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The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have…Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.
§ Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar , Indian scholar, philosopher and architect of Constitution of India, in his writing and speeches
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Four Formless Realms
1) Realm of Infinite Space, 2) Realm of Infinite Consciousness, 3) Realm of Nothing Whatsoever, 4) Realm of Neither Cognition Nor Non-Cognition.
The Four Formless Realms are states which are experienced temporarily in meditation. They lie beyond the Four Dhyanas (see entry), and are so subtle, they are difficult to talk about using ordinary language and even difficult to conceptualize.
They also correspond to the Four Formless Heavens, the homes of the formless gods (see gods). In other words the states can be experienced for a relatively short time by humans who have reached them in the course of their meditation, or they can be experienced as states of rebirth for those reborn as gods in the formless heavens.
Although the experiences of these realms are of rare and subtle states of bliss, none is considered enlightenment.
I. Infinite Space
Those who dwell in the thought of renunciation and who succeed in renunciation and rejection realize that their bodies are an obstacle. If they thereby obliterate the obstacle and enter empty space, they are among those in the realm of (infinite) space. (SS VII 230-231)
“These gods accomplish renunciation of bliss and rejection of suffering. They know that physical bodies are an obstruction. . . . They don’t want to be hindered by anything, and so they contemplate their bodies as being just like empty space. . . .” (SS VII 231)
. . . having surpassed all notion of materiality, neglecting all cognition of resistance, one penetrates the realm of endless space. (Dhyana-sutra, quoted in DJDL (LaMotte, tr.) II 1032)
II. Infinite Consciousness
For those who have eradicated all obstacles, there is neither obstruction nor extinction. Then there remains only the alaya consciousness (i.e., eighth consciousness) and half of the subtle functions of the manas (i.e., seventh consciousness). these beings are among those in the realm of infinite consciousness.” (SS VII 231)
“The manas is functioning at only half its capacity, and so the defilement that remains is extremely subtle.” (SS VII 232)
At this stage one abandons empty space as an object and also abandons the feelings, cognitions, formations, and consciousness that are associated with it. The only attachment that remains is to a consciousness that is immense and infinite.
III. Nothing Whatsoever
Those who have already done away with empty space and form eradicate the conscious mind as well. In the extensive tranquility of the ten directions there is nowhere to go at all. These beings are among those in the realm of nothing whatsoever. (SS VII 232)
“All the worlds of the ten directions throughout the entire Dharma Realm have disappeared. A stillness pervades. There is nowhere to go. Nor is there anywhere to come to. . . . Although there is nothing whatsoever; nonetheless, the nature of these beings still remains. Their nature is the same as empty space.” (SS VII 233)
One contemplates nothing whatever in order to break one’s attachment to and to abandon the state of infinite consciousness.
IV. Neither Cognition Nor Non-Cognition
When the nature of consciousness does not move, within cessation they exhaustively investigate. Within the endless they discern the end of the nature. It is as if it were there and yet not there, as if it were ended and yet not ended. They are among those in the realm of neither cognition nor non-cognition. (SS VII 233-234)
This is the highest state or heaven within the conditioned world. At this stage, although there is still very subtle cognition, it does not function.
“Consciousness is practically non-existent, and so it is said that there is no thought. However, a very fine trace of thought still exists and so it is called neither cognition nor non-cognition.” (SPV 60)
Because this cognition is subtle and difficult to be aware of, it is called non-cognition. But because it is cognition, it is called not non-cognition. (cf. DJDL (LaMotte, tr.) II 1034)
1) Chinese Mandarin: sz kung chu , sz wu sz/shai jye , sz wu sz/shai ding (chu) ; 2) Sanskrit: arupya-samapatti, arupya-dhatu; 3) Pali: aruppa-samapatti/dhatu; 4) Alternate Translations: stations of emptiness, formless samadhis, samapattis, formless absorptions.
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State employees to get 30 days bonus
Lucknow: 23 October 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has announced to provide 30 days adhoc bonus
to the State employees and causal/daily wages employees
for the year of 2009-10. In this connection, necessary GO
has been issued by the finance department.
According to GO, all non-gazetted State employees,
work charge employees in Government Departments and
employees of Government aided educational and technical
educational institutions, local bodies and zila panchayats
having the maximum grade pay of Rs. 4800 (employees in
earlier non-revised pay scales getting less than maximum
Rs. 13500 of the pay scale) would be given 30 days adhoc
bonus for the year of 2009-10 under certain conditions.
According to GO, 50 per cent of sanctioned amount of
bonus will be deposited in GPF and the remaining 50 per
cent to be paid in cash to employees of all categories getting
the bonus facility.
Commissioner, DM and Municipal Commissioner of Lucknow inspect cleanliness of City on directives of Hon’ble C.M.
Lucknow: 23 October 2010
Following the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji, Commissioner Lucknow Mr.
Prashant Trivedi, District Magistrate Mr. Anil Sagar and
Municipal Commissioner Mr. S. K. Singh made an intensive
inspection of cleanliness and hygiene of Lucknow city and
they directed to the concerning officers to improve
sanitation system immediately. After the inspection, the
Commissioner convened a meeting of officers and chalked
out strategy, so that dengue and such other diseases could
be controlled effectively.
The Commissioner assigned responsibility to senior
officers municipal ward-wise to make improvement in
cleanliness and intensive spreading of pesticides with a view
to preventing the reproduction of mosquitoes. He directed
them to follow these orders under their personal
supervision into their allotted wards. Besides, stern
directives had been given to the officers to improve the
situation of waste disposal and drainage of stagnated water.
During the inspection, Commissioner took stock of
situation regarding medical reports of blood samples for
malaria test. He was told that from 17 October 2010 till
today 1206 blood samples were taken for malaria test, out
of which 747 blood reports received, in which no patient of
malaria or dengue was found. Blood samples of 138
patients were taken to test other diseases and from these
blood reports no patient was found suffering from any
serious infectious disease.
The Commissioner also apprised himself about the
ambulance facility made available on the directives of the
Hon’ble Chief Minister and he was told that 03 ambulances
are available for the patients in Balrampur Hospital round
the clock. On demand, these ambulances are sent to carry