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Buddha Ke Mool Siddhant Evam Hum Bouddh Kyon Bane– Dr. Ambedkar

Booklet: Buddha Ke Mool Siddhant Evam Hum Bouddh Kyon Bane– Dr. Ambedkar
(Fundamental Principles of Buddhism and Why Should We All be Bhuddhists? Dr. Ambedkar )
Author: Bhadant Gyanratna
Publication: Buddha Vihar, Chakkeepal, Agra.
Edition: (2003)
Price: Rs. 15/-

This Booklet is a compilation of an essay by Rahul Sankrityayan, ethical code in Buddhism and Ambedkar’s speeches at Nagpur. The Scriptures, being self-validating, discourage man from attaining a better future. Buddhism addresses man rather supernatural forces, allowing evaluation of one’s action. The country belongs to the community of Nags, the opponents of Vedic religion, who were massacred. Those who survived popularized Buddhism, liberating man from the fear of hell. The Marxists emphasize economy rather man’s mental freedom. Happiness is more important than economy. Humiliated men can never prosper. Varna and caste, the quintessence of Hinduism, excluded Dalits right to possess arms, thus leading to the country’s various invasions, as Kshtriyas, the only warriors, were fragmented. Muslims, killed the Buddhist scholars and leaders, and eliminated this religion, the need of the poor man. Buddhism talks of sorrow and the means to overcome it. It is a religion without this world’s enchaining codes and fear of hell in the next. Buddhism is a religion of virtuous life for oneself and one’s fellow beings, of compassion and equality.


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