127 LESSON 04 01 2011 Siha Sutta To General Siha On Generosity 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.
Siha Sutta: To General Siha (On Generosity)
translated from the Pali by
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near , in the Great Forest, at the Gabled Pavilion. Then went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: “Is it possible, lord, to point out a fruit of generosity visible in the here & now?”
“It is possible, Siha. One who gives, who is a master of giving, is dear & charming to people at large. And the fact that who is generous, a master of giving, is dear & charming to people at large: this is a fruit of generosity visible in the here & now.
“Furthermore, good people, people of integrity, admire one who gives, who is a master of giving. And the fact that good people, people of integrity, admire one who gives, who is a master of giving: this, too, is a fruit of generosity visible in the here & now.
“Furthermore, the fine reputation of one who gives, who is a master of giving, is spread far & wide. And the fact that the fine reputation of one who gives, who is a master of giving, is spread far & wide: this, too, is a fruit of generosity visible in the here & now.
“Furthermore, when one who gives, who is a master of giving, approaches any assembly of people — noble warriors, brahmans, householders, or contemplatives — he/she does so confidently & without embarrassment. And the fact that when one who gives, who is a master of giving, approaches any assembly of people — noble warriors, brahmans, householders, or contemplatives — he/she does so confidently & without embarrassment: this, too, is a fruit of generosity visible in the here & now.
“Furthermore, at the break-up of the body, after death, one who gives, who is a master of giving, reappears in a good destination, the heavenly world. And the fact that at the break-up of the body, after death, one who gives, who is a master of giving, reappears in a good destination, the heavenly world: this is a fruit of generosity in the next life.”
When this was said, General Siha said to the Blessed One: “As for the four fruits of generosity visible in the here & now that have been pointed out by the Blessed One, it’s not the case that I go by conviction in the Blessed One with regard to them. I know them, too. I am one who gives, a master of giving, dear & charming to people at large. I am one who gives, a master of giving; good people, people of integrity, admire me. I am one who gives, a master of giving, and my fine reputation is spread far & wide: ‘Siha is generous, a doer, a supporter of the Sangha.’ I am one who gives, a master of giving, and when I approach any assembly of people — noble warriors, brahmans, householders, or contemplatives — I do so confidently & without embarrassment.
“But when the Blessed One says to me, ‘At the break-up of the body, after death, one who gives, who is a master of giving, reappears in a good destination, the heavenly world,’ that I do not know. That is where I go by conviction in the Blessed One.”
“So it is, Siha. So it is. At the break-up of the body, after death, one who gives, who is a master of giving, reappears in a good destination, the heavenly world.”
One who gives is dear.
People at large admire him.
He gains honor. His status grows.
He enters an assembly unembarrassed.
He is confident — the man un-miserly.
Therefore the wise give gifts.
they would subdue the stain
Established in the three-fold heavenly world,
they enjoy themselves long
in fellowship with the devas.
Having made the opportunity for themselves,
having done what is skillful,
then when they fall from here
There they delight, enjoy, are joyful,
replete with the five sensuality strands.
Having followed the words of the sage who is Such,
they enjoy themselves in heaven —
disciples of the One Well-gone.
The garden of the devas.
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BSP only party of country which did not spare its own ministers, MPs and legislators on violation of law—Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
Legislator Mr. Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi suspended from BSP, CB-CID handed over investigation
Chairman National Scheduled Castes Commission indulging in petty politics
Opposition parties should look into their own shady past
Respect of all women important and at par
Lucknow : 02 January 2011
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati
ji, taking tough action in Banda incident, has suspended the
Naraini legislator Mr. Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi from the
party till the government received the CB-CID investigation
report. She said that if Mr. Dwivedi was found guilty in the
report, then he would be expelled from the party and sent to
jail and if the report is in his favour, then he would be
reinstated in the party.
The State Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar
Singh, on behalf of the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, gave this
information at a press conference held at the Annexe media
centre here today. He said that the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
was of the opinion that the dignity of all women was equal and
important and the caste, community and religion of the girl of
Banda incident were immaterial. He said that for the Hon’ble
Chief Minister ji nobody was above law. The C.M. had clearly
said that after the CB-CID investigation, punitive action would
be taken against the guilty of the Banda incident, he pointed
It may be recalled that Sheelu D/o Achchhe Lal Nishad is
a r/o Shahbazpur village in Naraini Tehsil of Banda district.
She has been named in the Banda incident. Mr. Mayank
Dwivedi, S/o Mr. Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi, on 14
December 2010, lodged an FIR against her at police station
Atarra. She was arrested the same day. Some stolen articles
like blanket bag, Rs. 5000 in cash and one spice double sim
mobile of black colour were recovered from her. Sheelu, after
her mother’s death, lived with her maternal grand parents at
Harnampur village, police station Dharampur, district Panna,
M.P. On 03 November 2010 a missing FIR regarding Sheelu
was lodged at police station Panna, M.P.
Mr. Singh said that the Chairman of National Scheduled
Castes Commission Mr. P.L. Punia was indulging in petty
politics regarding this case and he was demanding a report
from the State Government, which was not under his purview
as the victim did not belong to SC category. Instead she
belong to backward caste, he pointed out.
Expressing her surprise over the petty politics being
indulged by the opposition parties over the law and order and
other petty incidents including Banda, Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
said that the opposition parties should look into their own
shady past. She said that the people of the State had not
forgotten the guest house incident which occurred on 02 June
1995, in which the SP and its supporters misbehaved with a
woman and on this issue the then SP Government had been
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji reminded that several other
incidents like killing of legislators Krishna Nand Rai and Raju
Pal, misbehaviour with the then SP Firozabad by Samajwadi
Party (SP) legislator, other incidents of killing and anti-social
activities took place during the SP regime and the SP
Government hushed up these incidents including killing of SC
engineer in Azamgarh, Kavita Chaudhary incident and Madarsa
incident of Allahabad. In all these incidents the Samajwadi
Party people were involved and they escaped with the
cooperation of the SP Government.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the other
opposition parties like Congress, BJP etc. had the similar
record. She reminded that during the BJP regime several
killings took place which included killing of Mr. Nirbhay Pal
Sharma legislator from Sarsawan, killing of BJP leader Mr.
Santosh Kumar Shukla and Mr. Ajay at the Shivali office,
murders of legislator Mr. Manzoor Ahmad, Sharda Rawat,
Mahendra Singh Bhati, Indra Bhadra Singh, Bhagwan Baksh
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that during the
Congress regime, the brother of the then Chief Minister, who
was himself a High Court Judge, was killed in 1981. Likewise,
the murder of Mr. Vilayati Ram Katyal could not be forgotten.
She sought to know from the leaders of these parties as to
what were they doing at that time. She further inquired as to
what steps these parties took at the killing of former minister
Mr. Laxmi Shankar Yadav, former legislator Mr. Om Prakash
Paswan, Mr. Jawahar Singh Yadav and Mr. Brahm Dutt
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that BSP was the only
party which had not spared Party Ministers, MPs and MLAs
over violation of law. An MP belonging to her party had been
arrested from her residence for violation of law. She had not
been hesitated over taking the action against Anand Sen
Yadav Minister and Mr. Anand Sharma MLA from Dibai.
Similarly, action had been taken against party MLA when his
name came into light in the murder of executive engineer in
Terming the allegation of opposition parties regarding
not taking the action against the policemen as baseless, she
said that 12 FIRs were lodged in the incidents against the
women during the period between 1st January 2010 and 30
November 2010, in which 12 accused were policemen. In
these incidents 06 policemen were arrested, while 03
policemen appeared in the Court. Charge-sheets were filed in
the Court into 07 cases.
The Cabinet Secretary said that several schemes- Dr.
Ambedkar Gram Sabha Yojana, Mahamaya Garib Balika
Ashirvad Yojana, Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shishka Madad
Yojana, Sarvjan Hitai Shahri Garib Malikana Haq Yojana,
Mahamaya Avas Yojana and Uttar Pradesh Mukhymantri
Mahamaya Arthik Madad Yojana were launched from time to
time to benefit every poor of the State on the directives of the
Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Hon’ble C.M. directs to provide Rs. 2 lakh as financial assistance to family members of deceased in Deoria firing
Injured persons to get Rs. 25,000 each
Lucknow : 03 January 2011
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has directed the officers to provide financial
assistance of Rs. 2 lakh to the family members of
deceased during the firing incident in Deoria.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister has also directed the
officers to give Rs. 25,000 each to the persons injured in
the firing and Rs. 10,000 each to the persons whose huts
Hon’ble C.M. Grieved over death of Amar Ujala Managing Director
Lucknow : 03 January 2011
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has expressed profound grief over the demise
of Mr. Atul Maheshwari, Managing Director of Dainik Amar
In a condolence message, Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
said that late Maheshwari remained committed to the
principles of journalism and he treated newspaper as a
medium of human service. He believed in simplicity and
human values, she added.
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has conveyed her deep
sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved
family members of late Maheshwari. It may be recalled that
Mr. Atul Maheshwari aged about 55 years was ailing and
breathed his last at Noida today leaving behind his family
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CII turns down govt advice on ombudsman for SC/ST jobs
CII turns down govt advice on ombudsman for SC/ST jobs
Press Trust of India / New Delhi January 01, 2011, 0:05 IST
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today turned down a
direction of the government for appointing an ombudsman to track job
creation for scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs). It
said it cannot create such an institution.
However, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(Ficci) had appointed noted industrialist Y K Modi as an ombudsman for
overseeing employment generation for the weaker sections. Due to his
pre-occupations, Modi had since vacated this post and Ficci was
looking for an alternative, chamber sources said.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham)
has nominated heads of four regional chambers — Madras Chamber of
Commerce, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Merchant Chamber and PHDCCI — as
“The Assocham president will be an arbitrator at the apex level. We
have conveyed this to the Prime Minister’s Office,” Assocham Secretary
General D S Rawat said.
But CII maintained that it had no mandate to create such an
institution. “A formal position of ombudsman was not created since
industry associations like CII do not have the legal mandate to create
and empower such a person, since discharge of duties of an ombudsman
could need semi-judicial powers,” CII said in a statement.
CII said “its decision” had already been made known. In a recent
letter to the industry bodies, the government had sought the status
from the chambers on the issue.