Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Indian Constitution Day: Preamble

Happy 26th Nov. “ Constitution Day “ 

Dear Buddhist Brothers & Sisters,
Namo Buddhay!

Wish you all - Happy Constitution Day - this very day we express our hearty gratitude to the father of Indian Constitution, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the Prophet of Buddhism and to the Constitution.

The Constitution is based on three points :

1. To transform India into a Developed Nation.
2. Representation in the form of Reservation.
3. To make India a Buddhist Country.

* For this aim Baba Saheb made three bundles of 6000 castes, namely SC+ST+OBC.
* Later He converted to Buddhism to join three bundles into a Single Buddhist One.

He made all arrangements to make India a Buddhist Country constitutionally. They are -

1. National Emblem - A Buddhist sign
2. National Flag - Dharmachakra in the middle line
3. Currency - A Buddhist sign
4 I. Cards - A Buddhist sign

In this way, we see the Vision of Baba Saheb in the Constitution to transform our nation into a Buddhist nation.


We the People ! For What?
We the People of India, are with a ‘ solemn resolve ‘
Constitute India into a
Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic
to ‘Secure to all its citizens:

Justice, Social, economic and political;
Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
Equality of status and opportunity; and
Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and
the [ unity and integrity of the Nation ].

Our “Constitution of India “is wonderful & Living document. It is the “life-blood” of our Nation. It enshrines the;
Principle of - Equality, Liberty, Fraternity & Justice.
Value of - Dignity of Individual i.e. Human Rights.
Unit - Individual is the Unit, not village or class.
Ideal - One man one value in all walks of Life ( GN )
Goal of - Social & Economic Revolution based on Socio-Economic Justice.
Resolve to - Constitute India into a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular,Democratic, Republic.
System - Parliament Democracy, Unitary State with Federalism
based on Republican Principles.
Objectives - One United Nation which is Just, Moral , Human & Enlightened World.
Vision of - Enlightened India guiding Enlightened World.

Let us all we the People of India cherish the above ‘ ideals’ laid down by our ‘Greatest Constitution of the World’ and ‘strive’ to realize all the above.
Only by doing so we can make our Democracy , Dignity, Development and Independence real and meaningful.
Let us all salute all the founding framers of our Constitution and in particular ‘ The Father of Constitutional India – Dr.B.R.Ambedkar’.

May Lord Buddha bless you all happiness!

Long Live The Constitution!
Long Live The People of India!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

National Emblem of India: Roaring Lions

The State Emblem of India is in adaptation from the Sarnath Lion, capital of Ashoka the Emperor as preserved in the Sarnath Museum. The government adopted the emblem on 26th January, 1950, the day when India became republic.
In the original Sarnath capital, there are four lions, standing back to back, mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening wheels over a bell-shaped lotus. Carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, the capital is crowned by the Wheel of the Law (Dharma Chakra). In the state emblem adopted by the government of India, only three Lions are visible, the fourth being hidden from view. The wheel appears in relief in the center of the abacus with a bull on the right and a horse on the left. The bell-shaped lotus has been omitted. The words Satyameva Jayate from Mundaka Upanishad, meaning ‘Truth Alone Triumphs’, are inscribed below the abacus in Devanagari script.
The emblem forms a part of the official letterhead of the Government of India, and appears on all Indian currency as well. It also sometimes functions as the national emblem of India in many places and appears prominently on the diplomatic and national Passport of the Republic of India. 
Facts About The National Emblem of India: 

1. The National Emblem of India is a replica of the Lion of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh

2. The Lion Capital was erected in the third century BC by Emperor Ashoka to mark the spot where Buddhafirst proclaimed his gospel of peace and emancipation to the four quarters of the universe. 

3. The National emblem is symbolic of contemporary India's reaffirmation of its ancient commitment to world peace and goodwill. 

4. The four Lions (one hidden from view) - symbolize power, courage and confidence. 

5. The four Lions rest on a circular abacus

6. The abacus is girded by four smaller animals - guardians of the four directions: the Lion of the north, the Elephant of the east, the Horse of the south and the Bull of the west. 

7. The Elephant of the east is a representation of Queen Maya’s conception of Buddha when she saw a white elephant entering her womb in a dream. The Bull of the west represents desire during the life of the Buddha as a prince. The Horse of the south symbolizes Buddha’s departure from palatial life. The Lion of the North represents the attainment of Nirvana by Lord Buddha. 

8. The abacus rests on a lotus in full bloom which exemplifies the fountainhead of life and creative inspiration. 

9. The motto, 'Satyameva Jayate,' is inscribed below the emblem in Devanagari script. 

10. "Satyameva Jayate' means 'truth alone triumphs'. 

[NOTE: The Lion Pillar was adopted as the National Emblem of India on 26 January 1950, the day India became a republic.] 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

If he wouldn't studied... || Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

आज भारतरत्न डॉ. बाबासाहेबांचा 'शाळा प्रवेश' दिन...

भारतरत्न डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर यांचा "शाळा प्रवेश' आज ११३ वर्षांचा झाला. ७ नोव्हेंबर १९०० रोजी सातारा येथील भिमाई कुंज येथे इयत्ता पहिलीत त्यांनी प्रवेश घेतला होता. माझे बाबासाहेब शाळाच शिकले नसते तर चळवळीची क्रांती उभी राहिली नसती. तत्कालीन गव्हर्नमेंट हायस्कूल आणि आताची प्रतापसिंग राजे विद्यालय येथे ७ नोव्हेंबरला बाबासाहेबांनी शाळेत प्रवेश घेतला होता. या दिवसाचा ऐतिहासिक वारसा आजही त्या शाळेने जपून ठेवला आहे. 1904 मध्ये ते याच शाळेतून इयत्ता चौथी वर्ग उत्तीर्ण झाले. पुढे मुंबईत त्यांनी पुढील शिक्षण घेतले. दलितांचे कैवारी, संविधाननिर्माते डॉ. बाबासाहेब शिकले नसते तर या सर्व घटना घडल्या नसत्या. त्यांच्या क्रांतीने अनेक घटना ऐतिहासिक नोंदी झाल्या.पुढे बाबांच्या शिक्षणाने इतके नाव लौकिक कमावले कि डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर यांची कोलंबिया विद्यापीठाने निवडलेल्या जगभरातील १०० विद्वानांच्या यादीत पहिल्या क्रमांकावर निवड झाली आहे. त्यानिमित्त अमेरिकेचे राष्ट्राध्यक्ष बराक ओबामा यांच्या हस्ते त्या विद्यापीठात डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर यांच्या प्रतिमेचे समारंभपूर्वक अनावरण नुकतेच करण्यात आले.
डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर यांची पहिल्या क्रमांकावर गणना झालेली विद्वानांची ती यादी शिल्पात कोरून कोलंबिया विद्यापीठात दर्शनी भागात झळकवण्यात आली आहे. त्यात अमेरिकेच्या तीन राष्ट्राध्यक्षांसह अन्य राष्ट्रांच्या सहा राष्ट्राध्यक्षांचा समावेश असून त्यातील डॉ. आंबेडकर हे एकमेव भारतीय आहेत. जगभरातील १०० विद्वानांची ती यादी तज्ज्ञांच्या एका समितीने आंतरराष्ट्रीय पातळीवर विद्वानांची मते अजमावून तयार केली आहे. त्यामुळे भारताच्या भूमीतील महूच्या मातीत जन्मलेले डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर हे जगाच्या पाठीवर शंभर नंबरी सोने ठरले आहेत.
ह्या महान विद्यार्थ्यास त्रिवार अभिवादन...जय भीम.
7th November 1900, marks the date when Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar took admission in the shool and started studying from 1st Grade. If Dr. Ambedkar wouldn't have studied then the social revolution in India would not been then. The Govt. school still remembers and celebrate on this date to pay tribute to Dr. Ambedkar. In 1904, Dr. Ambedkar 4th standard and then he continued his education in Mumbai. Later he went to America and studies in Columbia University. Dr. Ambedkar is also an proud alumni of London School of Economics. 
We salute the greatest student who started up from nothing and ended up with a long legacy benefiting millions of people!
JayBhim! NamoBuddhaye!
Siddhartha Chabukswar