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Epilogue

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780198068679
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081233 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0009
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This concluding chapter outlines some of the tributes dedicated to the Buddha and his greatness. It presents an anthology of the impressions and thoughts of modern thinkers and scientists on the Buddha and his Dhamma. S.S. Raghavachar, Winwood Reade, Ranjan Roy, E.G. Taylor, W.T. Stace praise the greatness of the Buddha and his Dhamma. R.J. Jackson praises Buddhism for having the capacity to direct man to search inwards to the potentiality hidden within himself. Dwight Goddard praises Buddha for his keen eyes to the intrinsic greatness of man and for his exaltation of man as his equal rather as an inferior. E.J. Mill points out the openness of Buddhism to the development of mental culture. While other religions put restraints on the thoughts of its followers, Buddhism stresses to keep one's eyes open and to cultivate knowledge to attain salvation and to attain morality.

Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; S.S. Raghavachar; Winwood Reade; Ranjan Roy; E.G. Taylor; W.T. Stace; R.J. Jackson; Dwight Goddard; E.J. Mill

Chapter.  1537 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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