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The Credo of Jai Bhim Network is the „Dauazasj si doj da zminc”

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The credo of Jai Bhim Network is the „Dauazasj si doj da zminc”, the 22 vows based on Dr. Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar’s text written in October 1956. Half of the vows is unchangedly adopted to our need, but the other half is adjusted according today’s local context. The first two paragraphs we use, are much older then the rest of the text, for those originate in the two-thousand-year old Pali Canon. We chose the translation made by Lajos Erőss in 1906. There are eleven vows (no 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 17, 18, 19) the meaning of which only make sense in the social context of India, so we used sentences to suit our life in today’s Hungary instead.

22 Vows

1. I do not believe something just because it has been passed along and retold for many generations.
I do not believe something merely because it has become a traditional practice.
I do not believe something simply because it is well-known everywhere.
I do not believe something solely on the grounds of logical reasoning.
I do not believe something merely because it accords with my philosophy.
I do not believe something because it appeals to „common sense”.
I do not believe something just because I like the idea.
I do not believe something because the speaker seems trustworthy.
I do not believe something thinking, „This is what our teacher says”.
2. Kesamuttisuttam.
3. I will take responsibility for my own life.
4. I will not allow to anyone to dominate or control me.
5. I do not believe that the Buddha was the incarnation of God. I believe this to be sheer madness and false propaganda.

6. I will not work for a bottle of wine. I will be neither a master nor a slave. I will abandon oppressive social structures.
7. I will live in manner being in harmony with the virtues and teachings of the Awakened One.
8. I will develop myself in every way: in health, education, culture.
9. I believe in equality of human beings.
10. I shall endeavor to establish equality.
11. I shall follow the noble eightfold path of the Awakened One.
12. I shall follow the ten paramitas of the Awakened One.
13. I shall have compassion and loving kindness for all living beings and protect them.
14. I shall not steal.
15. I shall not tell lies.
16. I shall not commit carnal sins.
17. I shall not get drunk and I shall not take drugs.
18. I appreciate rationalism and the science.
19. I shall endeavor to establish fraternity. I will work for the benefit of others, helping them to help themselves.
20. I will take the Awakened One, The Doctrine and the Community as my refuge.
21. I feel I am being reborn and that I am entering a new life.
22. I solemnly declare that I shall hereafter lead my life according to the principles of the Awakened One and his Doctrine.


2 | Tisarana Gatha

December 17th, 2009, 2:34 pm

The vows seem more like the ten commandments than than Buddhist in spirit.
The list of vows are also quite contradictory.
Vow No 1 for example contradicts Vow No 7 and all the others. There are so many inconsistencies in this that to take it seriously by any sensible Buddhist will be stupid.

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Our Inspiration (1st Part)
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.

Our Inspiration 2nd Part

Our Inspiration (2nd Part)
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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