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contesting in the Karnataka State By - Election on 18-08-2009
Dr. Subash Bharani (Kollegal)
Nahidha Salma (Govindarajanagara)
Sujeevan Kumar (Channapatna)
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caste and creed, money, temple and mosque or by any kind of emotional
blackmail, not to get carried away by alluring promises made in the election
manifesto of opposition parties, in other words they have to rise in their
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healthy approach for food consumption is to follow
The “five contemplations at meal time”: 1) by considering
Work required in producing the food, I shall be greatful
Its source; 2) reflecting on my own conduct, I shall
this offering if it accords with morality; 3) I shall
mind cautiously from overly desirous; 4) to cure the
ailment of hunger, I shall consume this food as medicine;
5) to tread on the spiritual path, I shall accept this
Regulations of Baizhang Revised by the Emperor
Shunzong of Yuan
Dynasty [Chixiu Baizhang Qinggui]).(To be Contd.)
Declension of Masculine words ending
Vibhati Ekavacana Bahuvacana
1. Paṭhamā i ī, ayo
2. Dutiyā iṁ ī, ayo
3. Tatiyā inā ībhi, īhi
4. Catutthī issa, ino īnaṁ
5. Pañcami inā,ismā, imhā ibhi, ihi
6. Chaṭṭhi issa, ino īnaṁ
7. Sattamī ismiṁ, imhi isu, īsu
8. Ālapana i, ī ī, ayo
Note: i becomes ī before hi, nam and su
For example Muni = Sage
Vibhati Ekavacana Bahuvacana
1. Paṭhamā Muni Munī, Munayo
2. Dutiyā Muniṁ Munī, Munayo
3. Tatiyā Muninā Munībhi, Munīhi
4. Catutthī Munissa, Munino Munīnaṁ
5. Pañcami Muninā,Munismā, Munibhi, Munihi
6. Chaṭṭhi Munissa, Munino Munīnaṁ
7. Sattamī Munismiṁ, Munimhi Munisu, Munīsu
8. Ālapana Muni, Munī Munī, Munayo
Similarly declined are:
Sākyamini = The sage of the Sakyas Atiti = Guest
Aggi = Fire isi
Adhipati = Lord Pati
Bodhi = Awaken-ness Nidhi
= Hidden treasure
Pāṇi = Hand
Dipi = Leopard Byādhi
Gahapati = Householder Maṇi =Gem
Vihi = Paddy Giri
Udadhi = Ocean Kavi
Bhūpati = King Rāsi
Adjectives are declined according to nouns they
Pāpa = Evil
Puñña = Merit
Puññavanta = Good one, Pious one
Kusala = Wholesome, Good, Moral, Skilful
Akusala = Unwholesome, Immoral, Unskilful
Gambhīra = Deep, Profund
Uṇha = Hot
Anicca = impermanent
Dīgha = Long
Nicca = Permanent
Khuddaka = Small
Sīta = Cold
Khandha = group, aggregate, heap
Kāya = body
Samudda = sea
Kāla = time
Saṁsāra = world
Pabbata = mountain
Vipāka = effect, result
Puggsala = people
Saṅkhāra = mental formations, kamma formations, thing
Mula = root, foot, bottom
Bodhirukkha = the tree of wisdom
Vedanā = feeling, sensation
Saññā = perception
Chāyā = shadow
Āyudha = weapon
Ghaha = home, house
Viññāṅa = conciousness
Marana = death
Anattā – nonself, impersonality, egolessness,
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The Price Maker
Long ago and far
away, their was a king who ruled in Benares, in northern India. One of his ministers
was called the Royal Price Maker, and he was a very honest man. His job was to
set a fair price for anything the king wanted to buy or sell.
some occasions, the king did not like his price making. He did not get as big
a profit as he wanted. He did not want to pay so much when he bought, or sell
for what he thought was not enough. So he decided to change the price maker.
day he saw a nice looking young man and he thought, “This fellow will be
good for my price making position.” So he dismissed his former honest price
maker, and appointed this man to be the new one. The man thought, “I must
make the king happy by buying at very low prices and selling at very high prices.”
So he made the prices ridiculous, without caring at all what anything was worth.
This gained the greedy king a lot of money, and made him very happy. Meanwhile,
all the others who dealt with the new price maker, including the king’s other
ministers and ordinary people, became very unhappy.
Then one day a
horse merchant arrived in Benares with 500 horses to sell. There were
stallions, mares and colts. The king invited the merchant to the palace,
and called upon his Royal Price Maker to set a price for all 500 horses.
Thinking only of pleasing the king, he said, “The entire herd
of horses is worth one cup of rice.” So the king ordered that
one cup of rice be paid to the horse dealer, and all the horses were
taken to the royal stables.
course the merchant was very upset, but he could do nothing at the moment. Later
he heard about the former price maker, who had a reputation for being very fair
and honest. So he approached him and told him what had happened. He wanted to
hear his opinion, in order to get a proper price from the king. The former price
maker said, “If you do as I say, the king will be convinced of the true value
of the horses. Go back to the price maker and satisfy him with a valuable gift.
Ask him to tell the value of one cup of rice, in the presence of the king. If
he agrees, come and tell me. I will go with you to the king.”
this advice, the merchant went to the price maker and gave him a valuable gift.
The gift made him very happy, so that he saw the value of pleasing the horse dealer.
Then the merchant said to him, “I was very happy with your previous evaluation.
Can you please convince the king of the value of one cup of rice?” The foolish
price maker said, ‘Why not? I will explain the worth of one cup of rice, even
in the presence of the king.”
the price maker thought the horse dealer was satisfied with his cup of rice. He
arranged for another meeting with the king, as the merchant was departing for
his own country. The merchant reported back to the old price maker, and they went
together to see the king.
All the king’s ministers and his full court were in the royal meeting hall. The
horse merchant said to the king, “My lord, I understand that in this your
country, my whole herd of 500 horses is worth one cup of rice. Before I leave
for home, I want to know the value of one cup of rice in your country.” The
king turned to his loyal price maker and said, “What is the value of one
cup of rice?”
foolish price maker, in order to please the king, had previously priced the herd
of horses at one cup of rice. Now, after receiving a bribe from the horse dealer,
he wanted to please him too. So he replied to the king, in his most dignified
manner, “Your worship, one cup of rice is worth the city of Benares, including
even your own harem, as well as all the suburbs of the city. In other words, it
is worth the whole kingdom of Benares!”
hearing this, the royal ministers and wise men in the assembly hall started to
roar with laughter, slapping their sides with their hands. When they calmed down
a little, they said, “Earlier we heard that the kingdom was priceless. Now
we hear that all Benares, with its palaces and mansions, is worth only a cup of
rice! The decision of the Royal Price Maker is so strange! Where did your highness
find such a man? He is good only for pleasing a king such as you, not for making
fair prices for a merchant who sells his horses from country to country.”
Hearing the laughter of his whole court, and the words of his ministers and
advisers, the king was ashamed. So he brought back his former price maker to his
official position. He agreed to a new fair price for the herd of horses, as set
by the honest price maker. Having learned a lesson, the king and his kingdom lived
justly and prospered.
moral is: A fool in high office can bring shame even to a king.
THE SIX PARAMITAS
One of the many lessons which the Lord Buddha taught is first to expand our consciousness by practicing generosity
in thoughts, words, and deeds. Generosity is the first of the six
paramitas. There are three types of generosity: the giving of material
things, the giving of protection of fearlessness, and the giving of
The second paramita is moral discipline.
There are 5 moral precepts which release the mind from remorse,
anxiety, and guilt feelings when they are continually kept and
observed. These precepts are abstaining from killing, stealing, wrong
sexual activities, lying, and taking drugs and alcohol. Our mind is
tension free if we follow this rule.
The third parmita is patience.
Tolerance and non-judgmental attitude is adhered. This practice is very
essential especially when one is to understand the lesson on duality.
The fourth paramita is joyful perseverance.
It means finding enthusiasm in the study of Dhamma and all activities
connected to this. According to Nagarjuna, if one cannot understand the
teachings, it is because of lack of merit.
The fifth paramita is meditative concentration.
The Lord Buddha taught methods of meditation or mental development to
free the mind from tension. The essence of meditation is to open and
calm one’s mind and accept whatever arises without tightening at all.
We must learn to take the light with the shadow.
The sixth paramita is discriminating or primordial wisdom.
Tranquil Wisdom Meditation removes clinging and leads to wisdom, full
awareness, sharp mindfulness, and eventually to the highest goal of awaken-ness.
Four levels of awareness
In practicing, there are 4 levels of awareness.
levels of awareness are not to be confused with the two vehicles or
schools of thought. The first vehicle is Hinayana or Theravada, which
contains Buddha’s most basic teachings, wherein one seeks awaken-ness or Arhatship, happiness through liberation.
other vehicle is Mahayana which is divided into Sutrayana and
Vajrayana, also known as Tantrayana or Mantrayana. They start and end
with the same goal of seeking awaken-ness or Buddhahood for the sake
of all sentient beings. They differ in methodology.
THE SIX POISONS
It is essential to practice and find skillful means of destroying the 6 poisons – pride and jealousy, attachment, ignorance, greed, and hatred.
to birth in the realm of the gods or devas who are totally involved in
sensual pleasure and who do not think of the Dhamma. Life term is
indefinitely long; complete with beauty, wealth, and power, but leads
to transmigration and suffering when it ends. The enjoyment they gain
is living off a large sum of borrowed money. When funds run out,
difficulties arise. The cause is practicing skillful deeds without
motivation to attain awaken-ness or wishing to be reborn as a deva.
leads to birth in the realm of the jealous semi-god where there is
power, wealth, and beauty, but it is jaded and incomplete as there are
intrigues, war, and violence.
Attachment leads to birth in the realm of the human kind with the sufferings of birth, old age, sickness, and death.
leads to birth in the realm of the animal, with the suffering of
dullness, stupidity, and enslavement literally or figuratively. Their
lives are always in danger. They are not able to express their hunger
and pain. Causes of rebirth in this realm are sexual misconduct and
abuse of others.
to birth as a craving spirit with suffering of hunger and thirst that
can only see lack and limitation. It is said that inhabitants of this
group have big mouths and stomachs (appetites) but have only
needle-like esophagi. They do not have the opportunity to practice
Dhamma. The main causes of rebirth in this realm are greed, avarice,
to birth in hell with extreme sufferings where all beings hate each
other. One can only imagine with fear and horror the topography of the
18 layers of hell. In this realm, there is only suffering. Not a word
of Dhamma is ever heard.
Chenrezig made a vow to Amitabha to lead His devotees to Dewachen and in response Amitabha gave Chenrezig the mantra “Om mani peme hung” The mantra thus closes the door to samsaric rebirth but open the door to rebirth in Dewachen.
VIRTUOUS AND NON-VIRTUOUS ACTIONS
in mind the 10 virtuous actions, the root of all merits as compared to
the 10 non-virtuous actions, the source of all bad karmas which are
rooted in the 3 poisons - greed, anger, and delusion.
|The 10 Virtuous Actions are:||The 10 Non- Virtuous Actions:|
|1. Generosity (Dana)
2. Morality (Sila)
3. Meditation (Bhavana)
4. Respect (Apacayana)
5. Service (Veyyavacca);
6. Transference of merit (Pattidana)
7. Rejoicing in other’s merit (Pattanumodana)
8. Hearing the doctrine (Dhammasavana)
9. Expounding the doctrine (Dhammasavana)
10. Forming correct views (Ditthijukamma)
| 1. Killing
3. Sexual Misconduct
6. Harsh language
7. Frivolous talk
9. Ill will
10. False view
Practice meditation with detachment, devotion, and non-distraction. The practice of meditation has 2 levels. “Samatha “meditation trains the mind to be calm, peaceful, and stable.
It is very important for every practitioner to acquire this foundation
before proceeding to the next level called “vipassana” or insight
meditation. Insight meditation brings awareness. Discipline and determination again are essential for the success of meditation.
BSP holds roadshow in Govindarajanagar
BANGALORE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday held a roadshow
in parts of Govindarajanagar Assembly Constituency where bypolls are to
be held on August 18.
BSP’s national coordinator in-charge of Karnataka Ashok Siddarth,
along with party leaders and workers, went around the constituency
appealing to the voters to favour its candidate, Nahida Salma, in the
polls.Under the leadership of Marasandra Muniappa, Karnataka BSP President, leaders, Jigini Shankar, BBMP Presidents, Chikkanna, Chengappa, Tulasi Das, J.Chandrasekharan, Ethiraj, and all Office Bearers of Govindrajnagara Assembly Constituency met the voters and explained to them that price of rice was Rs. 40, Tur Dal Rs. 100, vegetable prices were shooting high, petrol price was increased by Rs. 4 per litre. which was helping the rich traders. The ruling parties received money from them to buy votes and inturn were helping them now by price rise.And that the voters were responsible as they were not alert, so that their in vakluable votes were either bought, or looted, or remained unused and selfish persons misused their votes by ensnaring them in the name of caste and creed, temple and mosque or by all kinds of emotional blackmail, they got carried away by alluring promising made in the election manifesto of ruling parties, in other words now they had to rise in their lives to the defense of democracy and asked thgem to vote for BSP in the elephant symbol. Daily they meet the voters to explain as to why they must vote for BSP.
“Congress president Sonia Gandhi is misleading dalits in Rae Bareli.
She is following her son Rahul. If she is really concerned about
SC/STs, she should ensure special economic package for them,” a BSP
release said here.
Rae Bareli and Amethi had given Prime Ministers in past, but status of
SC/STs there remained unchanged due to their apathetic attitude toward
the community, it said.
“Except emotional blackmail, Congress had done nothing for upliftment
of SC/STs,” it said and asked Sonia Gandhi what she had done for her
PIL has been filed against Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms Mayawati
by an NGO Shaktivahini. A journalist friend tells us this organisation
had worked in Goa when there was large amount of funding coming in the
name of children and soon vanished from the scene as soon as the
lucrative fundings stopped. Does this petition got more to it than
saving public funds?
SC cannot teach the people to respect Mahatma
Rakesh Bhatnagar / DNAMonday, August 10, 2009 18:18 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Monday it doesn’t have powers to
teach people to show respect to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the
The court stated this when a lawyer, Ravikant, sought action against
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, a SC leader, for allegedly
describing the Mahatma as natakbaz.
When Ravikant wanted a notice to be issued to the Bahujan Samaj Party
chief, besides guidelines for showing respect to national leaders, a
bench headed by chief justice KG Balakrishnan observed that it was not
within the court’s scope.
His life as a teenager, resulted in the gift of his ‘vachanas’ to the world.
Perhaps there is no other poet or literary figure in the world who
openly, and without bitterness, acknowledged the background of his
birth with such equanimity, and talked about it without inhibition,
turning the painful experience into an insightful experience of life
to pen his homilies. Sarvajna became a wandering monk. His
pithy three-lined poems or “tripadis” are crisp and succinct
directions to the art of a practical way of life without
The tripadis are as beautiful in construction as they are in meaning.
Nearly 2,000 tripadis are attributed to this great poet.
Historians believe that Sarvajna lived in the 16th century, yet the
ancient Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar and Sarvajna have much in common.
The content of their work is similar. Both dealt with social and
ethical issues, and they were not shackled by religious, caste and
Dharma or righteous behaviour, as distinct from the religious
connotation, was central their work and persona.
This magnanimity and inclusiveness visible in their entire body work.
RPI factions could join Mayawati
S Balakrishnan9 August 2009, 02:34am IST
MUMBAI: Senior Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale’s
statement in Aurangabad on Saturday that the RPI factions are willing
to join hands with Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP leader Mayawati has
created a flutter in political circles .
In the past, RPI factions had dismissed the BSP in Maharashtra as
“politically incosequential. ‘’ But the success of Mayawati’s rally at
Shivaji Park here in the run up to the recent Lok Sabha elections and
the growing support base of the BSP in SC/ST strongholds has made
these factions take notice.
Marking a major shift in his stance, Athawale told TOI, “Mayawati is
from the Ambedkarite movement and there is no harm in working with
her. Our aim is unity of the SC/STs.'’ RPI factions are upset with
ruling Congress-NCP alliance for “engineering the defeat of SC/ST
nominees in LS elections.'’
Athavale, who contested from the Shirdi LS reserved seat, has been
openly accusing education minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil of
sabotaging his chances of victory. Similarly, Rajendra Gavai, son of
Kerala governor and prominent RPI leader R S Gavai, too has cried foul
after his defeat in the Amravati LS seat. The non-inclusion of
Athavale in the Union cabinet too has irked the RPI groups.
Sources in Congress and NCP conceded that if RPI factions unite and
join hands with Mayawati then they could spell trouble for nominees of
their parties in several constituencies.
Across the state in the upcoming assembly elections. Efforts are also
on to rope in Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Babasaheb Ambedkar, in the
RPI unity efforts.