Babasaheb Ambedkar prescribed 22 vows

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Babasaheb Ambedkar prescribed 22 vows:

1.  I shall have no faith in Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara nor shall I worship them.

 

2.  I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna who are believed to be incarnation of God nor shall I worship them.

 

3.  I shall have no faith in Gauri, Ganapati and other gods and goddesses of Hindus nor shall I worship them.

 

4.  I do not believe in the incarnation of God.

 

5.  I do not and shall not believe that Lord Buddha was the incarnation of Vishnu. I believe this to be sheer madness and false propaganda.

 

6.  I shall not perform Shraddha nor shall I give pind-dan.

 

7.  I shall not act in a manner violating the principles and teachings of the Buddha.

 

8.  I shall not allow any ceremonies to be performed by Brahmins.

 

9.  I shall believe in the equality of man.

 

10.              I shall endeavor to establish equality.

 

11.              I shall follow the noble eightfold path of the Buddha.

 

12.              I shall follow the ten paramitas prescribed by the Buddha.

 

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 take intoxicants like liquor, drugs etc.

18.              I shall endeavor to follow the noble eightfold path and practice compassion and loving kindness in every day life.

 

19.              I renounce Hinduism, which is harmful for humanity and impedes the advancement and development of humanity because it is based on inequality, and adopt Buddhism as my religion.

 

20.              I firmly believe the Dhamma of the Buddha is the only true religion.

 

21.              I believe that I am having a re-birth.

 

22.              I solemnly declare and affirm that I shall hereafter lead my life according to the principles and teachings of the Buddha and his Dhamma.

 

Nowadays many Ambedkarite Organisations are working for these 22 vows (i.e. 22 Pratigya). They believe that these vows only are responsible for the existence & rapid growth of present Buddhism in India. The umbrella organization known as the 22 Pledges Practice & Propagation Movement (i.e. in Hindi- 22 Pratigya Aacharan aur Prachaar Abhiyan) is fully devoted for this purpose. This totally non-political movement is the brain-child of Arvind Sontakke, and comprises around 5,000,000 volunteers (Pracharaks) including many regional and local groups throughout India.

 
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