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August 28, 2018

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"B. R. Ambedkar was the creator of a version of Buddhism called "Navayana"

Good detective work there; "Navayana Buddhism" does indeed appear to be one of the prominent antecedent roots for present-day Buddhist materialism. It's all social-justice now, accompanied with an incessant thrust on the psychophysical. All authentic mystic traits are buried amidst a sea of raging indifference and preference for rotten flesh over the spirit.

I had never heard of this before, but I think I found the origin point of modern "Buddhism," i.e. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navayana I ran across this by accident. I was reading the wikipedia page about a Jain/Buddhist scholar, Padmanabh Jaini, whose book "The Jaina Path of Purification" I was reading recently. There was mentioned in the wiki something about him meeting a certain B. R. Ambedkar in 1951, from there I clicked that to find B. R. Ambedkar was the creator of a version of Buddhism called "Navayana" and then I went to the Navayana article and found its description is modern American "Buddhism" exactly: he threw out karma, rebirth, etc. and made it all about social justice and equality between castes. Now I know who the founder of all this fake Buddhism is: B. R. Ambedkar

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