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.
Irrigators govern waters,
fletchers fashion shafts,
as joiners shape their timber
those who are wise tame themselves.
The Wise Control Themselves
6 (5) The Story of Novice Monk Pandita (Verse 80)
While residing at the Jetavana Monastery, the Buddha spoke this verse, with reference to the novice monk Pandita.
Pandita was a young son of a rich man of Savatthi. He became a novice monk at the age of seven. On the eighth day after becoming a novice monk, as he was following Venerable Sariputta on an alms-round, he saw some farmers channeling water into their fields and asked the Venerable, “Can water which has no consciousness be guided to wherever one wishes?” The Venerable replied, “Yes, it can be guided to wherever one wishes.” As they continued on their way, the novice monk next saw some fletchers heating their arrows with fire and straightening them. Further on, he came across some carpenters cutting, sawing and planing timber to make it into things like cart-wheels. Then he pondered, “If water which is without consciousness can be guided to wherever one desires, if a crooked bamboo which is without consciousness can be straightened, and if timber which is without consciousness can be made into useful things, why should I, having consciousness, be unable to tame my mind and practice tranquillity and insight meditation?”
Then and there he asked permission from the Venerable and returned to his own room in the monastery. There he ardently and diligently practiced meditation, contemplating the body. Sakka and the devas also helped him in his meditation by keeping the monastery and its precincts very quiet and still. Before the noon meal novice monk Pandita attained anagami fruition.
At that time Venerable Sariputta was bringing food to the novice monk. The Buddha saw with his supernormal power that novice monk Pandita had attained anagami fruition and also that if he continued to practice meditation he would soon attain arahatship. So the Buddha decided to stop Sariputta from entering the room, where the novice monk was. The Buddha went to the door and kept Sariputta engaged by putting some questions to him. While the conversation was taking place, the novice monk attained arahatship. Thus, the novice monk attained arahatship on the eighth day after becoming a novice.
In this connection, the Buddha said to the monks of the monastery. “When one is earnestly practicing the Dhamma, even Sakka and the devas give protection and keep guard; I myself have kept Venerable Sariputta engaged at the door so that novice monk Pandita should not be disturbed. The novice monk, having seen the farmers irrigating their fields, the fletchers straightening their arrows, and carpenters making cart-wheels and other things, tames his mind and practises the Dhamma; he has now become an arahat.”
Explanatory Translation (Verse 80)
nettika hi udakam nayanti usukara tejanam namayanti
tacchaka datum namayanti pandita attanam damayanti
nettika: irrigators; hi: certainly; udakam: water; nayanti: lead (to whatever place they like); usukara: fletchers; tejanam: arrow-shafts; namayanti: shape and bend; tac-chaka: carpenters; datum: wood; namayanti: shape and form; pandita: the wise ones; attanam: their own minds (themselves); damayanti: tame and restrain
The irrigator who manages water is skilled in directing water to whatever place he wants. The fletcher skillfully shapes a very straight arrow shaft out of a piece of wood by working skillfully on it. The carpenter selects a block of wood and constructs whatever he wants out of it, depending on his need. In the same way, the wise persons work upon their mind, restraining it the way they desire.
nettika, usukara, tacchaka: the irrigators, the arrow-makers, the carpenters. In this stanza, a whole series of experts is noted. They are all skilled in various activities. All these three categories of craftsmen control and tame inanimate things: one leads water to wherever he pleases; the fletcher shapes the stick into a fast-flying arrow and the carpenter forms whatever timber he likes into objects he wants made. But the truth-seeker shapes his own mind, which is much more difficult than the above three.
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Hon’ble Chief Minister ji conducts surprise inspection of development works and law and order of Etawah, Mainpuri and Auraiyya districts
D.M. Mainpuri transferred for lax supervision of works
Orthopaedic specialist of District Hospital Mainpuri suspended for demanding money from patients
Lucknow : 06 February 2011
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji, conducted surprise inspections of Etawah, Mainpuri and Auraiyya districts today and reviewed the law and order and progress of development works.
Talking to the beneficiaries directly, she inquired about the ground realities
of all the welfare schemes being implemented by State Government on
priority basis. Owing to lax supervision of works, she ordered immediate
transfer of the D.M. Mainpuri. She also ordered immediate suspension of
the Orthopaedic specialist Dr. Raghuvansh Awasthi of District Hospital
Mainpuri as he was demanding money from the patients. She directed the
Higher Education Department to take immediate action in the complaints
against B.Ed colleges charging illegal fee from the students.
During the inspection, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji held review
meetings at Etawah, Mainpuri and Auraiyya district headquarters along
with the senior officers to review the progress of development schemes
and law and order. She extensively reviewed the progress of various
development programmes being carried out in the Dr. Ambedkar villages
under the Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Yojana. She gave strict orders
to the officers to the ensure that the poor people were benefited by
schemes, like Savtri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojna, Mahamaya
Gharib Balika Ashirvad Yojna, Mayanawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Shahri Gharib
Awas Yojana, Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad
Yojana and other schemes. She further directed that the Janhit Guarantee
Law should be implemented in an effective manner.
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, during the review meeting of these districts,
said that the State Government accorded top priority to the law and order
and control of crime. She said that her Government had given full liberty to
the officers to deliver justice to the poor, exploited and deprived sections of
the society by working within the limits of law. She warned that the officers
should not show any indifference or laxity in the implementation of
schemes related with the people’s welfare and they should ensure quick
disposal people’s problems else strict action would be taken against the
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji inspected development works being carried
out in the Dr. Ambedkar village Ranipura under the development block
Maheva in Etawah district. After inspecting works of drains, kharanja and
primary school, she expressed satisfaction over the progress. She directed
the officers that other villages of the State should be developed like this
village. She directed that the eligible beneficiaries should be covered under
the welfare schemes of the Government. She expressed her displeasure
over holding two classes in one room and directed the officers to ensure
that all the classes were held separately.
Inspecting Sadar Tehsil of Etawah headquarters, the Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji inspected the records and checked services like computerised
khatauni, distribution of patta and ensuring possession. She also checked
implementation of various welfare schemes. She also checked the record
room of the tehsil to see the upkeep of records and cleanliness of the same
herself. She directed the officers to improve the maintenance of the record.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji also inspected Thana Kotwali Sadar
Etawah and looked at the G.D. and other records. She directed the
officers that all the complaints should be attended properly and justice
should be ensured for the victims.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji also visited the malin basti Madiya Shiv
Narayan of the Etawah city and checked the works like construction of
roads, drains and kharanja. She directed that proper cleanliness of the
malin bastis should be maintained. She also visited the district hospital and
inquired from the patients about the availability of doctors and medicines
in the emergency ward and other wards as well. She directed the C.M.S. to
ensure full cleanliness in the hospital and take proper care of the patients.
During the inspection she checked the patient admission register and other
records as well.
During her Mainpuri visit, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji inspected the
development works being carried out at the Dr. Ambedkar village
Jhandepur under the development block Bewar. Expressing her displeasure
over the poor condition of the main road linking the village, she gave one
month’s time to repair it. She visited primary school of the village and
interacted with the children directly. She inquired from them about Midday-
Meal, presence of the teachers and quality of education. She visited
district hospital and chided the C.M.S. Dr. R.K. Yadav for poor sanitation of
the hospital and low presence of the patients. She warned that strict action
would be taken against him if the situation did not improve. She inspected
the houses being constructed under Mayanawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Shahri
Gharib Awas Yojana. She directed that proper water and power supply
should be ensured in these houses.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji inspected Sadar Tehsil of Mainpuri
district. Expressing her displeasure over the poor maintenance of the tehsil
diwas register, she directed the concerning officers to properly enter the
complaints in the register. Besides, the disposal of complaints and their
reports should also be mentioned. She warned the S.D.M. Mr. Jai Shankar
Dubey and Tehsildar Mr. Vijai Pratap Singh for poor maintenance of the
records and said that the same should be improved within a month. She
also inquired about the condition of the pattas being distributed among
SC/ST and other beneficiaries and also about their possession. She said
that a large number of SCs were present in Maderi village, but distribution
of pattas was less. She directed the D.M. to himself visit two villages and
inspect the distribution of housing pattas.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji visited Thana Kotwali of the Mainpuri
district and inspected the records. She also inquired about the action taken
in the cases of SC harassment. She directed to maintain register number
During her visit to Auraiyya district, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
inspected Dr. Ambedkar village Naunikpur under development block
Achhalda. She inquired from the students of the primary school about the
Mid-day-Meal and classes. She talked to the cook preparing the Mid-day-
Meal. She also inspected development works like C.C. roads, K.C. drains
and houses constructed under various schemes. She talked to the
beneficiaries as well. She visited the C.H.C. situated at Auraiyya district
headquarters and inquired from the patients about the availability of
doctors and medicines and other services.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji also visited Auraiyya Kotwali and Sadar
Tehsil and checked the maintenance of records. She said that the present
tehsil building was very old, therefore proposal for construction of new
building should be sent to the Government. She expressed her displeasure
over the less number of SC/ST beneficiaries in the distribution of pattas.
She directed the officers to improve the situation and take quick action in
this regard. She directed the officers to take the complaints received during
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[The Buddhist Circle] Fwd: Free multimedia course for SC/ST youth
Free multimedia course for SC/ST youth
The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will conduct free training courses for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) youth in Tamil Nadu from February 21. The month-long training programme will include digital non-linear editing (AVID or FCP) and multimedia.
The income limit for youth joining the course has been set at Rs. 2 lakh per annum. The age limit is 18 to 35 years. SC candidates who have converted to Christianity are not eligible to join the course.
The interview will be conducted at the offices of the NFDC functioning from the Co-optex warehouse buildings, No. 350, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, on February 14 and 15. Candidates should have cleared Plus Two and be unemployed. They should bring original mark sheets, community certificates, transfer certificates, ration cards and income certificates. Attested photo copies of the certificates and three passport size photos should also be produced at the time of interview.
The course, which is thoroughly job-oriented, is intended to meet the growing demands of satellite TV channels, video and film studios, said D. Ramakrishna, deputy general manager, NFDC. The course is sponsored by Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation Limited.
[dhamma_voice] Fw: Food for thought 1:BEST METHOD TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL STATUS OF SC/STs
BEST METHOD TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL STATUS OF SC/STs
All the people of SC & ST communities
SC/STs have great TALENT & POTENTIAL, but most of SC/STs are not in position to show their Talent, due to lack of Funds & Facilities.
The Educational Status of SC/STs can be improved by providing Scholarships to Four Lakh SC/ST Students studying in different Universities of India, every year.
The expected expenditure on such Scholarships is calculated below.
If the Scholarship of one SC/ST Student = Rs. 20,000 per month.
Then, Scholarship of Four Lakh SC/ST Students in one year
= 4,00,000 SC/ST Students X Rs. 20,000 per month X 12 months.
= Rs. 9,600 crore per annum.
The Budget Fund of Central Govt. is about Rs. 10,00,000 Crores per annum.
Rs. 9,600 Crores X 100
% Expenditure on this scheme = —————————————- = 1.0 % (Approx.).
Rs. 10,00,000 Crores
Thus, with just 1.0 % part of Budget Fund of Central Govt., scholarships can be given to Four Lakh SC/ST Students, to make them highly competitive & proficient.
In India, SC/STs are about 25 % by population, so, they deserve 25 % share in Budget Funds of the Central Govt.
There are more than 10 Lakh SC/ST Students studying in different universities of India, but not more than 1 Thousand SC/ST Students are aware of above facts.
SC/ST Students should think, what they deserve in India and what they are getting, actually.
The Congress or BJP shall never implement any Scheme, which can Totally Improve the Educational Status of SC/STs in India. But, the BSP may implement such Schemes.
The Unity & Awareness among SC/STs is key for a Happy, Respectful & Secured life for all SC/STs in India.
The Constitution of India, which has been Framed by our Great Leader Dr. B.R. Ambedkar has given us a very Important Right, i.e. Right to Freedom of Expression. We should fully use this Right of Freedom to aware all the Dalits of India through SMS, Websites, Emails, Pamphalets, Booklets & Calenders.
The above facts are very important for all the Dalit Students in India, so please forward this to your friends for awaring them about these important facts. This will Realise the Dreams of Dr. Ambedkar.
Written by D.K. Sant, (A Person from SC Community), B-25/2, New Gobind Pura, Delhi-110051.
Contact Nos. : 09717062872 & 09868208249.
Fw: [The Buddhist Circle] Fw: Food for thought 2:BEST METHOD TO PREVENT RIOTS & INJUSTICE
The easiest and surest way to achieve all the above and many other benefits is to capture the MASTERKEY as dreamt by Babasaheb Dr.Ambedkar. The already educated people must go to the people and explain to them the need for voting for BSP elephant without selling them to 1st rate souls. And also see that all the 40% of the people who are not in the voters list to be included in the same. Many of the SC/ST, OBC, Minority peoples votes are either not in the list or removed deliberately from the list.
We must write this fact to the Chief Election Commission. Hopefully the present Commission may help in this regard.
We may also request him to have mobile Voters booth to collect votes from every household, like the water and the electricity bills are issued. Such a practice will enable everyone to vote.