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173 LESSON 19 02 2011 Puttamansa Sutta A Sons Flesh FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT for Social Transformation and Economic Emancipation to attain Ultimate Bliss
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.
CDB i 597
Puttamansa Sutta: A Son’s Flesh
translated from the Pali by
At … “There are these four nutriments for the maintenance of beings who have come into being or for the support of those in search of a place to be born. Which four? Physical food, gross or refined; contact as the second, intellectual intention the third, and consciousness the fourth. These are the four nutriments for the maintenance of beings who have come into being or for the support of those in search of a place to be born.
“And how is physical food to be regarded? a couple, husband & wife, taking meager provisions, were to travel through a desert. With them would be their only baby son, dear & appealing. Then the meager provisions of the couple going through the desert would be used up & depleted while there was still a stretch of the desert yet to be crossed. The thought would occur to them, ‘Our meager provisions are used up & depleted while there is still a stretch of this desert yet to be crossed. What if we were to kill this only baby son of ours, dear & appealing, and make dried meat & jerky. That way — chewing on the flesh of our son — at least the two of us would make it through this desert. Otherwise, all three of us would perish.’ So they would kill their only baby son, loved & endearing, and make dried meat & jerky. Chewing on the flesh of their son, they would make it through the desert. While eating the flesh of their only son, they would beat their breasts, [crying,] ‘Where have you gone, our only baby son? Where have you gone, our only baby son?’ Now what do you think, monks: Would that couple eat that food playfully or for intoxication, or for putting on bulk, or for beautification?”
“Wouldn’t they eat that food simply for the sake of making it through that desert?”
“In the same way, I tell you, is the nutriment of physical food to be regarded. When physical food is comprehended, passion for the five strings of sensuality is comprehended. When passion for the five strings of sensuality is comprehended, there is no fetter bound by which a disciple of the noble ones would come back again to this world.
“And how is the nutriment of contact to be regarded? a flayed cow were to stand leaning against a wall. The creatures living in the wall would chew on it. If it were to stand leaning against a tree, the creatures living in the tree would chew on it. If it were to stand exposed to water, the creatures living in the water would chew on it. If it were to stand exposed to the air, the creatures living in the air would chew on it. For wherever the flayed cow were to stand exposed, the creatures living there would chew on it. In the same say, I tell you, is the nutriment of contact to be regarded. When the nutriment of contact is comprehended, the three feelings [pleasure, pain, neither pleasure nor pain] are comprehended. When the three feelings are comprehended, I tell you, there is nothing further for a disciple of the noble ones to do.
“And how is the nutriment of intellectual intention to be regarded? there were a pit of glowing embers, deeper than a man’s height, full of embers that were neither flaming nor smoking, and a man were to come along — loving life, hating death, loving pleasure, abhorring pain — and two strong men, having grabbed him by the arms, were to drag him to the pit of embers. To get far away would be that man’s intention, far away would be his wish, far away would be his aspiration. Why is that? Because he would realize, ‘If I fall into this pit of glowing embers, I will meet with death from that cause, or with death-like pain.’ In the same say, I tell you, is the nutriment of intellectual intention to be regarded. When the nutriment of intellectual intention is comprehended, the three forms of craving [for sensuality, for becoming, and for non-becoming] are comprehended. When the three forms of craving are comprehended, I tell you, there is nothing further for a disciple of the noble ones to do.
“And how is the nutriment of consciousness to be regarded? that, having arrested a thief, a criminal, they were to show him to the king: ‘This is a thief, a criminal for you, your majesty. Impose on him whatever punishment you like.’ So the king would say, ‘Go, men, and shoot him in the morning with a hundred spears.’ So they would shoot him in the morning with a hundred spears. Then the king would say at noon, ‘Men, how is that man?’ ‘Still alive, your majesty.’ So the king would say, ‘Go, men, and shoot him at noon with a hundred spears.’ So they would shoot him at noon with a hundred spears. Then the king would say in the evening, ‘Men, how is that man?’ ‘Still alive, your majesty.’ So the king would say, ‘Go, men, and shoot him in the evening with a hundred spears.’ So they would shoot him in the evening with a hundred spears. Now what do you think, monks: Would that man, being shot with three hundred spears a day, experience pain & distress from that cause?”
“Even if he were to be shot with only one spear, lord, he would experience pain & distress from that cause, to say nothing of three hundred spears.”
“In the same say, I tell you, monks, is the nutriment of consciousness to be regarded. When the nutriment of consciousness is comprehended, name & form are comprehended. When name & form are comprehended, I tell you, there is nothing further for a disciple of the noble ones to do.”
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POLITICS IS SACRED With GOOD GOVERNANCE
Reality of Central Aid –
About the reality of the Central and about which a good lot has been said during the decisions, especially by the hon’ble members of the Congress party. The Centre does no favour by providing aid to the states. Indeed, under the constitutional system it is the Centre’s obligation to give the assistance. It is the rights of the states to obtain such aid. It si known to all that the Central taxes flowing from the states are made available to the states under the prescribed formula.
It may also be noted, in this connection, that the maximum contribution to the Central revenue s and yet the Centre is not giving the state government its due share. The Central government has not given any extra assistance which might have helped the development of state. The truth is that a sizeable share of the amount on account of centrally sponsored schemes has not been paid to Uttar Pradesh during the last three years. Insistent and persistence entreaties have been assiduously ignored.
As against a total of Rs.33,000 crores due to the state by war of central assistance, during the current financial year, only about Rs.18,800 vrores have been released until December 2010 by the Centre while the fiscal year is just about to end. Thus, even if the due share were to be made available by the Central government, it would necessarily take time to spend it and if it were not possible to utilize this amount, it would be adjusted by the Centre in the amount earmarked for allotted the next year. Evidently. Uttar Pradesh will have to pay for the centre’s non-cooperative policy.
Likewise the Central government has not taken any positive decision, till date on BSP government’s demand for a special economic assistance package of Rs.80,000crore to achieve total development of the state and speed up the pace of progress in Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand with a view to removing regional imbalances.
There are, in fact several such schemes/projects in which the Centre has discriminated against the govt.of BSP. For example, many irrigation related projects of several states are being implemented as central projects, whereas notwithstanding BSP’s reperated requests not one single irrigation project has been included in central agenda. Not only this, under PMGSY the work to access bustees, with a population of more than one thousand, with link roads has been completed in the state . Thereafter, BSP govt. decided to provide road linkage to bustees with a population with one thousand.Proposals to the effect were made available to the Central govt. quite sometime back which have not been approved till date. On the contrary, linkage of suchmajras in other states has already received the go-ahead signal form the Centre.
Frankly, there are many more schemes/projects, on account of which the Central Govt. pats its own back, claiming their implementation but the burden of the expenditure thereon is shoved onto the shoulders of the state govt. For example, disbursement of scholarships to OBC students is the responsibility of the Centere. But the required amount is not forthcoming from the centre. Thus, the central commitment to reimburse the amount of these schiolarships to the state has not been honoured.
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VOICE OF SARVAJAN HONEYLEAKS
NOW is all that you have
We the aboriginals of Jambudvipa, i.e., the Great PraBuddha Bharath (SC/STs, OBC, Minorities) must rembember that we are al the children of the same motherland. To get rid of slavery we must register ourselves as Buddhists in the Census 2011 and become the majority. Then the so called present majority will become minorities. It is all in our hands. If we fail to do so, the fault will be ours. The father of the Constitution Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar has shown us the right path, in going back to our own religion Buddhism. For real happiness, welfare and Peace we must follow that path.
And we must work hard to hand over the MASTERKEY to BSP, the only hope for us to acheive our goal.