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THE WAY OF HOME LIFE

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4) by giving medical treatment when ill, and

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Celebrating
The Buddha’s First Discourse

 

DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA DAY CELEBRATIONS - 2009

07-07-2009

 

AT 9:30 AM

 

ALL
ARE WELCOME

 

Maha
Bodhi Society, Bangalore, India

 

 

To Commemorate the

 

First Discourse of the Buddha

 

THE DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA SUTTA

(SETTING
IN MOTION THE WHEEL OF TRUTH )

 

Delivered
At

Isipatana,
Migadàya (Deer Park,
Sàrnath)

On
the Full Moon Day of âsàlha

 

DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA DAY

 

Will
be celebrated on the âsàlha full moon day

Tuesday,
the 7th July 2009 at 9:30 AM at

Maha
Bodhi Society, Gandhinagar, Bangalore.

 

We
cordially invite you to attend the program with family and friends.

 

Yours,

Founder President and Members,

Maha
Bodhi Society

 

Address for correspondence and donations:

Maha
Bodhi Society

14, Kalidasa Road,
Gandhinagar, Bangalore-560009, India

Tel:
080-22250684, Fax: 080-22264438

Email:
info@mahabodhi.info

 

Donate
generously and share merits

Thank
you very much


w w w. m a h a b o d h i . i n f o

 

 

PROGRAM

 

9:30 AM                                 Worshiping the Sacred Mahà
Bodhi Tree and

the Mahàbodhi Maitri Stupa

 

 

                                                Buddha
Pujà at Loka Shanti Buddha Vihara

                                   

10:00 to 10:30 AM               Chanting
of the

DHAMMACAKKA
PAVATTANA SUTTA

 

                                                Undertaking
of Tisarana and 8 and 5 precepts

 

10:45 AM                               Discourse
by Venerable Achàrya Buddharakkhita,  Founder President, Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore

 

11:15 AM                               Sanghadàna
by devotees –
 alms offering to the monks

 

12:00 noon                            Meals for devotees

 

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

THE
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 Varanasi. This Sutta is the quintessence of
the Dhamma. Therefore it has been specially venerated down the ages throughout
the world. Ancient kings of India
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
master.

 

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

1.     
Two Extreme Path – Anta

2.     
The Middle path – Majhimà Patipadà

3.     
The Four Noble Truths – Cattàri Ariya Saccàni

4.     
The twelve facets of the four-fold Truth –
Dvadasakaranam.

 

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
spiritual Liberation.

 

Please come, learn the sutta,
chant it with devotion and gain wisdom and merit.

With lots of metta,
Ananda Bhante

       Commemorating the life of Buddha

Staff Reporter

Blood donation camp, book exhibition and procession held



RELIGIOUS
FESTIVAL: Sri Lankan traditional dancers take part in a procession
organised on the occasion of `Buddha Purnima’ by the Chennai centre of
the Maha Bodhi Society of Sri Lanka on Tuesday. — Photo: R. Shivaji Rao

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
Buddha.

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,
Egmore.

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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Monk In Charge
Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka
Chennai Centre

Tele: 0091 44 28192458
Fax: 0091 44 28190108
Cell: 0091 9840 258243

Keep your heart free from hate
your mind from worry, Live simply
expect little, give much
Fill your life with love
forget self, think of others

      

 


 
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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


denied the


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


documents.




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


population.




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


population.




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


before that.




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.



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