Buddha or Karl Marx
Buddha or Karl Marx By B.K. Ambedkar, Published 1987
A comparison between Karl Marx and Buddha may be regarded as a joke. There need be no surprise in this. Marx and Budda are divided by 2381 years. Buddha was born in 563 BC and Karl Marx in 1818 AD Karl Marx is supposed to be the architect of a new ideology-polity a new Economic system. The Buddha on the other hand is believed to be no more than the founder of a religion, which has no relation to politics or economics. The heading of this essay “Buddha or Karl Marx: which suggests either a comparison or a contrast between two such personalities divided by such a lengthy span of time and occupied with different fields of thought is sure to sound odd.