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It had been obvious to me, as it has been over the… by Dharmachari Subhuti

2014.12.05. Categorized: Uncategorized   

It had been obvious to me, as it has been over the years, that Tibor and János are really stretched personally. The school now has 250 students and it is obviously working really well. All those students are Gypsy children, or mostly, and many have found themselves excluded in the State school system. Or have had such poor teaching that they might as well never have been at school. I was told that a quite high proportion of students arrive having supposedly finished primary school, often in their mid teens, but virtually unable to read, write or do simple arithmetic. The school has to find out where students are and then bring them forward. Increasingly they are getting high school graduates and a few have gone on to University.

It’s very apparent to me that the whole atmosphere in the school has changed since I first started coming. Students are much more friendly, much more open and less unpleasantly unruly or rude. János, Tibor and Kubu with Benu, another mitra who comes from the Gypsy settlement nearby, are all obviously very good teachers and communicators and they’ve gradually formed a gifted staff - not easy in such a remote area with such poor facilities. Few people will want to work in such difficult circumstances with Gypsies. The effect on these young people is unimaginable. For most boys until now life promised simply a series of jail sentences and desperate impoverishment often palliated only by drink and various kinds of deep drugs - the so-called legal highs. Early death is almost mandatory. Girls start having babies almost a soon as they’re fertile and are old women at 50. The school and the other work that János and Tibor do with their college friends is offering opportunities where none existed before. But they are so stretched. Sometimes when I come I hardly get to see them because they are just dealing with one crisis after another and are exhausted.

This time I discovered they had a number of apparently petty problems that they could not find anybody to solve. I found out, for instance, that the central heating system wasn’t working on one side of the house and winter is a-comin’ in. So, being a little bit of a handyman, I thought I could help at least in that way and I did manage to work with János to get it going. After I’d finished we’d finished. Tibor and János expressed their frustration. They are getting the school running so well but they can’t get anybody to fix the central heating.

This is one of the problems of working in such circumstances. And we see very much similar things in India too. Where people have been marginalised for generations they stop taking responsibility. They don’t even think they can take responsibility. Leaders tend simply to exercise power and to accrue to themselves great advantage from their leadership rather than bestowing advantage on others through it. Poverty and marginalisation make for passivity. There are very few people able to take much responsibility and so it all falls on Tibor and János. Of course people are beginning to take more and more responsibility and in time they will - the ‘Gypsy problem’ will disappear. That is what we are seeing in the third and fourth generations after Dr.Ambedkar. But now all the burden falls on these two magnificent men with a few others coming up around them.

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Jai Bhim is a cheerful greeting. Ten million Indians greet each other in this manner. They're the Dalits who are a proud community. They inherited an extremely difficult life. Their parents and grandparents and untold generations before them were outcasts in society. Even today they still encounter prejudice and experience helplessness.
For more than a millenium their ancestors lived as outcasts. People had a horror of touching them. Others even avoided being in their proximity as their shadow was considered polluting. If they went to school they were seated separately, If they were able to obtain work they did the dirtiest and lowest paid jobs.

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With their greeting of Jai Bhim they remind each other of their own successful revolution in 1956 for their human rights. Their cause is sacred. It inspires us here in Hungary, as we also face segregation and prejudice today. We would like to know discrimination is a thing of the past.
The dalit's story is like a fairy tale.

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Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there lived a seventeen year old untouchable boy in a big family, His name was Bhim. He was the youngest child among 14 siblings. He surpassed all of them because of his brilliant mind. A wealthy maharaj acknowledged his poverty and bestowed a scholarship on him. Bhim was aware that Indian schools were being discriminatory and practiced segregation. Therefore, he tried his fortune in London and New York where he achieved university degrees. He received the title Dr. Ambedkar when he returned home to serve his people as a barrister.

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Nevertheless, he was considered as an untouchable in accordance with the holy books of the Hindu religion. Therefore, he convened with his friends and publicly burned Manu's Laws, the Hindu holy script which bids the Hindu to hold the Untouchable in disdain. He became a human right fighter and his authority was constantly growing throughout the whole country. When India gained independence in 1947 he was nominated as law minister. He was entrusted with drafting the Constitution for the country. He wrote in it that discrimination is forbidden.

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In his old age the Dalit people addressed him with veneration as Dr. Babasaheb. He and his laws, however respected they were, he still stared frustratedly at the discrimination existing all over the country. He decided then to show the people a spiritual alternative. As our judgment is determined by our faith, he took an oath: "I was born a Hindu Untouchable. It was beyond my power to prevent that but I declare that it is within my power to refuse to live under ignoble and humiliating conditions. I solemnly assure you that I will not die a Hindu". He abjured hindu religion that had brought so much suffering and humiliation to the Untouchable people (today's Dalits).

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He studied thoroughly all the faiths of the world. He was seeking a religion which fitted together with reason, with modern science, and which declared liberty, fraternity and equality amongst people. He decided to follow the path of the Indian prince who lived 2500 years ago: he would be a follower of the Buddha. This was a decision of profound importance for the Dalits because the Buddha is venerated thoughout the world, and India is entitled to take pride in her great son. Dr. Ambedkar showed his astuteness: all of us can choose the way to be respected, we can change our fate for the better. Hundreds of thousands followed Ambedkar to the magnificent ceremony in Nagpur in October 1956. This was the rebirth of Buddhism in India. Babasaheb died six weeks later.

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Those who at that time embraced a new world view with him, they are today grandfathers and grandmothers. Their grandchildren are as numerous as the whole population of Hungary. They follow Ambedkar's example: they face even the biggest difficulties in all things - to study and to exercise their human rights.

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