In the third, but not the final. talk of this series, Suvajra looks at Right Livelihood and Art in the Spiritual Life.
Again, the similarities between Sangharakshita and Dr. Ambedkar’s thinking on these two special contributions to Triratna culture is explored.
This is not the final talk because Suvajra intends to complete the series on October 14th when the Adhisthana community and friends will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism.
Here is a link to ‘Ambedkar’ by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards (Best Actor, Best Art Direction, and Best English language film).
Movie download site Zinemaya describes it thus - “this is one of the finest historical films made in Independent India. This movie takes place between the years 1901 to 1956, a period of great social upheavals and revolutionary movements around...
An interview with the very impressive Ratnakumar, an Order Member you have directly sponsored to transform his life and enter the Order. Originally from Orissa, Ratnakumar started life with the stigma of being a dalit in village India: not being able to sit with upper caste children in the class room or play with them in the sports grounds. Even the shop keepers would ask him to leave his money on the floor rather than take it from his hand...
Dhammachari Yashosagar talks openly about how Dr BR Ambedkar saw the transformation that needed to take place for millions of Indian people to escape the bonds of the caste.
He taught that the way for the Dalit people to overcome the indignity and suffering endorsed by the Hindu religion was to convert to Buddhsim, take responsibility for their own lives and help others to take responsibility for theirs.
Shraddhavajri and Vidyadharini have arrived at Adhisthana and wanted to thank the IDT donors for sponsoring them. They are benefitting already from their time in the UK and the women’s course are certainly benefitting from them being here. Thank you for all your help in helping broaden and deepen the Dharma Revolution in India. Your help goes a long way.