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International Early Birds Brotherhood Multipurpose Cooperative Society
The Welfare and Ultimate Bliss of Entire Mighty Great Minds
Aims & Objects
To enrol membership for IEBBMCS for the welfare and happiness of all the members in accordance with the Constitution of India through their empowerment by grabbing the master key for distributing the nations wealth to benefit all sections of the society.
Distribution of fertile land to all poor farmers with healthy seeds.
Loan to each and every person who is interested in starting his own business with proper training on latest and most modern successful Trade Practices
To train Government servants to serve the society in a most efficient manner without corruption.
To train members to become leaders for excellent governance.
To train all members on “The Art of Giving” for a happy longevity, beauty, prosperity and Authority.
To create a database of all members with their photos, address, age, and all other necessary information that will serve as Citizens Identity Cards.
To help all members to be in the voters list in order to acquire the Master KeyTo strive hard to convert the existing three member Chief Election Commission
as Chief Election Committee, just like any other Parliamentary Committee representing all sections of the society to ensure that all eligible voters in the Country are included in the Voters list with their photo identity for free and fair elections.
To help all members to get genuine Caste Certificates.
To train all members to become media to propagate peace within oneself and harmony with others.
To train all members on the latest trade practices to make them to earn more money for the wholesome desire of propagating the Practicing and the Noble Right path shown by the Blessed, Noble and the Awakened One.
To train and cultivate the habit of early birds
To practice and train on the essential movements of the body, including walking, cycling and swimming for fitness
To practice and train to buy essential qualitative and most economic household articles and commodities
To train to cultivate the best food habits
To train to cultivate the ten disciplines for happy and peaceful life
Through the practice of Noble Eightfold Path
To train to practice meditation such as Pabajja, Vipassana and Zen practice for peace and happiness within oneself and harmony with others to enable to become Great Minds in order to attain the Ultimate Bliss
To enroll minimum two members per street for cultivation of the practice by way of training
Membership Minimum Rs.200 ($100) up to 25% and above of one’s net profit.
Cash or money orders may be sent to
#668 5th A Main Road , 8th Cross
HAL 3rd Stage
http://sarvajan. ambedkar. org
B Media 4 UR Own Idea
4 Mighty Great Mind !
2 Enter the Wonder Land !
That’s the Pure Land !
Path Shown by the Blessed, Noble, Awakened Mighty Great Mind !
Truely Followed by Baba saheb and Dada Saheb who Entered the Pure Land !
And Strived to lead all Sentient beings to that Wonder Land !
Without becomimg Prime Minister or President of any Land !
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Ms Maya leading one and all to that Wonder Land !
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1. *Tributes to the Buddha’s Greatness* — 2. *A Vow to Spread His Dhamma* — 3. *A Prayer for His Return to His Native Land*
§ 1 Tributes to the Buddha’s Greatness
1. The Buddha was born 2500 years ago.
2. What do modern thinkers and scientists say of him and his Dhamma? An anthology of their thoughts on the subject will be useful.
3. Prof. S. S. Raghavachar says:
4. “The period immediately antecedent to the life of the Buddha was one of the darkest ages in the history of India.
5. It was intellectually a backward age. The thought of the time was characterised by an implicit veneration for the authority of the scriptures.
6. “Morally it was a dark age.
7. “Morality meant for the believing Hindus the correct performance of rites and ceremonies enjoined in the holy texts.
8. “The really ethical ideas like self-sacrifice or purity of will did not find appropriate positions in the moral consciousness of the time.”
9. Mr. R. J. Jackson says:
10. “The unique character of the Buddha’s teaching is shown forth in the study of Indian Religious thought.
11. “In the hymns of the Rig-Veda we see man’s thoughts turned outwards, away from himself, to the world of the gods.
12 “Buddhism directed man’s search inwards to the potentiality hidden within himself.
13. “In the Vedas we find prayer, praise, and worship.
14. “In Buddhism for the first time we find training of the mind to make it act righteously.”
15. Winwood Reade says:
16. “It is when we open the book of nature, it is when we read the story of evolution through millions of years, written in blood and tears, it is when we study the laws regulating life, the laws productive of development, that we see plainly how illusive is the theory that God is love.
17. “In everything there is wicked, profligate, and abandoned waste. Of all animals that are born, only a very small percentage survives.
18. “Eat and be eaten is the rule in the ocean, the air, the forest. Murder is the law of growth.”
19. This is what Reade says in his “Martyrdom of Man.” How different is the Dhamma of the Buddha.
20. This is what Dr. Ranjan Roy says:
21. “Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century the three laws of conservation held sway. Nobody challenged them.
22. “They were the laws of matter, mass and energy.
23. “They were the trump cards of those idealists who cherished the thought of their being indestructible.
24. “Nineteenth century scientists professed them as the governing factors of creation.
25. “Nineteenth century scientists professed them as constituting the fundamental nature of the Universe.
26. “They conceived that the Universe was filled with indestructible atoms.
27. “Just as the nineteenth century was drawing to a close, Sir J. J. Thompson and his followers began to hammer the atoms.
28. “Surprisingly enough the atoms began to break up into fragments.
29. “These fragments came to be called electrons, all similar and charged with negative electricity.
30. “Atoms hailed by Maxwell as imperishable foundation-stones of the Universe or Reality broke down.
31. “They got broken into tiny particles, protons and electrons, charged with positive and negative electricity respectively.
32. “The concept of a fixed unalterable mass abandoned Science for good. In this century the universal belief is that matter is being annihilated at every instant.
33. “The Buddha’s doctrine of Anicca (transitoriness) is confirmed.
34. “Science has proved that the course of the Universe is a grouping and dissolution and regrouping.
35. “The trend of Modern Science is the trend of an ultimate reality, unity, and diversity of ego.
36. “Modern Science is the echoing of the Buddhists doctrines of transitoriness (annica) and of egolessness (anatta).”
37. Mr. E. G. Taylor, in his “Buddhism and Modern Thought,” says:
38. “Man has been ruled by external authority long enough. If he is to be truly civilised, he must learn to be ruled by his own principles. Buddhism is the earliest ethical system where man is called upon to have himself governed by himself.
39. “Therefore a progressive world needs Buddhism to teach it this supreme lesson.”
40. The Reverend Leslie Bolton, unitarian minister, says:
41. “I see in the spiritual psychology of Buddhism its most powerful contribution.
42. “Unitarian Christians, like Buddhists, reject the external authority of church, books, or creeds, and find in man himself the guiding lamp.
43. “Unitarians see in Jesus and Gautama noble exponents of the way of life.”
44. Prof. Dwight Goddard says:
45. “Among the world’s religious teachers, Buddha alone has the glory of having rightly judged the intrinsic greatness of man’s capacity to work out his salvation without extraneous aid.”
46. “If the worth of a truly great man consists in his raising the worth of all mankind, who is better entitled to be called truly great than the Blessed One?
47. “Who, instead of degrading him by placing another being over him, has exalted him to the highest pinnacle of wisdom and love.”
48. Mr. E. J. Mills, author of “Buddhism,” says: “In no other religion are the values of knowledge and evil of ignorance so much insisted upon as they are in Buddhism.”
50. “No other religion lays so much stress upon keeping one’s eyes open.
51. “No other religion has formulated such deep laid plans for mental culture.”
52. Prof. W. T. Stace says in his “Buddhist Ethics”:
53. “The Buddhist moral ideal, the Arhat, had to be both morally and intellectually great.
54. “He had to be a philosopher, as well as a man of good conduct.
55. “Knowledge was always stressed by Buddhism as essential to Salvation, and ignorance as one of the two main causes of failure, to attain it (craving or attachment being the other).
56. “On the contrary, knowledge has never been any part of the Christian ideal man.”
57. “Owing to the unphilosophical character of its founder, in the Christian Scheme of thought the moral side of man has been divorced from the intellectual side.
58. “Far more of the world’s misery is caused by stupidity and blind faith than by wickedness.
59. “The Buddha did not allow this.”
60. Enough unto this, to show how great and how unique is the Buddha and his Dhamma.
61. Who would not say, “Let such a one be our Master”?
§ 2. A Vow to Spread His Dhamma
1.” There are beings without limit,
Let us take the vow to convey them all across.
2. There are depravities in us without number,
Let us take the vow to extinguish them all.
3. There are truths without end,
Let us take the vow to comprehend them all.
4. There is the Way of Buddha without comparison,
Let us take the vow to accomplish it perfectly.”
–Encyclopadia of Religion & Ethics, Vol. X, p. 168.
§ 3. A Prayer for His Return to His Native Land
1. “O Exalted One! I trust myself whole-heartedly
To the Tathagata whose light pervades,
Without any impediment, the regions in the ten quarters,
And express my earnest desire to be born in Thy Land.
2. In realising in vision the appearance of Thy Land,
I know that it surpasses all realms in the threefold existence.
3. That it is like sky, embracing all,
Vast and spacious without boundaries.
4. Thy mercy and compassion in accordance with the righteous way,
Is an outgrowth of the stock of merits (accumulated by Thee), which are beyond all worldly good;
5. And Thy light permeates everywhere,
Like the mirrors of the Sun and the Moon.
6. Let me pray that all beings, having been born there,
Shall proclaim the Truth, like Buddha Thyself.
7. Herewith I write down this essay and utter these verses,
And pray that I could see Thee, O Buddha, face to face,
8. And that I could, together with all my fellow-beings,
Attain the birth in the Land of Bliss.”
–Encyclopedia of Religion & Ethics, Vol. X, p. 169.
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posted by Melissa Breyer Jun 16, 2008 9:00 am
By Melissa Breyer, Senior Editor, Care2 Healthy and Green Living
Strawberry season is slowly creeping up the lines of latitude, and although it hasn’t quite reached as far as New York state, it’s close. And that’s such good news. My kids have been aching for strawberries, and I just don’t know how much longer I can ignore their pleas in the grocery store when we walk by the big, hard, pink, pesticide-laden, gas-guzzling, globes labeled “strawberries.” “Soon,” I tell them, “soon we will eat strawberries …” And now soon is almost here.
We will eat them plain, we will eat them with yogurt, we will eat them with fresh local cream. And then we will eat more plain, and then some more. Eventually, I will start making jam. But before that, I will have to make crepes with ricotta cheese smothered in macerated strawberries. For those of you who have been blessed with strawberries already, let me share the recipe. For those of you as north or farther than me, save this recipe and remember, “soon …”
Macerate the Strawberries
There are any number of ways to macerate strawberries–many recipes call for liqueur or wine, some spice it up with black pepper. Since this recipe is intended to be kid-friendly, I have kept it on the tame side.
2 cups fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and halved
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons orange juice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir, and refrigerate for 2two hours.
Make the Crepes
This recipe is for thin (and quite nutritious) pancakes that I use in place of a more traditional crepe.
1 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup Sucanat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups organic buttermilk
1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoons melted butter
Oil or butter for the pan
1. Stir all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add wet ingredients.
2. Lightly stir until just combined, leaving some lumps. Overbeating will result in tough pancakes.
3. Brush skillet with oil or butter over medium heat until a droplet of water sizzles. Pour batter into pan and cook until small bubbles form in pancake. Flip, cook and remove to a warm plate.
Compose the Crepes
Spoon ricotta cheese on a crepe, roll it up, and douse with macerated strawberries. You can also use cottage cheese–when I can’t find organic ricotta, I blend organic cottage cheese in the blender until smooth for a reasonable approximation of ricotta.
Whole Ragi Grain- 1 cup
(I sprouted these for added nutritional benefits. But it’s not strictly necessary)
Idli rice (parboiled) – 1 cup
Whole skinned Urad dal – ¾ cup
Methi seeds -1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Oil- to grease idli moulds (I used PAM oil spray)
1. After multiple washes, soak the Ragi for a day. Drain and let it rest for another day or two till you see tiny white sprouts.
2. Alternatively, you can skip the sprouting and just soak the ragi for 3-4 hours longer than you soak the rice.
3. Soak rice, whole urad and methi seeds in separate containers for 4-6 hours or overnight.
4. In a wet grinder or a mixie /blender, grind the urad dal till light and fluffy. A test for fluffiness is to keep a bowl of water and drop a tiny pinch of batter. If it floats, it is light enough.
5. Then add and grind the Ragi grains and Methi and finally the rice.
6. Take care that the rice should not be ground too smooth. It should be of rice Rava consistency. Alternatively, you can use rice Rava instead.
7. Take the batter in a vessel, fold in some salt to taste and leave it overnight to ferment. I found that the dough fermented really well, doubling up and overflowing the vessel. So take adequate precautions.
8. For Idli: Next morning, lightly stir the well-fermented batter. Grease Idli moulds and steam in a pressure cooker for 12-15 minutes till done.
9. For Dosai: You can make dosais with the same batter.
10. Ragi idlis/dosai can be served with a dollop of butter or ghee on top, along with the usual fixings on the side: sambar, chutney and/or Milagai Podi.
Special attention should be given on hygiene in hospitals : Mayawati
Lucknow : June 18, 2008 Following the directives of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati pertaining to provide health facilities to poor through Government Hospitals, action has been initiated on war-footing for making functional the 100-bed joint hospital at Sanjay Nagar in Ghaziabad district and the newly constructed 89 community health centres in different districts. The investigation and treatment of patients have also been started in the joint hospital of Ghaziabad. It may be recalled that Chief Minister has directed for providing the health facilities in far-flung rural areas of the State. She said that with these hospitals getting functional the poor and weaker sections of the society, especially the people of rural areas would get better health facilities. With a view to fulfilling the directives of the Chief Minister, the newly constructed 89 community health centres would get functional within three months. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister had directed to senior administrative officers in a meeting held on June 3, that the newly constructed 100-bed joint hospital of Ghaziabad district should start functioning within 15 days for ensuring health facilities to people. Following the directives of the Chief Minister, arrangement was made for providing health facilities to the people of the area through the joint hospital within 15 days. All necessary equipments have also been arranged and the staff has been recruited. The OPD, Pathology, Dental, Medicine, Physio-therapy, Eye Unit, X-ray, Ultrasound and ECG have become functional in the hospital for the treatment of patients. The State Government has released Rs. 28.14 crore for newly constructed 89 community health centres for necessary equipments and medicines with a view to making it functional within three months for providing the facility of specialised treatment to the people of far-flung and rural areas. The Doctors, Paramedical Staff besides other necessary staff has also been arranged for these CHCs. The Chief Minister said that the State Government had given top priority to strengthen the medical system of the State, so that health and medical facilities could be made available to the poor and destitute residing in the rural areas also. She has also directed for paying special attention towards the hygiene of all hospitals including district hospitals, besides the sensitive and human approach towards patients and their attendants. The State Government is committed for providing better medical facilities to women and children and other patients at the hospitals. For it, building-less sub-centres and the PHCs’ buildings are being constructed. Directives have also been issued for continuous monitoring of Doctors and Paramedical staffs’ presence on time, besides ensuring the enough arrangements of medicines necessary equipments, ant- rabies and snake ant-venom injections.