An employer should show respect for his or her employee in five ways:
1) by applying oneself where able,
2) by supplying food and drink appropriately,
3) by working as the occasion demands,
4) by giving medical treatment when ill, and
5) by allowing time for rest.
An employee should show respect for his or her employer in five ways:
1) by risiing early,
2) by doing a thorough job,
3) by not taking what is not given,
4) by doing their work correctly and effectively, and
5) by supporting and praising one’s employer appropriately.
The Buddha’s First Discourse
DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA DAY CELEBRATIONS - 2009
To Commemorate the
First Discourse of the Buddha
THE DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA SUTTA
IN MOTION THE WHEEL OF TRUTH )
the Full Moon Day of âsàlha
DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA DAY
be celebrated on the âsàlha full moon day
the 7th July 2009 at 9:30 AM at
Bodhi Society, Gandhinagar,
cordially invite you to attend the program with family and friends.
Founder President and Members,
Address for correspondence and donations:
080-22250684, Fax: 080-22264438
Bodhi Tree and
the Mahàbodhi Maitri Stupa
Pujà at Loka Shanti Buddha Vihara
of Tisarana and 8 and 5 precepts
10:45 AM Discourse
by Venerable Achàrya Buddharakkhita, Founder President, Maha Bodhi Society,
by devotees – alms offering to the monks
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Chanting
of Dhammacakka Pavattana Sutta by monks
2:00 PM Discussion
on Building Buddhist Community and forming Pancasila Samiti
4:00 to 6:00 PM Chanting
of Dhammacakka Pavattana Sutta by devotees
6:00 PM Buddha Puja and Deepa Puja
DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA SUTTA
Dhammacakka Pavattana Sutta
is the first discourse which Lord Buddha delivered at the historic Sage’s
landing Retreat (Isipatana), in modern Sarnath, near
the Dhamma. Therefore it has been specially venerated down the ages throughout
the world. Ancient kings of
got this sutta inscribed on gold, silver and copper plates and distributed them
widely so that people may design their lives on the Truths enunciated by the
The teaching of the Buddha
represents His Enlightenment experience. He reveals and transmits the light of
His enlightenment through His teachings, so that others too might become enlightened.
Since His teachings are “Skillful Means” Upaya Kosalla, for spreading the message
of enlightenment, the Buddha set in motion the Wheel of Truth (Dhammacakka).
Therefore the Buddha is symbolically represented by two terms Wisdom (panna)
and Compassion (Karuna).
This sutta enunciates the
essence of the Buddha’s fundamental teachings, comprising
Two Extreme Path – Anta
The Middle path – Majhimà Patipadà
The Four Noble Truths – Cattàri Ariya Saccàni
The twelve facets of the four-fold Truth –
The teachings of Dhammacakka
Pavattana Sutta do not constitute theoretical religious doctrines. They are
profound practical instructions for the solution of all problems and for
Please come, learn the sutta,
chant it with devotion and gain wisdom and merit.
Commemorating the life of Buddha
|Blood donation camp, book exhibition and procession held|
Chennai: A blood donation camp, an exhibition of Buddhist books, and
a procession were some programmes conducted by the Chennai centre of
the Maha Bodhi Society of Sri Lanka on Tuesday to commemorate the
2551st Vishakha day of the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Lord
The books on display included `Gems of Buddhist Wisdom,’ `A Still
Forest Pool,’ `What the Buddha Taught,’ by Walpola Rahula, `The Way to
Nibbana,’ by Narada Thera, `A Tree in a Forest,’ compiled by Dhamma
Garden and a pictorial biography of Sakya Muni Buddha.
The day’s programme began at 6.30 a.m. with the observation of
Astangi Sila followed by Buddha Pooja, distributing alms to the
bikkhus, lectures on the Dhamma in Singhala and Tamil and a lecture on
the Buddhist way of meditation.
The special Vaishakha procession started from the Dr. Ambedkar
Statue near Nehru Stadium and concluded at the Maha Bodhi Centre,
Centre of activity
Kalawane Mahanama, Monk in-charge of the Chennai Centre of the
Society, said the Chennai centre had around 1,000 members. “Sri Lankans
and others who wish to visit places of the Buddhist pilgrimage in India
and Nepal come through this Centre,” he added. There are over one lakh
people who travel to places connected with Buddha’s life — Kushinagar,
Saranath, Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Sravasthi, Sankassa and Sanchi. A
four-storeyed building to accommodate around 150 people is to be
constructed at the Centre in Egmore, he said.
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UPA failed to use Rs 72,500 crore for SC/STs: Study
5 Jul 2009, 1310 hrs IST, IANS
NEW DELHI: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) may wax eloquent
about empowering the downtrodden, but in the last five years it has
Scheduled Castes (SCs) a whopping Rs.72,500 crore ($15.16 billion)
that should have been earmarked for them under a special scheme.
This has been underlined by voluntary organisation National Campaign
on SC/STsHuman Rights (NCDHR) after a study of India’s budget
Called the special component plan (SCP), the scheme was a strategy
evolved way back in April 1975, envisaging that every central ministry
must allocate funds from its annual plan for SC/STs according to their
SCs today form 16.2 percent of India’s 1.1 billion population.
Therefore, between 2005 and 2009, the Congress-led government should
have set aside Rs.129,000 crore for SC/STs.But as much as Rs.72,500
crore was not earmarked, the NCDHR has pointed out.
“The figures of allocation are a mute witness to the history of denial
of exclusion. It is not only for the last five years; this trend is
observed for the last 28 years since the inception of the special
component plan in 1979-80,” states the NCDHR.
It points to the allocations in the interim budget of the UPA
government in February.
“Out of 75 ministries and their departments, only 16 have allocated
funds under the SCP. Out of these, nine ministries have allocated
token amounts below five percent. Labour and employment, science &
technology, bio-technology, panchayati raj and textiles are some of
the examples,” says the study.
But the NCDHR concedes that human resource development, social justice
and empowerment, rural development, women and child development and
health ministries did make allocations according to the SC/ST
The SCP came into being in 1979-80 and only Rs.433 crore had been
spent on SCs and Scheduled Tribes (STs) together in the 30 years
According to the Planning Commission guidelines, these funds cannot be
diverted for any other purpose.
The ruling Congress and its UPA allies that spoke of the common man in
the run up to elections allocated Rs.15,280 crore for SCs in its
interim budget in February while it should have set aside Rs.34,413
crore for this fiscal, says NCDHR.
“This is even lower than last year’s allocation,” points out the study.
“While the total increase in the plan outlay is 15.74 percent, it is
unacceptable that at this critical time of financial crisis, the
amount for the socially and economically vulnerable sections is
drastically reduced. The amount denied is 55 percent this year!”
As envisaged by the Planning Commission of India, the major objectives
of the SCP are:
* Substantial reduction in poverty;
* Creation of productive assets in favour of SCs to sustain the growth
likely to accrue through development efforts;
* Human resource development of the SCs by providing adequate
educational and health service; and
* Provision of physical and financial security against all types of
exploitation and oppression.