Native Buddhist Trust India, and its Mission

"Native Buddhism" is the process of re-structuring our lives and culture according to Buddhist tradition, as per the guidelines of Buddhism (Dhamma). ‘Buddhist Tradition’ has its foundations on the tribal culture of the natives of this land and, on the great Naga Civilization ("Sindhu Nagarikatha") they developed at the Indus Valley. In fact, Gautama Buddha of the ‘Sakya Tribe’ has used this Naga Culture and civilization as the base for his spiritual development and, later for the systemic and moral structuring of the Indian society. This kind of a social vision and outlook has highly inspired the architects of the “Constitution of Modern India”, to build it on a strong social-democratic framework.

Today, Buddhism as a religion exists in many countries and societies with social variations. Each society has taken the core principles of Buddhism and assimilated it with their native culture and developed it as their religion. Thus Buddhist religious traditions, customs, practices, festivals etc. varied in various countries. But, in India - the country where this great religion and its culture originated - it had been completely destroyed and wiped off, and instead immorality and superstitions got replaced in its place. As a result, India as a society got divided into various castes and lost its harmony and morality. But, the children of this land feel very much pain and agony at the present plight of their motherland. Hence through “Native Buddhism”, they aim at re-building and bring the native values, morals, culture, civilization and tradition back to our soil again to regain our long lost glory and harmony.

In the past, India had two kinds of mutually exclusive cultures. One, was the Buddhist "Naga" Culture evolved from the native civilization and, the second one was the foreign ‘Vedic culture’ brought to India by the Aryan intruders came from abroad. It was this ‘Vedic culture’ which brought to our soil the evil practices of varna and caste, high and low discriminations,human and animal sacrifices, un-touchability, un-seeability and un-approachability, caste based slavery, divine prostitution (devadasi system)and all related exploitations.

When the native civilization was moulding a society based on liberty, equality, fraternity, morality and communal harmony while keeping a harmonious relationship with Mother Nature, the Vedic culture buried all virtues and destroyed all harmony existed in this great country by adopting the methods of treachery, divide and rule (caste system), attacks and oppressions, sacrifices and destruction of the Mother nature. And the proponents of the Vedic culture denied education to the natives to forcefully stop their minds, knowledge and ability to think..and they shamelessly lied to the world that ‘vedic culture’ is India’s culture! and also bluffed to the world that it is 'eternal' (Sanatana) !!

But, when compared to the age of our Great Naga Civilization, the period of ‘sickness’ caused by ‘Vedic culture’ is of a shorter duration. Our Indus valley culture and civilization was moulded by 27 Buddhas who lived in this land before Siddhartha Gautama and, our great civilization is many millenniums old, whereas the Vedic culture has a history of only 2000 – 3000 years, which is a shorter time period. Though the natives had to face severe enslavement and oppression (social / educational / cultural / religious / economical), there were many instances where the natives showed commendable resistance and waged many revolutions against the evils of Aryans. The most notable was the spiritual-religious revolution led by Siddhartha Gautama who was a prince of the native "Sakya tribe" who was also known as "Sakya Muni". The spirit of Buddhist revolution was again rekindled by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar - who is the 29th Buddha of the Great Buddhist lineage - in the modern times. It has now gathered enough momentum that our mother land is now getting ready to embrace her native culture and civilization once again and, to regain her long lost glory and harmony. Hence, the natives are getting ready to bring back their forefathers’ civilization and social system in its complete spirit and essence. Thus they can present before the world, a unique model of ‘social structure’ which blends Buddhist philosophy and Tribal-cultural foundations. 

It was with this objective, that the “Native Buddhist Trust” has come into existence on 3rd August, 2013. Through continuous education and awareness programmes, the native people paved the way for the re-birth of their native culture and religion in our soil through "Native Buddhism".

Native Buddhist Trust, India is located at Trivandrum District, of the Kerala State, which is the southern most state of India.