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Buddhist Sangha — an embodiment of gender neutrality

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  Dr Amritpal Kaur  When an ideology for restructuring of human nature and society becomes a religious cult, it not only loses its spirit of rationality and political relevance but its professional representatives also degenerate into mere religious organizations. It then becomes impossible for such a psycho-social philosophy to maintain its effectiveness, particularly in the …

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Navayana Buddhism – Context, Debates and Theories

  The Shared Mirror    PRE RELEASE COPY Navayāna Buddhism Context, Debates and Theories     shaileshkumar darokar subodh n.w bodhi s.r Published by   Dedicated to all members of the Navayāna Buddhist Sangha   The Shared Mirror Publishing House The Shared Mirror Publishing House shall endeavour to promote Dalit Bahujan literature and writers. It …

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‘Educate, Agitate, Organize’ – Is it a Sequence or a Parallel Process?

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Birendra Nag I could remember the early days of my engagement with Ambedkarite activism; I used to hear this quotation “Educate, Agitate and Organize” on Bhim Jayanti that my community in the Balangir district of the Odisha state used to celebrate every year on 14th April. At that time, I didn’t even know the source  …

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Buddha Opposed War

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  Jitendra Suna Buddha opposed war, therefore he was exiled as a punishment; the narrative that he left home for enlightenment is a myth While speaking on a Buddha Jayanti in New Delhi on 30th April 2018, Narendra Modi has said:  जिबित बो है जो ध्वंस और हिंसा और घृणा से अपने बिरोधी पर हमला …

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A Case Study of Social Transformation through Buddhism in India

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  Bhante Sugato (Deepak Dhammadarshi) In this short autobiographical essay, I will attempt to give an honest depiction of my life as an Untouchable. The first half of this essay will be an account of my life growing up as an Untouchable. The later half of the essay shall focus on the impact Buddhism had …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4: Early Anti-Aryan Movements in India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand, for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 4 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India‘)] ~ It is a law of nature …

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Buddhism as a social, democratic doctrine: a liberation ideology

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Karthik Navayan In 1935, while addressing the Yeola Conversion Conference, Dr. BR Ambedkar declared ‘I am born a Hindu. I couldn’t help it, but I solemnly assure you that I will not die a Hindu’. He said: ‘Hindu civilsation.. is a diabolical contrivance to suppress and enslave humanity’. It was created by Brahminical parasites to …