From the director of movie Shudra – The Rising, another movie is going to come into picture, named 500 – The Battle of Koregaon.
You can check out the trailer of the movie from this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS1QDz0H6X8
It is a story of glorious victory of few hundred untouchable soldiers over numerically superior Peshwas army in the battle of Koregaon, fought on 1st January, 1818. I had written on it almost a year back, you can read about it at 1st January, 1818 – The Battle of Bhima Koregaon.
You can also check out the official page of the upcoming movie at http://sanjivjaiswal.com.tracs.in/?page_id=166
Mumbai’s Way: Buddhism in the Daravi slums (Visits to Daravi slums with Dr. Arun Kamble)
You can also watch the same video from this link https://vimeo.com/9441279
Abidhamma = Pertaining to Dhammas
Pariyatti = Study of the theoretical aspects of the Dhamma.
Sama-sam-buddha = One who rediscovers the teachings and teaches the masses as the historical Buddha did.
Vinaya Pitaka = The Vinaya Pitaka contains the rules for monks and nuns, monastic jurisprudence & the early history of the Sangha.
Tipitaka = “Path” or “Way of Dhamma”. This book consists of a collection of 423 verses grouped into 26 chapters.
Paccekabuddha = A silent Buddha.
Arahant = Fully enlightened person.
Dhamma = Teaching & doctrines of the Buddha, called as Dhamma because they explain & describe nature of things, the way things are, and the way they operate.
Bodhisatta = A person who is seeking to be a Buddha
Nibbana = A Bliss of No-Craving
4 Stages in the realization of Nibbana
Sotapanna – Stream-entrant
Sakadagami – Once returner
Anagami – Non returner
Arahant – The Holy One
Buddha = Gyan/Vigyan/Tarq/Bodhi,
Dhamma = Gyan ka Marg/Astangik Marg/Madhyam Marg,
Sangha = Gyan ke Marg par chal rahe/chalchuke log
Few days’ back, as I wrote on the Jai Bhim Network (Hungary) and new church law prohibiting Jai Bhim Network from its activities. Jai Bhim Network has launched new website http://www.refuge.hu/ to appeal Buddhists, well-wishers and guards of freedom around the world to support Jai Bhim Network, Hungary.
Please visit the link http://www.refuge.hu/ and support Jai Bhim Network.
Dr Ambedkar in Hungary – Activities of Jai Bhim Network, Hungary
Watch an incredible documentary on the “Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World“. In this video you will travel around the world visiting important Buddhist places. You will see -
1. Bodh Gaya (India)
2. Boudhanath Stupta, Kathmandu (Nepal)
3. Temple of the Tooth, Kandy (Sri Lanka)
4. Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok (Thiland)
5. Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
6. Giant Boddah Po Lin, (Hong-Kong)
7. Hsi Lai Temple, Los Angeles (USA)
Watch many more videos at http://www.youtube.com/dalitjade
It’s almost been two years to my visit (23rd Sept to 20th Oct 2009) to the Sajókaza (Hungary) and since then I’ve been in constant contact with my friends - Anikó Szegedi, Derdák Tibor, Kalanyos Laszlo and Katlin Bodori – from Hungary. This article is in continuation to my previous articles – Babasaheb Ambedkar and ‘the Dalits of Europe’, Reclaiming Human Dignity: The Protest and Gypsy Stereotypes, Celebrating Dhamma Chakka Parivartan Diwas in Hungary, and Ambedkar in Hungary – which I wrote while staying at Sajókaza.
Few Updates from the Jai Bhim Network, Hungary
Since 2009, Jai Bhim Network has expanded its roots deep into the Hungarian society via opening new schools at Alsózsolca (about 60 students), Mágocs and Sáta (elementary school about 20km from Sajókaza) and Jai Bhim Network has purchased a new house (named White House) to teach Roma students and carry out various social functions. With the help of Bharat Wankhede (the guy who accompanied me on the visit) and The Corporate Body of the Buddha Education Foundation, Taipei (Taiwan) Jai Bhim Network has published a Buddhist Puja book – Telihold. Kubu (the guy I mentioned few times in my earlier articles) will graduate in Physics in few years. Benu (the guy whose speech on Roma rights at Heroes Square (Budapest) was simply amazing.) has joined job at Budapest and he is continuing his activities with Jai Bhim Network from Budapest. Katlin Bodori left for completing her master’s degree. Many new teachers are hired and few completed their tenure successfully – enriching Roma students’ lives and their own lives with wonderful experiences.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. — Buddha
Savitribai Phule (3rd January1831- 10 March 1897), one of the supreme names who fought against the totalitarianism of caste and other social evils in India. She was born in Naigaon, (Tha. Khandala, Distt. Satara) her father’s name was Khandoji Nevse and mother’s name was Lakshmi.
Historians, who are ought to be free from fear, sincere, open minded, open hearted, truth seeker and also have courage to show the truth at any cost. But it’s unfortunate that historians have shown distorted picture and did not show the truth to the people. As a result of this, almost everyone confuses history with fiction & historians have made people blind, deaf & dumb and have disabled people from thinking rationally. I have always wondered why the ‘Teachers’ Day’ in India is not celebrated on the birthday of Savitribai Phule, the lady who started first ever school for the downtrodden and was first lady teacher of India?
Mahatma Jotiba Phule and his wife Savitribai Phule were first among the people who declared war against Casteism and Brahminic-Casteist culture. The Maharashtrian pioneering couple led mass movement of uniting oppressed class against the Brahminic values and thinking. Savitribai Phule worked as an equal partner in the mission of uplifting the poor and oppressed people. Read more…
Please have a look at the ebook “The Snake That Ate Dinosaurs” written by Mr. Mangesh Dhaiwale. This ebook is articles written by Mr. Mangesh Dhaiwale in the year 2010-2011 and I read the ebook in one sitting! The ebook is quite interesting and mostly written on the present issues concerning our society.
You can download the ebook from this link http://lecturesonambedkar.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/collected-essays1.pdf
I have also added the same ebook in “Other Important Books” section under the name of Collected Essays.
For Lectures on Dr Ambedkar you can visit this link http://lecturesonambedkar.wordpress.com/
Walking with the Buddha is a documentary on life of Lord Buddha & places associated with Lord Buddha.
Walking with the Buddha – Part 1
Walking with the Buddha – Part 2