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Awakeness Practices

All 84,000 Khandas As Found in the Pali Suttas



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.

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LESSON 169

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.208.than.html

N 10.208 

PTS: A v 299

Brahmavihara Sutta: The Sublime Attitudes

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 2004–2011

“Monks, I don’t speak of the wiping out of intentional acts that have been done & accumulated without [their results] having been experienced, either in the here & now or in a further state hereafter. Nor do I speak of the act of putting an end to suffering and stress without having experienced [the results of] intentional acts that have been done & accumulated.[1]

“That disciple of the noble ones — thus devoid of covetousness, devoid of ill will, un-bewildered, alert, mindful — keeps pervading the first direction[2] with an awareness imbued with good will, likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise the fourth. Thus above, below, & all around, everywhere, in its entirety, he keeps pervading the all-encompassing cosmos with an awareness imbued with good will — abundant, expansive, immeasurable, without hostility, without ill will. He discerns, ‘Before, this mind of mine was limited & undeveloped. But now this mind of mine is immeasurable & well developed. And whatever action that was done in a measurable way does not remain there, does not linger there.’

“What do you think, monks: If that youth, from childhood, were to develop the awareness-release through good will, would he do any evil action?”

“No, lord.”

“Not doing any evil action, would he touch suffering?”

“No, lord, for when one does no evil action, from where would he touch suffering?”

“This awareness-release through good will should be developed whether one is a woman or a man. Neither a woman nor a man can go taking this body along. Death, monks, is but a gap of a thought away. One [who practices this awareness-release] discerns, ‘Whatever evil action has been done by this body born of action, that will all be experienced here [in this life]. It will not come to be hereafter.’ Thus developed, the awareness-release through good will leads to non-returning for the monk who has gained gnosis here and has penetrated to no higher release.

“That disciple of the noble ones — thus devoid of covetousness, devoid of ill will, unbewildered, alert, mindful — keeps pervading the first direction with an awareness imbued with compassion…

“That disciple of the noble ones — thus devoid of covetousness, devoid of ill will, unbewildered, alert, mindful — keeps pervading the first direction with an awareness imbued with appreciation…

“That disciple of the noble ones — thus devoid of covetousness, devoid of ill will, unbewildered, alert, mindful — keeps pervading the first direction with an awareness imbued with equanimity, likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise the fourth. Thus above, below, & all around, everywhere, in its entirety, he keeps pervading the all-encompassing cosmos with an awareness imbued with equanimity — abundant, expansive, immeasurable, without hostility, without ill will. He discerns, ‘Before, this mind of mine was limited & undeveloped. But now this mind of mine is immeasurable & well developed. And whatever action that was done in a measurable way does not remain there, does not linger there.’

“What do you think, monks: If that youth, from childhood, were to develop the awareness-release through equanimity, would he do any evil action?”

“No, lord.”

“Not doing any evil action, would he touch suffering?”

“No, lord, for when one does no evil action, from where would he touch suffering?”

“This awareness-release through equanimity should be developed whether one is a woman or a man. Neither a woman nor a man can go taking this body along. Death, monks, is but a gap of a thought away. One [who practices this awareness-release] discerns, ‘Whatever evil action has been done by this body born of action, that will all be experienced here [in this life]. It will not come to be hereafter.’ Thus developed, the awareness-release through equanimity leads to non-returning for the monk who has gained gnosis here and has penetrated to no higher release.”

Notes

1.

F. L. Woodward — the PTS translator of the Anguttara Tens and Elevens — notes that this sutta seems patched together from various sources. As proof, he cites the abrupt breaks between this paragraph and the next, and between the next and the one following it.

2.

The east.

POLITICS IS SACRED With GOOD GOVERNANCE

mayawatiMs. Mayawati Ji

Hon’ble Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh

Vote BSP Elephant for Change offering the MASTER KEY for the peace, happiness and Welfare of Entire People.

BSP will return to power by winning still more seats in the next Vidhan Sabha elections.

This will only enthuse BSP workers.

According to the union home ministry Uttar Pradesh ranks very low in the matter of crime against women and the people of SC/ST.

The present government has reduced poverty and unemployment and given impetus to industrialisation.

It is popular for its Development works and enforcement of law and order.

Situation all over the country remained calm because of things under control in the State following the Ayodhya Verdict.

Central government requested to take the strictest measures to root out terrorism.

The Rule of Law (Continued)

As far rape and other recent incidents, during BSP govt. Are concerned , it could only be said that regardless of the status of the persons involved, it is the matter of the flawed traditions and upbringing where mothers and sisters  are not respected and dishonoured. However, it has been the govt. of BSP only which has adopted harsh legal measures against the ‘princilpe criminals’ however powerful and influential people belonging to opposition party they might have been. There are several such instances before you which is not repeated her. Not only this, corrupt officers, found shielding criminals or being casual about it have not been spared, whereas governments of other parties have made scapegoats of mostly innocent persons. Even if the criminal is apprehended, the legal proceedings are so dilatory or defence is so jejune that the criminal gets out of the jail in a short period and justice is meted out to the aggrieved after  afairly long period. As a result, the victim is sometimes persuaded to take the law into his own hands. There are several examples before you. It is also added that most of the cases which have occurred, so far, in Uttar Pradesh are, somehow or other  rooted in personal enimity or may be attributed to the recent panchayat elections, against which the govt. Has taken timely action.

            So far as statistics of crime are concerned, UP figures very low in comparison to most of the states in the country.  In fact, even according to the data released by the ‘National Criminal Documentation Bureau, Home Ministry’ on account of the rapes for the year 209, Uttar Pradesh ranks very low. Statistical data reveal that while the rate of rate is 1.4 per lakh of population in congress-ruled Andra Pradesh, 5.3 Assam 2.5 Haryana 2.6 Delhi and 2.6 Chandigarh; in the BJPruled states Chhatisgarh the crime rate was 4.3, Madhya Pradesh 4.2 and Orrisa 2.5. However, comparatively this rate is only 0.9 in Uttar Pradesh, whereas the average national rate is 1.8. It is explicitly clear that the incidence of rape is even less that half of the total such incidents occurring all over the country.

            Why, indeed if the congress-ruled state of Delhi were to be compared with victimisation of women in Uttar Pradesh it would clearly show that the rapes commissioned in Delhi in 2010 as pre one lakh population the rate of the crime works out to 2.83 whereas in Uttar Pradesh 0.67. Similarly, molestation of women during 2010 in Delhi was 3.39 as against 1.38 in Uttar Pradesh. Despite all this, the din being raised by the leaders of the opposition party and different organisations and commissions over certain incidence of rape , to say the least, most unfortunate.  While BSP government has taken prompt and harsh steps against those commiting rapes and such like crimes it may be reminded the leaders of the opposition parties of ‘Phoolan Devis’ belonging to the mallah community who continued to be subjected to all kinds of exploitation during the rule of the congress party and other feudal forces for a very long period. Governments of all opposition parties remained mute and blind to all this, which forced Phoolan Devi to take the law into he own hands leading tro the ‘behmani massacre’ in 1981 under congress rule and leaving behind a trail of many dead and a number of widows in subsequent criminal activities.

            Later, in time, after the formation of the NDA government, ‘this woman’ was murdered in Delhi in broad daylight and the perpetrators of this crime are still roaming free. Clearly, all the governments of the opposition parties are to be blamed for this. So also, why have the leaders who are indulging in all kinds of dramatics for the protection/security of women’s rights not come forward to see that full justice is done in such cases like Tandoor affair and the murders of Jessica Lal, Priyadarshini Mattoo and Ruchika? Indeed, it has been the general public which has had to get down to the streets to advocate their cause.

            Apart from this you may be aware that a few days back in the Bihar state, the BJP-supported government failed to provide justice to the victim of a BJP legislators’s exploitation, due to which the victim has to take the matters in her own hands. But as opposed to this, the BSP government has left no stone unturned to punish the culprits as per the law. The recent example of it the “Allahabad Karelli case”. Asa soon as the BSP Government took charge in 207, strict actions were taken against those culprits. Today all the criminals involved in the act are behind the bars. The reason of putting these facts is to prove that the BSP government is fully capable of providing justice to the persecuted. BSP government never forgives the culprits, however high and holding important positions whether in the opposition or in the ruling party. Even in the police and administration, as in the case of Banda and Kanpur, those who failed to fulfil their duties were subjected to strict action against them. The responsibility of this lies with the previous governments whose officers and representatives misused the government missionary to serve their own selfish, political and personal ends, turning corrupt, careless and irresponsible. The impact of losses caused by them are now being faced by BSP government. BSP govt. However, dare say that it will convert these corrupt officers in to honest ones. It might take sometime to deal with the amlady as thw disease has taken deep roots in the system.

            The people in the opposite parties have been raising questions that despite having a Scheduled Caste Chief Minsiter at trhe head of the government, the SC/STs are not safe, whereas the BSP government has shown better results in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. As per the report from the National Crime Research Bureau, in UP, the crimes committed against SC/ST are much lower in comparison to other regions.

            In UP the crime rate against the SC/ST is 3.8 per lakh population, wheras the crime rate in Rajastan is 7.5, Orissa 4.2, MP 4.3, Bihar 4.0 & AP 5.4. In UP the disposal of the cases have been 94.8%, whereas all the other regions combined have registered only 74.1% cases. As many as 3217 known criminals, involved in crimes against SC/ST were punished as against 5934 throughout the country.

            The crime committed against SC/ST were instantly registered, pursued and disposed off in time. During BSP governance, no cases  against SC/ST have been withdrawn. BSP government has also not spared any miscreant who have been found forcing themselves on the SC/ST, minorities and other tribes. Judgements on these cases number much higher in BSP government in comparison to other governments.

Development based on “Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay” policy.

( to be contd)

 

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