22 vows of Ambedkar

On 14th October 1956 Dr B. R. Ambedkar accepted Buddhism along with his 5 Lacs follower in the holy land of Nagpur. He had given basic 22 vows, rules to his followers to observe strictly.

22 Vows of Ambedkar
I shall have no faith in Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh nor shall I worship them. BR Ambedkar

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

I shall have no faith in ‘Gauri’, Ganapati and other gods and goddesses of Hindus nor shall I worship them. BR Ambedkar

  I do not believe in the incarnation of God. BR Ambedkar

  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. BR Ambedkar

  I shall not perform ‘Shraddha’ nor shall I give ‘pind-dan’. BR Ambedkar

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

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

  I shall believe in the equality of man. BR Ambedkar

  I shall endeavour to establish equality. BR Ambedkar

  I shall follow the ‘noble eightfold path’ of the Buddha. BR Ambedkar

  I shall follow the ‘paramitas’ prescribed by the Buddha. BR Ambedkar

  I shall have compassion and loving kindness for all living beings and protect them. BR Ambedkar

  I shall not steal. BR Ambedkar

  I shall not tell lies. BR Ambedkar

  I shall not commit carnal sins. BR Ambedkar

  I shall not take intoxicants like liquor, drugs etc. BR Ambedkar

  I shall endeavour to follow the noble eightfold path and practise compassion and loving kindness in every day life. BR Ambedkar

  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. BR Ambedkar

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

  I believe that I am having a re-birth. BR Ambedkar

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

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