Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Ratnakumar

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 17 May, 2018 - 15:00
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I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ‘I’ll go.’

Ratnakumar’s Annals
In 1968 I wasn’t born.

In 1978 I wasn’t born.

In 1988 I was four years old, having been born into a low caste Hindu family in Orissa.

In 1998 I was about 14. I went to the birthday celebration of Dr Ambedkar with my cousin and decided that day to learn more about Dr Ambedkar and social and political activism.

In 2008 I was 23 and training for ordination, having come across Buddhism and spent 10 months training at Nagaloka Training Institute in Nagpur in 2005. I gave up my BA in Political Science to attend.

In 2018 I have been ordained for 7 years and I’m working as Subhuti’s personal assistant.

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