WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS SUFFER TO RISE AND FALL?

RIDDLE NO. 11 WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS SUFFER TO RISE AND FALL? The Hindus are accused of idolatry. But there is nothing wrong in idolatry. Making an idol is nothing more than having a photograph of the deity and if there can be no objection to keeping a photograph what objection … Continue reading WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS SUFFER TO RISE AND FALL?

WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS FIGHT AGAINST ONE ANOTHER?

RIDDLE NO. 10 WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS FIGHT AGAINST ONE ANOTHER? The Hindu theology regarding the world is based upon the doctrine of Trimurti. According to this doctrine the world undergoes three stages. It is created, preserved and destroyed. It is endless series of cycles which goes on without stoppage. The three functions … Continue reading WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS FIGHT AGAINST ONE ANOTHER?

HOW THE UPANISHADS CAME TO BE MADE SUBORDINATE TO THE VEDAS?

RIDDLE NO. 9 HOW THE UPANISHADS CAME TO BE MADE SUBORDINATE TO THE VEDAS? n the preceding chapter it was shown that originally the Upanishads were not a part of the Vedas and that the two in the matter of doctrine were opposed to each other. It is instructive to compare the later relations between the … Continue reading HOW THE UPANISHADS CAME TO BE MADE SUBORDINATE TO THE VEDAS?

Writings and Speeches of Dr.B. R. Ambedkar

WRITINGS AND SPEECHES OF DR. B. R. AMBEDKAR AS APEARED IN VOLUMES COMPILED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT,GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASTRA. Volume 1 Castes in India; Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development • Paper • 9thMay 1916 Annihilation of Caste • Book • 1936 Maharashtra as a Linguistic Province (Statement submitted to the Linguistic Provinces Commission) • Statement … Continue reading Writings and Speeches of Dr.B. R. Ambedkar

THE MEETING BETWEEN GANDHI AND AMBEDKAR ON AUGUST 14, 1931

THE MEETING BETWEEN GANDHI AND AMBEDKAR ON AUGUST 14, 1931 at Manibhavan, Malabar Hill, Bombay (transcripts of Gandhi's talks were routinely made by his secretaries) Slightly edited from Dhananjay Keer, Dr. Ambedkar: Life and Mission, Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1971 [1954], pp. 164-167. GANDHI: Well, Doctor, what have you to say in the matter? AMBEDKAR: You called … Continue reading THE MEETING BETWEEN GANDHI AND AMBEDKAR ON AUGUST 14, 1931

HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS?

RIDDLE NO. 8 HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS? What is the position of the Upanishads in relation to the Vedas? Are the two complimentary to each other or are they antagonistic? Of course, no Hindu would admit that the Vedas and Upanishads are repugnant to each other. On the contrary, it is the … Continue reading HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS?

THE TURN OF THE TIDE OR HOW DID THE BRAHMINS DECEARE THE VEDAS TO BE LOWER THAN THE LOWEST OF THEIR SHASTRAS?

RIDDLE NO. 7 THE TURN OF THE TIDE OR HOW DID THE BRAHMINS DECEARE THE VEDAS TO BE LOWER THAN THE LOWEST OF THEIR SHASTRAS? The religious literature of the Hindus includes (1) The Vedas, (2) The Brahmanas, (3) The Aranyakas, (4) Upanishads, (5) Sutras, (6) Itihas, (7) Smritis and (8) Puranas. As has been pointed out … Continue reading THE TURN OF THE TIDE OR HOW DID THE BRAHMINS DECEARE THE VEDAS TO BE LOWER THAN THE LOWEST OF THEIR SHASTRAS?