LESSON 114 Mahapañha Sutta The Great Questions 17 12 2010 FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY
Traditionally the are 84,000 Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so; certainly the Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to Awakeness. This web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali Suttas (DN, MN, SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections:
The discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses. The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and from the priests 2000; these are 84,000 Khandas maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as to the stanzas of the original text, and into 361,550, as to the stanzas of the commentary. All the discourses including both those of Buddha and those of the commentator, are divided into 2,547 banawaras, containing 737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters.
Mahapañha Sutta: The Great Questions
translated from the Pali by
Monks, when a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards one thing, when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, when he sees the complete ending of it, then he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.
What one thing? “All beings subsist by nutriment.” When a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards this one thing (nutriment), when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, and when he sees the complete ending of it, then, O monks, he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.
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Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directs officers to ensurecompletion of various development works being carried out in various cities in a time bound and qualitative manner
Punitive action to be taken against executing agency
and concerning officers if any laxity detected
Complete laying of sewer and
water supply lines by May 2011
Lucknow : 16 December 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji has directed the
officers to complete the various development works being carried out in different cities
for upgrading urban facilities in a time bound and qualitative manner. She said that the
amount allocated for various schemes should be released in a timely manner so that
the development works were not affected adversely. She said that if any laxity in the
implementation of schemes was detected at any level, then punitive action would be
ensured against the executive agency and concerning officers.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was reviewing the progress of various development
works being carried out for the all round development of various cities at a high level
meeting held at her official residence here today. It may be recalled that Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji had earlier announced/laid foundation of 28 projects for Varanasi, 31 for
Allahabad, 23 for Kannauj, 105 for Kanpur-Bithur, 28 for Agra, 17 for Faizabad-
Ayodhya, 26 for Mathura-Vrindavan, 47 for Meerut and 53 for Lucknow in all 358
schemes. During the review, it was detected that 201 schemes had been completed so
far, while work on 157 projects was under progress.
It may be recalled that Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, during a high level review
meeting of law and order and development works held on 27 November last, had
clearly said that some schemes, being implemented for the phased development of
cities, had got delayed, which was not acceptable. She had authorised the Chairman of
U.P. State Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra to review the progress of
various schemes being implemented in these cities and ensure their quick completion.
In compliance of the orders of the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, the Chairman of the
U.P. State Advisory Council visited Varanasi and Allahabad recently and conducted on
the spot verification of various development works and apprised the Chief Minister of
the outcome of his review. In this light, the C.M. today extensively reviewed progress
of all 358 schemes and gave necessary directives to the officers. She also directed the
Chairman of the State Advisory Council and Chief Secretary to apprise her of the
progress and quality of these schemes from time to time.
Hon’ble Mayawati ji cautioned officers of the Jal Nigam, Bridge Corporation,
P.W.D. and other departments, where the progress of works was slow and said that
the works should be completed in a time bound and qualitative manner. She directed
the officers to ensure that the laying of sewer and water supply pipe lines in urban
areas should be completed by May 2011 at all costs so that the people did not face any
difficulty during rainy season. She asked the Principal Secretaries of the executing
agencies to prepare time table for timely completion of works. She also directed that
the same should be made responsible for providing necessary resources for the
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji while assigning the responsibility of concerning
officers to solve the local problems related to these projects directed them to ensure
fortnightly review regarding the progress of the projects. She directed the officers to
constitute a team of officers of other engineering departments for the technical
inspection of development works. She said this team would examine the technical
aspects on the spot and give required suggestions to remove the shortcomings and
It may be recalled that U.P. State Advisory Council Chairman Mr. Satish Chandra
Mishra had reviewed and made the spot verification of these projects sanctioned for
the integrated development of Varanasi and Allahabad on 14th and 15th December
respectively on the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister. During review, he found
that 23 works out of 28 have been completed in Varanasi and directives have been
issued for completing the remaining works which included Trans Varuna Sewerage,
Water Drainage Scheme of Varanasi and Varanasi Drinking Water Phase-2 Scheme,
Solid Waste Management, Chauka Ghat and Pandeypur over bridge.
Similarly, 10 works out of 31 have been completed in Allahabad. Directives have
been issued to complete the remaining projects which included STP by Jal Nigam,
Water Supply Phase-2 and Solid Waste Management, Construction of Flyover near
Alopi Devi Temple by Bridge Corporation and Railway over bridge at Rambagh Railway
On this occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta and Principal Secretary
to C.M. Mr. R.P. Singh were present including other senior officers.
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji calls on Governor
Lucknow : 15 December 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Ms. Mayawati ji called on Governor Mr. B.L. Joshi at
Rajbhawan here today. It was a courtesy call.
Complete various schemes related with all-round development of Allahabad on priority basis— Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
Ensure quality construction work in 32 projects worth Rs. 855.35 crore for Allahabad
Chairman State Advisory Council conducts spot verification of development works being carried out in Allahabad
Lucknow : 15 December 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji directed
the officers to ensure that the various schemes being carried out for the
all-round development of Allahabad should be completed on priority
basis. She has also directed to the officers that construction of all 32
projects worth Rs. 855.35 crore announced for Allahabad should be done
in qualitative manner according to the fixed norms. She has given strict
directive to the concerned officers that work of laying the sewer-lines in
Allahabad city should be completed by May 2011, so that people could
not face any difficulty in traffic during the next rainy season.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji had directed the officers of Urban
Development, Energy, P.W.D. including other concerning departments
that they should ensure the implementation of the projects related to
their respective departments in Allahabad in a speedy manner. She said
that all the projects announced for Allahabad should be completed in
fixed time limit, so that people could be benefited by it.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji gave these directives, when the
Chairman U.P. State Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra apprised
her of the conclusions of his spot verification of the various development
works being carried out in Allahabad.
It may be recalled that Chairman of U.P. State Advisory Council is
doing the spot verification of development works of different cities
according to the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister given on 27
November 2010. He visited Varanasi yesterday and inspected the
development works there.
Chairman of U.P. State Advisory Council Mr. Mishra visited
Allahabad according to the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister and
made spot verification of various schemes like- Sasur Khaderi River,
Karelabad, Bridge being constructed over Bakshi diversion road and its
approach road. Besides, he also inspected new Khusaro Bagh, Power
Sub-station, construction of 100-bed hostel for visually handicapped
students, under ground water tank in P.D. Tandon Park and lying of
sewer lines on Muir Road. She directed the officers of the concerning
department to complete all works within scheduled time-period.
Chairman of State Advisory Council directed the officers in a review
meeting held after the visit of Allahabad that commissioner and District
Magistrate should ensure regular monitoring of various projects with the
working agency for which Hon’ble Chief Minister had made
announcements and laid foundation stone. She said that stringent action
should be taken against the working agencies found slack and careless in
the implementation of these projects. Besides, the Principal Secretary of
U.P. State Advisory Council should be apprised every week of the latest
situation of development works.
During the review, Mr. Mishra found that works of 10 projects out of
32 announced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister to strengthen infrastructure
facilities had been completed in Allahabad and more than 50 per cent
work of 08 projects has been completed. The officers informed him that
the remaining works would be completed by March 2011. The officers
assured Mr. Mishra that the proposed work of Alopi Bagh Flyover would
be started soon.
On this occasion, the Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta,
Principal Secretary Urban Development Mr. Alok Ranjan, Principal
Secretary to C.M Mr. R.P. Singh, Commissioner, DM and other senior
officers were present.