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Daily Words of the Buddha
Yathāpi pabbato selo,
evaṃ mohakkhayā bhikkhu,
pabbatova na vedhatī.
Just as a mountain of rock,
is unwavering, well-settled,
so the monk whose delusion is ended,
like a mountain, is undisturbed.
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Dalit family of 3 brutally murdered in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra
Dalit’s attempt to ply auto invites wrath of caste Hindus
Dalit boy brutally thrashed for entering temple in Bangalore
Dalit family of three hacked to death
India: Triple murder of Dalit family in apparent caste violence in Maharashtra
Mystery shrouds murder of Dalit couple, son
BSP chief Mayawati slams Centre, UP government over law and order situation
“A 100-foot long pillar has been installed inside the park. It has apparently been designed as a symbol of national integrity. Apart from statues of Mayawati and Ambedkar, those of Kabeer Das from UP, Birsa Munda from Jharkhand, Guru Ghasidas from Chattisgarh, Jyotiba Phule from Maharashtra and Narayan Guru from Kerala too have been installed. “
On eve of 75th Birth anniversary of Bahujan Nayak Manyawar Kanshiram Sahab, my best wishes to you all.
One who dedicated his entire life to organize the downtrodden, exploited and backward sections of society so as to enable them to stand on their own feet, A grateful Indian nation remembers
Bahujan Nayak Manyawar Kanshiram Sahab on occasion of his 75th Birth Anniversary on 15Th March, 2009.
Kanshi Ram: from BAMCEF to the Bahujan Samaj Party
Love her or hate her, you can’t ignore politician Mayawati. The CM of Uttar Pradesh started life off in humble surroundings, the daughter of a Dalit telecommunications clerk in Delhi. Securing bachelor’s degrees in Law and Education, she became a teacher before joining the Bahunjan Samaj Party in 1984 and switching to fulltime politics. The BSP, which sought to represent the Dalits, has become a political force to be reckoned with in the last few years and many are of the opinion that she will be the nation’s next prime minister. Today, Mayawati is the highest income tax-paying politician in India, shelling out Rs 26 crore per year and is closing in on Sonia Gandhi onForbes’ list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women — she weighed in at number 59 as of 2008.
Life lesson from Mayawati:
Turn your perceived weaknesses into strengths; the lower down you start, the higher you’ll climb.