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A real Free man -What is the proof to judge that the flame of
mental freedom is not extinguished in the mind
of person? To whom can we say that his mind
is free. I call him free who with his conscience
awake realises his rights, responsibilities and
duties. He who is not a slave of circumstances
and is always ready and striving to change them
in his flavor, I call him free. One who is not a
slave of usage, customs, of meaningless rituals
and ceremonies, of superstitions and traditions;
whose flame of reason has not been
extinguished, I call him a free man. He who has
not surrendered his free will and abdicated his
intelligence and independent thinking, who does
not blindly act on the teachings of others, who
does not blindly accept anything without
critically analysing and examining its veracity
and usefulness, who is always prepared to
protect his rights, who is not afraid of ridicule
and unjust public criticism, who has a sound
conscience and self-respect so as not become a
tool in the hands of others, I call him a free
man. He who does not lead his life under the
direction of others, who sets his own goal of life
according to his own reasoning and decides for
himself as to how and in what way life should
be lead, is a free man. In short, who is a master
of his own free will, him alone I call a free man.

~ Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar ~

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<p>What is the proof to judge that the flame of<br /><br />
mental freedom is not extinguished in the mind<br /><br />
of person? To whom can we say that his mind<br /><br />
is free. I call him free who with his conscience<br /><br />
awake realises his rights, responsibilities and<br /><br />
duties. He who is not a slave of circumstances<br /><br />
and is always ready and striving to change them<br /><br />
in his flavor, I call him free. One who is not a<br /><br />
slave of usage, customs, of meaningless rituals<br /><br />
and ceremonies, of superstitions and traditions;<br /><br />
whose flame of reason has not been<br /><br />
extinguished, I call him a free man. He who has<br /><br />
not surrendered his free will and abdicated his<br /><br />
intelligence and independent thinking, who does<br /><br />
not blindly act on the teachings of others, who<br /><br />
does not blindly accept anything without<br /><br />
critically analysing and examining its veracity<br /><br />
and usefulness, who is always prepared to<br /><br />
protect his rights, who is not afraid of ridicule<br /><br />
and unjust public criticism, who has a sound<br /><br />
conscience and self-respect so as not become a<br /><br />
tool in the hands of others, I call him a free<br /><br />
man. He who does not lead his life under the<br /><br />
direction of others, who sets his own goal of life<br /><br />
according to his own reasoning and decides for<br /><br />
himself as to how and in what way life should<br /><br />
be lead, is a free man. In short, who is a master<br /><br />
of his own free will, him alone I call a free man.</p><br />
<p>~ Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar ~” width=”295″ height=”400″ /></div>
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