I signed peace treaties with many of the neighboring kingdoms even though with India's resources, I would have little trouble to conquer them outright. I took the very innovative position of protecting minority interests in India. I required nonviolence as well as tolerance of all other religions and all opinions. My Empire was both polytheist and monatheist meaning that we believed in both one and many gods. This happened because i am a monotheist but i allow my empire to worship more than one god so we are both." I also defined the main principles of dharma as nonviolence, tolerance of all sects and opinions, obedience to parents and other religious teachers and priests, liberality toward friends, humane treatment of servants, and generosity towards all."