DR. AMBEDKAR’S VIEWS ON HUMANISM AND BUDDHISM
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
Assistant Professor (Philosophy), P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh
Programme Co-ordinator, Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) webpage: http://sppish.blogspot.com
“One should always cherish some ambition to do something in the world. They alone rise who strive.” There are two fundamental types of human nature -creative and possessive. Creative humans use human intellect for creative endeavors which enriches human thought; knowledge and wealth thereby contribute to the development of human heritage for the posterity. Possessive people, on the other hand do not believe in the use of human intellect for creative purpose. Gautam Buddha, Jesus Christ, Guru Nanak Kabeer, Ravidas, Tukarama, Krantiba Jotirao Phoolay, Periyar and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar they all belong to the great class of Creative humans called as Humanists in Indian context. This paper discussed about Dr Ambedkar’s philosophy in relation to humanism and buddhism.
Published : “Dr. Ambedkar’s Views on Humanism adn Buddhism” in Relevance of Thoughs of Dr. Dr. Ambedkar in the Present Times , Edited by Dr. B.R. Langayan, Sahitya Sansthan, Gajiabad, 2010, pp.151-160 (ISBN-978-81-89495-41-1)