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In Buddhism, examples
of moral behaviour include: the
Four means of
embracing, six perfections, five precepts, ten
right understanding and views, giving
charity and forming
good affinities, not bearing old grudges,
modesty and kindness,
protecting the six sense organs,
blessing and giving
joy to the living, repaying the four
proclaiming Dhamma for the benefit
of all sentient
beings, respectfulness and forgiveness,
loving words of praise, protecting right
selflessness, sacrificing oneself for others, and
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vocabulary from Pāli Lesson 2 and 3, in your own
Dhammassa Sangassa Nibbanaya sukhāya
hitāya saranam gacchāmi.
Samanā vihārato gāme passanti.
Dārākanam ācariyo na pandito hoti.
Dhammam na passanti.
The Awakened One goes to the village
Men go to the monastery of the monk
Among men are ignorant, there are
The teacher of the boys is not wise.
the Awakened One there is no greed, there
is no hatred, there is no delusion.Don’t disturb peace, Mayawati warns Congress
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday warned the
Congress that attempts to disturb the peace or a repeat of the
Lucknow-type arson would invite strict action from her government.
The Bahujan Samaj Party leader also made it clear that the Rita
Bahuguna Joshi episode was not over, notwithstanding the regrets
expressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the Pradesh Congress
Committee chief’s derogatory remarks. Ms. Mayawati said Ms. Joshi would
have to face the consequences for her misdemeanour.
Ms. Joshi’s insulting and despicable remarks could not be condoned,
she said and indicated that the cases registered against Ms. Joshi
would not be withdrawn.
Equating the PCC chief’s case with Varun Gandhi’s, Ms. Mayawati said
it was possible that she would be bailed out, but that would not lessen
her crime. “She will be punished according to the law of the land,” Ms.
Mayawati told journalists here.
In Congress circles, the Chief Minister’s observations are seen as
an indication that the State government is preparing to book Dr. Joshi
under the National Security Act as Mr. Gandhi was booked.
The Chief Minister said had the BSP workers not been stopped by her
on Wednesday when Ms. Joshi made the remarks, the entire country would
have been brought to a halt and the Congressmen would have been running
for cover. A serious law and order situation would have been created in
Uttar Pradesh, she said.
English Channel crossing aborted due to bad timing and alleged apathy
BANGALORE: A team of master swimmers from Karnataka, which attempted
a relay swimming in the English Channel on July 10, returned home after
a traumatic experience. The team’s spokesperson, Nandita Kapoor, a 50 m
and 100 m butterfly national record holder in the Master’s Section,
recounting their bitter experience to The Hindu,
said: “We were lucky to get back home in one piece. We were misled and
let down by the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation, which
controls and organises English Channel crossing, an open sea swim over
a distance of 35 km from Dover in England to Calais in France”.
The Karnataka team reached Dover, and on July 6 was ready to
undertake the attempt with two groups of six swimmers each, which
included three women, and dedicate their efforts to world peace.
But Channel Federation authorities, according to Ms. Kapoor,
dissuaded them from doing it on July 8 and 9 despite perfect weather
conditions. “They gave the clearance on July 10, when we had a terrible
weather. But we were told by Alliston Streeter, the head of the Channel
Swim Federation, the sea would be choppy for a while and conditions
The swimmers, on that assurance, took the plunge, with disastrous
results. “The tides, which were already six ft. high, became worse.
Giant tidal waves, topping over 10 ft, tossed the swimmers up and down
the sea and one of the girls, Rajani, went under the boat and had to be
rescued. All of us were badly bruised and before there were any
fatalities, we decided to call it off after swimming for eight to 10
km,” Ms. Kapoor said.
The swimmers returned to base in Dover but what hurt them, said Ms.
Kapoor, was the apathy shown by the authorities. “They just dumped us
and left. There were no explanations and apologies and our request for
a second attempt on a suitable day was rejected.”
Their attitude was all the more surprising because Alliston was a
renowned long distance swimmer, who had 43 solo crossing of the
Channel, the swimmers said.
The State swimmers spent Rs.4 lakh for their abortive attempt, which
came after hard toil for over one year under the supervision of noted
coach Sindhia of Sindhia Swim School. “Some of us are so traumatised by
the experience that we don’t want to get into the sea again,” Ms.
The team has lodged a strong protest with Channel Swimming
Federation and has sought a refund. “We doubt whether we will get back
our money, but it is a lesson to all of us and the Indian swimming
fraternity who wish to attempt English Channel crossing,” said Ms.
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According to the Book of Rites, “one who has achieved the Way understands what is moral; those who are moral therefore respects the Way. That is why the immoral is not respected and that which is not the Way is incomprehensible”. Zhou Duni saya, “Correct action is the Way, and its harmonious use is called morality”. Buddhism and Confusianism are alike in that they both emphasize a moral life. Confucious never talked about strange phenomenon or spirits; and true Buddhism never praises the spirits of marvels and occult, but rather places emphasis on compassionate morality.
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LESSON – 3
Translate into Pāli
The disciple of the Awakened One
travels in the villages
Buddhassa Sāvako gāmesu carati.
Wise monks preach the Truth.
Paṇditā samaṇā Dhammaṁ desenti.
There is no refuge for ignorant.
Bālānaṁ saraṇaṁ natthi.
I speak from the teachings of the
Aham Buddhassa Dhammato bhāsāmi.
Monks come to the monastery from the
Samaṇā gāmasmā vihāraṁ āgacchanti
The path of greed is the way of the
Lobhassa maggo lokassa maggo hoti.
Disciples are giving, teachers are
Sāvakā dadanti, ācariyā ādenti.
Yes. We go to the Awakened One, to
the teaching, to the Order for refuge.
Dhammassa Sanghassa saraṇāya gacchāma.
You sit and eat, I stand and speak.
Tvam nisidasi ca bhunjasi, aham
titthāmi ca bhāsāmi.
The Awakened One Stays in the
village and teaches the Truth.
Buddho gāme vasati, Dhammaṁ ca deseti.
During a meeting with the commission led by its chairman
Vijay Kelkar, Mayawati said while allocating financial
resources to the states, certain points like economic
backwardness and actual requirement of a state should be taken
Referring to the recommendations of Samra Committee, the
Chief Minister requested the commission to approve a special
package of Rs 80,000 crore for Poorvanchal and other backward
regions of the state.
She said implementation of Sixth Pay Commission
recommendations had put an additional burden of Rs 6,000 crore
on the state exchequer and demanded that 50 per cent of the
additional expenditure should be borne by the Centre.
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said on Thursday that
if the Bahujan Samaj Party came to power at the Centre, it would repeal
the Scheduled Castes, Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
She said a new Act would be framed for the “sarv samaj,” under which
the punishment for rape and murder would be life imprisonment or death
At a press conference here, Ms. Mayawati said her party did not
approve of the monetary compensation for rape and murder victims given
under the SC, ST Act as it hurt the pride of SC/STs. The Act was framed
when the Congress was in power at the Centre. Even the terms for
monetary compensation were mentioned in the Act.
Dr. Joshi was arrested for making derogatory remarks against
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and Bahuguna are strong as SC/STs all over India support Congress
party, which gets 27 percent of SC/ST’s votes in the recently held Lok
Sabha election. Take that support out, and Congress will topple like a
house of cards. There is no ideology with Congress, but due to mindless
decisions and misinformed SC/STs Congress, enjoys its power.
Final notification on BBMP wards issued
Names of over 45 wards changed; boundaries of over 30 wards modified
Over 1,500 suggestions received for the draft notification
Yelahanka ward named after Kempe Gowda
BANGALORE: Nearly a month after issuing the draft notification for
the 198 delimited wards of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike
(BBMP), the State Government on Wednesday published the final
notification of the wards.
The number of wards in the final notification remains the same as in
the draft, and the number of wards whose names have changed are over
45. The number of wards in which the areas have either been included or
excluded are over 30. The draft notification, issued by the Urban
Development Department on June 17, was subject to suggestions and
recommendations before June 30. After looking into over 1,500
suggestions, the Urban Development Department finalised the
Now, the due course of action would require State Election Commission to prepare the voters’ list for each ward.
The ward list according to the final notification is as follows. The
earlier names according to the draft notification have been mentioned
in brackets wherever there has been a change in the name.
Kempegowda Ward (Yelahanka) , Chowdeshwari Ward (Puttenahalli) ,
Atturu Ward, Yelahanka Satellite Town, Jakkuru, Thanisandra
(Dasarahalli), Byatarayanapura (Amruthhalli), Kodigehalli,
Vidyaranyapura (GKVK), Dodda Bommasandra, Kuvempu Nagar, Shettihalli,
Mallasandra (Kalyananagar), Bagalakunte, T. Dasarahalli, Jalahalli,
J.P. Park, Radhakrishna Temple Ward (RMV II Stage), Sanjayanagar,
Ganganagar, Hebbal, Vishwanath Nagenahalli (Kanakanagar), Nagawara, HBR
Layout, Horamavu, Ramamurthynagar (Kalkere), Banaswadi, Kammanahalli
(Ramaswamy Palya), Kacharkanahalli (St. Thomas Town), Kadugondanahalli
(Venkateshpura), Kushal Nagar (Kadugondanahalli), Kaval Byrasandra,
Manorayanapalya, Gangenahalli, Aramanenagara, Mattikere,
Yeshwanthapura, HMT Ward, Chokkasandra (Nagasandra), Dodda Bidarakallu,
Peenya Industrial Area, Lakshmi Devi Nagar (Goraguntepalya), Nandini
Layout, Marappana Palya, Malleswaram (Subedar Palya), Jayachamarajendra
Nagar, Devara Jeevanahalli, Muneshwar Nagar, Lingarajapura,
Benniganahalli, Vijnanapura, K.R. Puram, Basavanapura, Hoodi
(Ayappanagar), Devasandra, A. Narayanapura, C.V. Raman Nagar, New
Thippasandra, Maruthiseva Nagar, Sagayapuram, S.K. Garden, Ramaswamy
Palya, Jayamahal, Rajamahal Guttahalli, Kadu Malleshwara Ward
(Malleswaram), Subramanyanagar, Nagapura, Mahalakshmipuram, Laggere,
Rajagopal Nagar (Dodanna Industrial Estate), Hegganahalli, Herohalli,
Kottigepalya, Shakthiganapathinagar, Shankar Math, Gayathri Nagar,
Dattatreya Temple Ward, Pulikeshinagar, Sarvagna Nagar, Hoysala Nagar,
Vijnananagar (Mahadevapura), Garudachar Palya, Kadugodi, Hagadur,
Doddanekkundi (Kundalahalli) , Marathahalli, HAL Airport Ward,
Jeevanbima Nagar, Jogupalya, Halasoor, Bharatinagar, Shivajinagar,
Vasanthanagar, Gandhinagar, Subhasnagar, Okalipuram, Dayanandanagar,
Prakashnagar, Rajajinagar, Basaveshwaranagar, Kamakshipalya,
Vrushabhavathi Nagar, Kaveripura (Pattegarapalya), Govindarajanagar,
Agrahara Dasarahalli, (Rajajinagar Industrial Town), Dr. Rajkumar Ward,
Shivanagara, Sri Rama Mandira Ward, Chikpet, Sampangiram Nagar,
Shantalanagar, Domlur, Konena Agrahara (Murugeshpalya), Agara,
Vannarpet, Neelasandra, Shanthinagar (Richmond Town), Sudhamnagar,
Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Ward (Kalasipalya), Cottonpete, Binnipete,
Kempapura Agrahara, Vijayanagar, Hosahalli, Marenahalli, Maruthi
Mandira ward (GKW Layout), Mudalapalya, Nagarabhavi (Chandra Layout),
Jnana Bharathi Ward (Bangalore University), Ullalu, Nayandahalli,
Attiguppe, Hampi Nagar, Bapujinagar, Padarayanapura,
Jagajivanaramnagar, Rayapuram, Chalavadipalya, K.R. Market,
Chamrajapet, Azad Nagar, Sunkenahalli (Kempe Gowda Nagara), Visveshwara
Puram, Siddapura, Hombegowda Nagara, Lakkasandra, Adugodi, Ejipura,
Varthuru, Bellanduru, Koramangala, Suddagunte Palya, Jayanagar,
Basavanagudi, Hanumanth Nagar (Gavipura), Srinagara, Gali Anjaneya
Temple Ward, Deepanjali Nagar, Kengeri, Raja Rajeshwari Nagar,
Hosakerehalli, Girinagar, Kathriguppe, Vidyapeetha Ward (Ashoknagar),
Ganesh Mandir Ward, Karisandra, Yediyur, Pattabhiram Nagar, Byrasandra,
Jayanagar East (Jayanagar Ninth Block), Gurappanapalya, Madivala,
Jakkasandra, HSR Layout, Bommanahalli, BTM Layout, J.P. Nagar, Sarakki,
Shakambari Nagar (Jayanagr Fifth Block), Banashankari Temple Ward,
Kumaraswamy Layout, Padmanabhanagar, Chikkalsandra, Uttarahalli,
Yelchenahalli, Jaraganahalli, Puttenahalli, Bilekhalli, Hongasandra,
Mangammanapalya (Bandepalya), Singasandra, Begur, Arakere, Gottigere,
Konanakunte (Kottanur), Anjanapura, Vasanthapura and Hemmigepura.
To see the final notification, visit www.bbmpwards.org.High Court toughens stand on BBMP election
Plea to quash ordinance increasing number of wards
State, BBMP asked to file their objections
BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday orally indicated that
it would take a tough stand against the State Government if elections
to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) were not held by July
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran and Justice
V.G. Sabhahit made the observation when it was hearing a public
interest litigation petition by a resident of Bangalore on the
delimitation of BBMP wards.
The petitioner, B.K. Venkatesh, wanted the court to quash a
notification by the State Government modifying the guidelines
prescribing average population to each ward in Bangalore. He also
wanted the ordinance increasing the number of wards from 100 to 198 to
be quashed. He apprehended that the delimitation exercise could be used
as a ploy by the State Government to postpone the elections. He said
the State had issued a notification on June 4, 2009 by which the
guidelines for preparing the wards based on the average population has
been modified. Besides, on June 17 2009, the authorities had also
published a draft of the delimitation process.
An ordinance was issued under the Karnataka Municipal Corporations
Act by which the number of seats have been increased from 100 to 198.
The ordinance was violative of the Constitution and was liable to be
quashed, he said.
The Bench admitted the petition and ordered issue of notices to the
State and other respondents. It also asked both the State and the BBMP
to file their objections. It orally observed that it would initiate suo motu contempt proceedings in case the elections were not held by July 31.