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  • Piya Tan
    Mangesh, Baba Saheb Ambedkar was not only a genius (with his numerous academc qualifications) but also a reformer who has changed the life of millions. Please
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      Mangesh,

      Baba Saheb Ambedkar was not only a genius (with his numerous academc qualifications)
      but also a reformer who has changed the life of millions. Please continue his good
      work, and such work cannot be done alone, You need a Sangha of people with vision
      and compassion.

      Sukhi.

      P.

      mangesh dahiwale wrote:

      > Dear Friends in the Dhamma,
      > It is a great feeling to be a part of this Group.
      > I wish all the Brothers and Sisters a very happy new
      > year.
      > I believe that the origin of all the schools of
      > Buddhism can be traced back to Pali scriptures.
      > I belong to second generation of Buddhists in India.
      > Most of you may be aware that the former untouchables
      > of India got converted into Buddhism in 1956. From
      > that moment onwards, the Dhamma is gaining deep roots
      > in India. Though the revival movement was initiated by
      >
      > Ven.Anagarika Dhammmapalo and Rev. Iyothi Thass, it
      > got real impetus when Bodhisatta Babasaheb Ambedkar
      > embraced Buddhism in the year 1956.
      > His whole movement was based on Buddha's teaching.And
      > that is why he was instrumental in raising social
      > status of 150 million untouchables of India. The
      > credit goes to the Buddhist principles which he
      > applied.There are many people who have come out of the
      > chains of mental bondage and living happily by
      > treading the path of master Buddha, however, there is
      > so much to be done.He himself was a scholar of Pali
      > Language. He has written a Book on pali Grammer and a
      > Dictionary. He could not complete the Dictionary
      > because of his involvement in other social activities.
      > The impact of Buddhism in Modern India may be seen on
      > her Flag(The Dhammachakka in the center), her state
      > emblem(Royal Emblem of ashoka) etc.
      > The words " Dhammachakrapravartanaaya" have been
      > inscribed on the throne of president of India.
      > Please feel free to comment on whatever I had written.
      > With Much Metta,
      > mangesh Dahiwale
      >
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