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2015-12-16T19:52:42+05:30
Asoka's edicts indicate that:
Asoka was motivated to convert to Buddhism after seeing heavy casualties during his conquests. After this transformation he promoted peace and prosperity. He wanted to live a humble life without unnecessary festivals and excess. He did not want to kill living beings and emphasized non-violence. Asoka stressed respect for elders and encouraged all generations to follow in his footsteps. He believed in bettering the lives of others through religious and social tolerance. Asoka considered it his duty to spread the gift of righteousness throughout Asia. 

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2015-12-17T10:23:39+05:30
his main initiative was to convert to Buddhism after seeing result of kalinga war during his conquests. After this transformation he promoted peace and prosperity.
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