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vinaya rakkhita  wrote:

Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the prophet of Buddhism has said :

1. The world history emphasises on this proposal that political
revolutions have taken place after the social and religious
revolutions. The following events prove this :

(I) After the Religious revolution of Lord Christ the Christians
established their political power. THE CHRISTIAN SANGH CAME INTO EXISTENCE IN
christianity is ropagated throughout the world and in this way CHRISTIAN
EMPIRE goes forth on the earth.

(II) The religious reformative movement started by Luther Martin king was
the political libration movement of the Europeans. The political freedom
established due to this PURITONISM in the England.

(III) The religious movement also won the America’s freedom struggle. The
Puritonism established the new world. By the motivation with the success
of this movement,the Black people of America established their BLACK CHURCHES
to gain their social and political rights - THESE CHURCHES ARE POWER CENTRES OF
BLACKS SANGH - through which they got unprecedented success in every walk of
the life. Luther Martin Kind -II and many other prominent persons were the
products of these churches.

(IV) This is also true with the Islam. Before gaining the political power the
ARABS were passed through the total religious revolution led by PROPHET
CENTRES OF MUSLIM SANGH- through which Islam is propagated world wide and in
this way ISLAMIC EMPIRE goes forth on the earth. The Muslim kings were the
protectors of the religion- they used to express their hearty gratitude
towards Prophet Muhammad by building grand mosques. They were loyal to the
Prophet and earnest to the religion.

(V) Likewise Guru Nanak had done social and religious revolution before the
political revolution of the Sikhs. THE SIKH SANGH CAME INTO EXISTENCE INDIA -
GURUDWARAS ARE POWER CENTRES OF SIKH SANGH. Due to the power of this Sangh they
are the ruler in Panjab state of India permanently.

2. Even the Indian history supports this thing too. Lord Buddha had
produced religious revolution in India before the political revolution
Buddhism is propagated across the world and in this way BUDDHIST EMPIRE goes
forth on the earth.

3. Religion has three worldly aims ( Dhamma too ):

(I) To evolve the EMPIRE - that is why every religion is always ready for

(II) Ethics - Acting Right in coincidence with sacraments.

(III) Industry - to provide employment on large scale to their followers.

4. The religion is always a source of might as well as political power.
Therefore Baba Saheb gave us the way to be ruler by embracing Buddhism -
Thus building Buddha Viharas is the only way to express our sincere gratitude

5. It is our loop ignorance that instead of building of our own Sangh , we
are strengthning other’s Sangh day and night. And as a result, suffering
from immense povery, atrocities and disrespect.

Year -4, April-2008
Monthly Publication : Shakti sadhana Mission, Dehradun

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BSP is friend of Muslims: Siddiqui 

By Our Staff Reporter

Bhopal, Aug 31:
The Bahujan Samaj party Bhopal district President I S Maurya told that
Muslim brotherhood committee of the party on Sunday organised a meeting
in the premises of Government Higher Secondary Habibia School.

meeting was attended by Nasimuddin Siddiqui, a cabinet colleague of
Chief Minister Mayawati and national general secretary of Bahujan Samaj

on the occasion, he aid that Rajeev Gandhi of Congress party had
ordered to open the lock of Babri mosque, which resulted riots between
Hindu and Muslim and the advantage was taken by the saffron BJP party.

said that political parties are using Muslims as their vote bank to
form their government, and once they come to power, they do nothing for
the Muslim population.

said that Bhartiya Janta Party formed its government in UP while making
false promise to build Ram temple, but they failed to keep the promise.

They have deceived people, he lambasted.

Bahujan Samaj Party has formed the government under the leadership of
Mayawati who has given equal participation to the members of Muslim

only purpose of my life is to bring Muslim brothers and sisters to join
the party under leadership of BSP supremo Mayawati.

special guest of the meeting Dharma Prakash Bharatiya MLA and MP BSP in
charge told that BSP will form its Government in Dec 2008 and in Centre
in May 2009.

meeting was presided over by the district president of Bahujan Samaj
Party R S Maurya. On this occasion Sanjeev Saksena, Dr Somwanshi, Dr
Sharma, Govardhan Ahirwar, Khushhal Singh Kushwah, Chhotelal Ahirwar,
Brajesh Gupta, Dr Sukhdeo Singh, Haji Sharif etc were present.

Bahujan Samaj Party

Jaipur, Sept 1 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today released
its list of 155 candidates for the Assembly polls in Rajasthan and 13
for Lok Sabha elections.

The list included the name of Jagat Singh, son of former External Affair Minister K. Natwar Singh.

Bharatiya Janata Party’’s (BJP) rebel MLA Madan Mohan Singhal also got a ticket.

He is being fielded from Kama Assembly constituency, said BSP general secretary Dharamveer Singh Ashok to reporters.

Yashwant Ramu, former independent MLA has been given ticket from
Nadbai seat. Shashi Dutta, former minister in Shekhawat government, and
former MLA Bhanjibhai have been given the tickets from Hindon and
Banswara Assembly seats respectively.

The list of remaining 45 Assembly constituencies would be declared soon, said Ashok.

The names of two sitting BSP MLAs, Murarilal Meena of Bandikui
constituency and Suresh Meena of Karauli constituency, does not figure
in the list.

However the seats have been kept open for them, said Ashok.

The 12 Lok Sabha candidates are: Vijay Peshwani from Jaipur city,
Haji Abdul Gaffar from Alwar, Bharat Singh Tanwar from Sikar, Dr. Padam
Singh from Bharatpur, Hattiram Yadav from Dholpur Karauli, Sitaram
Meghwal from Ganganagar, Vedprakash Gujjar from Tonk Swaimadhopur,
Harish Bhati from Bhilwara, Rajesh Kumar Agarwal from Churu, Manoj
Yadav from Ajmer, Lalji Bhai from Banswara and Mithalal Jain from

The Assembly poll is scheduled later this year while the general election will be held next year. (ANI)


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Financial assistance for 100 more madrassas in UP


Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government is considering providing
financial assistance to 100 more madrassas, according to informed

Chief Minister Mayawati is likely to soon approve a grant of Rs.180
million (Rs.18 crore) for 100 seminaries in the state, they said.

At present, there are 360 seminaries that are financially assisted
by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government. Annually, the government
spends around Rs.1.15 billion (Rs.115 crore) on these madrassas.

Noted Muslim clerics met Mayawati July 2 and urged her to include more seminaries on the grant list.

“It is heartening for us that Mayawati has paid heed to our demands
and is considering to allocate budget for more seminaries,” Maulana
Khalid Rasheed Firangi Maheli, naib imam of Eidgah Aishbagh, told IANS

The move will uplift Muslim educational standards, he said.

Uttar Pradesh has over 1,900 madrassas recognised by the state
Madrassa Education Board. Around 170,000 students study in these
seminaries - the figure being highest among all Indian states.

Majority of these madrassas are dependent on the funds raised by Muslims.

Deve Gowda upbeat about Third Front

Special Correspondent

Deve Gowda

LUCKNOW: Janata Dal (Secular) president and former Prime Minister
H.D. Deve Gowda on Monday said the Third Front would take shape before
the next Lok Sabha elections. Mr. Gowda said there was no option,
before the parties opposed to the policies of the Congress and the
Bharatiya Janata Party, but to come on a common platform. He said a
political alternative was a certainty before the next general elections.

Addressing a regional convention of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the
JD(S) here, he lauded Chief Minister Mayawati and the people of the
State for giving a stable government after a gap of 17 years. Stating
that the agriculture sector was on the verge of collapse, Mr. Gowda
said the BJP and the Congress were committed to the western economic
policies and they would not change them as they were under U.S.

He said the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the
Manmohan Singh government claimed that considerable progress had been
made, but the fact was that there was all-round deterioration.

Mr. Gowda said the recent World Bank report revealed that poverty
and unemployment increased and migration to cities become more marked
after the farm sector crisis.

He said malnutrition and farmers’ suicide had emerged as major
problem areas with 52 per cent of the population under-nourished and
suffering from poverty. He warned that the country might soon face the
problem of food security.

Unless the economic policies were revised, the farm sector would not
be able to progress, Mr. Deve Gowda said. He slammed the government for
ignoring the rural sector and said U.S.-dictated policies could not be
a solution to the problems confronting the country.

He assailed the Orissa and UPA governments for their failure to
control the situation in Orissa, where “Christians have been subjected
to attacks.”

On the Amarnath land controversy, Mr. Gowda said the moves of some
parties to separate Jammu and the Kashmir valley now threatened to
divide the nation.

Talking to reporters after the convention, Mr. Gowda reiterated his
support to Ms. Mayawati as leader of the Third Front. Since it had not
yet taken shape, the issue of leadership would be decided by the
leaders of the Left and other parties. “The Janata Dal (S) is not a big
force,” he stated.

Mr. Deve Gowda said he had told all the leaders that the front must
address the sufferings of the masses. He refused to comment on the
Samajwadi Party president and “old friend” Mulayam Singh joining hands
with the Congress.

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Write Down on the Wall was Dr. Ambedkar’s Sign ! Two Thousand Nine ! Will Be Mine ! - Says Ms Mayawati Bahen !-BARACK OBAMA’S PLAN TO SECURE AMERICA AND RESTORE OUR STANDING -Gautama Buddha: Human Religion and Peace
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Write Down on the Wall was Dr. Ambedkar’s Sign !

Two Thousand Nine !

Will Be Mine !

- Says Ms Mayawati Bahen !

Symbol- BSP -Bahujan Samaj Party, India
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Honb’le Km. Mayawati
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Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
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The Bahujan Samaj Party (Hindi: बहुजन समाज पार्टी) represents Original Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath persons. In the 14th Lok Sabha (1999-2004) it had
17  members. The BSP is strongest in Uttar Pradesh,
whose government the party has led several times. The party’s political symbol
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new direction… Instead of being distracted from the most pressing
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entire burden of our foreign policy on to the brave men and women of
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paid the price for a foreign policy that lectures without listening;
that divides us from one another – and from the world – instead of
calling us to a common purpose; that focuses on our tactics in fighting
a war without end in Iraq instead of forging a new strategy to face
down the true threats that we face. We cannot afford four more years of
a strategy that is out of balance and out of step with this defining

— Barack Obama, Washington, D.C., July 15, 2008

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On Latin America & the Caribbean

  • The Problem:
    George Bush’s policy in the Americas has been negligent toward our
    friends, ineffective with our adversaries, disinterested in the
    challenges that matter in people’s lives, and incapable of advancing
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    on the sideline, offering no compelling vision and creating a vacuum
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  • Start a New Chapter of Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean:
    Obama will rebuild diplomatic links throughout the hemisphere through
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  • Promote Democracy in Cuba and Throughout the Hemisphere:
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    unlimited Cuban-American family travel and remittances to the island.
    Using aggressive and principled bilateral diplomacy he will also send
    an important message: if a post-Fidel government takes significant
    steps toward democracy, beginning with freeing all political prisoners,
    the U.S. is prepared to take steps to normalize relations and ease the
    embargo that has governed relations between our countries for the last
    five decades. Throughout the hemisphere, Obama will increase support
    for the building blocks of durable democracies—strong legislatures,
    independent judiciaries, free press, vibrant civil society, honest
    police forces, religious freedom, and the rule of law.
  • Work Towards Energy Security:
    Barack Obama will bring together the countries of the region in a new
    Energy Partnership for the Americas to forge a path toward sustainable
    growth and clean energy. He will call on the American people to join
    this effort through an Energy Corps of engineers and scientists who
    will go to the region and beyond to help develop clean energy
  • Advance Opportunity from the Bottom-up:
    Obama will substantially increase our aid to the Americas and embrace
    the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty around the
    world in half by 2015, and he will double our foreign assistance to $50
    billion to achieve that goal.
  • Trade Policy That Works for All People in All Countries:
    Obama believes that trade with foreign nations should strengthen the
    American economy and create more American jobs. He will stand firm
    against agreements that undermine our economic security and will use
    trade agreements to spread good labor and environmental standards
    around the world.
  • Advance Security Across the Region:
    Obama believes that we need to target all sources of insecurity through
    a new hemispheric security initiative. This initiative will foster
    cooperation within the region to combat gangs, trafficking and violent
    criminal activity. It will strive to find the best practices that work
    across the hemisphere, and to tailor approaches to fit each country.
True leadership means finding the balance we have lost. It may thus come down to this question: What would Buddha The Mighty Great Mind do?

Gautama Buddha: Human Religion and Peace

Dr. Ravindra Kumar - 9/16/2007

consideration has been continuing since utmost early stage of human
life. The consideration is regarding controlling others. A person wants
to keep him or herself in a higher position in comparison to others.
This factor has been responsible for disintegration of society. Many
nations faced degradation on this accord. A person forgets that he
cannot be master of others. He is master of self only. Sooner or later,
we shall have to admit and adopt the concept of equality and it
indicates friendliness. Lord Gautama Buddha preached this in times past:

“Attahi Attano Natho Ko Dwinatho Parosiya
Attana Va Sudanten Natham Labhati Dhullabham”

is: Man is himself his master. No other one can be his master. Hard
earned mastership is gained only after sublimating oneself adequately.
Buddha was in favor of equality amongst all human beings. ‘Man’ or
‘woman’, all were equal for him. There was no caste or class in his
vocabulary. He was not only deadly against the words - master and
slave; he struggled during whole of his life to eliminate them. It was
during this struggle that he established human religion based on
equality in order to ensure that all may tread path of peace. He wished
that no one should exploit any other. All must control themselves. We
must give up desire to become masters: such a desire is false and
should be given up heartily.

There has been a tendency in human
society to control others or to keep others as slaves. This tendency
has been there since quite long. The tendency has been at all levels:
personal, social and national. It was on this account that not only
human blood was shed in personal, social or national struggles but
societies were also disintegrated. The existence of humanity was
challenged and its peace was disturbed.

Lord Gautama Buddha
induced human-beings to know his reality. He did not permit concealment
of innumerable evils that emerge from policy of non-equality. He
stressed perpetual need of equality based on affection and
friendliness. This was propounded by him as Human Religion. It is a
remedy to all problems. He initiated a non-violent
movement-cum-revolution against mastership spirit of human beings. A
particular class had been keeping its all-out hold on society. This
class had been prescribing false and selfish rules again and again.
Human society was being made fearful of God in order to achieve selfish
goals. Lord Buddha alerted this class and stated:

“These persons
believe in one God. We can be up to that God only through them. The
Human Beings can enter ‘Pawana Pawananam’ only after their permission.”
was, as such, made mandatory for people to offer them things in form of
Dakshina. They were required to worship them and to be on the way shown
by them. They were as a way asked to give all of theirs to them.

tendency of such persons in World-history is like that of a beastly
thirsty and hungry lion. This is actually the nature of people who
consider themselves born to exploit others. These persons prescribe and
manage thousands of regulations.”

He said: “They are motivated
to establish their hold on society. They want control on the people in
any deliberate manner. They describe simple regulations in a complex
way so as to keep their position intact. They produce stories before
people for this very purpose. The stories are enframed in a way so as
to get their doctrines confirmed. Thereafter, they combine these
stories with human service pertaining to others so that people may
remain obedient out of fear. How sweet the dream shown by them is -
they say - in case a person wants to flourish in his life and wishes to
be in heaven after death, he can expect so only through them. The
people shall have to perform various rituals and rites etc. in
accordance with the path shown by them. They have made life so unreal
and complex. They have made mind so perplexed that life cannot go on
adequately - this can be straightforwardly stated. A man can learn
nothing except dissatisfaction. This is like reducing a man in a state
of idiotness after intoxicating him very gravely.”

Buddha came forward to save human society from these rites and false
rituals etc. He said…. A man shall get welfare in proportion to his
being away from these vices….. Lord Buddha accorded such a warning
against the class that was arbitrary. Distressed people at large at
once comprehended that. They put their attention to what he said. Lord
Buddha continued struggle against the class dominating since centuries
in a broad perspective - this class was exploiting human society
arbitrarily. He achieved victory ultimately. Human religion based on
equality could spread itself and the concept of peace could find its

That class in Buddhist era was in favor of policy of
inequality in humanity through false rituals or regulations etc. The
people belonging to this class were not in favor of equality to all. A
spirit of fear was forced unto people’s mind through attractive things
like God, or Heaven. These things were done by the so called higher
class. A particular class was not permitted to exercise rites,
activities pertaining to education or to perform rituals. Behaviour
towards them was worse than that towards animals. The people belonging
to this class were called Shudras.

All know that it was
prescribed…. no Shudra should get even a word of Vedas in to his
ears. If so happens in any eventuality molten lead must be poured into
his ears. This class could not reside with other classes. The persons
belonging to this class were refused to eat with, keep company or sit
with persons of other classes. This class was without rights. The
position of this class in society was next to animals. Lives belonging
to this class were dedicated to one aim: this aim was to remain
subordinate to the will of other classes and to do whatever people of
other classes would want. A person belonging to Shudra class could only
breathe as per their indications.
Ultimately, Gautama Buddha could
not tolerate this all. He perused ghastly sin in this policy of
inequality. He had acquired intellect and energy. His heart was as open
as the open sky. He observed the extent of unjustness in those who were
leading the people. He could also realize a feeling of glory in them
along with their unjust power. Afterwards, Lord Buddha opened his mouth
fiercely and cleared the way to human society through compassion and
affection. Gautama did not want to force any right on anyone.

intended to break spiritual and mental obstructions pertaining to
humanity. It was for this reason that open hearted Buddha suggested
ways and means to salvation and liberty to those persons who were
downtrodden and devoid of rights. He suggested simple ways and means
through his exquisite intellect.
Lord Buddha could know the real
reasons that aggrieve us. He searched a way to put an end to agonies.
He collected the treasure of all solutions in his great mind and
thereafter opened that way equally for all without any distinction. He
was a master. He inspired all to gain “Sambodhi” peace. Such a person,
Lord Buddha, was-an inspirator who was peaceful, one who sermoned human
religion and who could accord liberation. He said:

“Jachcha Na Baslo Hoti, Jachcha Na Hoti Brahmno,
Kammana Baslo Hoti, Kammana Hoti Brahmno”

It means - No one is Brahmin by birth. No one is low. A man is Brahmin or low as per his deeds.

Buddha, who accepted the doctrine of “Karma Shreshtha”, achieved a
victory by stipulating human beings as equal in struggle between
priests or saints and then Lord Buddha paved an easy way that was for
emancipation of humanity. It has been described in Lord Christ’s
‘Sermons on the Mount’ as well as in the Gita. The priestly or saintly
class had negated it. This class had adopted the diction pertaining to
“great by birth and position by fate”. They had expressed that no truth
could be known by simple or straightforward way. These people used to
talk about 2000 hells and heavens and public in general was dreadful of
them. These people used to suggest that salvation of public was
possible only through the ways prescribed by them. Only then they will
get entry in to heaven or shall have to suffer hell.

persons of society were in want of knowledge vividly. The sphere of
Vedas had been made limited and mysterious. The human society was
chained to misbeliefs and deceptions. Lord Buddha gave the message to
human society of leading life through non-violence, compassion,
affection and intellectual ingredients. Non-violence, compassion and
affection are true and fundamental assumptions. These assumptions are
sacred and non-complex. They are mighty basis of human religion. Lord
Buddha adopted these basic assumptions in his sermons. His sermons were
grasped by people in general very soon.
Behavior of Lord Buddha was
simple but that of equality. His language was that of a common man. His
tongue became sacred on this account for all: educated &
non-educated or rich and poor. Undoubtedly, Lord Buddha raised the
voice of perpetual compassion and peace on this earth which was
suffering and was under duress. He visualized agony and its cause. He
clarified sacrifice and saintliness of high order. He gave truthfulness
of indifferent order, welfare of others and sublimity to human
character. These were means to liberation. He made people understand
the factors behind disasters and cause of agonies. He stated that
whenever there is some grief or disaster, we must clearly understand
that there is certainly some evil within ourselves. As such, we must
know both “Samvrattik” and “Pramarthik” truths.

Lord Gautama Buddha advised people to ponder over their shortcomings and said:
very easily see a defect in others. It is difficult to see any
shortcomings unto self”. A man spreads shortcomings of his neighbors
like straw whereas he tends to hide any shortcomings unto self. The
truthfulness of life lies in the fact that a man should examine his own
shortcomings and causes of agony.
Lord Buddha dedicated himself to
eradicate many evils including that of finding faults with others. He
also conveyed a message about absolute integrity through non-struggle
device. He stressed upon understanding the reality of this life without
any discrimination. His message was for all. Human equality was not
only a message of his religion: it was also an all-sided basis.

is integrally connected with humanity. In case it is separated from
humanity, it shall be a social irony. It so happened in the time of
Lord Buddha; morality was out of scene. Free inspiration regarding
development was under deep pressure. The class which was required to be
a source of inspiration became instigator of darkness in society as per
their deeds. The people of this class began to accord unfair claims on
power and privileges. A person from this class could even murder
someone and was not liable to be punished. Anyone born in a home
belonging to this class automatically controlled other persons. A
person of this class was worthy of reverence even if he was
characterless. Such were the dictums. A person belonging to that class
could commit a sinful act and even then he was patron of religion along
with being representative of God. A Shudra was not authorized to
worship freely unto Almighty even if he carried out sublime activities.
Such were the moral circumstances. Lord Buddha said on this very

“Those cannot be learned who cannot control themselves.
They cannot be full of wisdom, who do not make themselves fit according
to their education. Those cannot be learned people who cannot engage
themselves in sublime activities.”
In his own words:

“Attana Evam Pathamam Pathirupe Nivesayam,
Athamjamanusayeyaya Na Kilissepya Pandito”

means - first of all, we should engage ourselves at adequate actions
and it is only after that we may accord sermons to others. The learned
man can be without disaster only by doing so. He also said:

“Attanache Tatha Kapira Yathanjmanusasati,
Sudantovata Dammetha Attahi Kiraduthdhamo”

means that we should upkeep our conduct in accordance with the sermons
which we are scheduled to pass over to others. We must first control
ourselves and only then we should say to others. It is very difficult
to control own self. This is a reality. This was a simple but real
message of Gautama Buddha. This was amazing and sadly that the
regulations framed by a specific class were symbolical of injustice.
They were only to sub dice the Shudras. These rules had no need or
utility. Truth is ubiquity to us. Why can we not approach a truth
straightforwardly? In case God is true, the way to Him should be
straightforward. Why God and man cannot meet each other in a direct

Persons indulging themselves in evil deeds hide
themselves from God under the pretext of religion and its epitaphs. The
nature of truthful God cannot be such that someone should be meddling
between Him and a human being. When God is real, such distinctions
cannot be spiritual and cannot constitute a religion. Only a class
cannot be worthy of truthfulness. Why should not people in general be
capable of that? All these questions were before Lord Buddha. He
announced these queries and said:

“In case it is so, Man does not need such deliberate truth, religion or spirituality, He should refuse such a false conduct.”

Buddha negated the unreality of rituals and he held that a society must
have clean and developed moral standards because if the moral position
of society is inferior [as it was then in human society], any force
shall lead only to disaster. Resultantly, political situation shall
also be degrading. All evils including causing grief, misutilization,
corruption and arbitrariness that can break society shall flourish. In
such a situation, the politics shall also be such that will fully
turmoil human values. In contradiction, the mental plane of people
shall be selfless in case there is adequate moral force in society. The
life shall be based on equality and it shall be simple. It will be real
and peaceful. Political situation shall also be accessible. It shall be
leading to progress. Lord Buddha found society ‘devoid of moral
values’. He also found monarchy to be center of misdeeds. Even then he
did not attack any religious dogma. He permitted others also to equally
march forward.

Subsequently, he took upon himself those people
in general who were exploited and did not possess rights. He took
society towards a simple, practical and real objective.

Buddha did not wish to gain power. He did not need to prescribe complex
regulations. He had no reason to impart education of might to his
followers. He was well acquainted with the amazing weaknesses of so
called priests. He knew that it was essential in this world to take a
human being to a right path. He did this all as a brave warrior and a
person of the era who was really mighty. He stressed on human religious
establishments and said:
“A hungry person cannot have religion and
action. We shall have to fulfill his want in order to get religion and
action unto him. As such we cannot control anger also in someone by
making him without a want.”

He emphasized that it is the
religion of a human being to understand first the reality of life. This
is the religion of a good order. One who cannot foresee and adopt good
religion lives uselessly a life of 100 years. A life of a day is good
in case it is full of knowledge of good religion. It means that a
person has become familiar with reality of life. In his own words:

“Yo Cha Vassatatam Jeeve Apassam Dhamma Muttam,
Ekamha Jivitam Seyoo Passato Dhamma Muttam”

after all there is agony in our life. Mahatma Buddha considered it. He
deliberated and said: “Because we are full of selfishness; we are
narrow-minded in our thoughts. We work in selfishness. We aspire for
personal pleasures and amenities.”

He also said: “We forget
humanity while doing so. Result of all these things is bound to be
agony. Then what to do? Should we give up soul? Should we consider that
there is no rule of God and this deceiving world is at rule? We observe
only this world directly. There is no element like soul after the cycle
of Birth and Death. It is all a notion. A science subsequently follows
other. Every science gets existence within a moment. That very moment
that one becomes out of scene. A significant thing is that there is no
scientist of science. As such, there is no soul. Body undergoes changes
every time. Consciousness and intellect also change in the same manner.
As such, soul is dubious dogma which we cherish. Selfishness occurs
when we try to remain attached to this dubious spirit of soul. This is
the truth. As such, we can be gay if we realize the truth that there is
no soul.”

Not only that, we shall render happiness unto others.
This was Lord Buddha’s logical sermon. He himself spent his life in
accordance with this sermon.
Lord Buddha stressed on compassion
towards every living being and not only towards man. He questioned: “In
case it is good to sacrifice an animal as per slaying, it shall be
better to utilize a person in this regard.”

He offered himself
for such a sacrifice. He considered animal - sacrifice to be very
disastrous belief which was irrational. Lord Buddha said all this
emphatically. He prescribed that all are slaves equally to deed and
result. What shall be the justification of creation of Universe in case
we do not stick to the rule of result as per deed? He refused that
ruler is there in some heaven. That ruler may rule as per his wish and
may leave us here to suffer agonies.

According to him: “It is
all a lie. Our whole life is perpetual disaster. There is no use of
exercising false rituals and different rites etc.”

Lord Buddha
prescribed that there is only one ideal in the World. All
religious-rites are false. We have to discard attachment. After that,
only truth shall be in balance. Sun will shine when clouds shall not be
there. Do not work towards any misbelief and adopt this principle in
total. Sacrifice in real spirit even for the lowest creature. Do not
work to please someone or to have an award. Work in order to get
salvation through demise of soul. He also said:
“Do not accord regards and worship someone about whom you are ignorant.”
Lord Buddha opposed the regulations that were framed for selfish ends
on the ground of deceptions and misendeavorers. Inhumanity,
beastliness, poverty and exploitation were the forces of these
regulations. These regulations had combined Soul and God. Humanity was
destroyed. As such, he undertook real deliberations and explained
agony, its cause, its remedy and the ways that were required for this
purpose. This explanation grasps the basic tenets of humanity. He
called upon to remove the obstacles in the practical aspect of these
doctrines through eight middle ways. Middle way i.e., to come out of
extreme harshness and simpleness that is not possible.
Eight ways are:

• Samyak Drishti;
• Samyak Vaak;
• Samyak Sankalpa;
• Samyak Vyayaama;
• Samyak Karmanta;
• Samyak Aajivika;
• Samyak Smriti; and
• Samyak Samadhi

Buddha is a champion of equality. As such, his religion is
human-religion. This is directly connected with humanity. Non-violence,
Compassion, Sacrifice, alliance, that is friendliness and peace are
integrally associated with it.

These are all fundamental and
best grounds of human-equality. Above mentioned ingredients must be
practiced as far as possible. This will lead to establishment of a
human society based on equality. Our way to peace shall be in broader

Lord Buddha considered behavior to be the foremost. He
was one who equated a principle with practice. He was a preacher of a
clan in which preachers make a truth, a perfect truth. He presented a
burning example while investigating Truth. We shall have to be aware of
prime reason behind the calamities that render sufferings unto whole of
human-world today. We have ourselves nourished all disasters as per
selfishness unto us.
Our old ailment is that of human-distinction.
This will have to be finished at all planes: personal, national and
international. Spirit of inequality at all levels is basic reason
behind evil and turmoil.

The way shown by Lord Buddha is clear.
He does not at all compromise with so called priests. He has no
attachment with those with might or with rulers. He does not cherish a
man to be a means to misconduct. Lord Buddha did not cherish that a
human-being should stop before traditions based on the misbeliefs: to
whatever extent old they might be. He did not want that a person should
adopt rituals that have been continuing since very long in case they
happen to be the means of exploitation. He only wants equal welfare of
every human-being. This is also predominantly significant and
contextual today. We shall make our lives meaningless if we follow the
policy of human-exploitation being guided by and having within
ourselves spirit of inequality. This is the sermon of Lord Buddha. This
is the essence of his peace-oriented human religion.

Ravindra Kumar is a universally renowned Gandhian scholar, Indologist
and writer. He is the Former Vice-Chancellor of University of Meerut.

Smile of the Buddha

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