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Ishwar, Atma, Evam Vedo Me Vishwas Adharam Hai (Faith in God, Soul, and Vedas, etc. is Unrighteousness)

Booklet: Ishwar, Atma, Evam Vedo Me Vishwas Adharam Hai (Faith in God, Soul, and Vedas, etc. is Unrighteousness)
Author: B.R. Ambedkar (Translated by Periyar Lalayee Singh from ‘Buddha and his Religion’)
Publication: Ashok Pustkalaya, Kanpur
Edition: 2nd, 1982; 1st-1974
Price: Rs. 4/-
Pages: 64
Every effect has a cause. Both are to be evaluated for free judgment. Hence, faith in supernatural powers or belief in God cannot be ascertained rationally. It is, thus, unrighteous to believe in either. Contrary to these, doctrines of dependent origination explaining existence and its cessation in causal terms constitutes true religion. Theory of non-duality between soul and God and also their immortality and impeccability negates development of one’s vision. Yagya is violence to animals and nature, helping a class of Brahmans to earn wealth in the name propitiating invisible powers. Knowledge of scriptures or religious tracts is not above contention and it is not based on free judgment, compassion and equality among beings. Belief in God, soul, scriptures, etc, constitutes unrighteousness.
 

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