बौधकारोचे बारा प्रश्न- आंबेडकरी मित्रांसाठी काही महत्वपूर्ण वाद-प्रतिवादाचे विषय १. बुद्ध केवळ वाद आणि कॉंट्रोव्हर्सी निर्माण करायला निवडलेला विषय (कि) वयक्तिक आणि सामूहिक जीवनाचे मार्गदर्शन करायला निवडलेला तथागत? २. बुद्ध…
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, as the greatest human liberator of the modern times, discovered a way to emancipate the masses and reconstruct the world. He too, gave importance to the method of achieving emancipation and the core philosophy of his method can be said to be Dhamma, as taught by the Buddha. However, witnessing the confusions emerging in these modern times, he was skeptical of people getting wooed by the philosophy of Karl Marx. So in order to ensure that he addressed these confusions, he not only made clear intellectual comparisons between the philosophies of the Buddha and Karl Marx, but also took a firm position by accepting Buddha’s Dhamma as the saviour of the humanity. His act of Dhamma-Deeksha is the practical fruition of these very ideas.
This Manifesto is a deep yet simple and very effective piece of literature, in my view. I say this because of the very first sentence in the Manifesto that emphasises on annihilation of human sufferings caused by human-made discriminations.
Baudhkaro inhabits that unique footrest in the spectrum of contemporary intelligentsia, art and activism where we can clearly see Dr. Ambedkar’s very crucial Blueprint of Buddhism actually being put to test. While the rest contend themselves by merely by parroting the name of Dr. Ambedkar as a professional or political formality, the Baudhkaros have chosen to live and practice Ambedkarism as a way of life.