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THE WAY OF CULTIVATION
“ Do not talk about another’s faults
and do not point
Out the wrong doings of
another. Avoid coarse language
and stinginess” ( Collection of Great Treasures).
COMPREHENSIVE PALI COURSE
Form five Pāli and five English sentences, using
from all previous Pāli lessons in your own
There is happiness in the face of a
There are no fears in the mind of the Buddha.
3. Buddhassa Dhammassa
Sangassa Nibbanaya sukhāya
hitāya saranaṁ gacchāmi.
I go for refuge to the
Buddha, Dhamma, to the teaching, to
The Order for
liberation, for happiness, for welfare.
4. Aham Buddhassa
I speak from the
teachings of the Awakened One.
The Awakened One, the Teacher of the world.
FREE ONLINE TRAINING ON BUDDHISM FOR CHILDREN -2
Why is Siddhartha Gautama so important to Buddhists?
Siddhartha Gautama found the path to Enlightenment. By doing so he was led
Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
He was born around the year 580 BCE in the
One day, after growing-up, marrying and having a child,
Why did Siddhartha Gautama stop being a prince and
Siddharta had also seen a monk, and he decided this was a
Siddharta’s travels showed him much more of the the
Ms. Mayawati said that though Smt. Rita Bahuguna Joshi might get
bail for some time like Mr. Varun Gandhi, but this would not lessen the
gravity of her misdeed. She said that the law would punish her sooner or
The Chief Minister expressed her gratitude to those parties and
leaders who condemned inside and outside of the Parliament the
derogatory remark of the UPCC Chief on her behalf and also on the behalf
of her party.
C.M. criticises derogatory remarks of Smt. Rita Bahugun Joshi
Sonia’s silence indicates that Smt. Joshi made
this comment at the instance of Congress high command
Congress formulated law to assess
rape/murder of SC/ST women in rupees
Smt. Joshi made derogatory remarks on
Gandhi family while she was in other parties
— Chief Minister
Lucknow : July 16, 2009
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati, on behalf of Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP), has strongly condemned the derogatory comments
made against her by the Chairperson of U.P.C.C. Smt. Rita Bahugun Joshi
in Moradabad yesterday. She regretted that the National President of the
Congress Smt. Sonia Gandhi kept mum on such a derogatory remark made
by Smt. Joshi and did not take any action against her. She said that it
indicated that this comment had been made at the instance of the
Congress high command.
The Chief Minister was holding a press conference at her official
residence here today. She said that the BSP workers of the State as well as
all over the country were highly agitated over such a derogatory remark
and they had decided to demonstrate against it. Considering the gravity of
the situation, she appealed to them not to take law and order in their
hands and maintain peace all over the country. She said that because of
the derogatory comment made by an irresponsible woman belonging to
Congress party, innocent people of the country could have suffered.
Ms. Mayawati said that after assessing the situation, she had
reached out to her party workers and supporters and asked them not to
indulge in violence/demonstration in this regard and leave this matter to be
decided by law. She termed the late night incident of arson/torching of
house of the aforesaid woman as unfortunate. She said that the BSP
workers should not be linked with this incident as her party men were
disciplined and do not believe in bandh, vandalism etc. Therefore, there
was every possibility that the Congress men were involved in the incidents
that took place in Lucknow, so that the focus could be shifted from the
derogatory comments made by the State Congress President.
The Chief Minister said that she wanted to tell National President of
Congress that when Smt. Rita Bahuguna Joshi was not in Congress and she
was member of other parties, she had written a book titled ‘Hemwati
Nandan Bahuguna’ in 1999, in which she had used bad language for
Gandhi family. She said that it was very unfortunate that such a woman
had been made President of the State Congress by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. She
said that Mrs. Gandhi, because of her political interests, put aside all the
defamatory comments made by this woman regarding her own family and
because of that this woman now dared to use such objectionable language
against the National President of BSP, who happens to be a Dalit woman.
She said that it was unpardonable.
The Chief Minister said that Uttar Pradesh Government had taken
very seriously the incident of Lucknow and the report had been lodged
regarding this incident on getting the information. An impartial enquiry had
also been ordered into this incident. Besides, a derogatory language had
been used by Mrs. Rita Bahuguna Joshi. SC/ST Act had been made by the
Government of India in the country instead of U.P. Government. The
Congress Party Government had valued the cost of rape and murder of
SC/ST women under this Act instead of B.S.P. Government in U.P. She said
that provision had been made in this Act, that if any incident of rape and
murder on SC/ST women took place, then Government would provide
compensation in the form of money and this provision had not been made
by her but the Government of Congress Party at the Centre. She said that
BSP did not agree with this because it had made a deep blow on the self
respect of Dalits.
The Chief Minister said that if Congress Party had not suffered from
anti-dalit mindset and kept an inferiority complex towards dalits and had
adopted the policy of same attitude towards Sarva Samaj people, then
besides dalits, it would have made the arrangements of providing
compensation on the incidents of injustice and harassment on the women
of Sarva Samaj. This has made it clear that Congress party had valued the
cost of crimes against SC/ST people in the country. She emphasised that if
BSP came to power at the Centre, then the present SC/ST Act would be
replaced by a new law which would take care of the women of the ‘Sarva
Samaj’ and not only of the dalits. This new Act would give life
imprisonment and capital punishment to the criminals, if facts were proved
regarding the crimes of harassment, rape and murder of ‘Sarva Samaj’
Ms. Mayawatii said that her government had already issued a
government order which had covered the crimes not only against SC/ST
women, but the women of Sarva Samaj. It had been ordered that
DIG/SSP/SP would personally visit the spot of any atrocity against women
and send the report to DGP on the same day after taking necessary action.
If it had not been done accordingly, then DGP or senior Government
officers would visit the spot and take necessary action, besides providing
compensation immediately under SC/ST Act, if the woman belonged to this
category. She said this was necessary because State Governments had to
follow the SC/ST Act made by the Central Government.
LUCKNOW - Following repeated onslaughts from Congress general
secretary Rahul Gandhi about the poor electricity power supply in the
state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has blamed the central
government for the situation.
Issuing a detailed official note - white paper - in this regard,
Mayawati has claimed that no government other than the one led by the
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has cared to address the energy need of the
The white paper followed Rahul Gandhi’s visit to his parliamentary
constituency Amethi where violent protests were held against erratic
power supply last week.
A copy of the white paper, “Who is responsible for the poor state of power in UP,” has been sent to Gandhi.
Tracing the history of power generation in the state right from 1947
when it stood at just 155 MW to now at 4700 MW, Mayawati has pointed
out that even during her three brief stints in the past, she had
managed to ensure enhancement of power generation despite all odds.
“The gap between the supply and demand of power in UP has continued
to increase simply because none of the non-BSP governments ever cared
to pay attention to the power needs of the state,” the paper reads.
Refuting Gandhi’s charge that Uttar Pradesh was far behind in power
generation, the chief minister said, “The central government-run power
units in UP were generating as much as about 8,700 MW, but the state
gets a paltry 2,700 MW out of it, in accordance with the Gadgil Plan.”
“It was high time that Gadgil Plan was scrapped and Uttar Pradesh was allocated a share in the ratio of its population.”
She also alleged “poor allocation” of coal for the state’s thermal
generators by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the
The chief minister has listed out a series of new power projects
initiated during her rule under the public-private partnership.
She also claimed that despite the “centre’s non-cooperation, UP would become self-sufficient in power generation by 2012.”
Mayawati has also hit out at the central government for not
allocating even one of the seven new mega thermal power projects of
28,000 MW to be set up in different parts of the country.
In Lesson 3, we talked about the present moment. People generally do
not live in their actions, in the present moment. They live in the past
or in the future.. Though they seem to be doing something now, here,
they live somewhere else in their thoughts, in their imaginary problems
and worries, usually in the memories of the past or desires and
speculations of the future. Therefore they do not live in nor do they
enjoy what they do at the moment. So they are unhappy or disconnected
to the present, with the work at hand, and naturally they cannot give
themselves fully to what they appear to be doing.
Sometimes you see a man in a restaurant reading while eating — a
very common sight. He gives you the impression of a very busy man, with
no time even for eating. You wonder whether he eats or reads. One may
say that he does both. In fact, he does neither, he enjoys neither. He
is strained and disturbed in mind, and he does not enjoy what he does
at the moment, does not live in his life in the present moment, but
unconsciously and foolishly tries to escape from life. (This does not
mean, however, that one should not talk to a friend, while eating).
You cannot escape life however you may try. As long as you live,
whether in a town or in a cave, you have to face it and live it. Real
life is the present moment - not the memories of the past which is dead
and gone, nor the dreams of the future which is not yet born. One who
lives in the present moment lives the real life and is the happiest.
Sakya Foundation Needs Dhamma Preachers and Teachers
You all know
that Sakya Foundation has been initiated many Dhamma and other social
activities in Tamil Nadu including Sakya Hostels in Thiruvallur and
Kanchipuram Districts in Tamil Nadu. At present, our members demand
Dhamma workshops and retreats in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Hence we
have decided to organize regular workshop and retreats every month. For
this we need supports from all Dhamma groups. We have very few monks
and Dhamma preachers in Tamil Nadu. Hence we request all Dhamma
organizations to support by sending Bikkus/Bikkunis and Dhamma