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Edicts of Asoka

ISBN-10: 0226586111
ISBN-13: 9780226586113
Edition: 1959
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1959
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

"A literary translation which is also easy and pleasing to read."—Ludwik Sternbach, Journal of the American Oriental Society

Introduction I. The Edicts: Their Adaptation to Circumstances and Their Repetitions Rock Edict XIV II. The Occasion and Purpose of the Edicts: The Kalinga War, Asoka's Change of Heart, and the Ideal of Conquest by Dharma Rock Edict XIII III. The Objectives of Inculcation of Dharma Rock Edict IV IV. Ways to Inculcate Dharma
Asoka's Reflections on the Promulgation of Morality Pillar Edict VII, Pillar Edict VI
Asoka's Participation in the Program as Administrator and as Example Rock Edict VIII, Rock Edict VI, Rock Edict V, Rock Edict X V. The Nature of Dharma 1. As Meditation and Non-violence Pillar Edict VII (continued from IV. 1) 2. As Insight, Virtue, and Service Pillar Edict II, Pillar Edict I 3. As Respect and Truth Brahmagiri Rock Edict II 4. As Charity and the Kinship of Mankind Rock Edict XI 5. As Rite and Ceremonial Rock Edict IX VI. Applications of Dharma A. Universal Manifestations 1. Against Sins and Passions in the Individual Pillar Edict III, Rock Edict X (continued from IV. 2) 2. Against Irreligion in the Individual Maski Rock Edict (continued from VI. B. 4)
Against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination within the Community Rock Edict VII, Rock Edict XII
Against Aggression and Tension between States Kalinga Edict II B. Particular Applications 1. Restrictions on Feasts and on the Slaughtering of Animals; Pardoning of Prisoners Rock Edict I, Pillar Edict V 2. Public Administration: The Promulgation of Morality and the Administration of Justice Rock Edict III, Rock Edict V (continued from IV. 2), Pillar Edict IV, Kalinga Edict I 3. Medical Aid and Welfare Rock Edict II, Pillar Edictnbsp;VII (continued from V. 1) 4. Buddhism and the Ajivika Sect Maski Rock Edict, Bhabra Rock Edict, Sanchi Pillar Edict, Sarnath Pillar Edict, Rummindei Pillar Edict, Karna Chaupar Cave Edict

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