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Kindly Vote for all the 5 BSP Candidates

contesting in the Karnataka State By - Election on 18-08-2009

Dr. Subash Bharani (Kollegal)

Ayappa (Chittapura)

Nahidha Salma (Govindarajanagara)

Mallikarjunaiah (Ramanagara)

Sujeevan Kumar (Channapatna)

BSP  Karnataka State  Coordinator  Ashok Siddharth, President Marasandra Muniappa, Vice President N.Mahesh, general Secretaries Bulla Subbha Rao, Kamalanabhan, State Executive Committee member Gopinath, and leaders R.Muniappa, Chengappa, Tulasi das, campaigned in all the 5 Assembly constituencies explaining the following points to all the voters in their Door-to-door campaign.

Smt. Nahidha Salma contesting for the Govindarajanagara Assembly
constituency goes around constituency along with BSP leaders and
Chikkana,Shana Agha, Nazharath,, Ramesh, J.Chandrasekharan, Ethiraj, T.S. Thimmappa, Ganesh, B.A.Nagaraj, Manjunath, K.T. Praveen, M. Manju, H.hanumantharaya, Prakash and hundreds of women and men supporters belonging to SC/STs Muslims, Christians, backward communities and poorer among the upper castes, door-to-door in all the wards and important localities of Govindarajnagara, such as

103 BBMP Ward
Kaveripura (OLD
Ward :103- Pattigarpalya) consisting,

Kamakshipalya Industrial Estate, Pete Chennappa Industrial Estate, Kaveripura Priyadarshini Layout,Ranganathpura, HVR Layout, Syndicate Bank Colony, Prashanth Nagar Colony, Sampige Layout, Rajiv Nagar,Srishaila Nagar, Muneswara Nagar, Pattigara Palya, Saraswathi Nagar

104 BBMP Ward
Govindaraja Nagar

Prashanth Nagar, Corporation Colony,BMP Colony, Govindaraja Nagar, Magadi Chord road Layout, Thimmenahalli, CHBS Layout,Binni Layout, Vijaya Nagar 1st Stage

105 BBMP Ward

Dasarahalli,Indira Colony, West of Chord road 4th Stage,Agrahara Dasarahalli, Oddarapalya (P)

106 BBMP Ward Dr Raj Kumar Ward (OLD Ward :106- Rajajinagar Industrial Town)consisting

Rajaji Nagar Industrial town, Oddarapalya (P), Rajaji Nagar 6th block, Police Colony

125 BBMP Ward
Marenahalli consisting

Amarjyothi Nagar, Saraswathi Nagar, Kanaka Nagar, Marenahalli

126 BBMP Ward
Maruth Mandir ward
Ward :126- GKW Layout) consisting

Madhura Nagar, Vinayaka Layout, GKW Layout, Vijayanagar (P), Canara Bank Colony

27 BBMP Ward
Mudalapalya consisting

Panchasheela Nagar, Lakkappa Garden,Kurilingappa Garden, Annapurneshwari Nagar, Mudalapalya, Shantha Kaveri Gopala Nagar, Adarsha Nagar, Shakthi Nagar,Kalyana Nagar, Bairaveshwar Nagar

BBMP Ward Nagarabhavi
Ward :128- Chandra
) consisting

 Chalukya Nagar, Hoysala Nagar,Nagarabhavi, Manasa Nagar, Madhura Nagar,Anand Jyothi Nagar, BDA Layout, Chandra Layout, Ahamad Nagar (P), Teachers colony,Gangodanahalli

131 BBMP Ward
Nayandahalli consisting

Nayandahalli, Chandra Layout Extension,Chandra Layout II Stage, Metro Layout, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar.

and explains to following:

Rice is sold at Rs. 40 Dal at Rs. 100,
Vegetable prices are sky rocketing, Petrol price has been increased by more
than Rs. 4 per litre.Then why vote for the ruling parties? Kindly Cast your
valuable Vote in Favour of BSP Candidates
by  PRESSing 

Since you
were not alert, your invaluable votes were, either bought or looted or remained
unused and selfish persons are misusing your votes by ensnaring you in the name
of caste and creed, money, temple, church and mosque or all kinds of emotional
blackmail. You got carried away by alluring promises made in the election
manifesto of the ruling party.

BSP is the
only party that is for the welfare of all sections of the society, irrespective
of caste and creed, language and religion. It does not give money to buy votes.
So vote for BSP elephant to rise in your lives to the defense of Democracy.

In UP Sister
Mayawati’s Government made
arrangements to check stockpiling and black marketing
. To pressurize
the Karnataka Government caste your vote for BSP elephant.

Sister Mayawati’s U.P. Government demands Rs. 7789.14 crore relief package
from Centre for drought affected districts of State
. To pressurize the
Karnataka Government to do the same, cast your vote for BSP elephant.

Chief Minister of UP sister Mayawati Ensured basic facilities for backwards, weaker and poor sections of
To pressurize the Karnataka Government to do the same, cast
your vote for BSP elephant.

Providing basic
amenities to urban poor is top priority of UP State Government ruled by
Honourable Chief Minister
Sister Mayawati -
pressurize the Karnataka Government to do the same, cast your vote for BSP

Mahamaya Garib
Balika Ashirvad Yojna and Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojna is being
implemented effectively for empowerment of poor girls and to make them
self-reliant by the UP Government ruled by Honourable Chief Minister

Sister Mayawati -
To pressurize the Karnataka Government to do the same,
cast your vote for BSP elephant.

 There is a good response from the voters and Nahidha Salam is likely to win the seat.





            Although Buddhism does not direct
much attention to

Materialism, most
people still need some material goods to

Add comfort and
dignity to life. If the main shrine of a temple

Is not imposing and majestic,
how can it attract more people

To come and pay
homage to the Buddha and bodhisattvas?

If a Buddhist statue
is lacking in solemnity, who would respect

It? It is precisely
because the Western
Pure Land
is paved

With “gold” and fill
with of “bejeweled” towers, so stately

And majestic, that
people are attracted to it and desire to be

reborn there. It is a
wholesome desire.


Prince Goodspeaker and the Water Demon

[ The Teaching of the Gods]

time, the queen gave birth to another son, who was named Prince Moon. Shortly
after both children began walking about, their mother suddenly became very sick,
and died.

To help
him look after his playful children, the king found a princess to become his new
queen. In a few years, this queen gave birth to a beautiful bright little boy.
He was named Prince Sun. Since the king was so happy, he wanted to please his
queen, and reward her for bringing up all three children. So he promised to grant
her one wish. The queen considered, and said, “Thank you my lord, I will
make my wish at some time in the future.”

time went on, the three princes grew into wonderful playful youngsters. The queen
saw that Prince Goodspeaker was intelligent and understanding. She thought, “If
these two older princes remain in the palace, my son, Prince Sun, will never get
a chance to be king. Therefore, I must do something to make him the next king.”

day, when the king was in a good mood, the queen respectfully approached him and
reminded him of the promised wish. He was very happy and said, “Ask whatever
you want!” The queen said, “Oh my husband and king, grant that after
the course of your life is over, my son, Prince Sun, will be the next king.”

king was shocked by this request. He became angry and said, “My first two
children are like bright stars! How can I give the kingdom to my third son? All
the people will blame me. That cannot be done!” The queen kept silent.

happy as the king had been, he now became just as unhappy. He was afraid and filled
with doubt. He suspected that the queen might destroy his first-born children
by some wicked means. He decided that he must make sure his children were safe.

the king called Prince Goodspeaker and Prince Moon to him. He told them of the
queen’s dangerous desire. He sadly said that the only safe thing for them to do
was to leave the kingdom. They should return only after their father’s death,
and take their rightful places ruling the kingdom. The two obedient princes accepted
their father’s order and prepared to leave.

a few days they were ready. They said their sad good-byes to their father and
friends, and left the palace. On their way through the royal gardens, they came
upon Prince Sun. He had always been very affectionate and friendly towards his
two older half-brothers. He was upset to hear that they were leaving for a very
long time. So he decided that he too would leave the kingdom. The three friendly
princes departed together.

several months they travelled, until they reached the forest country of the mighty
Himalayas. They were very tired and sat down under a tree. The oldest brother,
Prince Goodspeaker, said to the youngest, Prince Sun, “Please go down to
the nearby lake and fill some lotus leaves with water. Bring them back here so
we all can drink.”

They did not know that the beautiful dark blue lake was possessed by a water demon!
He was permitted by his demon ruler to eat any beings that he could convince to
go into the water. There was also one condition. He could not eat anyone who knew
the answer to the question, ‘What is the teaching of the gods?”

Prince Sun arrived at the shore of the lake, being dry and dirty and tired, he
went directly into the water without any investigation. Suddenly the water demon
rose up from under the water and captured him. He asked him, “What is the
teaching of the gods?” Prince Sun said, “I know the answer to that!
The sun and the moon are the teachings of the gods.” “You don’t know
the teaching of the gods, so you belong to me!” said the water demon. Then
he pulled Prince Sun under the water and locked him up in a deep cave.

Prince Sun was delayed, Prince Goodspeaker asked the second brother, Prince Moon,
to go down to the lake and bring back water in lotus leaves. When he got there,
he too went directly into the water without examining. Again the water demon appeared,
grabbed him, and asked, “What is the teaching of the gods?” Prince Moon
said, “I know the answer to that! The four directions - North, East, South
and West - these are the teachings of the gods.” “You don’t know the
teaching of the gods, so you belong to me!”, replied the water demon. Then
he locked up Prince Moon in the same underwater cave with Prince Sun.

both his brothers did not return, Prince Goodspeaker began to worry that they
might be in some danger. So he himself went down to the beautiful dark blue lake.
As he was a wise and careful person, he did not go directly into the water. Instead,
he investigated and saw that there were two sets of footprints leading into the
lake - but not coming out again! To protect himself, he got his sword and bow
and arrows ready. He began to walk around the lake.

that this prince did not go straight into the lake, the water demon appeared to
him disguised as a humble villager. He said to him, “My dear friend, you
look tired and dirty from much walking. Why don’t you get into the water and bathe,
drink, and eat some lotus roots?”

the one-way footprints, Prince Goodspeaker said, “You must be some kind of
demon disguised as a human! What have you done with my brothers?” Surprised
at being recognized so quickly, the water demon returned to his true ferocious
appearance. He replied to the wise prince, “By my rights, I have captured
your brothers!”

prince asked, “For what reason?” “So that soon I can gobble them
up!”, the demon answered, “I have permission from my demon ruler to
eat all those who go into this lake who do not know the teaching of the gods.
If anyone does know the teaching of the gods, I am not allowed to eat him.”

Prince asked, “Why do you need to know this? What is the advantage to a demon
like you, to know the teaching of the gods?” The water demon replied, “I
know there must be some advantage to me.” “Then I will tell you what
the gods teach,” said Prince Goodspeaker, “but I have a problem. Look
at me. I am covered with dust and dirt from travelling. I cannot speak about wise
teachings in this condition.”

By now, the water
demon realized that this prince was especially wise. So he washed
and refreshed him. He gave him water to drink from lotus leaves, and
tender lotus roots to eat. He prepared a comfortable seat for him,
decorated with pretty wildflowers. After laying aside his sword and
bow and arrows, the Enlightenment Being sat on the adorned seat. The
ferocious demon sat by his feet, just like a student listening to
a respected teacher.

Goodspeaker said, “This is the teaching of the gods:

should be ashamed to do unwholesome deeds.
You should be afraid to do unwholesome
You should always do wholesome deeds -
that bring happiness to
others, and help mankind.
Then you will shine with the inner light of calm
and peacefulness.”

water demon was pleased with this answer, and said, “Worthy prince, you have
completely satisfied my question. You have made me so happy that I will give you
back one of your brothers. Which one do you choose?”

Goodspeaker said, “Release my younger brother, Prince Sun.” To this
the demon replied, “My lord prince, wise one, you know the teaching of the
gods but
you do not practice it!” The prince asked, “Why do you
say that?” The demon said, “Because you leave the older one to die,
and save the younger. You do not respect

prince then said, “Oh demon, I know the teaching of the gods, and I do practise
it. We three princes came to this forest because of the youngest brother. His
mother requested our father’s kingdom for him. So it was for our protection that
our father sent us here. The young Prince Sun joined us out of friendship. But
if we return to the court without him, and say he was eaten by a water demon who
wanted to know the teaching of the gods, who would believe us? They would think
we killed him because he was the cause of our danger. This would bring shame to
us and unhappiness to the kingdom. Fearing such unwholesome results, I tell you
again to release the young Prince Sun.”

water demon was so pleased with this answer that he said, “Well done, well
done, my lord. You know the true teaching of the gods, and you do practice that
true teaching. I will gladly give back both your brothers!” So saying, he
went down into the lake and brought both princes back to shore. They were wet,
but unharmed.

on, the Bodhisatta gave further helpful advice to the demon. He said, “Oh
water demon, my new friend, you must have done many unwholesome deeds in your
previous lives, so that you were born as a flesh eating demon. And if you continue
in this way, you will be trapped in a terrible state even in later lives. For
unwholesome deeds lead to shame, fear and unpleasant rebirth. But wholesome deeds
lead to self-respect, peace and pleasant rebirth. Therefore, it would be much
better for you to do pure deeds, rather than impure deeds, from now on.”
This turned the demon from his past ways, and the princes lived together happily
under his protection.

day, word came that the king had died. So the three princes, as well as their
friend the water demon, returned to the capital city. Prince Goodspeaker was crowned
as king. Prince Moon became the chief minister, and Prince Sun became commander
of the army. The water demon was awarded a safe place to live, where he was well
fed, cared for and entertained for the rest of his life. In this way they all
acquired wholesome meritorious thoughts, leading to rebirth in a heaven world.

The moral is:
Unwholesome actions bring shame and fear. Wholesome actions bring
self-respect and peace.

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