Buddha was an ultimate accomplice – Liberation history reclaimed

Buddha was the ultimate accomplice in liberation: He did the work knowing his position. Just because he left his Princehood doesn’t mean he didn’t carry all its legacy and access. He knew that and he applied it.
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He broke with Hindu hegemony and caste because he saw how violent social stratification of caste is … and remains. We don’t hear this story because many empires have sterilized it. Buddha’s dharma is the search for the larger contextual truth and doing right by it.
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*Power with capital P is the power of Empire. We all carry great power <3