Re: [Pali] happy New Year and more.................
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
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
> 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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