Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds
The following is from an email exchange with an Engage! reader.
[Engage! Reader]: “I resonate with what you have written and like the mission of the Ambedkar society. I curious if you have any collection of his works that you would suggest or other reading that engage with him.”
Hi Engage! Reader: thanks so much for your thoughtful email. On Ambedkar: I have read some of his books: Annihilation of Caste; The Buddha and His Dhamma; and Buddha and Karl Marx. I also have a critical edition of The Buddha and His Dhamma, which is an annotated analysis of the book, by Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma. (2011 Oxford Univ Press).
No great man really does his work by crippling his disciples by forcing on them his maxims or his conclusions. What a Great Man does is to awaken them to a vigorous and various exertion of their faculties. Again the pupil only takes his guidance from his master. He is not bound to accept his master’s conclusions.
Stop making Buddhism a substitute for your own life. Your life is the path. —S. Bartone