Ashoka the Great emperor of Maurya
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After the war, he grasped Buddhism and dedicated his life towards dissemination to percept of the religion. He became a benevolent emperor, driving his administration to make a just and bountiful environment for his subjects. As a consequence of his benevolent nature as a ruler, he was given the title ‘Devanampriya Priyadarshi’. Ashoka and his glorious rule is integrated with one of the most flourishing period in the history of India and as a tribute to his non-partisan philosophy, the Dharmachakra adorning the Ashok stamp has been made a part of the Indian National Flag. The emblem of the Republic of India has been adapted from the Lion Capital of

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