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Who among the following rulers advised his subjects through this inscription?
“Whosoever praises his religious sect or blames other sects out of excessive devotion to his own sect, with the view of glorifying his own sect, he rather injures his own sect very severely”.

(a) Ashoka
(b) Samudragupta
(c) Harshavardhana
(d) Krishnadeva Raya



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The quote reflects the spirit of tolerance and religious pluralism that was promoted by Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Empire. Ashoka, known for his conversion to Buddhism and his efforts to spread the teachings of Buddhism, advocated religious harmony and discouraged sectarianism. The inscription emphasizes the importance of not belittling other religious sects while praising one's own, as it can harm one's own sect. This message of religious tolerance and mutual respect is one of the key principles associated with Ashoka's reign.


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