Dr. Ambedkar revived Buddhism in India: Minister Sreenivasa Prasad
Caption: Sri Veerabhadra Channamalla Swamiji of Nidumamidi Manava Dharmapeetha is seen planting a sapling to inaugurate 'Buddarige Beladingala Sangeetha Namana' programme at Vishwamythri Buddha Vihara in city last evening.
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#1 May 26, 2013
No he didn't. He had to screw it up by adding his own nonsense. Why does every idiot think Buddhism is a free for all?
This is why Lord Buddha still controls who becomes a true Buddhist. Buddhism is about your relationship with Lord Buddha, the true self of all!
Ambedkar Buddhism is unsuitable for the average religious Hindu. Gita's Buddhism would revive Buddhism in India in a heart beat.
#2 Aug 21, 2013
How can Gautama Buddha control anything today? I thought he entered parinirvana 2600 years ago. And don't go making Buddhism into something similar to Christianity by talking about a personal relationship with a savior or founder. That is NOT Buddhism.
Buddhism is about self-liberation from the Great Wheel of Samsara, of death and rebirth, in order to attain nirvana.
#3 Aug 21, 2013
Dr. Ambedkar was a superman who told Hindu society where to get off with this shameful tradition of untouchability. I specially love the way he burned a copy of the Laws of Manu.
India needs a revolution, but not a political revolution against the government. It needs a revolution against its outdated ideas and ways, and against the abuse of women.
#4 Aug 22, 2013
Don't tell Buddhists what Buddhism is About or not.
You don't know what the basic recollection of Buddha is-- Bhagvan- means God. Get a dictionary if you are confused about who Buddha is.
Atheists are the idiots who are key in stopping the spread of Buddhism. They will gain great demerit by claiming Buddha was just a man who died. It is they who will die. Buddha is Amatassa Datta or giver of immortality.
Ps, Christianity is derived from Buddhist teachings.
#5 Aug 22, 2013
He barely affected Indian society, only a small community. Most Dalits are not Buddhists...did very little to revive Buddhism in India actually. Neo-Buddhists remain a very small and insignificant population in India.
#6 Mar 8, 2014
While Ambedkar's efforts are commendable and laudable and he did manage to convert a large number of the Dalit population to Buddhism in so far as the popularity chart is concerned it is still a dead religion in India. Until and unless the upper class Indians (meaning the Upper castes - Brahmins/Kshatriyas/Merchant Baniya caste) adopt the religion it is hard to think how the religion can once again take root in the land of its birth. The upper castes are unfortunately still the intellectual class of India and they have the brain,money and power to influence religious life in India. The Buddhist countries of Sri lanka, Burma and Thailand should focus on this class of people in India if they hope to bring the faith back in the land of its birth.
#7 Mar 8, 2014
The unfortunate thing is that they don't have the brain and are the most blind followers of traditions fed to them as being "Hindu". Most are corrupt to the core and have very little moral conscience. Most of these castes are converts during the arrival of the Huns to India and are alien to the kind of Indians that existed during Buddha's time.
There is also a deliberate propaganda against Buddhism by hindutva forces as being an exclusively "otherworldly" pacifist, vegetarian religion of monks. Most of the pacifist, vegetarian monks came from other sects like Brahminism and Jainism which screwed up Buddhist institutions since they tried to sell vegetarianism as the religion as Hindus do so today as well.
Until Hindus don't understand the difference between the real Buddha and fake gurus who are constantly misleading them, there is no hope for them.
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