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Author: Sangharakshita
ISBN13: 978-8120830233
Title: Ambedkar and Buddhism
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Language: English
Category: Buddhism
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (January 1, 2006)
Pages: 181

Ambedkar and Buddhism by Sangharakshita

Ambedkar and Buddhism. The statue represents Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Law Minister in the Government of India from 1947 to 1951; the book underneath his arm is the Indian Constitution, and his finger points to the parliament building because it was there that in 1948 he presented his draft Constitution to the Constituent Assembly, there that it was accepted a year later, and there that the legislation.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On the morning of 14 Octobe 1956, at a mass rally in the Indian town of Nagpur, rour hundred men and women turned their backs on a millennium of degradation and slavery. Finally renouncing Hinduism.

Sangharakshita retired formally in 1995 and in 2000 stepped down from the movement's ostensive leadership, but he remained its dominant figure and lived at its headquarters in Coddington, Herefordshire. Sangharakshita was ordained in the Theravada school, but said he became disillusioned by what he felt was the dogmatism, formalism, and nationalism of many of the Theravadin bhikkhus he met and became increasingly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist teachers who had fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion in the 1950s.

AMBEDKAR AND BUDDHISM Bonus Recording: Annihilation of Caste. By Urgyen Sangharakshita. Bonus Recording: Annihilation of Caste By Dr B. R. Ambedkar. Ambedkar and Buddhism read by Ratnadhya. Annihilation of Caste read by Sagar Arya. In the 1930s, Ambedkar proclaimed that though he was born a Hindu, he would not die a Hindu; and on 14 October1956, with 400,000 followers, he converted to Buddhism in a mass meeting in Nagpur. This biography is by the British-born Buddhist monk Urgyen Sangharakshita who knew Ambedkar and spent decades working with the Dalit community as the Untouchables became known. It is a clear but affectionate look at a singular life which changed one of the largest nations on earth, and charts Ambedkar’s gradual move towards Buddhism which he saw as the best path for his people.

One of the most far-reaching of Sangharakshita's contributions to modern Buddhism was giving shape to the Buddhist conversion movement begun by the great Indian statesman and reformer, Dr . The first part tells the story of how Ambedkar overcame the suffering and struggle of his early years to become the shaper of the Indian constitution and the leader of his people to a new life. The second part is a collection of 36 talks from Sangharakshita's tour of the Buddhist communities in India in 1981-2.

why buddhism? conversion. sangharakshita and the new buddhists. benefitting all beings. recordings and media. 1951-1956 Devoted his energies to studying Buddhism and exploring the idea of the conversion of Untouchables. 1951 Started to write The Buddha and his Dhamma which was published posthumously in 1957. 1956 On 14 October, Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with 380,000 of his followers in Nagpur. 1956 Died 6 December, aged 64. 02. Political Life.

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On the morning of 14 Octobe 1956,at a mass rally in the Indian town of Nagpur, rour hundred men and women turned their backs on a millennium of degradation and slavery. Finally renouncing Hinduism, with its cruel system of `graded inequality, they turned instead to Buddhism, in search of dignity, hope and a psth to self-improvemsent. Over the coming months, Hindu India shook as hundreds of thousands more followed their example, and as the Buddha Dhamma came back to life in the land of its birth. The man solely responsible for this historic revival was Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar; politician, and educationalist; India`s first law Minister, chief architect of her constitution- and lifelong hampion of her downtrodden million.