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THE WAY OF CULTIVATION
“Do not look for the short-comings pf others; do not
others; do not be covetous of others’
all negative words” (Sutra on the
Mindfulness and Purification of the Mind [Fague Jingxin Jing])
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Saddhāya ca viriyena ca Nibbānaṁ labhissati.
One will gain ultimate peace through
Taṇhāya nirodena dukkhaṁ nirujjhissati.
Suffering will cease with the
cessation of craving
Taṇhāya Jāyati soko taṇhāya Jāyati bhāyaṁ
Sorrow arises from craving, fear arises from craving.
Taṇhāya nirodhena natthi soko, Kuto bhāyaṁ?
With the cessation of craving, there is no sorrow,
Paññāya pajā dukkhassantaṁ karissanti.
Mankind will make an end of
Lobho doso moho ca dukkhassa mūlāni, alobo
adoso amoho ca sukhassa mūlāni Paṇḍitā ñānena
and delusion are the root of suff-
Erring, and non-greed, non-hatred
Are the roots of happiness, thus the
wise one see.
Dhammasālāsu samaṇā manussānaṁ Buddha-
Monks preach the Teachings of the Awakened
One to people in preaching hall.
Paṇḍitā vedanānaṁ samudayañca nirodhañca
The wise ones understand the
origin and cessation
Samaṇā mettā-karuṇā-muditā-upekkhā bhāvanāyo
Monks develop the
meditations on universallove,
compassion, altruistic joy and
Buddhassa sāvakā paññāsikkhāya sikkhanti.
The disciples of the Buddha train themselves in the
Teaching of wisdom.
Dārakānaṁ ācario mettābhāvanaṁ bhāvessati.
The teacher of the boys cultivate s the meditation
of universal love
Samaṇo guhāyaṁ upekkhābhāvanaṁ bhāvessati.
The monk will cultivate the meditation on equani-
mity in the cave.
Manussā nāvāya dīpaṁ āgacchissanti.
Men will come to the island on
Bāle bhāyaṁ uppajjissati na Paṇḍitasmiṁ.
Fear will arise in a ignorant,
not in a wise one.
Ahaṁ pāṇātipātamhā veramaṇi sikkhāpadaṁ
Refraining from killing, this
precept I voluntarily
Mayaṁ musāvādā veramaṇi sikkhāpadaṁ
from falsehood this precept we volunta-
What did Buddha teach?
The Buddha’s teaching is often divided into three parts.
These are the :
The Three Signs of Being
The Three Signs of Being are the ways
that the Buddha used to describe life.
There is no soul. (anatta) Instead,
the Buddha taught, what does carry on to the next life is a person’s life force
(Karma). The Karma can be good or bad, depending on how the person lives in
The Four Noble Truths
What is the First Noble Truth?
Dukkha: Suffering exists:
What is the Second Noble Truth?
Samudaya: There is a cause for suffering.
What is the Third Noble Truth?
Nirodha: There is an end to suffering.
What is the Fourth Noble Truth?
What is Dukkha?
Dukkha is suffering.
All existence is “dukkha”; without permanence
The Noble Eight-Fold Path
The path to Enlightenment (nirvana) is through the practice
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In the Pali commentaries, three kinds of buddha are
In the Pali Canon
itself, the first two are mentioned by the above names, while
numerous examples of the third type occur, without that name. There
is no mention of types of buddhas, though the word buddha does
sometimes appear to be used in a broad sense covering all the
LUCKNOW - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to keep off “the
internal affairs of the state” after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
demanded a central authority for development of Bundelkhand region.
“Any move to set up a central authority for special development of
an area in a state would tantamount to direct interference in the
internal affairs of the state,” Mayawati wrote in a letter to the prime
minister, according to an official statement.
“Such a step could seriously affect centre-state relations,” she added.
The letter comes after Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi led a
delegation of party leaders from this state and met the prime minister,
demanding the creation of an independent central authority for
comprehensive development of the economically backward Bundelkhand
Drawing the prime minister’s attention to the need for a special
economic package for Bundelkhand, Mayawati also pointed out that her
demand for a Rs.80,000 crore package for the region had been ignored by
the central government.
She also argued that Uttar Pradesh cannot be compared to the
northeastern states for which an independent central authority was
created. “Unlike those states, we in Uttar Pradesh have an efficient
and fully functional administrative set-up which can take care of its
affairs,” she wrote in the letter.
“It would therefore be in the fitness of things for the centre to
rise above party lines and release a special package for the
development of Bundelkhand, so that the state government could
undertake the desired development of the region,” she said.
|Girl’s School in Uttar Pradesh Reshapes Rural India|
29 July 2009
half of all women in India are married before the age of 18. But now,
students at an all-girls school in India’s rural state of Uttar Pradesh
are bucking the trend. Sixteen-year-old Krishna Chaudhry is leading the
charge by inspiring her classmates to seek independence through
new day begins for sixteen-year-old Krishna Chaudhry. The village girl
lives in Anupshahr, Uttar Pradesh - one of India’s poorest states. Half
of the women here are illiterate and the majority is forced into
marriage at age 13.
Krishna’s grandparents brought her here after family members threatened to kill her for land when her parents died.
Since then, Krishna says she is determined to rewrite her domestic destiny.
The precocious teenager races through her chores. An hour later, she is almost unrecognizable.
Financial empowment of village girls.
Krishna Chaudhry speaks to her classmates
the day is spent in the classroom, the other busy at work. Students
earns 30 cents a day for making textiles which the school exports
encourages fathers to send their girls to school instead of having them
work all day on the family farm. Krishna says these skills give her a
shot at financial independence.
will not let my education go to waste,” Krishna says, “I will stand on
my own two feet and not get married until I get a job for myself.”
Krishna’s classmates are following her lead. All of them have refused to marry what they call “uneducated village boys.”
has angered many local parents who are having trouble finding local
girls to marry their sons. Some have even staged protests in front of
the school founder Sam Singh’s home.
these girls have a mind of their own, says Singh. He adds that
empowering girls like Krishna is the only way you can effectively
change rural India. “Only transformation is going to come is through
the ladies, through the mother. They are the ones in any society who
transforms it,” he said.
ask them to go to school and make their own destiny,” Krishna says. “I
try explaining to them that if they don’t go to school the society will
suppress them. I tell them to stand for their own rights and make your
own career and not to leave everything in the hands of the fate,” she
for Krishna’s personal inspiration - “that one is easy,” she says.