by: Lindsey Stanley
Asoka established hospitals, planted trees to provide fruit and shade, and had rest houses built along paths of empire. His pilgrimages to holy places of India allowed him to preach about principles of Buddhism such as nonviolence. He was not prejudiced against others and spoke that we should have tolerance for all religions. His reign brought in a time of peace and nonviolence to the empire.
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- "Asoka." Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.