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LESSON 116Acintita Sutta Unconjecturable 24 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.
Acintita Sutta (Canonical)
Acintita Sutta: Unconjecturable
translated from the Pali by
“There are these four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about them. Which four?
“The [precise working out of the] results of kamma…
“Conjecture about [the origin, etc., of] the world is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about it.
“These are the four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about them.”
I.e., the range of powers a Buddha develops as a result of becoming a Buddha.
I.e., the range of powers that one may obtain while absorbed in jhana.
BUDDHA (EDUCATE)! DHAMMA (MEDITATE)! SANGHA (ORGANISE)!
WISDOM IS POWER
Awakened One Shows the Path to Attain Ultimate Bliss
Using such an instrument
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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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Lucknow : 23 December 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has expressed grief over the demise of Mr. K.
Karunakaran, who was the former Chief Minister of Keral.
In a condolence message, Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has
conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family
members of the late leader.
Complete remaining works of 19 projects worth Rs. 130 crore for integrated development of Kannauj on priority basis — Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
Chief Secretary makes spot inspection of various projects
in Kannauj on directives of Hon’ble Chief Minister
Lucknow : 22 December 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji
directed the officers to ensure that the remaining works of various
projects and development schemes being carried out for the all-round
development of Kannauj should be completed on priority basis. She
has also directed to the officers that construction of all 19 projects
worth Rs. 130 crore announced for Kannauj district should be done in
qualitative manner according to the fixed norms. She directed that
Solid Waste Project, Sewer and laying of Pipe-lines for drinking water
and construction of over head tank should be completed by February
2011 and June 2011 respectively.
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 Kannauj in a
speedy manner. She said that all the projects announced for Kannauj
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
Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta apprised her of the conclusions
of his spot verification yesterday of the various development works
being carried out in Kannauj. It may be recalled that Chief Secretary
and Principal Secretary to C.M. visited Kannauj and reviewed the
progress and quality of various development schemes according to
the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister given on 27 November
The Chief Secretary inspected the residential/non-residential
buildings of court being constructed and almost completed Railway
over bridge near Jalalpur Panwara. Besides, he also inspected Government Women Degree College in Sarai Ghagh Bangar, reconstruction works of the road from G.T. Road to Dixit Hospital in
Makarand Nagar. He inspected the works pertaining to change of
poles and old wires for proper lighting arrangement, solid liquid
waste disposal in Palika area, implementation of sewer schemes and
bridge over Kali River on Jalalabad-Gugrapur road. He directed the
concerning officers of Nigam that maintenance of bridge should be
ensured according to the directives of the Government.
The Chief Secretary directed the superintending engineer to
hold inquiry to check the quality of construction works of Government
Women Degree College in Sarai Ghagh Bangar and residential/nonresidential building of Courts. During inspection, the Chief Secretary
was informed by the officers of Bridge Corporation that Railway over
bridge on bypass is complete 89 per cent and the remaining works
would be completed in scheduled time period. The Chief Secretary
directed the D.P.M. to ensure the quality of remaining works
according to the norms. During review meeting, the Chief Secreatary
was informed that 10 works out of 19 projects announced and stone
foundation laid by the Hon’ble Chief Minister had been completed.
The Chief Secretary inspected Solid Waste Disposal Project
under Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji Shahri Samgra Vikas Yojana.
During inspection, the representative of executing agency apprised
him that the work of Sewerage Plant would be completed by April
2011. The works pertaining to drinking water supply would be
completed by June 2011. The Chief Secretary directed the officers of
DUDA that immediate action should be taken to complete the
construction works under integrated housing and slum development
programme. He directed the Home Department to release the
necessary amount of money to set up fire brigade at Tirva and
On this occasion, Principal Secretary to C.M. Mr. R.P. Singh,
Commissioner Kanpur Mr. Amit Kumar Ghosh, DM and other senior
officers were present.
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directs officers to complete development
works of Hazratganj and Lalbagh by first week of January 2011
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji conducts extensive review
of development works of Hazratganj and adjoining areas
Lucknow : 20 December 2010
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji directed the officers
to complete the works related with infrastructure and development being carried out in
Hazratganj, Lalbagh and adjoining areas by the first week of January 2011 on warfooting. She further directed that after the completion of all these works, she should be
furnished a complete report, so that the works, being carried out by the State
Government on completion of 200 years of Hazratganj, could be dedicated to the
people. She warned the officers that inauguration of half-finished works should not be
undertaken at any cost.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was reviewing the progress of beautification and
development works, being carried out in Hazratganj and its adjoining areas by the
State Government, at her official residence here yesterday evening. During the two
hour long high-level review meeting, Hon’ble Chief Minister ji extensively reviewed all
the works and inquired from the concerning officers regarding the latest progress of
During the review meeting, the officers apprised of the Hon’ble C.M. ji that they
were hopeful that most of the works, except some development works related with the
main market of Hazratganj, would be completed by December 26 next. But, the
painting of the shops of the Hazratganj area and other buildings and the beautification
of Lalbagh area would not be completed by December 26.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, after reviewing the situation, directed various
departments and other executing agencies to complete their respective works and
thereafter they should submit a clear-cut report to her (Hon’ble C.M. ji). She said after
that the works would be dedicated to the people. The officers, during the review
meeting, requested Hon’ble Chief Minister ji that they should be given some more time
to complete the remaining works. The Hon’ble Chief Minister, considering their
demand, gave them time till first week of January 2011 to complete all the works at all
costs. The officers assured of Hon’ble Chief Minister ji that the remaining works would
be completed by the first week of January 2011 at all costs.
During the meeting, the officers requested Hon’ble Chief Minister ji to fix a date
after the first week of January 2011 to dedicate to the people the newly developed
Hazratganj and Lalbagh areas. It may be recalled that these works were being carried
out on the completion of 200 years of Hazratganj.
The Cabinet Secretary, Additional Cabinet Secretary, Commissioner and
Chairman Lucknow Development Authority, I.G. Lucknow and senior officers of other
related departments were present at the meeting.