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Dabba Sutta: About Dabba Mallaputta (1)

I have
heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi,
in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. Then Ven.
Dabba Mallaputta
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:
“Now is the time for my total Unbinding, O One-Well-Gone!”

“Then
do, Dabba, what you think it is now time to do.”

Then Ven.
Dabba Mallaputta, rising from his seat, bowed down to the Blessed One and,
circling him on the right, rose up into the air and sat cross-legged in the
sky, in space. Entering the fire property and emerging from it, he was totally
unbound. Now, when Dabba Mallaputta rose up into the air and, sitting
cross-legged in the sky, in space, entered the fire property and then emerged
from it and was totally unbound, his body burned and was consumed so that
neither ashes nor soot could be discerned. Just as when
ghee or oil is burned and consumed, neither ashes nor soot can be discerned, in
the same way, when Dabba Mallaputta rose up into the air and, sitting
cross-legged in the sky, in space, entered the fire property and then emerged
from it and was totally unbound, his body burned and was consumed so that
neither ashes nor soot could be discerned.

Then, on
realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

The body disintegrated, perception ceased, pain &
rapture were entirely consumed, fabrications were stilled: consciousness has
come to its end.

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753Evaṃ me sutaṃ—  ekaṃ samayaṃ
bhagavā sāvatthiyaṃ viharati jetavane anāthapiṇḍikassa ārāme. Tatra kho bhagavā
bhikkhū āmantesi—  “bhikkhavo”ti. “Bhadante”ti te bhikkhū bhagavato
paccassosuṃ. Bhagavā etadavoca— 

754“Dabbassa, bhikkhave,
mallaputtassa vehāsaṃ abbhuggantvā ākāse antalikkhe pallaṅkena nisīditvā
tejodhātuṃ samāpajjitvā vuṭṭhahitvā parinibbutassa sarīrassa jhāyamānassa
ḍayhamānassa neva chārikā paññāyittha na masi. Seyyathāpi nāma sappissa vā
telassa vā jhāyamānassa ḍayhamānassa neva chārikā paññāyati na masi; evamevaṃ
kho, bhikkhave, dabbassa mallaputtassa vehāsaṃ abbhuggantvā ākāse antalikkhe
pallaṅkena nisīditvā tejodhātuṃ samāpajjitvā vuṭṭhahitvā parinibbutassa
sarīrassa jhāyamānassa ḍayhamānassa neva chārikā paññāyittha na masī”ti.

755Atha kho bhagavā etamatthaṃ
viditvā tāyaṃ velāyaṃ imaṃ udānaṃ udānesi— 

756

“Ayoghanahatasseva,

jalato jātavedaso;

284

Dahara Sutta: Young

I have
heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi
in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. Then King Pasenadi Kosala went to the Blessed One and, on arrival,
exchanged courteous greetings with him. After this exchange of friendly
greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said
to the Blessed One: “Now then, does Master Gotama claim, ‘I have awakened
to the unexcelled right self-awakening’?”

“If,
great king, one speaking rightly could say of anyone, ‘He has awakened to the
unexcelled right self-awakening,’ one could rightly say that of me. For I,
great king, have awakened to the unexcelled right self-awakening.”

“But
Master Gotama, those priests & contemplatives each with his group, each
with his community, each the teacher of his group, an honored leader,
well-regarded by people at large — i.e., Purana Kassapa, Makkhali Gosala, Ajita Kesakambalin, Pakudha Kaccayana, Sañjaya Belatthaputta,
and the Nigantha Nathaputta: even they, when I asked them
whether they claimed to have awakened to the unexcelled right self-awakening,
didn’t make that claim. So who is Master Gotama to do so when he is still young
& newly gone-forth?”

“There
are these four things, great king, that shouldn’t be
despised & disparaged for being young. Which four? A noble warrior, great
king, shouldn’t be despised & disparaged for being young. A snake… A
fire… And a monk shouldn’t be despised & disparaged for being young.
These are the four things that shouldn’t be despised & disparaged for being
young.”

That is
what the Blessed One said. Having said that, the One Well-Gone, the Teacher,
said further:

You shouldn’t look down on — for being young — a noble
warrior of consummate birth, a high-born prince of great status. A person
shouldn’t disparage him. For it’s possible that this lord of human beings, this
noble warrior, will gain the throne and, angered at that disparagement, come
down harshly with his royal might. So, guarding your life, avoid him. You
shouldn’t look down on — for being young — a serpent you meet in village or
wilderness: A person shouldn’t disparage it. As that potent snake slithers
along with vibrant colors, it may someday burn the fool, whether woman or man.
So, guarding your life, avoid it. You shouldn’t look down on — for being young
— a blaze that feeds on many things, a flame with its blackened trail: A person
shouldn’t disparage it. For if it gains sustenance, becoming a great mass of
flame, it may someday burn the fool, whether woman or man. So, guarding your
life, avoid it. When a fire burns down a forest — that flame with its blackened
trail — the shoots there take birth once more with the passage of days &
nights. But if a monk, his virtue consummate, burns you with his potency,[1]
you won’t acquire sons or cattle nor will your heirs enjoy wealth. They become
barren, heir-less, like palm tree stumps. So a person who’s wise, out of regard
for his own good, should always show due respect for a serpent, a fire, a noble
warrior with high status, & a monk, his virtue consummate.

When this
was said, King Pasenadi Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Magnificent,
lord! Magnificent! Just as if he were to place upright what was overturned, to
reveal what was hidden, to show the way to one who was lost, or to carry a lamp
into the dark so that those with eyes could see forms, in the same way has the
Blessed One — through many lines of reasoning — made the Dhamma clear. I go to
the Blessed One for refuge, to the Dhamma, and to the Community of monks. May
the Blessed One remember me as a lay follower who has gone to him for refuge,
from this day forward, for life.”

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Dai E Zenji’s Vow for Awakening

Our only prayer is
to be firm in our determination to give ourselves completely to the Buddha’s
Way, so that no doubts arise however long the road seems to be; to be light and
easy in the four parts of the body; to be strong and undismayed in body and in
mind; to be free from illness and drive out both depressed feelings and
distraction; to be free from calamity, misfortune, harmful influences and
obstructions; not to seek the Truth outside of ourselves, so we may instantly
enter the right way; to be unattached to all thoughts that we may reach the
perfectly clear bright mind of Prajna and have immediate enlightenment on the
Great Matter. Thereby we receive the transmission of the deep wisdom of the
Buddhas to save all sentient beings who suffer in the round of birth and death.
In this way we offer our gratitude for the compassion of the Buddhas and the
Patriarchs. Our further prayer is not to be extremely ill or to be suffering at
the time of departure, to know its coming seven days ahead so that we can quiet
the mind to abandon the body and be unattached to all things at the last moment
wherein we return to the Original Mind in the realm of no birth and no death
and merge infinitely into the whole universe to manifest as all things in their
True Nature and with the great wisdom of the Buddhas to awaken all beings to
the Buddha Mind. We offer this to all Buddhas and Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas of
the past, present, and future in the ten quarters and to the Maha Prajna
Paramita.

Please SMS the following to your friends:

Best  Promising
Governence of Mayawati Ji  in 4 yrs:

1.Law & Order & Crime Control 2. Development &
Public Welfare

People are fed up with maladministrative BJP cheating people
in the name of development & ineffective oppositionparties.BSP is
alternative.

2.Development is the 1st casualty under Kar.
BJP Govt & depressed class is facing serious insecurity.  Opp. parties not opposing their misdeeds .

3.Best  Governance of
BSP  in 4 yrs: Rs37000 crore, outlay of
21.21&100%expenditure on develop of SC/ST increase in  the rate of post matric.

4.Rs.37000
crore, outlay of 21.21&100%expenditure on development of SC/ST under
special component plan increase in  the
rate of post matric
5.Kindled a new ray of bright future among, SC/STs,OBC
& minorities& Upper caste poor


6.BSP pursuing the path shown by great saints gurus & seers
born in backward classes,like
  Jotiba
Phule, Shahuji Maharaj, Shri Narayana Guru

7.BSP pursuing the path shown by great saints gurus & seers born
in backward classes,like
   Dr. BR Ambedkar
& Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji

8.in development and public welfare activities BSP government
following the policy of “Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay”.

————————————————————————————-

9.To honour backward-born leaders magnificent
memorials,museums,parks,etc have been Constructed in less than 1% of the total
govt funds

10.BSP Spent 99% funds on law and order, crime control,
development and public welfare activities.

11.Manuvadis attempt 2 curb land 4 the
world’s tallest  Buddha statue in
Kushinara, handed over by BSP to 
Japan-based Maitreya Foundation.

12. In the last 4 yrs, the central government did not release on
time its

Share payable to the BSP state totalling Rs. 21,385 crore.

13. “special economic package’ of Rs. 80,000 crore sought from the central govt for the total
development of the state,

14. Bundelkhand and
Poorvanchal in poor and pitiable Economic conditions inherited from the
previous governments,

15.No money was received from the central govt at all by BSP
govt for development of Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal

16. Major projects on the PPP-model, like  Ganga Express-way,Yamuna Express-way and Upper Ganga canal were prepared to  Develop 
the state

17. No central investments were involved except a ‘no objection
‘ & the centre did Not cooperate even in this matter with BSP Govt.

18.Correct mobilization of resources and improved financial Managment the BSP state govt
generated an atmosphere of
Develpment.

19. Eligibility level of income increased from 1 to Rs.2 lakh,scholarships
for all students (girls and boys) from class 1 to 8 by BSP Govt.

20. ‘bhagidari bhavan’ at Lucknow and Agra, including Training
institutes at Aligarh and Rae Bareli to coach SC/ST youth.

21. SC/ST youth for recruitment to high-level services like
I.A.S and P.C.S; recruitment in

Govt posts through a drive to clear the backlog

22. For the first time Reservation in contracts upto Rs.25 lakh for
SC/ST, so far,contracts worth Rs.1,623 crore allotted By UP BSP Govt.

23.Lets b part of State-level Conference of missionaries of
Social transformation on 05-06-2011 @ 10AM@ Gayatri Vihar, Palace Ground Blore

24.For ENTRY PASS contact Mob.
919880591109,9449260443,9901144330,9945985869 to csee & here Ms
Mayawatiji’s promising governance.

25. About 4 lakh S/C
families allotted more than 3,500 hectares of land
  By CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

26.Mahamaya Polytechnics for InformationTechnology set up for
SC/ST students By CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

27.Regularisation of Landless SC/ST people in possession of gram
sabah land upto13-05

2007;formal right of possession pattas awarded to 9,431 Persons

28. About 3000 genuine lease-holders benefited by removing
illegal Usurpers from their land By CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

29. creation of employment totalling 5,945 lakh man-Days for men
and 2,089 lakh for women belonging to SC/ST Created in rural areas By CM of UP
Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

30. about 8 lakh S/C families benefited by writing-off Debts
amounting to Rs.120.28 crore of Uttar Pradesh SC/ST Development Corporation.

31. electrification on large-scale of SC/ST bustees/majras and
appointment of 23% from these classes only of SOs in police Stations;

32. provision of reservation also in state government-aided
private Enterprises; By CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.


 HIGHLY PROMISING AND THE BEST GOVERNANCE by MS
MAYAWATI JI in 4 YEARS

 

Four years in office:Chief Minister Mayawati inspects foundation stones that she “dedicated” to the people of UP on Friday for new projects worth Rs.2,000 crores on completion of her four years in office in Lucknow.– PHOTO: Subir Roy

Four years in office:Chief Minister Mayawati inspects foundation stones
that she “dedicated” to the people of UP on Friday for new projects
worth Rs.2,000 crores on completion of her four years in office in
Lucknow


LESSON

283  284 285

POLITICS is SACRED with GOOD
GOVERNANCE



Hon’ble Chief
Minister, Uttar Pradesh

Ms. Mayawati Ji

Led Government’s
four-year term

Has been very
promising

And the best in the
sphere of

“Law & Order and
Crime Control”

Besides

“Development and Public
Welfare”

Important and Historic Steps
pertaining to Development and Public Welfare

·        
Hon’ble
Ms. Mayawati Ji-led government formed on 13 May, 2007 in Uttar

Pradesh, after its four-year term, has kindled a new ray of
“bright” future

Among the general public in the State, especially the SC/STs,
backwards,

religious minorities and upper-caste poor in respect of law and
order and

crime control together with development and public welfare
activities.

·        
This
very government, by pursuing the path shown by great saints, gurus

and seers born in backward classes, especially Mahtma Jotiba

Phule, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Shri Narayana Guru, Baba Saheb

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji in development

and public welfare activities with government following the
policy of

“Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay”.

·        
Besides,
to honour these backward-born great “Saints, Gurus and Seers”,

Various magnificent spots, memorials, museums, parks, etc have
been

Constructed in the state, on which the total budgeted government
amount

Spent is even less than 1%; the remaining funds having spent on
law

And order, crime
control, development and public welfare activities.


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282

Cunda Sutta: About Cunda

On one
occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in
Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. Now at that time Ven. Sariputta was staying among the Magadhans
in Nalaka village — diseased, in pain, severely ill. Cunda the novice was his attendant. Then, because of that
illness, Ven. Sariputta attained total Unbinding.

So Cunda
the novice, taking Ven. Sariputta’s bowl & robes, went to Ven.
Ananda
in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery, near Savatthi, and on
arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he
said to Ven. Ananda: “Venerable sir, Ven. Sariputta has attained total
Unbinding. Here are his bowl & robes.”

“Cunda,
my friend, this news is reason for seeing the Blessed One. Come, let’s go to
the Blessed One and report this matter to him.”

“Yes,
venerable sir,” Cunda the novice replied.

So Ven.
Ananda & Cunda the novice went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having
bowed down to him, sat to one side. As they were sitting there, Ven. Ananda
said to him, “Lord, just now Cunda the novice said to me, ‘Venerable sir,
Ven. Sariputta has attained total Unbinding. Here are his bowl & robes.’ It
was as if my body were drugged, I lost my bearings, things weren’t clear to me,
on hearing that Ven. Sariputta had attained total Unbinding.”

“But,
Ananda, when he attained total Unbinding, did Sariputta take the aggregate of
virtue along with him? Did he take the aggregate of concentration… discernment…
release… the aggregate of knowledge & vision of release along with
him?”

“No,
lord, when he attained total Unbinding, Ven. Sariputta didn’t take the
aggregate of virtue… concentration… discernment… release… the aggregate
of knowledge & vision of release along with him. It’s just that he was my
instructor & counselor, one who exhorted, urged, roused, & encouraged
me. He was tireless in teaching the Dhamma, a help to his companions in the
holy life. We miss the nourishment of his Dhamma, the wealth of his Dhamma, his
help in the Dhamma.”

“But,
Ananda, haven’t I already taught you the state of growing different with regard
to all things dear & appealing, the state of becoming separate, the state
of becoming otherwise? What else is there to expect? It’s impossible that one
could forbid anything born, existent, fabricated, & subject to
disintegration from disintegrating.

Just as if the largest limb were to fall off of a great tree
composed of heartwood, standing firm; in the same way, Sariputta has attained
total Unbinding from this great community of monks composed of heartwood,
standing firm. What else is there to expect? It’s impossible that one could
forbid anything born, existent, fabricated, & subject to disintegration
from disintegrating.

“Therefore,
Ananda, each of you should remain with your self as an island,
your self as your refuge, without anything else as a refuge. Remain with the
Dhamma as an island, the Dhamma as your refuge, without anything else as a
refuge. And how does a monk remain with his self as an island, his self as his
refuge, without anything else as a refuge? How does he remain with the Dhamma
as an island, the Dhamma as his refuge, without anything else as a refuge?
There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of itself —
ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with
reference to the world. He remains focused on feelings… mind… mental
qualities in & of themselves — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside
greed & distress with reference to the world. This is how a monk remains
with his self as an island, his self as his refuge, without anything else as a
refuge, with the Dhamma as an island, the Dhamma as his refuge, without
anything else as a refuge. For those who — now or after I am gone — remain with
their self as an island, their self as their refuge, without anything else as a
refuge, with the Dhamma as an island, the Dhamma as their refuge, without
anything else as a refuge, they will be the highest of the monks who desire
training.”

Kindly
SMS the following to your friends:

5.Best  Governance
of BSP  in 4 yrs: Rs37000 crore, outlay
of 21.21&100%expenditure on develop of SC/ST increase in  the rate of post matric.

6.BSP pursuing the path shown by great saints gurus & seers born
in backward classes,like
  Jotiba Phule,
Shahuji Maharaj, Shri Narayana Guru

7.BSP pursuing the path shown by great saints gurus & seers
born in backward classes,like
   Dr. BR
Ambedkar & Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji

8.in development and public welfare activities BSP government
following the policy of “Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay”.

————————————————————————————-

9.To honour backward-born leaders magnificent memorials,museums,parks,etc
have been Constructed in less than 1% of the total govt funds

10.BSP Spent 99% funds on law and order, crime control, development
and public welfare activities.

11.Manuvadis attempt 2 curb land 4 the
world’s tallest
 Buddha statue in
Kushinara, handed over by BSP to 
Japan-based Maitreya Foundation.

12. In the last four years, the central government did not release
on time its

Share payable to the BSP state totalling Rs. 21,385 crore.

VOICE OF THE SARVAJAN HONEY LEAKS

Namo Buddhay Jai bheem 

Dear All  please read the news below, It was one of the
historical step of Bahen Mayawati ji, however it is stoped systematically by all
Brahminise Parties. 

We could just imagine what bahenji could do if she became Prime
Minister of PraBuddha Bharath. It is real shame for the selfish, opportunist, stooges, self
proclaimed leader and their followers in Maharashtra those are claiming
themselves as Buddhist and opposing BSP. 

Mayawati abandons the takeover of agricultural land

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Stung by
the violent protests in Bhatta-Parsaul village in Greater Noida, the Mayawati
government has decided to abandon the takeover of agricultural land for
installation of the world’s tallest Buddha statue in Kushinagar district, about
250 km from here.

The district administration will
soon denotify some 527 acres of the 697 acres that were proposed to be acquired
for the purpose.

About 273 acres of land has
already been acquired and a large part of it was formally handed over to 
Japan-based Maitreya Foundation, which was to
undertake the project.

Maitreya Foundation had drawn up
a blueprint to erect a 500-feet-high statue of sitting Buddha – that would be
his tallest in the world.

While the entire estimated cost
of the project of about $195 million was to be borne by the Japanese
foundation, the state government agreed to provide land for it.

The acquisition involved about
2,800 farmers, of whom only about 600 had readily handed over their land.

Encouraged by the farmers
movements against acquisition of land in Noida, Greater Noida and other parts
of western 
Uttar Pradesh, the
farmers in this part of the state also formed a Bhumi Bachao Sangharsh Samiti
(save the land action committee) to raise their voice against the acquisition
of land for the Maitreya project.

In Mission

Sachin Gholap

(London)

Udupi: Nearly 2,000 Scheduled Castes returned back to Buddhism at a function organised


by the Karnataka Baudha Maha Sabha, and Karnataka DSS (Ambedkar Vada) here on Tuesday.

The initiation of the SCs into Buddhism took place under the
guidance of Buddhist monks Manorakhit Bhanteji, Lobsana, and Tenguru.
The initiation function was held as part of 2,600th birth anniversary
celebrations of Gautama Buddha.

The SCs came in a procession from the Ambedkar Bhavan to Sri
Narayanaguru Sabha Bhavan, where the initiation function was held.

Chief convener of the Samiti Mavalli Shankar told press persons that
Buddhism taught compassionate living. The teachings of Buddha kept
people away from bad desires. It was a known fact that priests
following the Vedic religion had driven out Buddhism from the country.
But the architect of Constitution B.R. Ambedkar was among those
responsible for the revival of Buddhism in the country, he said.

‘Needless statement’

On the comment of Vishwesha Tirtha of Pejawar Math that Buddhism had
little to offer to SC/STs, Mr. Shankar said he did not object to their
thoughts as they were free to express themselves in a democracy. The
swamiji should realize that by giving “Vaishnava Deekshe”, the lot of
SCs could not be improved. There had not been any change in the
lives of SC/STs in 60 years after Independence. Hinduism stood on the
basic premise of caste. The heads of maths did not want to remove
casteism as they feared that this would destroy Hinduism. “If Pejawar
seer wants, let him embrace Buddhism, but we will not accept his
Deekshe”, Mr. Shankar said.

President of Prajna Vedike Krishnappa, eminent persons T. Murugeshi,
Kantappa Alangar, Bellubbi Nandakur, office-bearers of the samiti
Rohitaksha, Byadarahalli Prakash, Sundar Master, Kempanna Kamble,
Ningaraj Mallady, and Hovappa Master were present.


Puttur: SCs Demand Release of Encroached Land

Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (SP)

Puttur, May 21: SCs from nearby villagers held a protest programme
at Kadaba in the taluk on Friday May 20, in protest against the
failure of the revenue department to drive away encroachers from 20
acres of government land located in Aittoor and Nekkiladi villages,
which have been earmarked for distribution among the SCs. The
revenue department, which swung into action in the evening, announced
that it had wrested back government land from six of the encroachers.

The protest was led by D S S (Ambedkar). The protestors said that six persons
from Aittoor and three from Nekkiladivillage had encroached upon 20 acres of
government land, and theincessant demand for their eviction over the years had
not been met by
the department. They demanded steps against the taluk tahsildar for his failure
to take back the encroached land and hand the same over to the SCs. The
protestors also accused MLA Angara, who got elected from Sullia, a constituency
reserved for scheduled communities, of becoming a puppet in the hands of upper classes
of the society and rich people, and thereby ignoring the interests of the SCs.

When deputy tahsildar, Vishwanath Poojary, approached the protestors
and assured them to convey their grievances to higher officials, the
protestors refused to budge.



India education: Scheduled Caste student suicide

Caste-discrimination is undermining India’s efforts to uplift the
oppressed through quotas in higher education.
Jason OverdorfMay 24, 2011 06:05

India SC suicides02011 05 22

NEW DELHI, India — Jaspreet Singh, a young student from a caste once
considered “untouchable” by other Hindus, was in his last year of
medical school when his life began to fall apart.

A talented student, and his family’s brightest hope for clawing their
way into the middle class, he was stunned to find that he had failed
community medicine, one of his easiest subjects. But he was even more
devastated by the alleged reason: His professor was determined to
flunk him because of his caste.

Like most students from the Scheduled castes, Singh had suffered the sly
digs and subtle slights of his classmates in silence for years at the
Government Medical College (Chandigarh). His professor’s alleged claim
that he would never allow Singh to get there was the last straw.

Singh hung himself from the ceiling fan in the bathroom in the college
library, writing in his suicide note that he could no longer bear the
insults and discrimination he’d endured from two fellow students and
his community medicine professor, Dr. N.K. Goel. (All three have been
charged with abetting Singh’s suicide, which is a crime under the
Indian penal code, but no ruling has been issued and the accused
maintain that they are innocent).

“The college says he couldn’t cope with the coursework, but he did
fine in all his other subjects,” said Jaspreet’s sister, Balwinder
Kaur. “In surgery he got 80 percent marks.”
Watch an interview with Singh’s family:

Sadly, cases like Jaspreet’s are all too common, according to the
Insight Foundation, a group of young SCs who are working to
eliminate discrimination in India’s higher education system.

No official effort has been made to determine how many of the more
than 16,000 school and college students who have killed themselves
over the past four years hail from India’s historically oppressed
castes, and only one study, covering only the All India Institute of
Medical Sciences, has investigated discrimination on campus.

But the Insight Foundation believes that a disproportionate number of
the students committing suicides are SCs, and its members allege
that caste discrimination, a dirty secret, is ubiquitous at India’s
top universities — even as the government works to expand access to
higher education with quotas, or reservations, for historically
oppressed groups.

“The problem which we face in elite institutions is much worse,” said
Anoop Kumar, the Insight Foundation’s national coordinator, and a
SC himself. “These elite institutions are considered to be very
prestigious, and the SC students who enter there are thought to be
intruding into that space through reservations — they don’t deserve to
be there, this is such a competitive place, this is such a meritorious
place, and these guys have come through quota. So the hatred and
hostility is much more.”


Scheduled Castes (SC) allege discrimination

MADURAI: SCs of Karadipatti near Tirupparankundram in Madurai have
alleged that they are not allowed to use the common water tank in the
village cemetery and, if used, they are subjected to verbal abuse and
discrimination.

Jeyaneedhi, Charanraj, Virumaandi of Ambedkar Street in Karadipatti
submitted a petition to the Collector here on Monday on the alleged
practices of discrimination against them by caste Hindus in the
village.

One of the alleged victims, Jayaneedhi, said that there were two
cemeteries in the village for caste Hindus and SCs respectively.
But there was only one water tank located near the cemetery of the
caste Hindus and whenever the SCs tried to use it they were either
prevented or abused.

On May 19, three SC youngsters, who went to take bath, were
intercepted by a group of caste Hindus stating that the tank was meant
for them and not for SCs. However, the SC youth defied them and
took bath. But they were repeatedly abused for two days.

Rahul in Blunderland

Just a few months ago, Rahul Gandhi,
scion of
India’s famed Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, was widely tipped as a
future prime minister — the only question was when he would take over
the job.

Now his appeal appears to be fading amid a stumbling performance in
his campaign to be champion of the nation’s poor and a string of
corruption scandals that have rocked the ruling Congress party to
which he belongs.

Gandhi, 41, drew headlines last week when he accused police in India’s
most populous state Uttar Pradesh of mass killings of farmers who had
been demonstrating for greater compensation for land sales to the
state.

Gandhi, son of Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, described “a large
70-foot (21-metre pile of) ashes with dead bodies inside,” adding,
“We
can give you pictures” following clashes between farmers and state
police.

“There are quite severe atrocities taking place there. People have
been killed,” he said. “People are being murdered.”

Days later, Congress was forced into an embarrassing retreat with
Uttar Pradesh forensic officials calling the allegations nonsense and
saying preliminary tests showed the ashes were made up of “molten
synthetic” and “cowdung ash”.

“Common sense” should have told Gandhi “there is some distance
between
an inflamed accusation made by agitators and reality,” noted veteran
commentator M.J. Akbar.

The incident, along with the poor performances of many of his
handpicked candidates in recent state elections, raised fresh
questions about whether Gandhi is prime ministerial material.

“Rahul in Blunderland,” said The Hindu newspaper in an editorial,
commenting that the “predilection” of Congress’s crown prince
“to
shoot from the hip is proving to be a challenge for the party.”

Since India’s independence from Britain in 1947, power in Congress has
threaded from Gandhi’s great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s
first prime minister, to his grandmother Indira Gandhi, shot dead by
Sikh assassins, and then in dynastic succession to his father Rajiv,
slain by a suicide bomber.

It now rests with his Italian-born mother Sonia, seen as India’s most
influential politician. She has carefully managed her son’s career,
making sure he has had time to carry out his aim of learning politics
“brick by brick”.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 78, a Gandhi loyalist picked by Sonia
to lead the government, is seen as keeping the premier’s seat warm for
Rahul.

But Gandhi’s record has been lacklustre. He is not a natural orator

He has never dealt with such thorny issues as Pakistan or the economy,
preferring to be a grassroots activist embracing populist causes.

“Rahul does not have the fire in the belly… for ruling the nation,”
wrote Aditya Sinha, editor of Mumbai’s DNA newspaper, in a recent
column.

Many pundits are betting that Gandhi will not be running to be prime
minister in 2014 when the next national elections are due, he added.

Corruption scandals, including a telecom scam , S-Band, alleged to have cost
 
more than $40 billion and last year’s graft-plagued Commonwealth Games,

unwilling to reveal the names of the black money holders in Swiss and other Foreign banks
have taken the sheen off the mother-son duo Sonia and Rahul,
commentators say.

Gandhi, who never has stated outright he wants to lead India, has said
becoming premier is not the only “job” in the world and there
“are
many other jobs a person can do.”

But Congress billboards drill home the message he is the chosen
successor, showing the elderly Singh, proud mother Sonia — and in
front a handsome Rahul, poised to take the reins.

However, “with the gloss wearing out, Rahul Gandhi’s political flight
seems to be sputtering on the tarmac before a take-off.”


Exploited Scheduled Caste (SC) Girls Produce Garments in India for European and US Markets

AMSTERDAM, May 20, 2011

- Companies Have Taken Steps, But Exploitation Remains Widespread

Big garment brands and retailers have their products made under
exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in Tamil Nadu, South
India. The girls, mostly younger than 18 and from a SC (’untouchables’)
background are employed under the Sumangali Scheme. In its worst form,
this employment scheme stands for bonded labour, as described in
‘Captured by Cotton’, a report published today by the Centre for
Research on Multinational Corporation (SOMO) and the India Committee
of the Netherlands (ICN). The report features case studies of four
large manufacturers. These enterprises produce for Bestseller (e.g.
Only, Jack & Jones), C&A, GAP, Diesel, Inditex (e.g. Zara), Marks &
Spencer, Primark, Tommy Hilfiger, and many other European and US
garment companies. A number of companies have undertaken steps towards
the elimination of the Sumangali Scheme, but abusive labour practices
remain widespread.

Sumangali girls

The Sumangali girls are recruited with the promise of a decent wage,
comfortable accommodation, and, the biggest attraction, a considerable
sum of money upon completion of their three-year contract. This lump
sum, varying between 400 and 800 euros, may be used to pay for a
dowry. The reality stands in sharp contrast to the alluring promises:
wages below the legally set minimum, excessive overwork , non-payment
of overtime work, restricted freedom of movement, lack of privacy, no
possibility to lodge complaints or get redress, unhealthy and unsafe
working conditions, etc. This situation fits the definition of ‘worst
forms of child labour’ as laid down by the International Labour
Organisation (ILO) for children up to 18 years old. This is a clear
breach of international labour standards and Indian labour law.

The promised sum is not a bonus, but is made up of withheld wages. In
a number of documented cases girls have not received the lump sum they
were entitled to, despite having completed the contractual three year
period.

The girls’ freedom of action is severely restricted with guards
keeping a constant eye on them. They are compulsory accommodated in
basic dormitories, often within the compound of the factory. This also
means workers hardly have a chance to get in touch with trade unions
or advocacy groups.




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LESSON

281

Chiggala Sutta: The Hole

“Monks,
suppose that this great earth were totally covered with water, and a man were
to toss a yoke with a single hole there. A wind from the east would push it
west, a wind from the west would push it east. A wind from the north would push
it south, a wind from the south would push it north. And suppose a blind
sea-turtle were there. It would come to the surface once every one hundred
years. Now what do you think: would that blind sea-turtle, coming to the
surface once every one hundred years, stick his neck into the yoke with a
single hole?”

“It
would be a sheer coincidence, lord, that the blind sea-turtle, coming to the
surface once every one hundred years, would stick his neck into the yoke with a
single hole.”

“It’s
likewise a sheer coincidence that one obtains the human state. It’s likewise a
sheer coincidence that a Tathagata, worthy & rightly self-awakened, arises
in the world. It’s likewise a sheer coincidence that a doctrine &
discipline expounded by a Tathagata appears in the world. Now, this human state
has been obtained. A Tathagata, worthy & rightly self-awakened, has arisen
in the world. A doctrine & discipline expounded by a Tathagata appears in
the world.

“Therefore
your duty is the contemplation, ‘This is stress… This is the origination of
stress… This is the cessation of stress.’ Your duty is the contemplation,
‘This is the path of practice leading to the cessation of stress.’”

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LESSON

280

Chavalata Sutta: The Firebrand

“Monks,
these four types of individuals are to be found existing in the world. Which
four? The one who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of
others. The one who practices for the benefit of others but not for his/her
own. The one who practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of others.
The one who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others.

Just as a firebrand from a funeral pyre —
burning at both ends, covered with excrement in the middle — is used as fuel
neither in a village nor in the wilderness: I tell you that this is a simile
for the individual who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that
of others. The individual who practices for the benefit of others but not for
his/her own is the higher & more refined of these two. The individual who
practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of others is the highest
& most refined of these three. The individual who practices for his/her own
benefit and for that of others is, of these four, the foremost, the chief, the
most outstanding, the highest, & supreme. Just as
from a cow comes milk; from milk, curds; from curds, butter; from butter, ghee;
from ghee, the skimmings of ghee; and of these, the skimmings of ghee are
reckoned the foremost — in the same way, of these four, the individual who
practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others is the foremost, the
chief, the most outstanding, the highest, & supreme.

“These
are the four types of individuals to be found existing in the world.”

Chavalata Sutta: Wood from a Pyre

translated from the Pali by

Acharya Buddharakkhita

© 2006–2011

Alternate translation: Thanissaro

“Monks,
these four kinds of persons are to be found existing in the world. Which four?
One who is engaged in promoting neither his own good nor in promoting the good
of another; one who is engaged in promoting another’s good but not in promoting
his own good; one who is engaged in promoting his own good but not in promoting
the good of another; and one who is engaged in promoting his own good and also
in promoting the good of another.

“Just
as, monks, a piece of wood from a pyre, burnt at both ends and in the middle
fouled with dung, serves neither for fuel in the village nor for timber in the
forest, so in the same way, monks, is such a person, I say, who is engaged in
promoting neither his own good nor in promoting the good of another.

“Monks,
there is the person who is engaged in promoting the good of another but not in
promoting his own good. Of these two individuals the latter is superior. Monks,
there is the person who is engaged in promoting his own good but not in
promoting the good of another. Of these three individuals he is superior.
Monks, there is the person who is engaged in promoting his own good and also in
promoting another’s good. Of these four individuals he is the foremost, the
chief, the principal, the best and the supreme.

“Just
as, monks, from a cow comes milk; from milk, curd; from curd, butter; from
butter, ghee; from ghee, the skimmings of ghee, and that is reckoned the best;
even so, monks, among these four individuals the person who is engaged in
promoting his own good and also the good of another is the foremost, the chief,
the principal, the best and the supreme. Monks, these are the four individuals
who are to be found existing in the world.”

Sedaka Sutta: The Bamboo Acrobat

translated from the Pali by

Andrew Olendzki

© 2005–2011

Alternate translation: Thanissaro

[The
Buddha addressed the monks:]

Once upon a time, monks, a bamboo acrobat, setting
himself upon his bamboo pole, addressed his assistant Medakathalika: “Come
you, my dear Medakathalika, and climbing up the bamboo pole, stand upon my
shoulders.” “Okay, master” the assistant Medakathalika replied
to the bamboo acrobat; and climbing up the bamboo pole she stood on the
master’s shoulders. So then the bamboo acrobat said this to his assistant
Medakathalika: “You look after me, my dear Medakathalika, and I’ll look
after you. Thus with us looking after one another, guarding one another, we’ll
show off our craft, receive some payment, and safely climb down the bamboo
pole.” This being said, the assistant Medakathalika said this to the
bamboo acrobat: “That will not do at all, master! You look after yourself,
master, and I will look after myself. Thus with each of us looking after
ourselves, guarding ourselves, we’ll show off our craft, receive some payment,
and safely climb down from the bamboo pole. That’s the right way to do
it!”

[The
Buddha said:]

Just like the assistant Medakathalika said to her master:
“I will look after myself,” so should you, monks, practice the
establishment of mindfulness. You should (also) practice the establishment of
mindfulness (by saying) “I will look after others.” Looking after
oneself, one looks after others. Looking after others, one looks after oneself.
And how does one look after others by looking after oneself? By practicing
(mindfulness), by developing (it), by doing (it) a lot. And how does one look
after oneself by looking after others? By patience, by non-harming, by loving
kindness, by caring (for others). (Thus) looking after oneself, one looks after
others; and looking after others, one looks after oneself.

Hita Sutta: Benefit

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1998–2011

“A
monk endowed with five qualities practices both for his own benefit and for
that of others. Which five?

“There
is the case where a monk is himself consummate in virtue and encourages others
to be consummate in virtue. He himself is consummate in concentration and
encourages others to be consummate in concentration. He himself is consummate
in discernment and encourages others to be consummate in discernment. He
himself is consummate in release and encourages others to be consummate in
release. He himself is consummate in the knowledge & vision of release and
encourages others to be consummate in the knowledge & vision of release.

“Endowed
with these five qualities, a monk practices both for his own benefit and for
that of others.

Raga-vinaya Sutta: The Subduing of Passion

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1998–2011

“Monks,
these four types of individuals are to be found existing in the world. Which
four? The one who practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of others.
The one who practices for the benefit of others but not for his/her own. The
one who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of others. The
one who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others.

“And
who is the individual who practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of
others? There is the case where a certain individual practices for the subduing
of passion within him/herself but doesn’t encourage others in the subduing of
passion; practices for the subduing of aversion within him/herself but doesn’t
encourage others in the subduing of aversion; practices for the subduing of
delusion within him/herself but doesn’t encourage others in the subduing of
delusion. Such is the individual who practices for his/her own benefit but not
for that of others.

“And
who is the individual who practices for the benefit of others but not for
his/her own? There is the case where a certain individual doesn’t practice for
the subduing of passion within him/herself but encourages others in the
subduing of passion; he/she doesn’t practice for the subduing of aversion
within him/herself but encourages others in the subduing of aversion; he/she
doesn’t practice for the subduing of delusion within him/herself but encourages
others in the subduing of delusion. Such is the individual who practices for
the benefit of others but not for his/her own.

“And
who is the individual who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for
that of others? There is the case where a certain individual doesn’t practice
for the subduing of passion within him/herself and doesn’t encourage others in
the subduing of passion; he/she doesn’t practice for the subduing of aversion
within him/herself and doesn’t encourage others in the subduing of aversion;
he/she doesn’t practice for the subduing of delusion within him/herself and
doesn’t encourage others in the subduing of delusion. Such is the individual
who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of others.

“And
who is the individual who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of
others? There is the case where a certain individual practices for the subduing
of passion within him/herself and encourages others in the subduing of passion;
practices for the subduing of aversion within him/herself and encourages others
in the subduing of aversion; practices for the subduing of delusion within
him/herself and encourages others in the subduing of delusion. Such is the
individual who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others.

“These
are the four types of individuals to be found existing in the world.”

Sikkha Sutta: Trainings

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 2006–2011

Translator’s note: This sutta is
one of a series explaining AN 4.95, which rates individuals of four
types. The lowest is the one who doesn’t practice for his own benefit or for
the benefit of others. Higher than this is the person who doesn’t practice for
his own benefit, but does practice for the benefit of others. Higher still is
the person who practices for his own benefit, but not for the benefit of
others. Highest of all is the person who practices both for his own benefit and
for the benefit of others. Thus, as explained in this sutta, it is best if you
not only follow the precepts but can also get others to follow them as well.

“Monks,
these four types of individuals are to be found
existing in the world. Which four? The one who practices for his own benefit
but not for that of others. The one who practices for the benefit of others but
not for his own. The one who practices neither for his own benefit nor for that
of others. The one who practices for his own benefit and for that of others.

“And
how is one an individual who practices for his own benefit but not for that of
others? There is the case where a certain individual himself abstains from the
taking of life but doesn’t encourage others in undertaking abstinence from the
taking of life. He himself abstains from stealing but doesn’t encourage others
in undertaking abstinence from stealing. He himself abstains from sexual
misconduct but doesn’t encourage others in undertaking abstinence from sexual
misconduct. He himself abstains from lying but doesn’t encourage others in
undertaking abstinence from lying. He himself abstains from intoxicants that
cause heedlessness but doesn’t encourage others in undertaking abstinence from
intoxicants that cause heedlessness. Such is the individual who practices for
his own benefit but not for that of others.

“And
how is one an individual who practices for the benefit of others but not for
his own? There is the case where a certain individual himself doesn’t abstain
from the taking of life but encourages others in undertaking abstinence from
the taking of life. He himself doesn’t abstain from stealing but encourages
others in undertaking abstinence from stealing. He himself doesn’t abstain from
sexual misconduct but encourages others in undertaking abstinence from sexual
misconduct. He himself doesn’t abstain from lying but encourages others in
undertaking abstinence from lying. He himself doesn’t abstain from intoxicants
that cause heedlessness but encourages others in undertaking abstinence from
intoxicants that cause heedlessness. Such is the individual who practices for
the benefit of others but not for his own.

“And
how is one an individual who practices neither for his own benefit nor for that
of others? There is the case where a certain individual himself doesn’t abstain
from the taking of life and doesn’t encourage others in undertaking abstinence
from the taking of life. He himself doesn’t abstain from stealing and doesn’t
encourage others in undertaking abstinence from stealing. He himself doesn’t
abstain from sexual misconduct and doesn’t encourage others in undertaking
abstinence from sexual misconduct. He himself doesn’t abstain from lying and
doesn’t encourage others in undertaking abstinence from lying. He himself
doesn’t abstain from intoxicants that cause heedlessness and doesn’t encourage
others in undertaking abstinence from intoxicants that cause heedlessness. Such
is the individual who practices neither for his own benefit nor for that of
others.

“And
how is one an individual who practices for his own benefit and for that of
others? There is the case where a certain individual himself abstains from the
taking of life and encourages others in undertaking abstinence from the taking
of life. He himself abstains from stealing and encourages others in undertaking
abstinence from stealing. He himself abstains from sexual misconduct and
encourages others in undertaking abstinence from sexual misconduct. He himself
abstains from lying and encourages others in undertaking abstinence from lying.
He himself abstains from intoxicants that cause heedlessness and encourages
others in undertaking abstinence from intoxicants that cause heedlessness. Such
is the individual who practices for his own benefit and for that of others.

“These
are the four types of individuals to be found existing in the world.”

LESSONS  

267 278 279

Cetana Sutta: Intention

Staying
at Savatthi… [the Blessed One said,] “What one intends, what one
arranges, and what one obsesses about:[1]

This is a support for the stationing of consciousness. There being a support,
there is a landing [or: an establishing] of consciousness. When that
consciousness lands and grows, there is the production of renewed becoming in
the future. When there is the production of renewed becoming in the future,
there is future birth, aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress,
& despair. Such is the origination of this entire mass of suffering &
stress.

“If
one doesn’t intend and doesn’t arrange, but one still obsesses [about something],
this is a support for the stationing of consciousness. There being a support,
there is a landing of consciousness. When that consciousness lands and grows,
there is the production of renewed becoming in the future. When there is the
production of renewed becoming in the future, there is future birth, aging
& death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair. Such [too] is
the origination of this entire mass of suffering & stress.

“But
when one doesn’t intend, arrange, or obsess [about anything], there is no
support for the stationing of consciousness. There being no support, there is
no landing of consciousness. When that consciousness doesn’t land & grow,
there is no production of renewed becoming in the future. When there is no
production of renewed becoming in the future, there is no future birth, aging
& death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, or despair. Such is the
cessation of this entire mass of suffering & stress.”

278

Channa Sutta: To Channa

Translator’s note: Passages in
the Vinaya show that Ven. Channa — apparently, Prince Siddhattha’s horseman on
the night of his Great Renunciation — was proud and obdurate. After becoming a
monk, he was unwilling to accept instruction from any of the other monks. (See
the origin stories to
Sanghadisesa 12 and Pacittiya 12.) DN 16 tells of how
the Buddha, on the night of his parinibbana, imposed the brahma-punishment on
him: he was to be left to his own ways without anyone to teach or correct him.
According to Cv.XI, news of this punishment so shocked Ven. Channa that he
fainted. He then went off into seclusion and practiced diligently to the point
of attaining arahantship. As Ven. Ananda later told him, his attainment
nullified the punishment. This sutta tells a different version of Channa’s
change of heart.

On one
occasion many elder monks were staying near Varanasi in
the Deer Park at Isipatana. Then in the late afternoon
Ven. Channa left his seclusion and, taking his key, went from dwelling to
dwelling, saying to the elder monks, “May the venerable elders exhort me,
may the venerable elders teach me, may the venerable elders give me a Dhamma
talk so that I might see the Dhamma.”

When this
was said, the elder monks said to Ven. Channa, “Form, friend Channa, is inconstant.
Feeling is inconstant. Perception is inconstant. Fabrications are inconstant.
Consciousness is inconstant. Form is not-self. Feeling is not-self. Perception
is not-self. Fabrications are not-self. Consciousness is not-self. All
fabrications are inconstant. All phenomena are not-self.”

Then the
thought occurred to Ven. Channa, “I, too, think that form is inconstant,
feeling is inconstant, perception is inconstant, fabrications are inconstant,
consciousness is inconstant; form is not-self, feeling is not-self, perception
is not-self, fabrications are not-self, consciousness is not-self; all
fabrications are inconstant; all phenomena are not-self. But still my mind does
not leap up, grow confident, steadfast, & released[1] in the resolution of all fabrications, the
relinquishing of all acquisitions, the ending of craving, dispassion,
cessation, Unbinding. Instead, agitation & clinging arise, and my intellect
pulls back, thinking, ‘But who, then, is my self?’ But this thought doesn’t
occur to one who sees the Dhamma. So who might teach me the Dhamma so that I
might see the Dhamma?”

Then the
thought occurred to Ven. Channa, “This Ven. Ananda is
staying at Kosambi in Ghosita’s Park. He has been praised by the Teacher and is
esteemed by his knowledgeable fellows in the holy life. He is capable of
teaching me the Dhamma so that I might see the Dhamma, and I have sudden trust
in him. Why don’t I go to Ven. Ananda?”

So,
setting his lodgings in order and carrying his robes & bowl, Ven. Channa
went to Kosambi to where Ven. Ananda was staying in Ghosita’s Park. On arrival,
he exchanged courteous greetings with the Ven. Ananda. After an exchange of
friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As he was sitting
there, he [told Ven. Ananda what had happened and added], “May Ven. Ananda
exhort me, may Ven. Ananda teach me, may Ven. Ananda give me a Dhamma talk so
that I might see the Dhamma.”

“Even
this much makes me feel gratified & satisfied with Ven. Channa, that he
opens up & breaks down his stubbornness. So lend ear, friend Channa. You
are capable of understanding the Dhamma.”

Then a
sudden great rapture & joy welled up in Ven. Channa at the thought,
“So I am capable of understanding the Dhamma!”

“Face-to-face
with the Blessed One have I heard this, friend Channa. Face-to-face with him
have I learned the exhortation he gave to the bhikkhu Kaccayanagotta:[2]

‘By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by[3]
a polarity, that of existence & non-existence. But when one sees the
origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment,
“non-existence” with reference to the world does not occur to one.
When one sees the cessation of the world as it actually is with right
discernment, “existence” with reference to the world does not occur
to one.

“‘By
& large, Kaccayana, this world is in bondage to attachments, clingings
(sustenances), & biases. But one such as this does not get involved with or
cling to these attachments, clingings, fixations of awareness, biases, or
obsessions; nor is he resolved on “my self.” He has no uncertainty or
doubt that, when there is arising, only stress is arising; and that when there
is passing away, stress is passing away. In this, one’s knowledge is
independent of others. It is to this extent, Kaccayana, that there is right
view.

“‘”Everything
exists”: That is one extreme. “Everything doesn’t exist”: That
is a second extreme. Avoiding these two extremes, the Tathagata teaches the
Dhamma via the middle: From ignorance as a requisite condition come fabrications.
From fabrications as a requisite condition comes consciousness. From
consciousness as a requisite condition comes name-&-form. From
name-&-form as a requisite condition come the six sense media. From the six
sense media as a requisite condition comes contact. From contact as a requisite
condition comes feeling. From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving.
From craving as a requisite condition comes clinging/sustenance. From
clinging/sustenance as a requisite condition comes becoming. From becoming as a
requisite condition comes birth. From birth as a requisite condition, then
aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into
play. Such is the origination of this entire mass of stress & suffering.

“‘Now
from the remainderless fading & cessation of that very ignorance comes the
cessation of fabrications. From the cessation of fabrications comes the
cessation of consciousness. From the cessation of consciousness comes the
cessation of name-&-form. From the cessation of name-&-form comes the
cessation of the six sense media. From the cessation of the six sense media
comes the cessation of contact. From the cessation of contact comes the
cessation of feeling. From the cessation of feeling comes the cessation of
craving. From the cessation of craving comes the cessation of
clinging/sustenance. From the cessation of clinging/sustenance comes the
cessation of becoming. From the cessation of becoming comes the cessation of
birth. From the cessation of birth, then aging & death, sorrow,
lamentation, pain, distress, & despair all cease. Such is the cessation of
this entire mass of stress & suffering.’

“That’s
how it is, friend Ananda, for those who have friends in the holy life like Ven.
Ananda — sympathetic, helpful, exhorting, & teaching. Just now, for me,
listening to Ven. Ananda’s Dhamma-teaching, has the Dhamma been
penetrated.”

279

Chappana Sutta: The Six Animals

“Suppose that a man, wounded and festering, were to go
into a swampy jungle. Its sharp-bladed grasses would pierce his feet; its
thorns would scratch his festering sores. And so, from that cause, he would
experience an even greater measure of pain and unhappiness. In the same way,
there is the case where a certain monk, having gone to a village or to the
wilderness, meets up with someone who upbraids him: ‘This venerable one, acting
in this way, undertaking practices in this way, is a thorn of impurity in this
village.’ Knowing this person to be a thorn, one should understand restraint
and lack of restraint.

“And
what is lack of restraint? There is the case where a monk, seeing a form with
the eye, is obsessed with pleasing forms, is repelled by unpleasing forms, and
remains with body-mindfulness unestablished, with limited awareness. He does
not discern, as it actually is present, the awareness-release, the
discernment-release where any evil, unskillful mental qualities that have
arisen utterly cease without remainder.

“Hearing
a sound with the ear…

“Smelling
an aroma with the nose…

“Tasting
a flavor with the tongue…

“Touching
a tactile sensation with the body…

“Cognizing
an idea with the intellect, he is obsessed with pleasing ideas, is repelled by
unpleasing ideas, and remains with body-mindfulness unestablished, with limited
awareness. He does not discern, as it actually is present, the
awareness-release, the discernment-release where any evil, unskillful mental
qualities that have arisen utterly cease without remainder.

“Just
as if a person
, catching six animals of different ranges, of different
habitats, were to bind them with a strong rope. Catching a snake, he would bind
it with a strong rope. Catching a crocodile… a bird… a dog… a hyena… a
monkey, he would bind it with a strong rope. Binding them all with a strong
rope, and tying a knot in the middle, he would set chase to them.

“Then
those six animals, of different ranges, of different habitats, would each pull
toward its own range & habitat. The snake would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll go
into the anthill.’ The crocodile would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll go into the
water.’ The bird would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll fly up into the air.’ The dog
would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll go into the village.’ The hyena would pull,
thinking, ‘I’ll go into the charnel ground.’ The monkey would pull, thinking,
‘I’ll go into the forest.’ And when these six animals became internally
exhausted, they would submit, they would surrender, they would come under the
sway of whichever among them was the strongest. In the same way, when a monk
whose mindfulness immersed in the body is undeveloped & unpursued, the eye
pulls toward pleasing forms, while unpleasing forms are repellent. The ear
pulls toward pleasing sounds… The nose pulls toward pleasing aromas… The
tongue pulls toward pleasing flavors… The body pulls toward pleasing tactile
sensations… The intellect pulls toward pleasing ideas, while unpleasing ideas
are repellent. This, monks, is lack of restraint.

“And what is restraint? There is the
case where a monk, seeing a form with the eye, is not obsessed with pleasing
forms, is not repelled by unpleasing forms, and remains with body-mindfulness
established, with immeasurable awareness. He discerns, as it actually is
present, the awareness-release, the discernment-release where all evil,
unskillful mental qualities that have arisen utterly cease without remainder.

“Hearing
a sound with the ear…

“Smelling
an aroma with the nose…

“Tasting
a flavor with the tongue…

“Touching
a tactile sensation with the body…

“Cognizing
an idea with the intellect, he is not obsessed with pleasing ideas, is not
repelled by unpleasing ideas, and remains with body-mindfulness established,
with immeasurable awareness. He discerns, as it actually is present, the
awareness-release, the discernment-release where all evil, unskillful mental
qualities that have arisen utterly cease without remainder.

“Just
as if a person, catching six animals of different ranges, of different
habitats, were to bind them with a strong rope. Catching a snake, he would bind
it with a strong rope. Catching a crocodile… a bird… a dog… a hyena… a
monkey, he would bind it with a strong rope. Binding them all with a strong
rope, he would tether them to a strong post or stake.
[1]

“Then
those six animals, of different ranges, of different habitats, would each pull
toward its own range & habitat. The snake would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll go
into the anthill.’ The crocodile would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll go into the
water.’ The bird would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll fly up into the air.’ The dog
would pull, thinking, ‘I’ll go into the village.’ The hyena would pull,
thinking, ‘I’ll go into the charnel ground.’ The monkey would pull, thinking,
‘I’ll go into the forest.’ And when these six animals became internally
exhausted, they would stand, sit, or lie down right there next to the post or
stake. In the same way, when a monk whose mindfulness immersed in the body is
developed & pursued, the eye does not pull toward pleasing forms, and
unpleasing forms are not repellent. The ear does not pull toward pleasing
sounds… The nose does not pull toward pleasing aromas… The tongue does not
pull toward pleasing flavors… The body does not pull toward pleasing tactile
sensations… The intellect does not pull toward pleasing ideas, and unpleasing
ideas are not repellent. This, monks, is restraint.

“Thus
you should train yourselves: ‘We will develop mindfulness immersed in the body.
We will pursue it, hand it the reins and take it as a basis, give it a
grounding. We will steady it, consolidate it, and set about it properly.’
That’s how you should train yourselves.”

POLITICS is SACRED with GOOD GOVERNANCE


Ms MAYAWATI JI’s HIGHLY PROMISING AND THE BEST GOVERNANCE CONTINUED
Four years in office:Chief Minister Mayawati inspects foundation stones that she “dedicated” to the people of UP on Friday for new projects worth Rs.2,000 crores on completion of her four years in office in Lucknow.– PHOTO: Subir Roy


Four years in office:Chief Minister Mayawati inspects foundation stones
that she “dedicated” to the people of UP on Friday for new projects
worth Rs.2,000 crores on completion of her four years in office in
Lucknow.– PHOTO: Subir Roy

Mayawati to strike while
the iron is hot


Chief Minister of Uttar
Pradesh Mayawati, who is also the national president of the Bahujan Samaj
Party, will be visiting Karnataka on June 5 to participate in a convention of
State, district and taluk-level party presidents to guide them towards a better
performance of the party in the next Assembly elections here.


State president of BSP
Marasandra Muniyappa told presspersons that Ms. Mayawati would address the
convention of party functionaries at Gayatri Vihar in the Bangalore Palace.
There will be a major political churning in State politics and many prominent
leaders are likely to join the BSP.


‘Fed up’


“People are fed up with
the maladministration of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the ineffective
Opposition parties. They are looking for an alternative political force to
change the system,” he claimed.


Accusing the BJP of
cheating the people in the name of development, he said development was the
first casualty under the present Government and people, especially the
depressed class, was facing serious insecurity. The Opposition parties have
been unsuccessful in opposing the misdeeds of the governing party, he said.


Corruption is antithesis to the rule of law and good governance.
It has nullified the benefits of development,


BJP government in Karnataka is cheating
people in the name of development.

BJP government which came to power in the name of develpoment, has done
nothing for the people of this state.

Hon’ble Chief
Minister, Uttar Pradesh

Ms. Mayawati Ji

Led Government’s
four-year term

Has been very
promising

And the best in the
sphere of

“Law & Order and
Crime Control”

Besides

“Development and Public
Welfare”

Important and Historic Steps
pertaining to Development and Public Welfare

·        
Hon’ble
Ms. Mayawati Ji-led government formed on 13 May, 2007 in Uttar

Pradesh, after its four-year term, has kindled a new ray of
“bright” future

Among the general public in the State, especially the SC/STs,
backwards,

religious minorities and upper-caste poor in respect of law and
order and

crime control together with development and public welfare
activities.

·        
This
very government, by pursuing the path shown by great saints, gurus

and seers born in backward classes, especially Mahtma Jotiba

Phule, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Shri Narayana Guru, Baba Saheb

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji in development

and public welfare activities with government following the
policy of

“Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay”.

·        
Besides,
to honour these backward-born great “Saints, Gurus and Seers”,

Various magnificent spots, memorials, museums, parks, etc have
been

Constructed in the state, on which the total budgeted government
amount

Spent is even less than 1%; the remaining funds having spent on
law

And order, crime control, development and public welfare
activities.

·        
In the
last four years, the central government did not release on time its

Share payable to the state totalling Rs. 21,385 crore. If this
amount had

Been paid by the centre in time, achievements of the state
government

Could have been far far better.

·        
Not
only this, the
“special
economic package’
of Rs.
80,000 crore

Sought from the central government for the total development of
the state,

Especially Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal in view of the poor and
pitiable

Economic conditions inherited from the previous governments, no
money

Was received from the central government at all.

·        
Thereafter,
under government’s new development strategy several

Major projects /schemes on the PPP-model, like the Ganga Express-way,

Yamuna Express-way and Upper Ganga canal were prepared to spur

Development in the state in which no central investments were
involved

Except a departmental ‘no objection ‘ from them; the centre,
however, did

Not cooperate even in this matter.

·        
And
yet, with
“ correct
mobilization of resources and improved financial

Management” the
state government generated an atmosphere of

·        
Development,
notable achievements of which are enumerated below.

NOTE-1-Since the formation, in 1995 of the first government of
Hon’ble Chief

Minister Ms. Mayawati Ji in Uttar Pradesh, its priority has been the
total

Development of the poor and the backward SC/ST, other backward
classes,

Religious minorities and disables persons-who had remained neglected
for

Centuries and during earlier governments. By separately creating
Uttar

Pradesh Welfare Department and other ministries, there has been

Considerable improvements in their condition at every level and
every sphere.

1.    This government in the last four years has
undertaken several activities at

a total cost of Rs. 37,000 crore (Rs. 36,795 crore), outlay of
21.21

and 100% expenditure on the development of “SC/ST” under special

component plan which are chiefly – increase in the rate of post
matric for

(Scheduled Castes), eligibility level of income increased from
1lakh to

Rs.2 lakh,, scholarships fora all students (girls and boys) from
class 1 to 8,

establishment of ‘bhagidari bhavan’ at Lucknow and Agra,
including

Training institutes at Aligarh and Rae Bareli to coach SC/ST
youth for

recruitment to high-level services like I.A.S and P.C.S;
recruitment in

Government posts through a drive to clear the backlog; for the
first time

Reservation in contracts upto Rs.25 lakh for SC/ST, so far,
contracts worth

Rs.1,623 crore allotted; about 4 lakh S/C families allotted more

Than 3,500 hectares of land.; 16 Mahamaya Polytechnics for
Information

Technology set up for these categories of students;
regularisation of

Landless SC/ST people in possession of gram sabah land
upto13May,

2007;  formal right of
possession letters (pattas) awarded to 9,431

Persons; about 3000 genuine lease-holders benefited by removing
illegal

Usurpers from their land; creation of employment totalling 5,945
lakh man-

Days for men and 2,089 lakh for women belonging to SC/ST classes

Created in rural areas; about 8 lakh S/C families benefited by
writing-off

Debts amounting to Rs.120.28 crore of Uttar Pradesh SC/ST

Development Corporation; electrification on large-scale of SC/ST
bustees

/majras and appointment of 23% from these classes only of SOs in
police

Stations; provision of reservation also in state
government-aided priveta

Enterprises; allotment of more than 4,000 fair price shops;
together with

The establishment of a Rs.100 crore “leather park and shoe mandi”: in

Agra, exemption from VAT of Agra Footwear Industry.

2.    “Other Backward Classes” – in the last four years 2 lakh landless
people

allotted lease of about 50,000 hectares of agricultural land;
effective

implementation of 27% reservation for OBSc in the allotment of
fair price

shops in the urban and rural areas under the public distribution
system;

computerisation of the entire procedure of scholarship unders
the

backward classes Welfare department; more than 50 lakh students
(girls

and boys) benefites by scholarships under the scheme of aid to
the poor

families of backward classes on account of marriage and illness
about

Rs.50 crore spent every year; apart from increasing the “creamy layer”

annual income limit of these classes from Rs.3 lakh Rs.5lakh,
about

Rs.250 crore spent to reimburse the admission fees of students
studying

in post matric classes

3.    In the matter of Religious Minorities especially the Muslim
community,

mention may be made of the establishment of Manyawar Shri
Kanshiram

Ji Urdu, Arabic-Persian University; inclusion of 10 new
Arabic-Persian

Madrasas in the grant-in-aid list; as much as 486.73 crore
approx, on

account of scholarships to 1,28,35,824 minority students (girls
and boys);

elegibilty income limit for scholarships increased to Rs.1 lakh
in respect of

minority students; grant of Rs. 3,745 lakh for the marriage of
37,445

daughters from minority BPL families; reimbursement of fees
amounting

to Rs.2,049 lakh of 49,166 post matric students; construction of
well-

equipped “Haj
Houses”
at
Ghaziabad and Lucknow for the convenience of

the Hajis; “direct Haj
flight” from Varanasi to Jeddah
;
abolition of the

pre-condition of police verification in the appointment of “Mutawallis”;

arrangement of advance coaching to prepare for competitive
recruitment

examinations; the amount of grant for Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy
more

than doubled to Rs.3 crore; establishment of 58 government secondary

schools in
minority-dominated areas of 22 selected districts as well as

formation of a commission to provide the atatus of minority
institution to

‘taleemi idaar’ (educational institutions) besides, the
distribution of

Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Handloom Weavers awards.

4.    “Disabled” – establishment of ‘Uttar Pradeesh Dr. Shakuntala Misra

Rehabilation University’ at a cost of Rs.400 crore to provide quality

education to the differently-abled students; with 1% reservation
for the

visually impaired and 2% other disabled, so far, 677 and
1320fair shops

allotted, respectively; disabled pension rate increased to
Rs.300 per

month from Rs.150- the total number of disabled pensioners
during

2009-10 increased to 708077.

5.    Several welfare schemes implemented for
Sarv-Samaj
“women” also,

notable being amendment of the zamindari kanoon to ensure
equitable

share of women in patriarchal landed property; the amount of
dole for

destitute women increased to Rs.300 per month from Rs.150 apart
from

construction of shelter homes etc for them in Mathurs and
Vrindavan;

“alertness and sensitivity” on the part of government has resulted in

Considerable “decline” of criminal cases against “women”.

NOTE-II- In addition, many significant and historic steps wre taken
for the

Uplift of the poor and the helpless belonging to sarv-samaj besides,

Farmers, labourers, lawyers, employees, traders and people engaged
in

Other professions, with all government departments also contributing
to the

Development of the people of the state viz.:

1.    Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib
Arthik Madad
Yojna
benefits about 31 lakh families in Uttar Pradeshwhich have not been able to
avail of the benefits of the BPL list or antyodaya, by providing an assistance
of Rs.400 per month.

2.    Savitribai Phule Shiksha Madad Yojna benefitted a total of 6,86,953 girl
students, so far, with Rs.15,000 and a bicycle given to class 10 students and
an additional assistance of Rs.10,000 on promotion to class 12.

3.    Mahamaya Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojna provides for Rs.1lakh to be given to the
girl child immediately on birth, which has benefitted about 3,25,000 girl
children.

4.    Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Samagra Vikas Yojna benefitted abount 5,598 gram
sabhas.

5.    Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri Gharib Awas
Yojna
provides for free
housing facilities, benefiting about 1lakh families.

6.    Sarvjan Hitay Gharib Awas (Slum Area) Maliqana
Haq Yojna

benefited about 7,232 families.

7.    BPL card-holders of Sarv-samaj and
beneficiaries of Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojna
being provided free of charge legal aid
by government lawyers to plead their cases in courts.

8.    Under Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri SC/ST Bssti Samagra Vikas Yojna, 250 bustees selected for development.

9.    Lease-hold of 55,000 hectares of
agricultural land for about 2.5 lakh poor and unemployed landless people.

10.  About “3.5 lakh families” allotted
residential plots measuring 3,500 hectares.

11.  Allotment of 30,000 hectares of land to
about 36,000 agriculturists.

12.  16,000 sites allotted to 19,000 people
engaged in the pottery craft.

13.  Allotment of 12,000 hectares of land for
free plantation to 42,000 farmers.

14.  Insurance provided to 18,67,835 heads of
families under the General Public Insurance Scheme.

15.  Under the enforced Uttar Oradesh Janhit Guarantee Quanoon 13 essential services relating to
revenue, urban development, medical and food and supply guaranteed within a
specified time limit.

16.  Brilliant BPL students (girls and boys) of
the newly established Gautam Buddha University belonging to sarv-samaj sent to
Europe for higher studies on state expenses.

17.  The maximum sickness allowance increased
from Rs.2,000 to 5,000 in the case of S/S and those eligible from the general
category.

18.  The amount of grant-in-aid doubled in the
event of marriage/sickness in Bundelkhand.

19.  As many as 897 child development projects
onder operation.

20.  Daily wages of “labourers/wage earners” of unorganised sector increased to Rs.100
from Rs.58.

21.  More than 18 lakh government employees in
the state provided benefit of the sixth pay commission, causing an additional
financial burden of Rs.21,000 crore.

22.  As many as 35,000 daily wage employees,
appointed till 29 June, 1991 regularised.

23.  Generation of 10,586 lakh man days in the
rural areas at a cost of Rs. 16,995 crore.

24.  Self-employment made available to 13.58
lakh families with a grant of Rs.800 crore.

25.  Recruitment of 1.9 lakh ‘safai-workers
(Aroghya Rakshaks)” in the state in one go besides, 88,000 primary school
teachers, 5,000 Urdu teachers and massive recruitment in other departments
together with employment opportunities provided to
“lakhs” of people in non-governmental sectors as well.

26.  Infrastructural Development: construction of 165 Km long, 6-lane
Yamuna express-way at a cost of Rs. 9,935 crore between Noida and Agra.

27.  Rs.30,000
crore –construction project of 1,047 Km long, 8-lane entry controlled
express-way from Greater Noida to Ballia.

28.  Costing Rs. 8,911 crore, 148-km long
Sanauta-Purkazi Express-way project along the upper Ganga canal bank.

29.  In the Taj city, Agra, construction of a
20.5 km long 6-lane ring road at a cost of Rs.1,100 crore.

30.  Delhi-Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail Link,
first phase, from Delhi to Noida completed.

31.  PPP process activated to establish ab
international airport at Kushinagar for the development of Buddhist circuit.

32.  Energy development; with an amount of Rs. 28,796 crore
incurred by the government led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati Ji, a
new trust” born among the general public to meet
its electricity needs, during its four-year term,; the government seriously
engaged at the ground level about its promise to offer 24-hourelectricity by
2014, Begining of about 30,000 MW new projects. Investment of Rs. 1,20,000
crore. In the field of transmission, thye largest ever investment of Rs.10,000
crore through PPP in the country.

33.  Road construction – construction/reconstruction of more than
50,000 km long roads with an expenditure of about Rs.9000 crore.

34.  About 13,000 km long CC roads and KC
drains constructed in 5,480 gram sabhas/villages at a cost of Rs. 3,569 crore.

35.  Construction of 319 bridges at a cost of
Rs.1,369 crore as well as 16 over-bridges, entailinf an expenditure of Rs.363
crore.

36.  Irrigation – Strengthening of irrigation works/activities at a cost of
Rs.22,097 crore.

37.  Additional irrigation capacity of about 1.5
lakh hectares generated with the construction of 2,975 tube wells.

38.  Tail-feeding of more than 9,000 canals ensured.

39.  Irrigation arrangement of 32 lakh hectares
of land
.

40.  Agriculture and Allied services – about Rs. 19,50 crore spent in the last
four years.

41.  Drive to bouble the income of the farmers.

42.  Weather-based crop insurance scheme
started.

43.  Rain water storage project in Bundelkhand.

44.  Unprecedented increase in sugarcane price
(SAP).

45.  Uttar Pradesh tops the country in milk
production.

46.  Dr.Ambedkar Agricultural Improvement
Scheme of feeder separation for uninterrupted power supply to farmers.

47.  Establishment of new agricultural
university in Banda.

48.  Education and Sports Development – about 65,000 crore (Rs.64,997 Crore) were
spent on account of education in the last four years.

49.  As many as 12,160 new senior primary
schools and 4,654 new primary schools established

50.  13 private universities established.

51.  Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Research Chair
established in 6 universities.

52.  As many as 41 new government
polytechnics
  set up.

53.  In Gautambuddha Nagar, a second technical
university established under the name of Mahamaya Technical University.

54.  Commencement of ‘Manyawar Shri Kanshiram
Ji Kala Samman Puraskar’ and Sant Ravidas Kala Samman Puraskar’.

55.  Medical and Health services – About 22,000 crore (Rs 22,190 crore) spent
in the last four years.

56.  Decision to operate medical colleges in
Kannauj, Jalaun and Saharanpur districts as wellas a para-medical college in
Jhansi.

57.  Decision to open state of the art super
specialty 500-bed hospital with participation of private sector, costing around
140-150 crore each in Lucknow, Agra, Jalaun, Bijnur, Azamgarh, Ambedkar Nagar.
And Saharanpur.

58.  For the first time in the country a
separate unani directorate established by
 Uttar Pradesh.

59.  Urban Development – About Rs.13,156 crore spent on account of
housing and urban development as wellas Rs. 4,090 crore spent on hygene and
cleanliness schemes.

60.  Projects worth about Rs.8,000 crore
completed in Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Allahabad and Mathura on
development of urban infrastructural facilities and providing housing to the
poor besides, fulfilling their basic needs.

61.  Provision of about Rs.1,000 crore for
drinking water projects in 7 metropolitan towns. Completion of projects of
Rs.400 crore in other 37 towns and plying of 1,310 modern buses started.

62.  Implementation of solid waste management
schemes in 26 cities.

In additionto the above, the government has, through other
departments , taken several important and notable decisions, a detailed account
of which is given in a government published listing its achievements of four
years.

In order to see for herself the ground reality of the activities
stated in the booklet, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati Ji, from 1st
February, 2011 to 2nd March 2011 i.e., for full one month, made
surprise inspections to take stock of law and order situation and creime
control in all the 72 districts, together with development and public welfare
activities, with strict action taken against authorities, if anything wanting
was detected. Necessary directions and guidance for improvement were also
given.

In a nutshell, the four years of the Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Hon’ble Ms Mayawati Ji led government has been
“ highly promising and the best” in the area of “development and public welfare”.

Every policy of Uttar Pradesh
Govt. is based on
‘Sarvajan
Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay’

Important and Historic Initiative for Law
& Order and Crime Control

1.    Since the formation of the present
government in Uttar Pradesh, on 13 May, 2007 till date, an Unprecedented
environment of “peace and order and communal harmony, free from injustice,
crime and fear” has been created by giving “top priority” to “law-order and
crime control” for which several important decisions had to be taken with iron
resolve at the different levels e.g:

2.    Rigorous and effective action taken
against more than 1 lakh known notorious criminals/Mafiosi.

3.    1.707 notorious criminals detained under
the most stringent “National Security Act (NSA)”.

4.    Strict action taken under th “Gangster
Act” against about 40,000 professional offenders.

5.    A total of 8.013 notorious delequents,
carrying reward on their heads, were arrested, including those “carrying on the
head a reward” upto Rs.5 lakh.

6.    Another 374 notorious criminals carrying
reward, between Rs.50,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 were “killed” by the police in self
defence.

7.    Also, thousands of anti-social elements/goondas
and white-collar criminals were sent to their right place i.e. behind the bars
in the “jail”.

8.    For the first in the state, action was
also taken against “ influencial people and those occupying high positions”
found guilty of breaching the law, establishing the motto “all wequal before
the law” under which several ministers, ex-ministers, MPs and legislators were
proceeded against leagally with due strictness.

9.    “Historic action” continues, without let
or hinderance, against arrant criminals and Mafiosi to “confisticat their
ill-gotten wealth” in order to break the economic backbone. Property worth more
than Rs. 443 crore forfeited so far.

10.  Elimination of fierce dacoits – synonymous
of terror, Rs. 5 lakh rewardee bandit chief Shivakumar alias Dadua, Ambika
Patel i.e. Thokia, Mussafir Yadav, carrying a reward of Rs.2lakh from Bihar
atate and Santosh alias Kittu Gupta with a reward of Rs. 1.5 lakh besides,
several other offenders carrying rewards between Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 50,000 were
killed by police in encounters inself-defence.

11.  In the terrorist attack on CRPF group
centre at Rampur by 4 terrorists of HUJI – Harqat UI Jehad Al Islami as wellas
an active member of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) together with ISI agents
were also apprehended.

12.  Noor Baksh, a shooter belonging to the
gang of international criminal, Dawood Ibrahim was shot daed while trying to
escape from police custody.

13.  To secure justice to prosecuted people
under the previous government, 10,000 cases filed through a “special campaign”
and action taken against 31,136 persons. “Legal” action also initiated against
those trying to register “fake” reports.

14.  The area of ‘jungle raj’, goonda tax,
‘mafia rule’ and ‘anarchy’ inherited in legacy, ends, entirely due to the
“missionary and struggling” efforts of Hon’ble Chief Ninister Ms. Mayawati JI.
People, coming out of the suffocating “jungle raj”, breathing in, today, the
wiff of fresh air of the “rule of law by law”.

15.  The result of such strict action was that
an environment of “ communal harmony” continued to exist and no untoward
incident occurred in the whole of the state, in light of the court decision on
the very sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi/Babri Masjid “case”. The peaceful conditions
prevailed in Uttar Pradesh, there was calm and quiet in other states of the
country as well.

16.  So also Common Wealth Games 2010,
three-tier panchayat elections, Mahakumbh fair, Haridwar-2010, Allahabad Magh
Mela-2011 passed off peacefully. Lok Sabha-2009 general elections were also
conducted without violence, with peace and impartiality.

17.  In order to ensure “justice” to the
general public and create “trust” towards the law and order system in them,
strict instructions issued to record the First Information Report (FIR) in the
thanas from victimized persons without the slightest difficulties.

18.  Instructions to all district, division and
tehsil level authorities to be available to the people, as a must in their
offices from 10 to 12 in thye morning.

19.  Observance of “thana divwas” on every 1st
and 3rd Saturdsy of the month with the object of taking effective
action against victimization of poor people of the sarv-samaj.

20.  As a result of these special efforts made
by the government, remarkable “decline“ in the rate of all kinds of crime
against “SC/ST” in the state. Eqally notable has been the percentage of
disposal of crime enquiries which stands at 92.

21.  Appointment of a special public
prosecutor” for prosecution of cases under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities
Act.

22.  “Considerable reduction” in incidence of
all crimes against “women” in the state.

23.  The percentage of action was 94.1, last
year against those accused of crime against “women” and 91.9 of cases disposed
of, which is a “record” in itself. Consequently, the rate of crime against
women in Uttar Pradesh is much less than even the national average.

24.  The effort to secure “justice” in every
matter and at every level
  to every
segment of the society and the sarv-samaj, the poor people, farmers, labourers,
businessmen, lawyers, service-class and non-service-class people as also students
in accordance with the policy of “Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhay”.

25.  Together with the arrest of more than two
dozen hard core naxalites, a strategy of
 
“tatal development (samagra vikas)” in identified areas adopted in order
to deal with the “naxal” problem so that a feeling of trust towards the
administration in kindled in the public psyche in the affected areas and they
do not go astray. Efforts to provide the various basic amenities under Dr.
Ambedkar gram sabha yojns to the 423 naxal affected villages.

26.  Many important and historic decisions
taken to establish “rule of the law by law” in the state
  in order to “modernize and strengthen to make
the police administration alert and vigilant”.

27.  More than double the increase in police
budget with about Rs. 7,740 crore sanctioned. For the first time in Uttar
Pradesh a service manual for different sections of the police force
promulgated.

28.  Formation of “Uttar Pradesh Police
Recruitment Board” for transparency in view of complaints of corruption in
police recruitment.

29.  In a “historic” decision about 2.04 lakh
new posts for policemen created, in one stroke. Already 35,000 constables
selected in a transparent procedure – a step which has been praised at the
national also.

30.  Constitution of two new zones Viz.
“Poorvanchal and western Uttar Pradesh” to further strengthen the “Special Task
Force (STF)”.

31.  “National Capital Police Zone” formed for
effective control over law and order and crime control in western Uttar
Pradesh.

32.  Establishment of “women police stations
(mahila Thana)” in all districts together with “mahila helpline”, “family
planning Centre” and “mahila sahayta prakoshtha” at the state level.

33.  “Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS)” set up in
November, 2007 itself.

34.  “SIT” constituted to investigate serious
economic offences.

35.  For proper security and up keep of the
newly constructed sites/memorials
  etc
formation of “Uttar Pradesh Police Special Zone Security Battalian” under which
1,233 new posts created.

36.  “state level committee constituted” inder
the chairmanship of Director General, police to prevent circulation of
“counterfeit / fake currency notes”.

37.  Sevearl proposals for necessary
cooperation pending with the centre about inclusion of naxal-affected districts
into “focus” districts under the “integrated development plan” for development
of the local surroundings and modernization of the police.

Apart from these, many more important steps were taken, a
detailed account of which is given in a booklet published by the government,
highlighting its achievements during the last four years.

In brief, to get the correct feel of ground realities, the
Hon’ble Chief minisre Ms. Mayawati Ji herself made surprise inspections of
“Law-order and crime control:, for one full month i.e. from 1 February – 2
March, 2011, visiting police stations in all the 72 districts in the state,
taking strong action against authorities found wanting in performance and
issuing guidelines for improvement.

Every policy of Uttar
Pradesh Govt. is based on
‘Sarvajan Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay’

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Staying
at Savatthi… [the Blessed One said,] “What one intends, what one
arranges, and what one obsesses about:[1]
This is a support for the stationing of consciousness. There being a support,
there is a landing [or: an establishing] of consciousness. When that
consciousness lands and grows, there is the production of renewed becoming in
the future. When there is the production of renewed becoming in the future,
there is future birth, aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress,
& despair. Such is the origination of this entire mass of suffering &
stress.

“If
one doesn’t intend and doesn’t arrange, but one still obsesses [about
something], this is a support for the stationing of consciousness. There being
a support, there is a landing of consciousness. When that consciousness lands
and grows, there is the production of renewed becoming in the future. When
there is the production of renewed becoming in the future, there is future birth,
aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair. Such
[too] is the origination of this entire mass of suffering & stress.

“But
when one doesn’t intend, arrange, or obsess [about anything], there is no
support for the stationing of consciousness. There being no support, there is
no landing of consciousness. When that consciousness doesn’t land & grow,
there is no production of renewed becoming in the future. When there is no
production of renewed becoming in the future, there is no future birth, aging
& death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, or despair. Such is the
cessation of this entire mass of suffering & stress.”


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Capala (Pacala) Sutta: Nodding

Once[1] the Blessed One was living among the Bhaggas in the Deer Park at Bhesakala Grove, near Crocodile Haunt. At that time Ven. Maha Moggallana[2] sat nodding near the village of Kallavalaputta, in Magadha.
The Blessed One, with his purified divine eye, surpassing the human,
saw Ven. Maha Moggallana as he sat nodding near the village of
Kallavalaputta, in Magadha. As soon as he saw this — just as a strong
man might extend his flexed arm or flex his extended arm — he
disappeared from among the Bhaggas in the Deer Park at Bhesakala Grove,
near Crocodile Haunt, and re-appeared near the village of
Kallavalaputta, in Magadha, right in front of Ven. Maha Moggallana.
There he sat down on a prepared seat. As he was sitting there, the
Blessed One said to Ven. Maha Moggallana, “Are you nodding, Moggallana?
Are you nodding?”

“Yes, lord.”

“Well then, Moggallana, whatever perception you have in mind when
drowsiness descends on you, don’t attend to that perception, don’t
pursue it. It’s possible that by doing this you will shake off your
drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then
recall to your awareness the Dhamma as you have heard & memorized
it, re-examine it & ponder it over in your mind. It’s possible that
by doing this you will shake off your drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then
repeat aloud in detail the Dhamma as you have heard & memorized it.
It’s possible that by doing this you will shake off your drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then pull
both your earlobes and rub your limbs with your hands. It’s possible
that by doing this you will shake off your drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then get
up from your seat and, after washing your eyes out with water, look
around in all directions and upward to the major stars &
constellations. It’s possible that by doing this you will shake off your
drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then
attend to the perception of light, resolve on the perception of daytime,
[dwelling] by night as by day, and by day as by night. By means of an
awareness thus open & unhampered, develop a brightened mind. It’s
possible that by doing this you will shake off your drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then —
percipient of what lies in front & behind — set a distance to
meditate walking back & forth, your senses inwardly immersed, your
mind not straying outwards. It’s possible that by doing this you will
shake off your drowsiness.

“But if by doing this you don’t shake off your drowsiness, then —
reclining on your right side — take up the lion’s posture, one foot
placed on top of the other, mindful, alert, with your mind set on
getting up. As soon as you wake up, get up quickly, with the thought, ‘I
won’t stay indulging in the pleasure of lying down, the pleasure of
reclining, the pleasure of drowsiness.’ That is how you should train
yourself.

“Furthermore, Moggallana, should you train yourself: ‘I will not visit families with my pride[3]
lifted high.’ That is how you should train yourself. Among families
there are many jobs that have to be done, so that people don’t pay
attention to a visiting monk. If a monk visits them with his trunk
lifted high, the thought will occur to him, ‘Now who, I wonder, has
caused a split between me and this family? The people seem to have no
liking for me.’ Getting nothing, he becomes abashed. Abashed, he becomes
restless. Restless, he becomes unrestrained. Unrestrained, his mind is
far from concentration.

“Furthermore, Moggallana, should you train yourself: ‘I will speak no
confrontational speech.’ That is how you should train yourself. When
there is confrontational speech, a lot of discussion can be expected.
When there is a lot of discussion, there is restlessness. One who is
restless becomes unrestrained. Unrestrained, his mind is far from
concentration.

“It’s not the case, Moggallana, that I praise association of every
sort. But it’s not the case that I dispraise association of every sort. I
don’t praise association with householders and renunciates. But as for
dwelling places that are free from noise, free from sound, their
atmosphere devoid of people, appropriately secluded for resting
undisturbed by human beings: I praise association with dwelling places
of this sort.”

When this was said, Ven. Moggallana said to the Blessed One:
“Briefly, lord, in what respect is a monk released through the ending of
craving, utterly complete, utterly free from bonds, a follower of the
utterly holy life, utterly consummate: foremost among human &
heavenly beings?”

“There is the case, Moggallana, where a monk has heard, ‘All
phenomena are unworthy of attachment.’ Having heard that all phenomena
are unworthy of attachment, he fully knows all things. Fully knowing all
things, he fully comprehends all things. Fully comprehending all
things, then whatever feeling he experiences — pleasure, pain, neither
pleasure nor pain — he remains focused on inconstancy, focused on
dispassion, focused on cessation, focused on relinquishing with regard
to that feeling. As he remains focused on inconstancy, focused on
dispassion, focused on cessation, focused on relinquishing with regard
to that feeling, he is unsustained by[4]
anything in the world. Unsustained, he is not agitated. Unagitated, he
is unbound right within. He discerns: ‘Birth is ended, the holy life
fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.’

“It is in this respect, Moggallana, that a monk, in brief, is
released through the ending of craving, utterly complete, utterly free
from bonds, a follower of the utterly holy life, utterly consummate:
foremost among human & heavenly beings.”


 

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Candala Sutta: The Outcaste

“Endowed
with these five qualities, a lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a
stain of a lay follower, a dregs of a lay follower. Which five? He/she does not
have conviction [in the Buddha’s Awakening]; is unvirtuous; is eager for
protective charms & ceremonies; trusts protective charms & ceremonies,
not kamma; and searches for recipients of his/her offerings outside [of the
Sangha], and gives offerings there first. Endowed with these five qualities, a
lay follower is an outcaste of a lay follower, a stain of a lay follower, a
dregs of a lay follower.

“Endowed
with these five qualities, a lay follower is a jewel of a lay follower, a lotus
of a lay follower, a fine flower of a lay follower. Which five? He/she has
conviction; is virtuous; is not eager for protective charms & ceremonies;
trusts kamma, not protective charms & ceremonies; does not search for
recipients of his/her offerings outside [of the Sangha], and gives offerings
here first. Endowed with these five qualities, a lay follower is a jewel of a
lay follower, a lotus of a lay follower, a fine flower of a lay follower.”

 

Canda: The Beggar

Before, I had fallen on evil times: no husband, no
children, no relatives, friends, no way to obtain clothing & food. So,
taking a staff & bowl in hand, begging for alms from house to house,
feverish from the cold & heat, I wandered for seven full years. Then seeing
a nun obtaining food & drink, I approached her & said: “Let me go
forth into homelessness.” She, Patacara, from
sympathy, let me go forth; then, exhorting me, urged me on to the highest goal.
Hearing her words, I did her bidding. Her exhortation was not in vain. I’m a
three-knowledge woman, fermentation-free.

 

POLITICS is SACRED with GOOD GOVERNANCE

BEST PROMISING GOVERNANCE OF Ms. MAYAWATI JI IN FOUR YEARS

 

Important and Historic Initiative for Law
& Order and Crime Control

1.    Since the formation of the present
government in Uttar Pradesh, on 13 May, 2007 till date, an Unprecedented
environment of “peace and order and communal harmony, free from injustice,
crime and fear” has been created by giving “top priority” to “law-order and
crime control” for which several important decisions had to be taken with iron
resolve at the different levels e.g:

2.    Rigorous and effective action taken
against more than 1 lakh known notorious criminals/Mafiosi.

3.    1.707 notorious criminals detained under
the most stringent “National Security Act (NSA)”.

4.    Strict action taken under th “Gangster
Act” against about 40,000 professional offenders.

5.    A total of 8.013 notorious delequents,
carrying reward on their heads, were arrested, including those “carrying on the
head a reward” upto Rs.5 lakh.

6.    Another 374 notorious criminals carrying
reward, between Rs.50,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 were “killed” by the police in self
defence.

7.    Also, thousands of anti-social elements/goondas
and white-collar criminals were sent to their right place i.e. behind the bars
in the “jail”.

8.    For the first in the state, action was
also taken against “ influencial people and those occupying high positions”
found guilty of breaching the law, establishing the motto “all wequal before
the law” under which several ministers, ex-ministers, MPs and legislators were
proceeded against leagally with due strictness.

9.    “Historic action” continues, without let
or hinderance, against arrant criminals and Mafiosi to “confisticat their
ill-gotten wealth” in order to break the economic backbone. Property worth more
than Rs. 443 crore forfeited so far.

10.  Elimination of fierce dacoits – synonymous
of terror, Rs. 5 lakh rewardee bandit chief Shivakumar alias Dadua, Ambika
Patel i.e. Thokia, Mussafir Yadav, carrying a reward of Rs.2lakh from Bihar
atate and Santosh alias Kittu Gupta with a reward of Rs. 1.5 lakh besides,
several other offenders carrying rewards between Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 50,000 were
killed by police in encounters inself-defence.

11.  In the terrorist attack on CRPF group
centre at Rampur by 4 terrorists of HUJI – Harqat UI Jehad Al Islami as wellas
an active member of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) together with ISI agents
were also apprehended.

12.  Noor Baksh, a shooter belonging to the
gang of international criminal, Dawood Ibrahim was shot daed while trying to
escape from police custody.

13.  To secure justice to prosecuted people
under the previous government, 10,000 cases filed through a “special campaign”
and action taken against 31,136 persons. “Legal” action also initiated against
those trying to register “fake” reports.

14.  The area of ‘jungle raj’, goonda tax,
‘mafia rule’ and ‘anarchy’ inherited in legacy, ends, entirely due to the
“missionary and struggling” efforts of Hon’ble Chief Ninister Ms. Mayawati JI.
People, coming out of the suffocating “jungle raj”, breathing in, today, the
wiff of fresh air of the “rule of law by law”.

15.  The result of such strict action was that
an environment of “ communal harmony” continued to exist and no untoward
incident occurred in the whole of the state, in light of the court decision on
the very sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi/Babri Masjid “case”. The peaceful conditions
prevailed in Uttar Pradesh, there was calm and quiet in other states of the
country as well.

16.  So also Common Wealth Games 2010,
three-tier panchayat elections, Mahakumbh fair, Haridwar-2010, Allahabad Magh
Mela-2011 passed off peacefully. Lok Sabha-2009 general elections were also
conducted without violence, with peace and impartiality.

17.  In order to ensure “justice” to the
general public and create “trust” towards the law and order system in them,
strict instructions issued to record the First Information Report (FIR) in the
thanas from victimized persons without the slightest difficulties.

18.  Instructions to all district, division and
tehsil level authorities to be available to the people, as a must in their
offices from 10 to 12 in thye morning.

19.  Observance of “thana divwas” on every 1st
and 3rd Saturdsy of the month with the object of taking effective
action against victimization of poor people of the sarv-samaj.

20.  As a result of these special efforts made
by the government, remarkable “decline“ in the rate of all kinds of crime
against “SC/ST” in the state. Eqally notable has been the percentage of
disposal of crime enquiries which stands at 92.

21.  Appointment of a special public
prosecutor” for prosecution of cases under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities
Act.

22.  “Considerable reduction” in incidence of
all crimes against “women” in the state.

23.  The percentage of action was 94.1, last
year against those accused of crime against “women” and 91.9 of cases disposed
of, which is a “record” in itself. Consequently, the rate of crime against
women in Uttar Pradesh is much less than even the national average.

24.  The effort to secure “justice” in every
matter and at every level
  to every
segment of the society and the sarv-samaj, the poor people, farmers, labourers,
businessmen, lawyers, service-class and non-service-class people as also students
in accordance with the policy of “Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhay”.

25.  Together with the arrest of more than two
dozen hard core naxalites, a strategy of
 
“tatal development (samagra vikas)” in identified areas adopted in order
to deal with the “naxal” problem so that a feeling of trust towards the
administration in kindled in the public psyche in the affected areas and they
do not go astray. Efforts to provide the various basic amenities under Dr.
Ambedkar gram sabha yojns to the 423 naxal affected villages.

26.  Many important and historic decisions
taken to establish “rule of the law by law” in the state
  in order to “modernize and strengthen to make
the police administration alert and vigilant”.

27.  More than double the increase in police
budget with about Rs. 7,740 crore sanctioned. For the first time in Uttar
Pradesh a service manual for different sections of the police force
promulgated.

28.  Formation of “Uttar Pradesh Police
Recruitment Board” for transparency in view of complaints of corruption in
police recruitment.

29.  In a “historic” decision about 2.04 lakh
new posts for policemen created, in one stroke. Already 35,000 constables
selected in a transparent procedure – a step which has been praised at the
national also.

30.  Constitution of two new zones Viz.
“Poorvanchal and western Uttar Pradesh” to further strengthen the “Special Task
Force (STF)”.

31.  “National Capital Police Zone” formed for
effective control over law and order and crime control in western Uttar
Pradesh.

32.  Establishment of “women police stations
(mahila Thana)” in all districts together with “mahila helpline”, “family
planning Centre” and “mahila sahayta prakoshtha” at the state level.

33.  “Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS)” set up in
November, 2007 itself.

34.  “SIT” constituted to investigate serious
economic offences.

35.  For proper security and up keep of the
newly constructed sites/memorials
  etc
formation of “Uttar Pradesh Police Special Zone Security Battalian” under which
1,233 new posts created.

36.  “state level committee constituted” inder
the chairmanship of Director General, police to prevent circulation of
“counterfeit / fake currency notes”.

37.  Sevearl proposals for necessary
cooperation pending with the centre about inclusion of naxal-affected districts
into “focus” districts under the “integrated development plan” for development
of the local surroundings and modernization of the police.

Apart from these, many more important steps were taken, a
detailed account of which is given in a booklet published by the government,
highlighting its achievements during the last four years.

In brief, to get the correct feel of ground realities, the
Hon’ble Chief minisre Ms. Mayawati Ji herself made surprise inspections of
“Law-order and crime control:, for one full month i.e. from 1 February – 2
March, 2011, visiting police stations in all the 72 districts in the state,
taking strong action against authorities found wanting in performance and
issuing guidelines for improvement.

Every policy of Uttar Pradesh
Govt. is based on
‘Sarvajan
Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay’

 

 

Press Information Bureau

(C.M. Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directs officers to
ensure farmers got all facilities within time

 

Make adequate arrangement of fertilisers and seeds
for Kharif season

 

Take stringent action against officers/employees
harassing farmers

 

Ensure quick opening of accounts of 12 lakh new beneficiaries
of Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojana

 

Ensure repair of roads dug up for laying
sewer/drainage lines

 

Lucknow: 18 May 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has directed all the officers to ensure that the farmers got all
the facilities, being provided to them, in a time bound manner. She said that
the problems of the farmers should be heard seriously at the Kisan seminars and
the same should be solved at the earliest. She said that arrangement of
fertilisers and seeds, needed for the kharif season, should be made in adequate
quantity, so that the farmers did not face any difficulty.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji gave these
directives when the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh and Chief
Secretary Mr. Anoop Mishra apprised her of the inferences of the meeting of the
departmental Principal Secretaries/Secretaries held at the Yojana Bhawan here
today.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, while reviewing the
progress of the facilities and availability of agricultural inputs being
provided to the farmers, said that quick action should be taken to provide crop
loans to the farmers. She directed that the applications for the Kisan Credit
Card should be accepted by the 30 June and it should also be ensured that the
banks accepted them by the end of July. Reviewing the progress of wheat
purchase programme, she said that wheat of every farmer coming to purchase
centres should be purchased compulsorily. She said that all possible steps
should be taken to ensure that the farmers got

remunerative prices of their produce. Directing
the officers to keep the

middlemen away from the process of wheat purchase,
she said that the

purchase centres should be opened in a timely
manner. She cautioned that stringent action would be taken against
officers/employees harassing the farmers unnecessarily.

 

Keeping the severe hot conditions in view, the
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the Irrigation Department to fill all the
ponds and tanks etc. at the earliest. She said that solid arrangements of
drinking water should be ensured in the rural areas. She said that the work of installation
of hand pumps, repair of defunct hand pumps and re-boring should be
accelerated. She said that all necessary material needed for this purpose and
other arrangements should be made at the earliest.

 

She also directed the officers to make special
efforts to provide drinking water to the people of Bundelkhand and Vindhyachal
regions. She said that presently the farmers were preparing paddy nurseries.
For that, adequate availability of water was needed in the canals, she pointed
out. Besides, she said that all the government tube wells should remain functional
and repair of defunct tube wells should be done at the earliest.

 

Reviewing the problems of the officers/employees,
the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed all the secretaries/principal
secretaries of all the departments to hold discussions with the leaders of the
employees and ensure that their genuine problems were solved at the earliest. Besides,
she further directed that the meetings of the departmental committees formed
for sanctioning ACP should be held in a timely manner and all the
officers/employees should be given its timely benefits. She directed the
officers to ensure that the GO of the State

Government issued regarding the work charge and
daily wages employees was strictly adhered to. She said that the concerning departments,
after the recommendations of the pay committee and the approval of the Cabinet,
should issue GOs immediately so that the officers/employees did not face
unnecessary difficulties.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has directed the
Secretaries/Principal Secretaries to make available the report to the
government regarding inspection of districts twice a month. She said that these
officers should review the development and public welfare programmes on format prescribed
by the government on the spot. These officers should also make spot inspections
and communicate with the beneficiaries. Besides, these officers should also
review the works of their respective departments. She reviewed the pension
schemes and directed the officers to verify the beneficiaries and make
available the money in their accounts timely.

 

Reviewing Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya
Garib Arthik

Madad Yojana, Ms. Mayawati ji said that after the
issuance of amended

government order for the selection of
beneficiaries under the scheme,

accounts of the 12 lakh new selected beneficiaries
should be opened

soon, so that they could also get the money along
with the earlier

selected beneficiaries.

3

Reviewing the works of Medical and Health
Department, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said this department is directly
related to the people, therefore special attention should be paid on the works
of the department. She directed the officers to recruit finance officers at district
level to ensure the implementation of financial rules. She said that first of
all these finance officers should be posted at some large and problem oriented
districts. She directed the officers to ensure the cleanliness in the
hospitals, availability of medicines and other facilities to patients. She
directed the officers to make available all the information on website
regarding NRHM. She also directed that doctors should remain available at their
places of posting.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has directed the
officers to get the development works completed in a speedy manner with a view
to accelerate the development at district level. Reviewing the different projects
for flood control, she directed the officers that all the works regarding it,
should be completed by the end of this month. She also apprised herself about
the government works given to SC contractors and said that purchasing and
tender process of construction should be monitored and if anti-social or mafia
elements were found then, stringent action should be taken against them.

 

Reviewing the works of Education Department, the
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that necessary steps should be taken to fill the
vacant posts of primary and secondary teachers. She directed the officers to arrange
the same courses for higher education in the state and said that arrangements
should also been done to set up degree colleges in unserved areas.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
officers to get Saryu and Sharda project for green revolution in East Uttar
Pradesh declared as National Project and immediately get the money released
under various centrally sponsored schemes. She said that the roads which had
been dug up for sewer lines should be repaired before the rainy season, so that
people could not face any difficulty. She directed the Principal Secretary
Urban Development to conduct surprise inspections and remain vigilant. She also
directed the officers to ensure employment to Aall needy persons under MNREGA.

*********


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Canda: The Beggar

Before, I had fallen on evil times: no husband, no
children, no relatives, friends, no way to obtain clothing & food. So,
taking a staff & bowl in hand, begging for alms from house to house,
feverish from the cold & heat, I wandered for seven full years. Then seeing
a nun obtaining food & drink, I approached her & said: “Let me go
forth into homelessness.” She, Patacara, from
sympathy, let me go forth; then, exhorting me, urged me on to the highest goal.
Hearing her words, I did her bidding. Her exhortation was not in vain. I’m a
three-knowledge woman, fermentation-free.

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Press Information Bureau

(C.M. Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directs officers to
ensure farmers got all facilities within time

 

Make adequate arrangement of fertilisers and seeds
for Kharif season

 

Take stringent action against officers/employees
harassing farmers

 

Ensure quick opening of accounts of 12 lakh new beneficiaries
of Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojana

 

Ensure repair of roads dug up for laying sewer/drainage
lines

 

Lucknow: 18 May 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has directed all the officers to ensure that the farmers got all
the facilities, being provided to them, in a time bound manner. She said that
the problems of the farmers should be heard seriously at the Kisan seminars and
the same should be solved at the earliest. She said that arrangement of
fertilisers and seeds, needed for the kharif season, should be made in adequate
quantity, so that the farmers did not face any difficulty.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji gave these
directives when the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh and Chief
Secretary Mr. Anoop Mishra apprised her of the inferences of the meeting of the
departmental Principal Secretaries/Secretaries held at the Yojana Bhawan here
today.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, while reviewing the
progress of the facilities and availability of agricultural inputs being
provided to the farmers, said that quick action should be taken to provide crop
loans to the farmers. She directed that the applications for the Kisan Credit
Card should be accepted by the 30 June and it should also be ensured that the
banks accepted them by the end of July. Reviewing the progress of wheat
purchase programme, she said that wheat of every farmer coming to purchase
centres should be purchased compulsorily. She said that all possible steps
should be taken to ensure that the farmers got

remunerative prices of their produce. Directing
the officers to keep the

middlemen away from the process of wheat purchase,
she said that the

purchase centres should be opened in a timely
manner. She cautioned that stringent action would be taken against
officers/employees harassing the farmers unnecessarily.

 

Keeping the severe hot conditions in view, the
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the Irrigation Department to fill all the
ponds and tanks etc. at the earliest. She said that solid arrangements of
drinking water should be ensured in the rural areas. She said that the work of installation
of hand pumps, repair of defunct hand pumps and re-boring should be
accelerated. She said that all necessary material needed for this purpose and
other arrangements should be made at the earliest.

 

She also directed the officers to make special
efforts to provide drinking water to the people of Bundelkhand and Vindhyachal
regions. She said that presently the farmers were preparing paddy nurseries.
For that, adequate availability of water was needed in the canals, she pointed
out. Besides, she said that all the government tube wells should remain functional
and repair of defunct tube wells should be done at the earliest.

 

Reviewing the problems of the officers/employees,
the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed all the secretaries/principal
secretaries of all the departments to hold discussions with the leaders of the
employees and ensure that their genuine problems were solved at the earliest. Besides,
she further directed that the meetings of the departmental committees formed
for sanctioning ACP should be held in a timely manner and all the
officers/employees should be given its timely benefits. She directed the
officers to ensure that the GO of the State

Government issued regarding the work charge and
daily wages employees was strictly adhered to. She said that the concerning departments,
after the recommendations of the pay committee and the approval of the Cabinet,
should issue GOs immediately so that the officers/employees did not face
unnecessary difficulties.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has directed the
Secretaries/Principal Secretaries to make available the report to the
government regarding inspection of districts twice a month. She said that these
officers should review the development and public welfare programmes on format prescribed
by the government on the spot. These officers should also make spot inspections
and communicate with the beneficiaries. Besides, these officers should also
review the works of their respective departments. She reviewed the pension
schemes and directed the officers to verify the beneficiaries and make
available the money in their accounts timely.

 

Reviewing Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya
Garib Arthik

Madad Yojana, Ms. Mayawati ji said that after the
issuance of amended

government order for the selection of
beneficiaries under the scheme,

accounts of the 12 lakh new selected beneficiaries
should be opened

soon, so that they could also get the money along
with the earlier

selected beneficiaries.

3

Reviewing the works of Medical and Health
Department, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said this department is directly
related to the people, therefore special attention should be paid on the works
of the department. She directed the officers to recruit finance officers at district
level to ensure the implementation of financial rules. She said that first of
all these finance officers should be posted at some large and problem oriented
districts. She directed the officers to ensure the cleanliness in the hospitals,
availability of medicines and other facilities to patients. She directed the
officers to make available all the information on website regarding NRHM. She
also directed that doctors should remain available at their places of posting.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has directed the
officers to get the development works completed in a speedy manner with a view
to accelerate the development at district level. Reviewing the different projects
for flood control, she directed the officers that all the works regarding it,
should be completed by the end of this month. She also apprised herself about
the government works given to SC contractors and said that purchasing and
tender process of construction should be monitored and if anti-social or mafia
elements were found then, stringent action should be taken against them.

 

Reviewing the works of Education Department, the
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that necessary steps should be taken to fill the
vacant posts of primary and secondary teachers. She directed the officers to arrange
the same courses for higher education in the state and said that arrangements
should also been done to set up degree colleges in unserved areas.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
officers to get Saryu and Sharda project for green revolution in East Uttar
Pradesh declared as National Project and immediately get the money released
under various centrally sponsored schemes. She said that the roads which had
been dug up for sewer lines should be repaired before the rainy season, so that
people could not face any difficulty. She directed the Principal Secretary
Urban Development to conduct surprise inspections and remain vigilant. She also
directed the officers to ensure employment to Aall needy persons under MNREGA.

*********


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Cakkhu Sutta: The Eye

At
Savatthi. “Monks, the eye is inconstant, changeable, alterable. The ear…
The nose… The tongue… The body… The mind is inconstant, changeable,
alterable.

“One
who has conviction & belief that these phenomena are this way is called a
faith-follower: one who has entered the orderliness of rightness, entered the plane
of people of integrity, transcended the plane of the run-of-the-mill. He is
incapable of doing any deed by which he might be reborn in hell, in the animal
womb, or in the realm of hungry shades. He is incapable of passing away until
he has realized the fruit of stream-entry.

“One
who, after pondering with a modicum of discernment, has accepted that these
phenomena are this way is called a Dhamma-follower: one who has entered the
orderliness of rightness, entered the plane of people of integrity, transcended
the plane of the run-of-the-mill. He is incapable of doing any deed by which he
might be reborn in hell, in the animal womb, or in the realm of hungry shades.
He is incapable of passing away until he has realized the fruit of
stream-entry.

“One
who knows and sees that these phenomena are this way is called a
stream-enterer, steadfast, never again destined for states of woe, headed for
self-awakening.”

Cala Sutta: Sister Cala

At Savatthi. Then, early in the morning, Cala the
nun put on her robes and, taking her bowl & outer robe, went into Savatthi
for alms. When she had gone for alms in Savatthi and had returned from her alms
round, after her meal she went to the Grove of the Blind to spend the day.
Having gone deep into the Grove of the Blind, she sat down at the foot of a
tree for the day’s abiding.

Then Mara the Evil One, wanting to arouse fear, horripilation,
& terror in her, wanting to make her fall away from concentration,
approached her & said, “What is it that you don’t approve of,
nun?”

“I
don’t approve of birth, my friend.”

[Mara:]

Why don’t you approve of birth? One who is born enjoys
sensual pleasures. Who on earth ever persuaded you: ‘Nun, don’t approve of
birth’?

[Sister
Cala:]

For one who is born there’s death. One who is born sees
pain. It’s a binding, a flogging, a torment. That’s why one shouldn’t approve
of birth. The Awakened One taught me the Dhamma — the overcoming of birth — for
the abandoning of all pain, he established me in the truth. But beings who have
come to form & those with a share in the formless, if they don’t discern
cessation, return to becoming-again.

Then Mara
the Evil One — sad & dejected at realizing, “Cala the nun knows
me” — vanished right there.



NOTE-II- In addition, many significant and historic steps wre taken
for the

Uplift of the poor and the helpless belonging to sarv-samaj besides,

Farmers, labourers, lawyers, employees, traders and people engaged
in

Other professions, with all government departments also contributing
to the

Development of the people of the state viz.:

1.    Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib
Arthik Madad
Yojna
benefits about 31 lakh families in Uttar Pradeshwhich have not been able to
avail of the benefits of the BPL list or antyodaya, by providing an assistance
of Rs.400 per month.

2.    Savitribai Phule Shiksha Madad Yojna benefitted a total of 6,86,953 girl students,
so far, with Rs.15,000 and a bicycle given to class 10 students and an
additional assistance of Rs.10,000 on promotion to class 12.

3.    Mahamaya Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojna provides for Rs.1lakh to be given to the
girl child immediately on birth, which has benefitted about 3,25,000 girl
children.

4.    Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Samagra Vikas Yojna benefitted abount 5,598 gram
sabhas.

5.    Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri Gharib Awas
Yojna
provides for free
housing facilities, benefiting about 1lakh families.

6.    Sarvjan Hitay Gharib Awas (Slum Area) Maliqana
Haq Yojna

benefited about 7,232 families.

7.    BPL card-holders of Sarv-samaj and
beneficiaries of Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojna
being provided free of charge legal aid
by government lawyers to plead their cases in courts.

8.    Under Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri SC/ST Bssti Samagra Vikas Yojna, 250 bustees selected for development.

9.    Lease-hold of 55,000 hectares of
agricultural land for about 2.5 lakh poor and unemployed landless people.

10.  About “3.5 lakh families” allotted
residential plots measuring 3,500 hectares.

11.    Allotment of 30,000 hectares of land to
about 36,000 agriculturists.

12.    16,000 sites allotted to 19,000 people
engaged in the pottery craft.

13.    Allotment of 12,000 hectares of land for
free plantation to 42,000 farmers.

14.    Insurance provided to 18,67,835 heads of
families under the General Public Insurance Scheme.

15.    Under the enforced Uttar Oradesh Janhit Guarantee Quanoon 13 essential services relating to
revenue, urban development, medical and food and supply guaranteed within a
specified time limit.

16.    Brilliant BPL students (girls and boys) of
the newly established Gautam Buddha University belonging to sarv-samaj sent to
Europe for higher studies on state expenses.

17.    The maximum sickness allowance increased
from Rs.2,000 to 5,000 in the case of S/S and those eligible from the general
category.

18.    The amount of grant-in-aid doubled in the
event of marriage/sickness in Bundelkhand.

19.    As many as 897 child development projects
onder operation.

20.  Daily wages of “labourers/wage earners” of unorganised sector increased to Rs.100
from Rs.58.

21.  More than 18 lakh government employees in
the state provided benefit of the sixth pay commission, causing an additional
financial burden of Rs.21,000 crore.

22.  As many as 35,000 daily wage employees,
appointed till 29 June, 1991 regularised.

23.  Generation of 10,586 lakh man days in the
rural areas at a cost of Rs. 16,995 crore.

24.  Self-employment made available to 13.58
lakh families with a grant of Rs.800 crore.

25.  Recruitment of 1.9 lakh ‘safai-workers
(Aroghya Rakshaks)” in the state in one go besides, 88,000 primary school
teachers, 5,000 Urdu teachers and massive recruitment in other departments
together with employment opportunities provided to
“lakhs” of people in non-governmental sectors as well.

26.  Infrastructural Development: construction of 165 Km long, 6-lane Yamuna
express-way at a cost of Rs. 9,935 crore between Noida and Agra.

1.    Rs.30,000
crore –construction project of 1,047 Km long, 8-lane entry controlled
express-way from Greater Noida to Ballia.

2.    Costing Rs. 8,911 crore, 148-km long
Sanauta-Purkazi Express-way project along the upper Ganga canal bank.

3.    In the Taj city, Agra, construction of a
20.5 km long 6-lane ring road at a cost of Rs.1,100 crore.

4.    Delhi-Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail Link,
first phase, from Delhi to Noida completed.

5.    PPP process activated to establish ab
international airport at Kushinagar for the development of Buddhist circuit.

6.    Energy development; with an amount of Rs. 28,796 crore
incurred by the government led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati Ji, a
new trust” born among the general public to meet
its electricity needs, during its four-year term,; the government seriously
engaged at the ground level about its promise to offer 24-hourelectricity by
2014, Begining of about 30,000 MW new projects. Investment of Rs. 1,20,000
crore. In the field of transmission, thye largest ever investment of Rs.10,000
crore through PPP in the country.

7.    Road construction – construction/reconstruction of more than
50,000 km long roads with an expenditure of about Rs.9000 crore.

8.    About 13,000 km long CC roads and KC
drains constructed in 5,480 gram sabhas/villages at a cost of Rs. 3,569 crore.

9.    Construction of 319 bridges at a cost of
Rs.1,369 crore as well as 16 over-bridges, entailinf an expenditure of Rs.363
crore.

10.  Irrigation – Strengthening of irrigation works/activities at a cost of Rs.22,097
crore.

11.  Additional irrigation capacity of about
1.5 lakh hectares generated with the construction of 2,975 tube wells.

12.  Tail-feeding of more than 9,000 canals ensured.

13.  Irrigation arrangement of 32 lakh hectares
of land
.

14.  Agriculture and Allied services – about Rs. 19,50 crore spent in the last
four years.

15.  Drive to bouble the income of the farmers.

16.  Weather-based crop insurance scheme
started.

17.  Rain water storage project in Bundelkhand.

18.  Unprecedented increase in sugarcane price
(SAP).

19.  Uttar Pradesh tops the country in milk
production.

20.  Dr.Ambedkar Agricultural Improvement
Scheme of feeder separation for uninterrupted power supply to farmers.

21.  Establishment of new agricultural
university in Banda.

22.  Education and Sports Development – about 65,000 crore (Rs.64,997 Crore) were
spent on account of education in the last four years.

23.  As many as 12,160 new senior primary
schools and 4,654 new primary schools established

24.  13 private universities established.

25.  Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Research Chair
established in 6 universities.

26.  As many as 41 new government polytechnics  set up.

27.  In Gautambuddha Nagar, a second technical
university established under the name of Mahamaya Technical University.

28.  Commencement of ‘Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji
Kala Samman Puraskar’ and Sant Ravidas Kala Samman Puraskar’.

29.  Medical and Health services – About 22,000 crore (Rs 22,190 crore) spent
in the last four years.

30.  Decision to operate medical colleges in
Kannauj, Jalaun and Saharanpur districts as wellas a para-medical college in
Jhansi.

31.  Decision to open state of the art super
specialty 500-bed hospital with participation of private sector, costing around
140-150 crore each in Lucknow, Agra, Jalaun, Bijnur, Azamgarh, Ambedkar Nagar. And
Saharanpur.

32.  For the first time in the country a
separate unani directorate established by
 Uttar Pradesh.

33.  Urban Development – About Rs.13,156 crore spent on account of
housing and urban development as wellas Rs. 4,090 crore spent on hygene and
cleanliness schemes.

34.  Projects worth about Rs.8,000 crore
completed in Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Allahabad and Mathura on
development of urban infrastructural facilities and providing housing to the
poor besides, fulfilling their basic needs.

35.  Provision of about Rs.1,000 crore for
drinking water projects in 7 metropolitan towns. Completion of projects of
Rs.400 crore in other 37 towns and plying of 1,310 modern buses started.

36.  Implementation of solid waste management
schemes in 26 cities.

In additionto the above, the government has, through other departments
, taken several important and notable decisions, a detailed account of which is
given in a government published listing its achievements of four years.

In order to see for herself the ground reality of the activities
stated in the booklet, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati Ji, from 1st
February, 2011 to 2nd March 2011 i.e., for full one month, made
surprise inspections to take stock of law and order situation and creime
control in all the 72 districts, together with development and public welfare
activities, with strict action taken against authorities, if anything wanting
was detected. Necessary directions and guidance for improvement were also
given.

In a nutshell, the four years of the Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Hon’ble Ms Mayawati Ji led government has been
“ highly promising and the best” in the area of “development and public welfare”.

Every policy of Uttar Pradesh
Govt. is based on
‘Sarvajan
Hitay – Sarvajan Sukhay’



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Cakkhu Sutta: The Eye

At
Savatthi. “Monks, the eye is inconstant, changeable, alterable. The ear…
The nose… The tongue… The body… The mind is inconstant, changeable,
alterable.

“One
who has conviction & belief that these phenomena are this way is called a
faith-follower: one who has entered the orderliness of rightness, entered the plane
of people of integrity, transcended the plane of the run-of-the-mill. He is
incapable of doing any deed by which he might be reborn in hell, in the animal
womb, or in the realm of hungry shades. He is incapable of passing away until
he has realized the fruit of stream-entry.

“One
who, after pondering with a modicum of discernment, has accepted that these
phenomena are this way is called a Dhamma-follower: one who has entered the
orderliness of rightness, entered the plane of people of integrity, transcended
the plane of the run-of-the-mill. He is incapable of doing any deed by which he
might be reborn in hell, in the animal womb, or in the realm of hungry shades.
He is incapable of passing away until he has realized the fruit of
stream-entry.

“One
who knows and sees that these phenomena are this way is called a
stream-enterer, steadfast, never again destined for states of woe, headed for
self-awakening.”

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Ms Mayawati Ji’s BEST GOVERNANCE CONTINUED

NOTE-II- In addition, many significant and historic steps wre taken
for the

Uplift of the poor and the helpless belonging to sarv-samaj besides,

Farmers, labourers, lawyers, employees, traders and people engaged
in

Other professions, with all government departments also contributing
to the

Development of the people of the state viz.:

1.    Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib
Arthik Madad
Yojna
benefits about 31 lakh families in Uttar Pradeshwhich have not been able to
avail of the benefits of the BPL list or antyodaya, by providing an assistance
of Rs.400 per month.

2.    Savitribai Phule Shiksha Madad Yojna benefitted a total of 6,86,953 girl students,
so far, with Rs.15,000 and a bicycle given to class 10 students and an
additional assistance of Rs.10,000 on promotion to class 12.

3.    Mahamaya Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojna provides for Rs.1lakh to be given to the
girl child immediately on birth, which has benefitted about 3,25,000 girl
children.

4.    Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Samagra Vikas Yojna benefitted abount 5,598 gram
sabhas.

5.    Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri Gharib Awas
Yojna
provides for free
housing facilities, benefiting about 1lakh families.

6.    Sarvjan Hitay Gharib Awas (Slum Area) Maliqana
Haq Yojna

benefited about 7,232 families.

7.    BPL card-holders of Sarv-samaj and
beneficiaries of Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojna
being provided free of charge legal aid
by government lawyers to plead their cases in courts.

8.    Under Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri SC/ST Bssti Samagra Vikas Yojna, 250 bustees selected for development.

9.    Lease-hold of 55,000 hectares of
agricultural land for about 2.5 lakh poor and unemployed landless people.

10.  About “3.5 lakh families” allotted
residential plots measuring 3,500 hectares.

11.    Allotment of 30,000 hectares of land to
about 36,000 agriculturists.

12.    16,000 sites allotted to 19,000 people
engaged in the pottery craft.

13.    Allotment of 12,000 hectares of land for
free plantation to 42,000 farmers.

14.    Insurance provided to 18,67,835 heads of
families under the General Public Insurance Scheme.

15.    Under the enforced Uttar Oradesh Janhit Guarantee Quanoon 13 essential services relating to
revenue, urban development, medical and food and supply guaranteed within a
specified time limit.

16.    Brilliant BPL students (girls and boys) of
the newly established Gautam Buddha University belonging to sarv-samaj sent to
Europe for higher studies on state expenses.

17.    The maximum sickness allowance increased
from Rs.2,000 to 5,000 in the case of S/S and those eligible from the general
category.

18.    The amount of grant-in-aid doubled in the
event of marriage/sickness in Bundelkhand.

19.    As many as 897 child development projects
onder operation.

20.  Daily wages of “labourers/wage earners” of unorganised sector increased to Rs.100
from Rs.58.

21.  More than 18 lakh government employees in
the state provided benefit of the sixth pay commission, causing an additional
financial burden of Rs.21,000 crore.

22.  As many as 35,000 daily wage employees,
appointed till 29 June, 1991 regularised.

23.  Generation of 10,586 lakh man days in the
rural areas at a cost of Rs. 16,995 crore.

24.  Self-employment made available to 13.58
lakh families with a grant of Rs.800 crore.

25.  Recruitment of 1.9 lakh ‘safai-workers
(Aroghya Rakshaks)” in the state in one go besides, 88,000 primary school
teachers, 5,000 Urdu teachers and massive recruitment in other departments
together with employment opportunities provided to
“lakhs” of people in non-governmental sectors as well.

26.  Infrastructural Development: construction of 165 Km long, 6-lane Yamuna
express-way at a cost of Rs. 9,935 crore between Noida and Agra.




Four years in office:Chief Minister Mayawati inspects foundation stones
that she “dedicated” to the people of UP on Friday for new projects
worth Rs.2,000 crores on completion of her four years in office in
Lucknow.– PHOTO: Subir Roy




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Cakka Sutta: Wheels

“There
are these four wheels, endowed with which human beings & devas develop a
four-wheeled prosperity; endowed with which human beings & devas in no long
time achieve greatness & abundance in terms of wealth. Which four? Living
in a civilized land, associating with people of integrity, directing oneself
rightly, and having done merit in the past. These are the four wheels, endowed
with which human beings & devas develop a four-wheeled prosperity; endowed
with which human beings & devas in no long time achieve greatness &
abundance in terms of wealth.

“If you dwell in a civilized place, make friends
with the noble ones, rightly direct yourself, and have made merit in the past,
there will roll to you crops, wealth, status, honour, & happiness.”



3.   In the matter of Religious Minorities especially the Muslim
community,

mention may be made of the establishment of Manyawar Shri
Kanshiram

Ji Urdu, Arabic-Persian University; inclusion of 10 new
Arabic-Persian

Madrasas in the grant-in-aid list; as much as 486.73 crore
approx, on

account of scholarships to 1,28,35,824 minority students (girls
and boys);

elegibilty income limit for scholarships increased to Rs.1 lakh
in respect of

minority students; grant of Rs. 3,745 lakh for the marriage of
37,445

daughters from minority BPL families; reimbursement of fees
amounting

to Rs.2,049 lakh of 49,166 post matric students; construction of
well-

equipped “Haj
Houses”
at
Ghaziabad and Lucknow for the convenience of

the Hajis; “direct Haj
flight” from Varanasi to Jeddah
;
abolition of the

pre-condition of police verification in the appointment of “Mutawallis”;

arrangement of advance coaching to prepare for competitive
recruitment

examinations; the amount of grant for Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy
more

than doubled to Rs.3 crore; establishment of 58 government secondary

schools in
minority-dominated areas of 22 selected districts as well as

formation of a commission to provide the atatus of minority
institution to

‘taleemi idaar’ (educational institutions) besides, the
distribution of

Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Handloom Weavers awards.

4. “Disabled” – establishment of ‘Uttar Pradeesh Dr. Shakuntala Misra

Rehabilation University’ at a cost of Rs.400 crore to provide quality

education to the differently-abled students; with 1% reservation
for the

visually impaired and 2% other disabled, so far, 677 and
1320fair shops

allotted, respectively; disabled pension rate increased to
Rs.300 per

month from Rs.150- the total number of disabled pensioners
during

2009-10 increased to 708077.

5.   Several welfare schemes implemented for
Sarv-Samaj
“women” also,

notable being amendment of the zamindari kanoon to ensure
equitable

share of women in patriarchal landed property; the amount of
dole for

destitute women increased to Rs.300 per month from Rs.150 apart
from

construction of shelter homes etc for them in Mathurs and
Vrindavan;

“alertness and sensitivity” on the part of government has resulted in

Considerable “decline” of criminal cases against “women”.

NOTE-II- In addition, many significant and historic steps wre taken
for the

Uplift of the poor and the helpless belonging to sarv-samaj besides,

Farmers, labourers, lawyers, employees, traders and people engaged
in

Other professions, with all government departments also contributing
to the

Development of the people of the state viz.:

(To be Contd.)


Press Information Bureau

(C.M. Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.

 

C.M. greets people on occasion of Buddha Purnima

 

Lucknow: May 16, 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati
ji has extended her heartiest greetings to the people of the State on the
occasion of Buddha Purnima.

 

In a greetings message, the Hon’ble Chief Minister
ji said that the message of non-violence, peace and service to the people given
by Lord Buddha had become more relevant today. She said that the atmosphere of
peace and mutual forbearance could be established all over the world

by following
the path shown by Lord Buddha.

U.P. Government paying more compensation to
farmers than the Central Government for acquiring their land for schemes

 

State’s rehabilitation and resettlement policy better
than Haryana and other States

 

Land acquisition policy formulated by State
Government is the most progressive and farmer friendly policy of the country

 

Several anti-social elements having vested
interests trying to mislead farmers against State Government

 

Lucknow: 16 May 2011

 

A Spokesman of the State Government said that the

compensation given within Uttar Pradesh, during
the last 4-5 years,

was more than the compensation offered by Central
Government or

their undertakings for the acquisition of land for
their various projects.

Yet certain anti-social elements, having vested
interests, were trying

to mislead farmers against the State Government.
The Spokesman

said that the land acquisition policy, formulated
by the State

Government, is the most progressive and farmer
friendly policy of the

country.

 

The Spokesman said that the farmers were being
paid Rs. 44

lakh per acre compensation on the acquisition of
the land in Noida, Rs.

36 lakh per acre in Greater Noida, between Rs. 22
lakh to Rs. 35 lakh

per acre for land acquisition under Yamuna
Express-Way Authority (in

various districts). Moreover, the ra