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“In times of
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Others suffer, one
should not be happy”. (Sutra on Upasaka
Precepts).

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LESSON 7

 

Exercise 1

Translate into English

1.                  
Kasmā devā pi Buddhassa pādesu vandiṁsu?

 

How is that even gods worshipped the feet of the Buddha?

 

2.                  
Karuāya nanu Buddho devānaṁ Sattha abhavi?

 

Was not the Buddha the Teacher of the gods through
compassion?

 

3.                  
Āma, Buddho devamanussānaṁ Sattha ahosi.

 

Yes. The Awakened One was the Teacher of gods and men.

 

4.                  
Tumhe garavena bhattaṁ apacittha, amhe ca dānam

Adadittha.

 

You cooked nice with devotion and offered us the

Alms.

 

5.                  
Kathaṁ tumhe
cittaṁ abh
āvittha
iti upāsako

bhikkuṁ apucchi.

 

How did
you cultivate your mind, so the devotee

Asked
the monk.

 

6.                  
Bhikku āha: Yo bhāvanaāsevati so citta

Bhāveti.

 

The monk said: He who practices
meditation

Develops mind.

 

7.                  
Upāsako bhikkussa santike gacchi, evañca vadi.

 

The devotee went to the monk and
said thus:

 

8.                  
Bhante, ahaṁ ca mayaṁ bhariyā ca sīlesu

Sikkhimha.

 

Venerable Sir, I and my wife
have trained our selves

in the precepts.

 

9.                  
Mayaṁ bhāvanāya cittaṁ bhāvimha
sukha
ñca

Labhimha.

 

We cultimated the mind through meditation and

Gained happiness.

 

 

10.              
Subhaddo
eva
ṁ bhāsi,
Mā socatha, mā rodatha.

Mahā Samaṇo natthi. Idāni mayaṁ muñcimha

Sikkhaya iti.

Subhadda said thus: ‘Don’t lament, don’t
cry. The

Great monk is not there, we are now freed from the

Rules.

 

11.             Bhadanta Mahākassapo
Sa
ṅgāyanaṁ akāsi,

Dhammañca ārakkhi,
Subhaddo palāyi.

 

 

The venerable Mahā Kassapa organized the Great

Council and protected the Teachings; Subhadda ran

Away.

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Demons in the Desert
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Once
upon a time there were two merchants, who were friends. Both of them were getting
ready for business trips to sell their merchandise, so they had to decide whether
to travel together. They agreed that, since each had about 500 carts, and they
were going to the same place along the same road, it would be too crowded to go
at the same time.

One
decided that it would be much better to go first. He thought, “The road will
not be rutted by the carts, the bullocks will be able to choose the best of all
the grass, we will find the best fruits and vegetables to eat, my people will
appreciate my leadership and, in the end, I will be able to bargain for the best
prices.”

The
other merchant considered carefully and realized there were advantages to going
second. He thought, “My friend’s carts will level the ground so we won’t
have to do any road work, his bullocks will eat the old rough grass and new tender
shoots will spring up for mine to eat. In the same way, they will pick the old
fruits and vegetables and fresh ones will grow for us to enjoy. I won’t have to
waste my time bargaining when I can take the price already set and make my profit.”
So he agreed to let his friend go first. This friend was sure he’d fooled him
and gotten the best of him - so he set out first on the journey.

The
merchant who went first had a troublesome time of it. They came to a wilderness
called the ‘Waterless Desert’, which the local people said was haunted by demons.
When the caravan reached the middle of it, they met a large group coming from
the opposite direction. They had carts that were mud smeared and dripping with
water. They had lotuses and water lilies in their hands and in the carts. The
head man, who had a know-it-all attitude, said to the merchant, “Why are
you carrying these heavy loads of water? In a short time you will reach that oasis
on the horizon with plenty of water to drink and dates to eat. Your bullocks are
tired from pulling those heavy carts filled with extra water - so throw away the
water and be kind to your overworked animals!”

Even
though the local people had warned them, the merchant did not realize that these
were not real people, but demons in disguise. They were even in danger of being
eaten by them. Being confident that they were helpful people, he followed their
advice and had all his water emptied onto the ground.

As
they continued on their way they found no oasis or any water at all.
Some realized they’d been fooled by beings that might have been demons,
and started to grumble and accuse the merchant. At the end of the
day, all the people were tired out. The bullocks were too weak from
lack of water to pull their heavy carts. All the people and animals
lay down in a haphazard manner and fell into a deep sleep. Lo and
behold, during the night the demons came in their true frightening
forms and gobbled up all the weak defenseless beings. When they were
done there were only bones lying scattered around - not one human
or animal was left alive.

After several
months, the second merchant began his journey along the same way.
When he arrived at the wilderness, he assembled all his people and
advised them - “This is called the ‘Waterless Desert’ and I have
heard that it is haunted by demons and ghosts. Therefore we should
be careful. Since there may be poison plants and foul water, don’t
drink any local water without asking me.” In this way they started
into the desert.

After
getting about halfway through, in the same way as with the first caravan, they
were met by the water soaked demons in disguise. They told them the oasis was
near and they should throw away their water. But the wise merchant saw through
them right away. He knew it didn’t make sense to have an oasis in a place called
‘Waterless Desert’. And besides, these people had bulging red eyes and an aggressive
and pushy attitude, so he suspected they might be demons. He told them to leave
them alone saying, “We are business men who don’t throw away good water before
we know where the next is coming from.”

Then
seeing that his own people had doubts, the merchant said to them, “Don’t
believe these people, who may be demons, until we actually find water. The oasis
they point to may be just an illusion or a mirage. Have you ever heard of water
in this ‘Waterless Desert’? Do you feel any rain-wind or see any storm clouds?”
They all said, “No”, and he continued, “If we believe these strangers
and throw away our water, then later we may not have any to drink or cook with
- then we will be weak and thirsty and it would be easy for demons to come and
rob us, or even eat us up! Therefore, until we really find water, do not waste
even a drop!”

The
caravan continued on its way and, that evening, reached the place where the first
caravan’s people and bullocks had been killed and eaten by the demons. They found
the carts and human and animal bones lying all around. They recognized that the
fully loaded carts and the scattered bones belonged to the former caravan. The
wise merchant told certain people to stand watch around the camp during the night.

The
next morning the people ate breakfast, and fed their bullocks well. They added
to their goods the most valuable things left from the first caravan. So they finished
their journey very successfully, and returned home safely so that they and their
families could enjoy their profits.

The moral is:
One must always be wise enough not to be fooled by tricky talk and
false appearances.


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  1. *Dana*:  Generosity            May I be generous and helpful  2. *Sila*:  Morality            May I be well-disciplined and refined in manners.            May I be pure and clean in all my dealings.            May my thoughts, words and deeds be pure.  3. *Nekkhama*:  Renunciation            May I not be selfish and self-possessive, but selfless and                disinterested.            May I be able to sacrifice my pleasure for the sake of others.  4. *Panna*:  Wisdom            May I be wise and able to see things as they truly are.            May I see the light of truth and lead others from darkness to                light.            May I be enlightened and be able to enlighten others.  5. *Viriya*:  Energy            May I be energetic, vigorous and persevering.            May I strive diligently until I achieve my goal.            May I be fearless in facing dangers and courageously surmount                all obstacles.            May I be able to serve others to the best of my ability.  6. *Khanti*:  Patience            May I ever be patient.            May I be able to bear and forbear the wrongs of others.            May I ever be tolerant and see the good and beautiful in all.  7. *Sacca*:  Truthfulness            May I ever be truthful and honest.            May I not swerve from the path of truth.  8. *Adhitthana*:  Determination            May I be firm and resolute and have an iron will.            May I be soft as a flower and firm as a rock.            May I ever be high-principled.  9. *Metta*:  Loving Kindness            May I ever be kind, friendly and compassionate.            May I be able to regard all as my brothers and sisters and be                one with all.  10. *Upekkha*:  Equanimity            May I ever be calm, serene, unruffled and peaceful.            May I gain a balanced mind.            May I have perfect equanimity.
	
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CBI probe ruled out into attack on Joshi’s house

August 4th, 2009



Mayawati

Lucknow, Aug 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government
Tuesday ruled out recommending a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
probe into the arson last month at state Congress president Rita
Bahuguna Joshi’s house after her remarks against Chief Minister
Mayawati.

“The question of instituting a CBI inquiry into the incident does not
arise as the state Crime Branch is competent enough to investigate the
case impartially and to bring the guilty to book,” Additional Cabinet
Secretary V.S. Pandey told mediapersons.

“The chief minister is convinced that the state’s own machinery is
fully equipped to handle the case and ensure that those involved in the
crime do not go scot-free,” he said.

Joshi’s house here was set on fire. She was arrested from near New
Delhi during the night of July 15 for her remarks against Mayawati. She
has since been granted bail.

The Congress party in the state has demanded a CBI inquiry into the attack on Joshi’s residence here.

Pandey quoted the chief minister and listed out a number of cases
that were investigated and solved by the Crime Branch of the state’s
Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID).

“Even the attack on BSP leaders at the state guest house here on
June 2, 1995 was entrusted to CB-CID. I wonder if the nature of this
case merits an investigation by CBI,” Pandey said.

“In any case, out of the 24 cases referred by us to the central
government for CBI probe, as many as 15 were turned down on the plea
that the agency did not have sufficient manpower, or that the cases did
not merit a probe by the agency.

“They would not have easily accepted this case too, so there was
hardly any point in recommending it for a CBI inqu
iry,” the official
said.

“The chief minister wishes to make it clear that the guilty would
not be spared under any circumstances. After all, she did not allow
even her own party MPs and legislators to go scot-free once it was
found that they were involved in an act of crime,” Pandey said.

Mayawati seeks more money for memorials and statues

30_2.jpgThe Mayawati
government of Uttar Pradesh has sought the assembly sanction for an
additional Rs.556 crore (Rs.5.56 billion) for the projects.

Over the years, Rs.5,000 crore have been allocated towards Chief
Minister Mayawati’s dream projects since the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
came to power in May 2007.

On Monday, she raised a fresh demand for Rs.556 crore in the
Rs.7,559 crore supplementary budget tabled before the state assembly
here.

The state has been after the central government for release
of a special economic package to deal with the drought-hit districts
that cover almost the entire state.


The Times of India

Campaign hots up in Kollegal

MYSORE:
Electioneering in Kollegal (reserved) assembly segment is all set to pick up
pace with leaders of key political parties deciding to pitch
their tents in the
town.

The BSP which has
fielded former supercop Subash Bharani, who defected from BJP, has begun the
preparations.



“Our canvassing style is different from other parties
as workers and local leaders are our strength,” said a BSP district office
bearer, adding they are urging party supremo Mayawati to pay a flying visit to
Kollegal.

Subhash Bharani to be BSP candidate for bypoll


Muralidhara Khajane


Bharani was frustrated with the treatment meted out to him by the BJP: sources

‘He has followed B.R. Ambedkar’s ideology for the past 30 years’


MYSORE: Political equations have changed in Kollegal Assembly
constituency with the former IPS officer Subhash Bharani, who joined
the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) here on Tuesday, being finalised as the
party candidate for the byelection on August 18.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was banking on his support
to wrest the seat represented by the Congress, is now disappointed. On
the other hand, the BSP, which was struggling to find a suitable
candidate, is upbeat.

Mr. Bharani entered politics during the run-up to the 2008 Assembly
elections and joined the BJP. He contested from T. Narsipur
constituency but lost to Congress candidate H.C. Mahadevappa by a
margin of 16,433 votes. Considering his “contribution” to the party,
the BJP appointed him State’s Special Representative in New Delhi. It
is said that Mr. Bharani was disappointed when his plea to contest from
the Chamarajanagar (reserved) Lok Sabha constituency was turned down by
the BJP, which fielded A.R. Krishnamurthy instead.

Rubbing salt into his wounds, the BJP replaced Mr. Bharani and
appointed the party’s official spokesperson, V. Dhananjaya Kumar, as
State’s Special Representative in New Delhi. To assuage his feelings
Mr. Bharani was made chairman of Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation
(KSIC) and accorded Cabinet rank. Mr. Bharani then expressed his desire
to contest from Kollegal (Reserved) Assembly constituency in the
byelection. But the party unanimously decided to field G.N.
Nanjundaswamy. Frustrated with the treatment meted out to him, Mr.
Bharani joined the BSP, according to sources in the BJP.

N. Mahesh, State general secretary of the BSP, said, “Mr. Bharani
will file his nomination papers on Wednesday.” Mr. Mahesh said that Mr.
Bharani had followed B.R. Ambedkar’s ideology for the past 30 years.

Refusing to term Mr. Bharani’s decision as “opportunistic”, Mr. Mahesh said that he had persuaded Mr. Bharani to join the BSP.

The Congress was taken aback by the BSP-led regime’s move and, by the
time it sensed what was happening, the resolution had been passed by
voice vote in the 403-member House where the government enjoys the
support of over 220 MLAs.

Mayavati’s
legislators alleged that the Congress-led Centre was conspiring to
impose President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh by intervening directly in
state matters.

They
said the move was “unconstitutional” and slammed the Centre for turning
down a July 2007 proposal by the Mayavati government for a financial
package for development of backward regions, including Bundelkhand.

The
issue rocked Parliament, too, forcing the Centre to give an assurance
that the “federal character” of the country was not under threat.
“There is no proposal before the government which will alter the
federal character of the country,” minister of state for parliamentary
affairs Prithviraj Chavan told the Rajya Sabh
a.

Ex-IPS officer Bharani joins BSP

Express News Service and Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (SB)

BANGALORE: Former
IPS officer Subash Bharani has resigned from the chairmanship of
Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) and formally joined the
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday. He will contest from Kollegal.Bharani, who tendered his resignation to the CM, also quit the primary membership of the BJP.He had unsuccessfully contested on a BJP ticket from T Narsipur in the 2008 Assembly elections
.

Rural women from Uttar Pradesh win International Literacy Prize

United Nations,Aug 4 (IANS) Nirantar, a newspaper run by rural women
in Uttar Pradesh, has won the United Nations International Literacy
Prize.

Khabar Lahariya is produced and marketed by rural women from
marginalised SC/STs, Kol and Muslim communities in Chitrakoot and Banda
districts of India’s most populous state.

The King Sejong Literacy Prize was given by the United Nations
Education and Social Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to this fortnightly
paper, started by Nirantar, a centre for gender and education, which is
based in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

In 1989, the UNESCO’s King Sejong Literacy Prize was instituted by
South Korea. It is named after Sejong the Great of the 14th century who
created the Korean alphabet Hangul and is remembered for his
contribution to education -science, technology and literature. Each
winner is awarded 20,000 dollars.

Nirantar has developed a method of training women as journalists,
which involves developing their literacy skills as well as honing their
reporting abilities. This includes talking to public figures, gathering
information and sharpening their editing skills. The coverage includes
politics, crime, social issues and entertainment for their readership
of over 25,000 people that spans 400 villages in both districts.

The publication began in May 2002 in Chitrakoot and a second edition
was launched in the adjoining Banda district in October 2006, according
to the NGOs website. It is written in the local language of Bundeli for
its Bundelkhandi readership.

The second King Sejong Literacy Prize went to an NGO working in
Burkina Faso in West Africa. Other literacy programs in Asia scooped up
more awards.

The two UNESCO Confucius Prizes supported by China, established in
2005, have been given to education projects being implemented by SERVE
a British NGO working in Afghanistan, and the Municipal Literacy
Coordinating Council operating in the municipality of Agoo in the
Philippines. The winners get 20,000 dollars.

The ministry of education in Bhutan received an honourable mention
from the Jury of the Confucius prize for its emphasis on literacy as
part of the country’s “Gross National Happiness.”

The awards will be presented at UNESCO is Paris on Sep 8, which is also International Literacy Day.

The Bank’s Economic Advisor for South Asia, Ejaz Ghani,
addresses some of the emerging questions about how the global
economy might look for South Asia. According to Ghani,
globalization has accelerated growth in South Asia and helped
reduce poverty over the last three decades. But the current
global crisis may change globalization itself, as developed
countries adjust to global imbalances that contributed to the
crisis. “The three aspects of globalization—capital flows,
trade flows, and economic management—may not be the same in
the future,” says Ghani.  Read more…
(”http://go.worldbank .org/JI8VRT8FF0? cid=ISG_E_ WBWeeklyUpdate_ NL“)
 
May all beings be happy!
(Sakya, The Humanity)


How Will Globalization Impact South Asia’s Economic Recovery?


July 27, 2009
—Many economists are beginning to see signs of an end to the global
economic crisis; talk has turned now to how long the recovery will
take. But there is another concern about how this crisis may have
reshaped the global economy and how it may have changed globalization
in ways that will hinder recovery in many countries. World Bank Economic Advisor for the South Asia Region, Ejaz Ghani addresses some of the emerging questions about what the global economy might look like for this region.

According to Ghani,
globalization has accelerated growth in South Asia and contributed to
poverty reduction over the last three decades. But the current global
crisis may potentially change globalization itself, as developed
countries adjust to global imbalances that contributed to the crisis. “The three aspects of globalization - capital flows, trade flows, and economic management - may not be the same in the future,” said Ghani. “Some Finance Ministers are concerned whether changes in globalization will help or hinder the pace of economic recovery.”

So, how will these changes in globalization impact South Asia’s recovery?

Ghani said South Asia’s recovery will be determined by a number of factors, including the three aspects of globalization: Capital flows, trade flows, and economic management.

Capital Flows

Foreign
capital inflows—remittances, international syndicated bank lending,
private capital investments, and bond issues—to South Asia had surged
in recent years, but collapsed in the aftermath of the crisis. “With the ongoing global financial restructuring, it will take time for private foreign capital flows to recover,” said Ghani. “Even
then the capital flows will be less accessible in a new risk-averse
environment, and the cost of capital will be higher. This will slow the
economic recovery.

Ghani believes,
however, that South Asia, even with lower capital flows, will suffer
less compared to other regions because of its particular features.

First,
South Asia’s investments are largely driven by domestic savings. A high
level of domestic saving enables a country to cope better with reduced
capital inflows. Most South Asian countries have a large and
significant positive savings rate compared to other developing
countries.

Second, South Asia is unique in attracting capital
flows that are less volatile. The region relies more on remittances
inflows than for example portfolio flows and bank loans. “Remittance inflows in South Asia are more stable and persistent compared to portfolio flows,” said Ghani.
There are both benefits and risks associated with global financial
integration. Benefits include access to capital, technology transfer,
knowledge, and risk sharing. The risks are that countries will be
exposed to the problems and volatilities of developed economies. “Given the high domestic savings and less dependence on volatile capital inflows, South Asia is likely to bounce back faster,” added Ghani.

How Will Globalization Impact South Asia’s Economic Recovery

Trade

South
Asia’s foreign trade has grown considerably over the last decade, which
has contributed to rapid growth. Many countries in crisis have
accelerated their recovery with the help of expanding exports. The
recovery of East Asian countries following the crisis in the 1990s was
achieved by exporting to developed countries. “Given that the current crisis is synchronized and global in nature, there is less room for an export led recovery,” said Ghani.

How Will Globalization Impact South Asia’s Economic Recovery

Global
discussion is now focused on how reduced trade will limit the pace of
recovery in developing countries. Other roles performed by trade in
promoting growth in developing countries have been overlooked. These
include knowledge spillover and externalities generated by trade that
are vital to growth. The current global crisis has not reduced the
stock of knowledge available in developed countries, which developing
countries can use to benefit.

He said unlike East Asia, South
Asia’s economy is largely service driven. Service exports are less
volatile compared to goods exports. Globalization of services is still
at an early stage. South Asia’s service export has experienced faster
growth compared to its goods exports. It is even faster than East
Asia’s goods growth rate. A service-led export growth strategy will
likely enable South Asia to recover quicker and sustain high growth
over the medium term. But not all countries will benefit as there is
tremendous diversity within South Asia. Countries need to focus on
their competitive advantages, he said.

Fiscal Stimulus

The speed of recovery will also be determined by the scope and implementation of fiscal policies. “South Asia is vulnerable in this area,” said Ghani.
“South Asia, unlike East Asia, suffers from high ratios of public debt
to GDP. This limits the scope for a large scale fiscal stimulus
.”

South
Asia is the largest net importer of commodities (food, metal, and oil)
in relation to GDP. The sharp decline in commodity prices, especially
oil could reduce large commodity-related subsidies. Such savings could
be used to finance discretionary fiscal stimulus. “South Asia spends too little on education, health, roads, power, and water compared to the rest of the world,” said Ghani.Increased
and better expenditure with a greater focus on improved outcomes in
social and physical infrastructure, and safety nets will speed up the
recovery consistent with long-term growth
.”

Will the changes in globalization accelerate or restrain recovery?

Recovery will depend on the composition of capital flows, trade, and economic management. “New trends in globalization will create new challenges but will also provide new opportunities,” said Ghani. “Increased trade from globalization of services and increasing South-South trade will provide new opportunities for South Asia.”

There
are substantial opportunities for developing countries to catch-up with
developed countries, he said. South Asia will continue to benefit from
its demographic dividend and productivity growth will remain on an
upward trajectory. As South Asia undergoes structural transformation
from agriculture to manufacturing and service sectors, the region will
be well positioned to bounce back with global economic recovery.



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“Turn the other
cheek to blows and curses; do not return

Hate for hate;
maintain calm mind with angry people; and

Do not initiate other
people’s wrongdoings” (repentance Text

Of the mahisasaka
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LESSON 7

 

Conjugation of

Past Tenst

Purisa                    Ekavacana                   Bahuvacana

Paṭhamā                i,ī                                 iṁsu, uṁ         

Majjhima               i,o                                ittha

Uttama                   i                                imha, imhā

 

For example: Pac = to cook

                                         

Purisa                    Ekavacana                   Bahuvacana

Paṭhamā                paci,
pacī                     paci
ṁsu, paciu

Majjhima               paci,
paco                    pacittha

Uttama                   paci                           pacimha, pacimhā

 

Also by augmenting ‘a’ before the root, e.g.,

 

Paṭhamā                apaci,
apacī                 apaci
ṁsu, paciu

Majjhima               apaci,
Apaco               apacittha

Uttama                   apaci                         apacimha, apacimhā

 

For example:

Gacchi = went                                           Hari
= carried

Vikkiṇi = sold                                            Āhari = brought

Kini = bought                                             Dadi
= gave

Uppajji = arose                                          Jāyi
= was born

Bhavi = was, became, developed             Āruhi = ascended

Hani = killed                                              Rakkhi
= protected,

Soci = lamented                                                    guarded

Ahosi = was                                               Rodi
= cried

Akāsi = made, performed                          Palāyi
= ran away

Muñci =freed, released                              Vadi
= said

Bhās = to speak                                         Bhāsi
= spoke

Pucch = to ask                                           pucchi
= asked

Likh = to write                                           likhi
= wrote

Khan = to dig                                             khani
= dug

Chind = to cut                                            chindi
= he cut

Suj = to pain                                              suji
= it pained

Pariesa = to seek                                       pariyesi
= he sought

Vand = to bow down                                 vandi
= he bowed down

                  Or
worship                                           worshiped,
saluted

Āvesa = Āsevati = practices                                   Āsevi
– practiced

 

Vocabulary:

Kasmā = why                                       Pi = also

Nanu = is it not                                                Satthā
= teacher

Gāravena = with reference                  Bhatta = food

Amhe = to us                                       Kathaṁ = how

Iti = thus, as, so                                    Santike =
near

Upāsikā = lay female devotee             Bhariyā = wife

Upasakā = Lay male devotee              Idāni = now

Āha = said                                           Mayhaṁ = my

Yo = whoever, he who                         Sangāyana = Buddhist

Mā = don’t                                                                   council,
synod

Bhadanta = Venerable                                    Tattha,
Tattra = thera

Ekadā = once                                       Ime = these

Bhagavā = Lord                                   Ariya = holy
saint

Idaṁ, Imaṁ
= this
                               Hita
= welfare

Paṭhamā = first                                    Deva = divine being’

Bhikkhu =monk                                                god

Itthī = woman                                      Mahā =
great

Sabbattha = all over                            kalyāna = welfare’

                        everywhere                             wel-being

Bahu = many.


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Bhimrao
Ramji Ambedkar (April 14, 1891 — December 6, 1956) was a Buddhist
revivalist, Indian jurist, scholar and Bahujan political leader
who is the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Born into
an Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath (Untouchable Scheduled Caste) community; he spent his life fighting against
the system of Hindu untouchability and the Indian caste system. He
is also credited for having sparked the SC/ST Buddhist movement.
Ambedkar has been honoured with the Bhart Ratna, India’s highest
civilian award, given for the highest degree of national service.



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The
names of 28 Buddhas
Pāli
name 1 Tahakara
2 Medhakara 3 Saraakara 4 Dīpankara 5 Koṇḍañña
6 Magala 7 Sumana 8 Revata 9 Sobhita 10 Anomadassi 11 Paduma
12 Nārada 13 Padumuttara 14 Sumedha 15 Sujāta 16 Piyadassi 17
Atthadassi 18 Dhammadassi 19 Siddhattha 20 Tissa 21 Phussa 22 Vipassi 23 Sikhi
24 Vessabhū 25 Kakusandha 26 Koāgamana 27 Kassapa
28 Gautama         

 

LIST OF 28 BUDDHAS

In most Theravada

Theravada

Theravada…
 countries it is the custom for Buddhists to hold elaborate festivals to
honor 28 Buddhas. For example, in various parts of Myanmar

Myanmar

Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, is the largest
country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia, or Indochina.
The country is bordered by the People’s Republic of China on the northeast,
Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, India on
the northwest, and the Bay of Bengal to the southwest with…

, festivals are held to pay homage to 28 Buddhas, especially in the fair
weather season. The twenty eight Buddhas are said to have attained enlightenment
from the time Gautama
Buddha

Gautama Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama was a Spirituality teacher in
the northern region of the Indian subcontinent who founded Buddhism. He is generally
seen by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddhahood of our age….

 attained his first definite prophecy (assurance that one will definitely
become a Buddha one day) from Dipankara

Dipankara

Dipankara one of the Buddhas of the past, said to
have lived on Earth one hundred thousand years.Theoretically, the number of
Buddhas having existed is enormous and they are often collectively known under
the name of “Thousand Buddhas”….

 Buddha. According to most Buddhist traditions, Maitreya Bodhisattva

Maitreya

Maitreya or Metteyya is a future
Buddhahood of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature,
such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita
Bodhisattva….

 is expected to be the next Buddha.

The reclining Buddha image at Wat Suthat in Thailand depicts the spiritual leader on the verge of death.

Standing Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century AD.

 

No.  

Pali

Pali language


Pali is a Middle Indo-Aryan languages or prakrit of India. It is
best known as the language of the earliest extant Buddhism scriptures, as
collected in the Pali Canon or Tipitaka, and as the liturgical
language of Theravada….

 name



1. Tahakara

 

2 Medhakara

 

3Saraakara

 

4

Dipankara

Dipankara

Dipankara one of the Buddhas of the past, said
to have lived on Earth one hundred thousand years.Theoretically, the number
of Buddhas having existed is enormous and they are often collectively known
under the name of “Thousand Buddhas”….Birth place is- Rammavati;
Father - King Suveda  Mother-Queen Sumed
ā; Consort - Padumā Devi;
Son-Usabhakkhandha; Chief disciples - male - Sumangala & Tissa Thera;
Female Nandā & Sunandā Theri;
Attendant-Udena Thera; Bodhi Tree -Pipphala Tree; Household Life-10,000
years; Life-span-1,00,000 years

5Koṇḍañña

 

6 Magala

 

7

Sumana-Birth place is-
Mekhala; Father - King Sudatta  Mother-Queen Sirim
ā; Consort -
Vataṁcikā;
Son-Anupama; Chief disciples - male - Saraa
&  Bhāvitatta Thera; Female Sonā & Upasonā Theri;
Attendant-Sāgata Thera; Bodhi Tree-Nāga Tree; Household Life-9,000 years;
Life-span-90,000 years

8

Revata-Birth place is- Sudhañña;
Father - King Vipula  Mother-Queen Bhadd
ā; Consort - Sudassanā ;
Son-Varua; Chief
disciples - male - Varua &  Brahmadeva
Thera; Female Sonā & Subhaddā Theri;
Attendant-Sambhava Thera; Bodhi Tree-Nāga Tree; Household Life-6,000 years;
Life-span-60,000 years

9

Sobhita-Birth place is-
Sudhamma; Father - King Susdhamma  Mother-Queen Sudhamm
ā; Consort
- Manilā ;
Son-Siha; Chief disciples - male - Asama &  Sunetta Thera; Female Nakulā &
Sujātā Theri;
Attendant-Anoma Thera; Bodhi Tree-Nāga Tree; Household Life-9,000 years;
Life-span-90,000 years

 

Anomadassi-Birth place is-
Candavati; Father - King Yasav
ā - 
Mother-Queen Yasodhar
ā; Consort - Sirimā Devi;
Son-Upavāna; Chief disciples - male - Nisabba &  Anoma Thera; Female Sundari &
Sumanā Attendant-Varua
Thera; Bodhi Tree-Ajjuna Tree; Household Life-10,000 years;
Life-span-1,00,000 years




 

10

Paduma-Birth place is-
Campaka; Father - King Asama
- 
Mother-Queen Asam
ā; Consort - Uttarā;
Son-Ramma; Chief disciples - male - Salā &  Upasalā Thera; Female
Rādhā & Surāadhā Theri;
Attendant-Varua
Thera; Bodhi Tree-Mahāsoa
Tree; Household Life-10,000 years; Life-span-1,00,000 years
                             
                       
                     
                     
       

12

Nārada-Birth place is- Dhaññavati;
Father - Monarch Suveda
-  Mother-Queen
Anom
ā; Consort - Vijjitasena;
Son-Nanduttara; Chief disciples - male - Bhaddasalā &  Vijjitamitta
Thera; Female- Uttarā & Phagguni Theri;
Attendant-Vāsettha Thera; Bodhi Tree-Mahāsoa Tree; Household Life-9,000 years;
Life-span-90,000 years

13

Padumuttara-Birth place is-
Ha
ṁsavati; Father - King Ananda - 
Mother-Queen Suj
ātā; Consort -
Vasudattā;
Son - Uttara; Chief disciples - male - Devala &  Sujāta Thera;
Female- Amitā & Asamā Theri;
Attendant-Sumana Thera; Bodhi Tree-Salala Tree; Household Life-10,000 years;
Life-span-1,00,000 years

14

Sumedha-Birth place is-
Sudassana; Father -King Sudatta
- 
Mother-Queen Sudatt
ā; Consort - Sumana;
Son - Punabbasu; Chief disciples - male - Saraa &  Sabbakāma Thera; Female- Ramā &
Suramā Theri;
Attendant-Sāgara Thera; Bodhi Tree-Mahānipa Tree; Household Life-9,000 years;
Life-span-90,000 years

15

Sujata-Birth place is- Sumagala;
Father -King Ugatta
-  Mother-Queen Pabhāvati;
Consort - Srinandā;
Son - Upasena; Chief disciples - male - Sudassana &  Sudeva Thera;
Female- Nāgā & Nagamālā Theri;
Attendant-Nārada Thera; Bodhi Tree-Mahāvelu Tree; Household Life-9,000 years;
Life-span-90,000 years

16

Piyadassi-Birth place is-
Suda
ññavati; Father -King Sudatta - 
Mother-Queen Cand
ā; Consort - Vimalā;
Son - Kañcanavela;
Chief disciples - male - Palita &  Sabbadassi Thera; Female- Sujātā
& Dhammadinā Theri;
Attendant-Sobhita Thera; Bodhi Tree-kakudhaTree; Household Life-9,000 years;
Life-span-90,000 years



17

Atthadassi-Birth place is-
Sobhana; Father -King S
āgara -  Mother-Queen Sudassanā; Consort - Visākhā;
Son - Sela; Chief
disciples - male - Santa &  Upasanta Thera; Female- Dhammā &
Sudhhamā Theri;
Attendant-Sunetta Thera; Bodhi Tree- Campaka Tree; Household Life-10,000
years; Life-span-1,00,000 years

18

Dhammadassi-Birth place is- Saraa; Father -King Sāgara
-  Mother-Queen Sunandā; Consort -
Vicikoli;
Son – Puññavddhana; Chief disciples - male - Paduma & 
Phussa Thera; Female- Khemā & Saccanāmā Theri;
Attendant-Abhaya Thera; Bodhi Tree- BimmbijālaTree; Household Life-8,000
years; Life-span-1,00,000 years

19

Siddhattha-Birth place is- Vebāra; Father
-King Udena
-  Mother-Queen Suphassa;
Consort - Somanassā;
Son – Anupama; Chief disciples - male - Sambala
&  Sumitta Thera; Female- Sivalā & Suramā Theri;
Attendant-Revata Thera; Bodhi Tree- Kaṅikāra
Tree; Household Life-10,000 years; Life-span-1,00,000 years

20

Tissa-Birth place is- Khemaka;
Father -King Janasandha
-  Mother-Queen
Padum
ā; Consort - Subhaddā;
Son – Ānanda; Chief disciples - male -
Brahamadeva &  Udaya Thera; Female- Phussā & Suramā Theri;
Attendant- Samanga Thera; Bodhi Tree- Asana Tree; Household Life-7,000 years;
Life-span-1,00,000 years

21

Phussa-Birth place is- Kāsika; Father -King Jayasena - 
Mother-Queen Sirim
ā; Consort – Kisa Gotami;
Son – Anupama; Chief disciples - male -
Surakkhita &  Dhammasena Thera; Female- Cālā & Upacālā Theri;
Attendant- SabhiyaThera; Bodhi Tree- Āmaṅda
Tree; Household Life-9,000 years; Life-span-90,000 years

22

Vipassi-Birth place is- Bhandumati; Father -King Bhanduma -  Mother-Queen Bhandumati; Consort – Sudassanā;
Son – Samavattakkhandha; Chief disciples - male - Kaṅda
&  Tissa Thera; Female- Candā & Candamittā Theri;
Attendant- Asoka Thera; Bodhi Tree- Pālali Tree; Household Life-8,000 years;
Life-span-80,000 years

23

Sikhi-Birth place is- Arunavati; Father -King Aruna -  Mother-Queen Pabhāvati;
Consort – Sabbakāmā;
Son – Atula; Chief disciples - male - Abhibhu &  Sambhava Thera;
Female- Sakhilā & Samālā Theri;
Attendant- Khemaṅkara Thera; Bodhi Tree- Puṅdanika Tree; Household Life-7,000 years;
Life-span-70,000 years

24

Vessabhu-Birth place is- Anoma; Father -King Suppatita -  Mother-Queen Yasavati; Consort – Sucittā;
Son – Suppabuddha; Chief disciples - male - Sona &  Uttara Thera;
Female- Rāmā & Padumā Theri;
Attendant- Upasanta Thera; Bodhi Tree- Mahāsāla Tree; Household Life-6,000
years; Life-span-60,000 years

25

Kakusandha

Kakusandha-Birth place is- Khemavati; Father –Brahmin Aggidatta
-  Mother-Queen Visakha; Consort – Rocini;
Son – Uttara; Chief disciples - male - Vidhura &  Sanjiva Thera;
Female- Sāmā & Campā Theri;
Attendant- Buddhija Thera; Bodhi Tree- Sirisa Tree; Household Life-4,000
years; Life-span-40,000 years

In Buddhism tradition, Kakusandha is the name
of the twenty-fifth Buddhahood, the first of the five Buddhas of the present
era, and the fourth of the seven ancient Buddhas….




26

Koāgamana- Birth place is- Sobhavati; Father –Brahmin Yaññadatta
-  Mother-Queen Uttarā; Consort – Rocini;
Son – Uttara; Chief disciples - male - Vidhura &  Sanjiva Thera;
Female- Sāmā & Campā Theri;
Attendant- Buddhija Thera; Bodhi Tree- Sirisa Tree; Household Life-4,000
years; Life-span-40,000 years

 

27

Kassapa

Kassapa Buddha- Birth place is Bharanasi-; Father –Brahmin Brahamdatta
-  Mother-Queen Dhanavati; Consort –
Rucigattā;
Son – Sattavāha; Chief disciples - male - Tisa &  Bharavadvaja Thera;
Female- Anulā & Uruvelā Theri;
Attendant- Sottija Thera; Bodhi Tree- Udambara Tree; Household Life-3,000
years; Life-span-30,000 years

 

In Buddhism tradition, Kassapa is the name of a
Buddhahood, the third of the five Buddhas of the present aeon , and the sixth
of the six Buddhas prior to the historical Buddha mentioned in the earlier
parts of the Pali Canon….




28


Gautama

Gautama Buddha-Birth place is- Kapilavattu; Father –Suddhodhana -  Mother-Queen Māyādevi; Consort – Yasodharā;
Son – Rāhula; Chief disciples - male - Sariputta &  Mahāmoggallāna
Thera; Female- Khemā & Uppalavannā Theri;
Attendant-  Ānanda Thera-Bodhi Tree-
Assatha Tree; Household Life-29 years; Life-span-80/100 years

Siddhartha Gautama was a Spirituality teacher
in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent who founded Buddhism. He is
generally seen by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddhahood of our age….


Mayawati demands Rs 27 crore for new statues



Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
on Monday demanded for a budget of Rs 27 crore for statues at the
Kashiram memorial and for other structures in the state. Presenting the
supplementary budget, she demanded for an additional Rs 550 crore for
her dream projects, which includes Rs 27 crore for new statues. Rs
1,500 crore has already been spent on several structures, including on
her own statues.

Earlier, a two
Judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice K G
Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam, had refused to stop the
installation of statues of Mayawati and other Dalit leaders in Noida.
The apex court bench said, the process has been approved by the state
cabinet, the court can'’t intervene, till reports of misappropriation
are brought into focus. Environmentalists are opposing the installation
of statues of Mayawati, her political mentor Kanshi Ram and Dr Bhimrao
Ambedkar on the Yamuna Riverbed near Sector 15A of Noida, alleging that
the installation violates green laws. Opposition parties in Uttar
Pradesh alleged that the government is spending around Rs 2,000 crore
for installing these statues across the state.

Press Information Bureau
(Chief Minister Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department, U.P.

Constitution of Bundelkhand Development Authority
is for short term political gains and attempt to
introduce central rule through backdoor
—C.M.

Constitution of Bundelkhand Development Authority
against all democratic & constitutional norms
—Mayawati

C.M. emphasises for grant of fiscal and financial packages combined
with direct central investment rather than a centrally controlled agency
Uttar Pradesh has well developed administrative mechanisms
to ensure development of Bundelkhand
—C.M.

C.M. writes letter to Prime Minister in this connection

Lucknow : July 31, 2009

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati said that

Constitution of Bundelkhand Development Authority was not only against
all democratic & constitutional norms, but a short sighted and dangerous
move which seeks to sacrifice the principles of Indian democracy at the
alter of political expediency. She has strongly opposed the initiative of
forming Bundelkhand Development Authority separately and to control it
directly.

Giving this information while talking to media here today, the
Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh said that the Chief
Minister in a letter written to Prime Minister on July 30, 2009 had referred
to the acute problems prevailing in the Bundelkhand region and the need
to place development objectives over politics.

The Chief Minister in her letter said that it had been learnt from
press reports that despite our concerns the Government of India had set
up a Bundelkhand Development Authority, which goes against the federal
principles of the Constitution. Attention had repeatedly drawn that the
neglect of this region had faced over the last 60 years, much of which
was under Congress rule. Neither did the Congress Government introduce
any sustainable policies to integrate the development to the Bundelkhand
region spanning two states, which essentially is just a cultural entity.
However, it is a surprise that now when Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh
are ruled by opposition parties, the Central Government has suddenly
woken up to the need to set up an inter-state Council under the control of
the Central Government with the ostensible purpose of developing a
region which the Congress party had neglected since Independence.

Additional Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary Home review
progress of development works and law and order of Mirzapur

Lucknow : July 31, 2009

The Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey and
Principal Secretary Home Mr. Kunwar Fateh Bahadur today reviewed the
progress of development works and law and order of Mirzapur district and
conducted spot verification of development works being carried out at the
Ambedkar village Raipuri under the Chhanve block of the district.

Both the senior officers held meeting at the auditorium of Ashtbhuja
inspection house and directed the district officers to follow the directives of
the Chief Minister strictly. They said that the functioning of the public
dealing offices like Tehsil, Block Development and Thanas should be
friendly and forthcoming towards the people. People’s problems should be
solved on priority basis, they emphasised.

The Additional Cabinet Secretary directed the officers that the Tehsil
and Thana Diwas should be made more effective and complaints received
during both the Diwas should be registered and disposed of in a time
bound manner. He said that if the district level officers solved the problems
in a sensitive and impartial manner then these problems would not have
been reported at the Government level. He directed the officers to be
present in their respective offices between 10 a.m. and 12 noon to solve
the problems of the people. He said that the funds released for particular
scheme should be utilised for that scheme only. He directed the
development related officers to conduct surprise inspection of various
schemes and development works by visiting villages of the districts.
The Principal Secretary Home directed the officers of the police
department that activities of the criminals should be checked strictly. He
said that instead of indulging in corruption and encouraging mafias, the
officers should work with honesty. He warned that those indulging in
corruption would not be spared at any cost.

The Additional Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary Home
conducted spot verification of development works being carried out at
Ambedkar village Raipuri and held Chaupal at the primary school and
inquired from the villagers about the BPL card, job cards, Antyoday, Janani
Suraksha Yojna, Aganbari, distribution of food grains, kerosene etc. On
receiving complaints about the irregularities in job cards, they directed the
C.D.O. to conduct verification of all job card holders and send its report to
the Government. Likewise, suspecting irregularities in pension and other
works, they directed the D.M. to conduct inquiry against the Gram
Pradhan.
The Divisional Commissioner Vindhyachal Mr. Satyajeet Thakur,
D.I.G. Mr. Chandra Dev Tiwari, D.M. Dr. Ramakant Shukla, SP, C.D.O. and
other officers of the district were present on the occasion.
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C.M. announces Rs. Two lakh financial assistance to
family members of each deceased in Mau incident
Rs. 50 thousand for seriously injured and Rs. 25
thousand to persons having minor injuries

Lucknow : July 31, 2009

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has
announced Rs. two lakh as financial assistance to the family
members of each deceased in the violent incidents occurred
recently in Mau. She has also announced Rs. 50-50 thousand to
seriously injured persons and Rs. 25-25 thousand to persons
having minor injuries. She has directed to district magistrate of
Mau to make available the amount of financial assistance
immediately to affected families.

The Chief Minster has expressed her heartfelt condolences
and deep sympathies to the family members of the deceased and
wished speedy recovery for injured persons. She has also
directed district administration to provide proper medical facility
to injured persons.
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