After his conquest of Kalinga (Orissa) in about 260 b.c., he was so affected by the massacre that occurred that he resolved thereafter to refrain from violence, and he took the vows of a lay Buddhist.Much is known of Aśoka’s reign from his own inscriptions, which have been found in widely distant parts of his kingdom (See aśoka ii). This paper was published in English ("The Sabao MV. Centenaire de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, sous la direction de Jean-Pierre Drège . On the sabao, a more detailed communication was read at the international conference "The Silk Road of Sanzo-Hoshi, Xuanzhuang" ("Sanzô hôshi Genjô no Shirukurôdo" ^M&U • ^y)^n- K), at Nara, December 5-7, 1997.as the result of the teaching of the historical Buddha Śākyamuni, who died about 483 b.c.During the years after his death his followers were active in establishing the canonical scriptures and the religious rules for daily life among Buddhist communities.He then studied the Buddhism doctrines and the mortifications of the monks' ascetic life. An Huvan was another prince from the Parthian tribe who has been praised for his good morals and motives.
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In 2010, several statues depicted prominent Iranians, disappeared from Tehran city’s streets and squares.
Their disappearance was blamed on an unnamed group with a strict interpretation of Islam that bans the depiction of the human form in art.
After that Buddhism crossed the Indian borders and the domain of Buddha preachers stretched to Kashmir and Qandehar and Kabul from the Indian northwestern borders. In a book written by Alexander Polyhistor 80 or 60 years before the birth of Christ he speaks about Buddhism, its relation with Iran and specially Balkh and gives detailed account about Shamans in Balkh. In the same manner that the Iranian scholars contributed greatly to the propagation of Islam after its birth, many centuries before Islam they propagated Buddhism in the eastern part of the Persian empire and wrote many books about it.
Later on the religion spread to the Jeyhoon Sea and greater Khorassan and Balkh and Bukhara and eventually to the Persian empire. What we can gather from Chinese textbooks proves that the propagation of Buddhism in that country 67 years before the birth of Christ was due to the exertions of Parsi missionaries and monks.