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 FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice
UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWSletter to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT to attain
Ultimate Bliss-Through
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org-The members of Bahujan Samaj
Party protest against rise in the price of petroleum products in Bangalore on
Wednesday.-When prices of crude oil were falling, where was
the need to hold meeting of empowered group of ministers
—Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji-A day before prices of crude oil had fallen by 5
per cent, so decision of increasing oil prices not logical -Increase in oil prices to hit already burdened
poor and middle classes badly
-CM’s programme of spot surprise inspection of
development works and law and order announced, inspection programme to commence after completion of session of legislature in
August
-In view of increased resources Central Planning
Commission
  approves Rs. 47000 crore
annual plan for U.P. for year 2011-12



Dhanañjaanii Sutta: Dhanañjaani

The Pali title of this sutta is based on the PTS (Feer)
edition.

Thus have
I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying near Raajagaha, in the Bamboo
Grove,[1]
at the Squirrels’ Feeding-Place. Now at that time the Brahman lady Dhanañjaani,
wife of a certain Brahman of the Bhaaradvaaja family, was a fervent supporter
of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. And this lady, while serving the
Bhaaradvaaja Brahman with his dinner, came before him and burst out with this
triple inspired utterance: “Praise to the Blessed One, the Arahant, the
Fully Self-Enlightened One! Praise to the Dhamma! Praise to the Sangha!”

At these
words the Brahman said to her “Now then, now then! Every chance she gets
this wretched woman has to sing the praises of that shaveling recluse! Now,
woman, I’m going to tell that teacher of yours what I think of him!”

“Oh,
Brahman, I know of nobody in this world with its gods, Maaras and Brahmaas,
with its recluses and brahmans, whether they be divine or human, who could thus
rebuke the Blessed One, the Arahant, the Fully Self-Enlightened One. But go on,
Brahman, go and you will find out.”

Then the
Brahman, angry and displeased, went to see the Blessed One. After exchanging
greetings and compliments with the Blessed One in a friendly and courteous
manner, he sat down to one side. So seated, he addressed the Blessed One thus
in verse:

What must we slay to live in happiness? What must we slay
if we would weep no more? Is there any single thing of which, You’d approve the
killing, Gotama?

[The
Blessed One replied:]

By slaying wrath you’ll live in happiness Slaying wrath,
you’ll no more need to weep. Kill the poisoned root of anger, Brahman, Which
with sweetness leads to fevered rage.[2]
Killing this the Noble Ones commend: Slaying this, you’ll no more need to weep.

At these
words the Brahman said to the Blessed One: “Excellent, good Gotama,[3]
most excellent! It is, good Gotama, as if someone were to set up something that
had been knocked down, or to reveal what had been hidden, or to point out the
right path to a man who had got lost, or to bring an oil lamp into a dark place
so that those with eyes could see what was there — just so has the good Gotama
shown me the truth[4]
in various ways! I declare[5]
that I go to the Lord Gotama for refuge, to the Dhamma and to the Sangha of
monks, I wish to embrace the homeless life[6]
under the Lord Gotama, I wish to receive ordination.”[7]

So the Bhaaradvaaja
Brahman was received into the homeless life under the Blessed One, and received
ordination. And not so long after his ordination the Venerable Bhaaradvaaja,
remaining alone and secluded, heedful, ardent and resolute, quickly attained
that for which young men of good birth rightly go forth from home into the
homeless life, coming to realize for himself, in this present life, the
unsurpassed goal of the holy life, realizing that “birth is destroyed, the
holy life has been accomplished, what was to be done is done! There is no
further life in this world.”[8]

And that
Bhaaradvaaja became an Arahant.


The members of Bahujan Samaj
Party protest against rise in the price of petroleum products in Bangalore on
Wednesday.



Among those who will
be present in the protest will BSP state coordinator

Dr.Ashok Kumar Siddhart
MLC.

president Mr. Marasandra Muniappa, state Convenor Mr.N.Mahesh,
Vice-President,

Mr.Gopinath,

Treasurer Mr.Koramangala Muniappa, General Secretary
Mr.R.Muniappa,

General Secretary Mr.Kamalanaban,

POLTICS is SACRED with HIGHLY PROMISING BEST GOVERNANCE of MAYAWATI JI


Press information Bureau

(C.M. Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.

 

When prices of crude oil were falling, where was
the need to hold meeting of empowered group of ministers
—Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji

A day before prices of crude oil had fallen by 5
per cent, so decision of increasing oil prices not logical

Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati ji writes
letter to Prime Minister, requests him to withdraw price hike

 

Lucknow: 28 June 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji

has requested the Prime Minister Sri Manmohan
Singh through a

letter send today that in the light of countrywide
opposition of

hike in the prices of petro products it would be
apt to abolish the

Central Excise Tax being charged on diesel
currently and the

hike effected in the prices of diesel, kerosene
and LPG should be

withdrawn immediately.

 

In her letter, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said
that the Central Government effected hike in the prices of diesel, kerosene and
LPG from the mid-night of 24/25 June 2011. She said that it had resulted in the
rise of the prices of these products by Rs. 3 per litre (diesel), Rs. 2 per
litre (kerosene) and Rs. 50 per cylinder (LPG). She said that the consumer would
be further burdened by this increase and the hike in the price of diesel would
result in the rise in the prices of essential commodities of daily use as the
transportation cost of goods would increase. She said that the farmers would be
adversely hit by this hike and they would not be compensated for it. She said that
this hike would badly hit the already burdened poor and middle classes.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji, in her letter
written to the

Prime Minister, drew his attention towards the
statement of the

Union Petroleum Minister given at the time of
price hike. She

said that the Petroleum Minister said that the oil
companies

would face a deficit of Rs. 1,70,000 crore during
the year 2011-

12. The Central Government has claimed that by
decreasing the

taxes, the oil companies had been compensated by
Rs. 49,000

crore and through this price hike it had
compensated them by

Rs. 21,000 crore. She said that had the Central
Government

abolished the central excise tax on these products
then the Rs.

21,000 crore deficit would have been compensated
and the need

to hike the prices of these products would not
have risen.

Questioning the need of increase in the oil
prices, the

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that Union
Petroleum Minister,

during his press conference mentioned that the
crude prices had

risen to 113 American dollars. She said that when
the EGOM

met to decide hike in the petroleum prices, the
crude prices in

the international market were coming down during
the past few

months. A day before the meeting, when the EGOM
had been

discussing hike in the prices of petro products,
the prices of

crude had registered 5 per cent decline. Yet, the
EGOM decided

to increase prices, which does not seem logical.

 

Hon’ble Ms. Mayawati ji in her letter has also
referred that

UPA Government, from the financial year of 2005-06
to 2010-

11, had given a concession of more than Rs. 31
lakh crore to

corporate world. She said that during the year of
2010-11 about

Rs. 4.61 lakh crore concessions in taxes had been
given to

corporate world, while Rs. 21000 crore would be
gained from

the increase in prices of diesel, cooking gas and
kerosene oil on

24 June 2011. She said that in this way common man
was

suffering from the burden of price hike in place
of corporate

world which was being benefited. This is not
proper and

appropriate in view of financial management.
Hon’ble Ms.

Mayawati ji in her letter has also apprised the
Prime Minister

that in the union budget of 2011-12, the Central
Government

had shown Rs. 1,44,914 crore as Receipt Budget,
which has not

been realised. She said that if the Central
Government could

realise some of the amount by its efforts, then
the poor and

middle class consumers could be saved from the
burden of oil

companies’ losses.

 

Hon’ble Ms. Mayawati ji said that Central
Government had

also appealed to the State Governments through the
newspapers while increasing the prices that the same could control this price
hike by reducing the taxes at their own level.

 

In this connection, she has drawn the attention of
the Prime

Minister that the State Government has already
taken effective

steps in this direction by reducing the rate of
tax from 21 per

cent to 17.23 per cent when the Central Government
had raised

the prices of petroleum products in the financial
year of 2008-09

and completely finished 04 per cent tax on domestic
LPG. She

said that owing to this reduction in the taxes of
both these

commodities, the State Government was suffering
from the

burden of Rs. 1000 crore yearly loss at present.

 

Hon’ble Ms. Mayawati ji said that whenever the
U.P.

Government demanded any package from the Centre
for the

development of the State in view of lack of
financial resources, it

was being rejected or insufficient package was
given. She said

that owing to reduction in Central sales taxes,
the State

Government suffered revenue loss in 2007-08,
2008-09 and

2009-10 and it requested for the subsidy of Rs.
2500 crore from

the Centre, but the Central Government had given
only Rs.

118.87 crore grant. She said that in other States,
especially

Congress ruled States claims had been accepted by
Central

Government as demanded by them. Similarly, the
amount of

subsidy is not being given to the State Government
for various

Central Projects like — backward class scholarship
and central

road fund etc. Besides, the Central Government is
not providing

funds for the upkeep of national highways and the
assistance

being provided under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak
Yojana was

also not being released. Likewise, the prices of
bitumen had also

increased by one and a half times and the State
Government

was bearing it.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji pointed out in her
letter that

the tax rate on diesel in U.P. was lesser than the
states of

Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra
Pradesh,

Kerala, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand,
Rajasthan and

Karnataka etc. She said that in this light there
was no scope for

the State
Government to further decrease the tax rate on diesel.

 

CM’s programme of spot surprise inspection of
development works and law and order announced, inspection programme to commence after completion of session of legislature in
August

 

State to be divided into three zones to streamline
development and law and order of the State

 

Senior officers for development and law and order
to be appointed separately

 

CM directs them to spend 06 days of every month in
their respective zones

 

Lucknow: 27 June 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said
that after the

completion of session of the legislature in
August, she would conduct

surprise inspections to check progress of
development and law and

order of the State and if any shortcoming was
detected then action

against senior officers along with junior level
officers would also be

initiated. She said that the shortcomings detected
during her surprise

inspections undertaken during the months of
February and March this

year would also be tested during her forthcoming
inspections. She

said that the senior officers of the Government
would also inspect the

steps taken to remove these shortcomings.

 

With a view to streamlining the law and order and
development

of the State, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
announced to divide the

entire State into three zones and appointed
separate senior officers

to monitor development and law and order in these
zones. She said

that every zone had 06 divisions. These senior
officers had been

asked to spend 06 days of every month in their
respective zones and

devote full time and review development and law
and order on the

parameters fixed by the Government. They would
have to provide

report to the Government as well. Detailed guidelines
were being

issued in this regard.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was addressing a
State-level

development and law and order review meeting held
at the Tilak Hall

Secretariat here today.

Giving strict orders to check atrocities on women
and girls, the

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the FIR of
incidents taking place

with women, irrespective of their class and
community, should be

filed immediately and the guilty should be
arrested. Besides, she said

that if the case was complicated then a maximum of
10 days should

be taken to solve it and the guilty should be
punished. Referring to

the incidents happening with women and girls, she
said that if a

criminal was not traceable within 10 days then
legal action should be

initiated as per the rules and if needed his
property should be

attached as well.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that if a
police officer or an

employee was found conniving with the criminals to
manipulate the

incident and implicated innocent people falsely
then the guilty should

be immediately suspended. If the misdeed of the
police personnel

was proven then he should be dismissed from the
service. Besides, if

the incident was of serious nature, then the
police officer/personnel

should be sent to jail under serious sections.
Similar punitive action

should be adopted against doctors protecting
criminals in the

incidents occurring with women.

 

Giving detailed directions to the officers
regarding the incidents

taking place with women and girls, the Hon’ble
Chief Minister ji said

that a one month long special drive should be
launched at
thana-level

in all the districts from 1 July 2011. She
directed all the DMs to hold

a meeting on the HQs of their respective districts
on June 29 at

10:00 a.m. She directed that the DM, SP/SSP/DIG,
all Dy. SPs, all

thana in-charges, SDM and CMO should attend this
meeting.

 

All the thana in-charges of the State should prepare list of
antisocial/

inhuman elements/persons with dubious character,
which were

involved in mischievous activities by launching a
special drive from 1

July to 31 July 2011. After preparing list, the thana in-charges
should

call these people to thana separately and
ask them to mend their

ways. They should also be warned to behave
properly with women. If

they don’t mend their ways, then they should be
asked to submit

personal bond and if they still indulge in
anti-social activities then

tough legal action should be initiated against
them. Besides,
thana

in-charges should conduct surprise day and night
patrolling of the

areas where such people resided.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that to draw
information

relating to the criminals harassing women, other
professional

criminals, goondas, ruffians and mafias, five
non-political SC,

backward caste, Muslim and upper caste people
active in social

circles having good reputation should be cordially
invited to
thana by

the thana in-charge every month. They would discuss the list
of antisocial elements and draw information whether there was any

improvement in their activities. Besides, they
should also get

information regarding elements trying to disturb
the communal

harmony of the area. Likewise, the police circle
officers would hold

similar meetings with five non-political reputed
persons at the tehsillevels and the SSPs would hold similar meetings at the
district-level every month to cross check the action taken in every police
station

and get feedback about the activities of the
criminals. Directing the

officers to deploy police force on public places
frequented by women,

she said that the district and tehsil-level police
officers should keep

an eye on the police patrolling.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that if the
incidents with

women and girls still occurred in any area, then
action would be

taken against the thana in-charge of that area along with the guilty.

If the lodging of FIR was delayed and efforts were
made to shield the

accused, then the suspension of thana in-charge
should be initiated.

She said that if the case was serious then legal
action should be

initiated against him and he should be dismissed
from the services

and sent to jail under serious sections.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that if the
police personnel

were found guilty in the crimes against women then
they should be

dismissed from the services as per the rules and
sent to jail as well.

The Dy. SPs of those police circles where the
crime against women

showed upward trend, would be given adverse
entries and their

promotion would be put on hold and if needed they
would be

demoted as well. Likewise, if incidents against
women and girls

showed rise in a district then similar action
would be taken against

the DM/SP/SSP/DIG.

 

Giving directives the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji
said that all the

Dy. SPs would review the incidents taking place
with women and

other crimes at the thana-level and
submit its report at the monthly

review meeting to be held at the district-level,
which would be

attended by district-level officers of police, DM
and all the SDMs.

Thereafter, the district-level officers of police
would send report to

the Government, where month-wise and district-wise
thorough

review of the report would be undertaken. She
directed the police

and administrative officers of the field to
maintain better relationship

with the media and to inform the media persons
about the latest

condition and action taken in any incident
occurred in their area.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
officers to launch a

drive to check occurrence of other crimes as well.
She directed the

officers to launch a drive against professional
criminals and maintain

peace. She asked the officers to keep an eye on
the activities of

elements trying to disturb the communal harmony of
the areas.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
divisional

 

commissioners and the DMs to attend to the
requirements of the

people on priority basis. They should focus on
drinking water supply,

power, roads, PDS, land acquisition, de-silting of
nullahs, ponds and

canals. She said that proper implementation of Dr.
Ambedkar Gram

Sabha Vikas Yojana and Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji
Shahri Samagra

Vikas Yojana should also be ensured. Besides, the
patta land under

illegal possession should be freed and provided to
the patta holders.

She also directed that black marketing of
essential commodities and

adulteration of food articles should be checked.
Besides, distribution

of various pensions and scholarships should also
be monitored. She

also asked them to check the quality of important
Government

schemes and very important Government construction
works of

public interest. Directing the officers to dispose
of complaints

received during tehsil and thana diwas and to remain available in

their offices during the office time, she said
that stringent action

would be initiated against those found guilty.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the
Government level

senior officers looking after development and law
and order to

perform their duties with honesty and dedication.
She asked them to

review the progress of their departmental works
and take tough legal

action against officers/employees showing laxity
and maligning the

image of the Government. She said that tough
action should be

initiated against the officers/employees indulging
in corruption or

found guilty of misconduct. She said that inquiry
should be set-up

against such officers/employees and action should
be taken against

them. She said that her Government had given full
liberty to the

officers to work without any pressure and within
the jurisdiction of

law.

 

In view of increased resources Central Planning
Commission
  approves Rs. 47000 crore
annual plan for U.P. for year 2011-12

 

One time release of Central share of Rs. 2553
crore for JNNURM schemes for year 2011-12 demanded Central Government should
sanction electrification of remaining 127000 bastis by year 2012

 

Demand to declare all development blocks of
Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Bundelkhand as DPAP blocks made Conditions under BPL
list 2002 be removed for destitute women and disabled pension schemes

 

Sanctioning of grant for aided schools under
National Secondary Education Campaign emphasised

 

Lucknow: 20 June 2011

 

Under the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister
of Uttar Pradesh

Ms. Mayawati ji, a team of senior officers led by
the Chief Secretary, Mr.

Anoop Mishra, held detailed discussions with the
Central Planning

Commission at a high level meeting at New Delhi
today, regarding the

plan size of the State for the year 2011-12.
Resources over Rs. 47000

crore have been estimated by the State Government
to finance its

schemes. It was pleaded by the State Government
that the demands

made under various programmes were appropriate and
there was a

possibility of increase in its own resources as
well. The Planning

Commission, after detailed discussions, approved
Rs.47000 crore

Annual Plan for Uttar Pradesh for the year 2011-12
at the meeting.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the State
Government had

been demanding resources from time to time.
Besides, special package

had been demanded for Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand,
but the

Government of India had not taken any decision in
this regard so far.

She said that despite that the State had been
conducting various

welfare and development programmes for the
development of these

areas through its own resources. She said that had
the Central

Government extended its cooperation in these
efforts of the State

Government then the picture would have been
different. Besides, she

also demanded that the Centre should also declare
all the development

blocks of Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Bundelkhand
regions as DPAP blocks.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji made it clear that
during the 10
th Five

Year Plan the average growth rate of the State had
risen from 5.2 per

cent to 7 per cent during the past four years. The
average expenditure

against the sanctioned schemes was about 98 per
cent. She said that

the State Government had made special efforts for
the welfare and

uplift of SC/ST, dalits and neglected sections.
Giving example, she said

that during the 10th Five Year Plan only 13.4 per cent of the SC/ST subplan was
utilised, but owing to the serious efforts of her Government

and increase in these schemes effected every year
it had risen to 21.6

per cent during year 2010-11. She said that owing
to these efforts of

the State Government an excess outlay of Rs. 1100
crore had been

sanctioned for the SC/ST sub-plan if compared to
last year. It was also

pleaded that the compulsion of the 2002 BPL list
in the destitute

pension and disabled pension should be done away
with to benefit more

and more people. She also demanded that the
Central share of Rs. 2553

crore payable under JNNURM for the year 2011-12
should be released

immediately for urban development.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that timely
availability of Phosphetic

fertilisers was needed to encourage the
agricultural production and to

expand irrigation facilities in Poorvanchal, Saryu
Canal Project should be declared a national project. She said that 323 CHCs,
700 PHCs and

6829 health sub-centres should be sanctioned
immediately under the

National Rural Health Mission, so that the
expansion of health facilities

could be ensured in rural areas. She said that an
additional amount of

Rs. 300 crore should be sanctioned for the housing
of the weaker

sections living in rural areas for the next year.
She said that it was 60

per cent more if compare to last year. Besides,
she also demanded to

sanction necessary amount for implementing cattle
insurance scheme in

all the districts of the State.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that special
Central aid should be

sanctioned for feeder-separation to ensure
uninterrupted power supply

for the agricultural purposes and to ensure power
supply in rural areas

also. She said that the State Government had made
arrangement of

about 4259 MWs of additional power generation to
ensure 24 hour

power supply in the State and additional projects
worth about 31000

MW capacity had been included under the 12th Plan.
She said that the

Government of India was not providing coal for the
power projects,

even though the State Government had been making
serious efforts.

Since, Uttar Pradesh was far away from the sea
shore; therefore the

import of coal would be a very costly affair as
far as transportation was

concerned. Therefore, the Centre should provide
coal to U.P. on priority

basis for its power projects. She said that
electrification of 127000

bastis still had to be undertaken. So, the Centre
should sanction

necessary amount to complete electrification of
these bastis on priority

basis by year 2012.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that owing to the
steps taken by

the State Government to encourage private sector,
proposals worth Rs.

1.72 lakh crore had come to the State Government,
out of which

projects worth Rs. 71628 crore had been taken up
and works on these

projects started. Besides, bidding of projects
worth Rs. 46722 crore

have started and projects worth Rs. 53000 crore
were in pipeline.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister emphasised for
transparency in

allotment of resources for development works and
ban on releasing the

amount for important schemes in discretionary
manner. She said that

State was not getting required financial
assistance for flagship

programmes and important schemes of the Centre. For
example,

National Irrigation Projects have been sanctioned
for other States, but

not even a single project had been taken up as the
National Project for

agricultural based large State like Uttar Pradesh.
More than that, the

recommendations of Central Water Commission for
releasing the

amount for the projects were not being followed.
The subsidy amount

sanctioned against the expenditure in last years
had not been given in

AIBP scheme. Only a simple package had been
sanctioned by the Centre

for Bundelkhand area considering it as a drought
affected area, but

benefits for drought affected area had not been
made available, so far.

The State was not being given the sanctioned grant
90 per cent like

other States.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that priority had
been given to

agriculture and agriculture allied sectors in the
State and good results

had come out. She said that several steps had been
taken up by the

State Government to double the income of the
farmers. She said that

agriculture growth rate of the State is more than
the average growth

rate of the Country. It became possible because
the Government had

adopted the crop-wise strategy and special
attention was given to seed

production and transposition. Besides,
arrangements for soil testing,

green fertiliser, bio-fertiliser, new technique,
effective water

management, distribution of credit cards to all
the farmers had been

made in Purvanchal and Bundelkhand to increase
agriculture production

like in other areas of the State.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that all bastis
having the

population of more than 1000 persons had been
connected to link roads

by the proper utilisation of resources of the
State. She said that it was

unfortunate that the people of the State was
suffering owing to this

effort of the State Government, because the
Central Government was

not giving sanction to connect the bastis having
the population of less

than 1000 persons with link roads under Prime
Minister Road Village

Scheme. She said about 2400 bastis coming under this
category had

not been connected to link roads, so far.
Similarly, required financial

assistance had not been given for roads in CRF and
more than Rs. 450

crore still required from the Centre.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that census
data of 2011 proved

that more persons had become literate in the State
than the average

number of Country. Women literacy rate in the
State increased 17.04

per cent, while the average literacy rate remained
11.79 per cent of the

Country in the last decade. Men literacy rate was
increased two times in

the State in comparison to the average rate of
literacy of the Country.

She said despite of the necessary provision of
financial assistance under Secondary Education Campaign, the Centre was not
giving financial assistance to private schools so far. She said that more than
85 per cent schools of the State belonged to private sector, out of which
maximum schools were aided schools.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that basic
facilities like - CC road,

Education, Health etc were being provided to
people under Dr.

Ambedkar Village Development Scheme in SC
dominated villages. More

than 10,000 villages had been saturated in the
State, so far and 2480

villages would be covered under this scheme in
2011-12. She said that

under Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib
Arthik Madad

Yojana, state Government was providing financial
assistance of Rs. 400

per month through its own resources to those BPL
families, who were

not included in BPL list of 2002 and had not been
benefited by any

pension or
public distribution system scheme.



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Dhammassavana Sutta: Listening to the
Dhamma

“There are
these five rewards in listening to the Dhamma. Which five?

“One hears
what one has not heard before. One clarifies what one has heard before. One
gets rid of doubt. One’s views are made straight. One’s mind grows serene.

“These are the
five rewards in listening to the Dhamma.”

Dhana Sutta: Treasure

“Monks, there
are these seven treasures. Which seven? The treasure of conviction, the
treasure of virtue, the treasure of conscience, the treasure of concern, the
treasure of listening, the treasure of generosity, the treasure of discernment.

“And what is
the treasure of conviction? There is the case where a
disciple of the noble ones has conviction, is convinced of the Tathagata’s
Awakening: ‘Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened,
consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the
world, unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed, the Teacher of
divine & human beings, awakened, blessed.’ This is called the treasure of
conviction.

“And what is
the treasure of virtue? There is the case where a disciple of
the noble ones abstains from taking life, abstains from stealing, abstains from
illicit sexual conduct, abstains from lying, abstains from taking intoxicants
that cause heedlessness. This, monks, is called the treasure of virtue.

“And what is
the treasure of conscience? There is the case where a disciple
of the noble ones feels shame at [the thought of engaging in] bodily
misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct. This is called the treasure
of conscience.

“And what is
the treasure of concern? There is the case where a disciple
of the noble ones feels concern for [the suffering that results from] bodily
misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct. This is called the treasure
of concern.

“And what is
the treasure of listening? There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones
has heard much, has retained what he/she has heard, has stored what he/she has
heard. Whatever teachings are admirable in the beginning, admirable in the
middle, admirable in the end, that — in their meaning and expression — proclaim
the holy life that is entirely complete and pure: those he/she has listened to
often, retained, discussed, accumulated, examined with his/her mind, and
well-penetrated in terms of his/her views. This is called the treasure of
listening.

“And what is
the treasure of generosity? There is the case of a disciple of
the noble ones, his awareness cleansed of the stain of stinginess, living at
home, freely generous, openhanded, delighting in being magnanimous, responsive
to requests, delighting in the distribution of alms. This is called the
treasure of generosity.

“And what is
the treasure of discernment? There is the case where a
disciple of the noble ones is discerning, endowed with discernment of arising
& passing away — noble, penetrating, leading to the right ending of stress.
This is called the treasure of discernment.”

These, monks, are the seven treasures.
The treasure of conviction, the treasure of virtue, the treasure of conscience
& concern, the treasure of listening, generosity, & discernment as the
seventh treasure. Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures is said not to be
poor, has not lived in vain. So conviction & virtue, confidence &
Dhamma-vision should be cultivated by the wise, remembering the Buddhas’
instruction.

 

Lokapala Sutta: Guardians of the
World

 

Alternate translation: Ireland

This sutta (plus a concluding series
of verses) also appears at Iti 42.

“Monks, these
two bright qualities guard the world. Which two? Conscience & concern.[1]

If these two bright qualities did not guard the world, there would be no
recognition of ‘mother’ here, no recognition of ‘mother’s sister,’ ‘uncle’s
wife,’ ‘teacher’s wife,’ or ‘wife of those who deserve respect.’ The world
would be immersed in promiscuity, like rams with goats, roosters with pigs, or
dogs with jackals. But because these two bright qualities guard the world,
there is recognition of ‘mother,’ ‘mother’s sister,’ ‘uncle’s wife,’ ‘teacher’s
wife,’ & ‘wife of those who deserve respect.’”

Sn 1.2 Dhaniya Sutta

From The
Dhamma Encyclopedia

Dhaniya
Sutta: Dhaniya the Cattleman

translated
from the Pali by

Thanissaro
Bhikkhu

Dhaniya
the cattleman:[1]

“The
rice is cooked, my milking done. I live with my people along the banks of the
Mahi; my hut is roofed, my fire lit: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead &
rain.”

The
Buddha:

“Free
from anger, my stubbornness gone,[2] I live for one night along the banks of
the Mahi; my hut’s roof is open, my fire out:[3] so if you want, rain-god, go
ahead & rain.”

Dhaniya:

“No
mosquitoes or gadflies are to be found. The cows range in the marshy meadow
where the grasses flourish. They could stand the rain if it came: so if you
want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

The
Buddha:

“A
raft, well-made, has been lashed together.[4] Having crossed over, gone to the
far shore, I’ve subdued the flood. No need for a raft is to be found:[5] so if
you want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

Dhaniya:

“My
wife is compliant, not careless, is charming, has lived with me long. I hear no
evil about her at all: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

The
Buddha:

“My
mind is compliant, released, has long been nurtured, well tamed. No evil is to
be found in me: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

Dhaniya:

“I
support myself on my earnings. My sons live in harmony, free from disease. I
hear no evil about them at all: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead &
rain.”

The
Buddha:

“I’m
in no one’s employ,[6] I wander the whole world on the reward [of my
Awakening]. No need for earnings is to be found: so if you want, rain-god, go
ahead & rain.”

Dhaniya:

“There
are cows, young bulls, cows in calf, & breeding cows, & a great bull,
the leader of the herd: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

The
Buddha:

“There
are no cows, no young bulls, no cows in calf or breeding cows, no great bull,
the leader of the herd:[7] so if you want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

Dhaniya:

“The
stakes are dug-in, immovable. The new muñja-grass halters, well-woven, not even
young bulls could break: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead & rain.”

The
Buddha:

“Having
broken my bonds like a great bull, like a great elephant tearing a rotting
vine, I never again will lie in the womb: so if you want, rain-god, go ahead
& rain.”

The great
cloud rained down straightaway, filling the lowlands & high. Hearing the
rain-god pour down, Dhaniya said: “How great our gain that we’ve gazed on
the Blessed One! We go to him, the One with vision, for refuge.

May you
be our teacher, Great Sage. My wife & I are compliant. Let’s follow the
holy life under the One Well-gone. Gone to the far shore of aging & death,
let’s put an end to suffering & stress.”

Mara:[8]

“Those
with children delight because of their children. Those with cattle delight
because of their cows.

A
person’s delight comes from acquisitions, since a person with no acquisitions
doesn’t delight.”

The
Buddha:

“Those
with children grieve because of their children. Those with cattle grieve
because of their cows.

A
person’s grief comes from acquisitions, since a person with no acquisitions
doesn’t grieve.”


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Dhammakathiko Sutta The Teacher of
the Dhamma

 

The Pali title of this sutta is based
on the PTS (Feer) edition.

[A monk said:]
“‘Dhamma-teacher, Dhamma-teacher’ they say, Lord.”

“If, monk,
anyone teaches a doctrine of disenchantment[1]

with decay-and-death, of dispassion[2]
[leading to] its cessation, that suffices for him to be called a monk
who teaches Dhamma.[3]

“If anyone has
trained himself in this disenchantment with decay-and-death, in dispassion[4]

[leading to] its cessation, that suffices for him to be called a monk
who is trained in what is in conformity with Dhamma.[5]

“If anyone,
through disenchantment with decay-and-death, through dispassion [leading to]
its cessation, is liberated from grasping, that suffices for him to be called
one who has attained Nibbaana in this life.”[6]

[The same three
distinctions are made in respect of birth… ignorance
]

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UPA, Opposition target Scheduled Caste (Untouchable) rule: Mayawati





BSP supporters greet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati as she
arrives to inagurate the party’s office in Mumbai on Saturday.

U P C M Mayawati on Saturday hit out at the Congress-led (UPA) and the
Opp. parties for sensationalising and politicising criminal incidents in the
State,while serious crimes take place in other States too, in a bid to
discredit a govt headed by a SC. She was speaking here after inaugurating the
Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) State office in Mumbai.

“A
judicial inquiry in
 Deputy Chief Medical
Officer Y.S. Sachan, is going on. It would not be appropriate to comment before
its completion,” she said.

Ms.
Mayawati said heinous crimes were taking place in other States too, but the
respective governments were silent on them.

“In
Mirchpur, Haryana, SCs have not been allowed to stay in their homes despite the
intervention of the Supreme Court. There are many serious matters in
Congress-ruled Haryana and even in Delhi, as in the BJP-ruled States. Why can’t
the State governments, the Centre’s Ministry of Home Affairs and the State
commissions take note of those?” she asked.

She cited
the Mirchpur caste violence, the Khairlanji killings, the gruesome murder of
Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane and senior journalist J. Dey, and rape
and murder cases in Maharashtra.

“Ever
since the BSP started forming the government in U.P. under the leadership of a
SC ki beti [SC’s daughter], Opposition parties have not been able to digest
this fact. Our party came to power on its own strength and on full majority.
Embittered by this, the Opposition gives a political colour to any incident
that takes place in U.P. and tries to sully our party’s image,” Ms. Mayawati
said.

‘Bid to corner U.P.’

She
alleged there was an attempt to corner the U.P. government. “Since the past few
days, the situation is such that if there is any criminal incident in U.P., the
Centre quickly jumps into the fray and starts a charade of sending notices
through its State commission,” Ms. Mayawati said in a veiled reference to the
Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission’s notice on Dr. Sachan’ death.

The
Centre also manipulated the media, using it to generate a bad image of her
government. These attempts thus clearly pointed to the “anti-SC/ST mentality”
of the Congress and the Opposition, she said.

Inflation

Ms. Mayawati came down heavily on the United
Progressive Alliance for the recent fuel price hike and its “bad economic
policies” that aimed at “benefiting the rich.”

Rally

On
Sunday, Ms. Mayawati will be addressing a meeting of party workers from
Maharashtra and Gujarat in Mumbai. Addressing the Mumbai media, she condemned
the murder of J. Dey and expressed condolences to his family.


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I have heard that
on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi in
the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the
group of five monks:

There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in
by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure
with reference to sensual objects: base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable;
and that which is devoted to self-affliction: painful, ignoble, unprofitable.
Avoiding both of these extremes, the middle way realized by the Tathagata —
producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to
self-awakening, to Unbinding.

And what is the middle way realized by the Tathagata that —
producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to
self-awakening, to Unbinding? Precisely this Noble Eightfold Path: right view,
right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort,
right mindfulness, right concentration. This is the middle way realized by the
Tathagata that — producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to
direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

Now
this
, monks, is the noble truth of stress:[1]

Birth is stressful, aging is stressful, death is stressful; sorrow, lamentation,
pain, distress, & despair are stressful; association with the unbeloved is
stressful, separation from the loved is stressful, not getting what is wanted
is stressful. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are stressful.

“And this,
monks, is the noble truth of the origination of stress: the craving that makes
for further becoming — accompanied by passion & delight, relishing now here
& now there — i.e., craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming,
craving for non-becoming.

“And this,
monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of stress: the remainderless fading
& cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, & letting go of
that very craving.

“And this,
monks, is the noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of
stress: precisely this Noble Eightfold Path — right view, right resolve, right
speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right
concentration.

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of stress.’
Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination
arose within me with regard to things never heard before: ‘This noble truth of
stress is to be comprehended.’ Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose,
knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard
before:’ This noble truth of stress has been comprehended.’

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of the
origination of stress’… ‘This noble truth of the origination of stress is to
be abandoned’ [2]

… ‘This noble truth of the origination of stress has been abandoned.’

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of the
cessation of stress’… ‘This noble truth of the cessation of stress is to be
directly experienced’… ‘This noble truth of the cessation of stress has been
directly experienced.’

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of the way
of practice leading to the cessation of stress’… ‘This noble truth of the way
of practice leading to the cessation of stress is to be developed’… ‘This
noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of stress has been
developed.’ [3]

“And, monks,
as long as this — my three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision
concerning these four noble truths as they have come to be — was not pure, I
did not claim to have directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled
in the cosmos with its deities, Maras, & Brahmas, with its contemplatives
& priests, its royalty & commonfolk. But as soon as this — my
three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision concerning these four
noble truths as they have come to be — was truly pure, then I did claim to have
directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled in the cosmos with its
deities, Maras & Brahmas, with its contemplatives & priests, its
royalty & commonfolk. Knowledge & vision arose in me: ‘Unprovoked is my
release. This is the last birth. There is now no further becoming.’”

That is what the
Blessed One said. Gratified, the group of five monks delighted at his words.
And while this explanation was being given, there arose to Ven. Kondañña the dustless, stainless Dhamma eye:
Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.

And when the
Blessed One had set the Wheel of Dhamma in motion, the earth devas cried out:
“At Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in
motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by priest or
contemplative, deva, Mara or God or anyone in the
cosmos.” On hearing the earth devas’ cry, the devas of the Four Kings’
Heaven took up the cry… the devas of the Thirty-three… the Yama
devas… the Tusita devas… the Nimmanarati
devas… the Paranimmita-vasavatti devas…
the devas of Brahma’s retinue took up the cry: “At
Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion
the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by priest or
contemplative, deva, Mara, or God or anyone at all in the cosmos.”

So in that moment,
that instant, the cry shot right up to the Brahma worlds. And this ten-thousand
fold cosmos shivered & quivered & quaked, while a great, measureless
radiance appeared in the cosmos, surpassing the effulgence of the devas.

Then the Blessed
One exclaimed: “So you really know, Kondañña? So you really know?”
And that is how Ven. Kondañña acquired the name Añña-Kondañña — Kondañña who
knows.




“The practice of Dhamma, [1] the practice of continence, [2]
mastery of this is said to be best if a person has gone forth from home
to the homeless life. But if he is garrulous and, like a brute,
delights in hurting others, his life is evil and his impurity increases.

“A quarrelsome bhikkhu shrouded by delusion, does not comprehend the
Dhamma taught by the Awakened One when it is revealed. Annoying those
practiced in meditation, being led by ignorance, he is not aware that
his defiled path leads to Niraya-hell.
Falling headlong, passing from womb to womb, from darkness to (greater)
darkness, such a bhikkhu undergoes suffering hereafter for certain.

As a cesspool filled over a
number of years is difficult to clean, similarly, whoever is full of
impurity is difficult to make pure. Whoever you know to be such,
bhikkhus, bent on worldliness, having wrong desires, wrong thoughts,
wrong behavior and resort, being completely united avoid him, sweep him
out like dirt, remove him like rubbish. Winnow like chaff the
non-recluses. Having ejected those of wrong desires, of wrong behavior
and resort, be pure and mindful, dwelling with those who are pure. Being
united and prudent you will make an end to suffering.”


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Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting
the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

I have heard that
on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi in
the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the
group of five monks:

There are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in
by one who has gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure
with reference to sensual objects: base, vulgar, common, ignoble, unprofitable;
and that which is devoted to self-affliction: painful, ignoble, unprofitable.
Avoiding both of these extremes, the middle way realized by the Tathagata —
producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to
self-awakening, to Unbinding.

And what is the middle way realized by the Tathagata that —
producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to
self-awakening, to Unbinding? Precisely this Noble Eightfold Path: right view,
right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort,
right mindfulness, right concentration. This is the middle way realized by the
Tathagata that — producing vision, producing knowledge — leads to calm, to
direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.

Now
this
, monks, is the noble truth of stress:[1]

Birth is stressful, aging is stressful, death is stressful; sorrow, lamentation,
pain, distress, & despair are stressful; association with the unbeloved is
stressful, separation from the loved is stressful, not getting what is wanted
is stressful. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are stressful.

“And this,
monks, is the noble truth of the origination of stress: the craving that makes
for further becoming — accompanied by passion & delight, relishing now here
& now there — i.e., craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming,
craving for non-becoming.

“And this,
monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of stress: the remainderless fading
& cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, & letting go of
that very craving.

“And this,
monks, is the noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of
stress: precisely this Noble Eightfold Path — right view, right resolve, right
speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right
concentration.

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of stress.’
Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination
arose within me with regard to things never heard before: ‘This noble truth of
stress is to be comprehended.’ Vision arose, insight arose, discernment arose,
knowledge arose, illumination arose within me with regard to things never heard
before:’ This noble truth of stress has been comprehended.’

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of the
origination of stress’… ‘This noble truth of the origination of stress is to
be abandoned’ [2]

… ‘This noble truth of the origination of stress has been abandoned.’

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of the
cessation of stress’… ‘This noble truth of the cessation of stress is to be
directly experienced’… ‘This noble truth of the cessation of stress has been
directly experienced.’

“Vision arose,
insight arose, discernment arose, knowledge arose, illumination arose within me
with regard to things never heard before: ‘This is the noble truth of the way
of practice leading to the cessation of stress’… ‘This noble truth of the way
of practice leading to the cessation of stress is to be developed’… ‘This
noble truth of the way of practice leading to the cessation of stress has been
developed.’ [3]

“And, monks,
as long as this — my three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision
concerning these four noble truths as they have come to be — was not pure, I
did not claim to have directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled
in the cosmos with its deities, Maras, & Brahmas, with its contemplatives
& priests, its royalty & commonfolk. But as soon as this — my
three-round, twelve-permutation knowledge & vision concerning these four
noble truths as they have come to be — was truly pure, then I did claim to have
directly awakened to the right self-awakening unexcelled in the cosmos with its
deities, Maras & Brahmas, with its contemplatives & priests, its
royalty & commonfolk. Knowledge & vision arose in me: ‘Unprovoked is my
release. This is the last birth. There is now no further becoming.’”

That is what the
Blessed One said. Gratified, the group of five monks delighted at his words.
And while this explanation was being given, there arose to Ven. Kondañña the dustless, stainless Dhamma eye:
Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.

And when the
Blessed One had set the Wheel of Dhamma in motion, the earth devas cried out:
“At Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in
motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by priest or
contemplative, deva, Mara or God or anyone in the
cosmos.” On hearing the earth devas’ cry, the devas of the Four Kings’
Heaven took up the cry… the devas of the Thirty-three… the Yama
devas… the Tusita devas… the Nimmanarati
devas… the Paranimmita-vasavatti devas…
the devas of Brahma’s retinue took up the cry: “At
Varanasi, in the Game Refuge at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion
the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by priest or
contemplative, deva, Mara, or God or anyone at all in the cosmos.”

So in that moment,
that instant, the cry shot right up to the Brahma worlds. And this ten-thousand
fold cosmos shivered & quivered & quaked, while a great, measureless
radiance appeared in the cosmos, surpassing the effulgence of the devas.

Then the Blessed
One exclaimed: “So you really know, Kondañña? So you really know?”
And that is how Ven. Kondañña acquired the name Añña-Kondañña — Kondañña who
knows.

Khmer Buddhist


MAY YOU BE EVER HAPPY, WELL AND SECURE MAY YOU LIVE LONG
MAY ALL SENTIENT AND NON-SENTIENT BEINGS BE EVER HAPPY
MA YYOU ALWAYS HAVE CALM, QUIET, ALERT,ATTENTIVE AND 
EQUANIMITY MIND WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT
EVERYTHING IS CHANGING

 

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Dhammaññu Sutta: One With a Sense of Dhamma

A monk endowed with these seven qualities is
worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect,
an unexcelled field of merit for the world. Which seven? There is the case
where a monk is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of
himself, a sense of moderation, a sense of time, a sense of social gatherings,
& a sense of distinctions among individuals.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of Dhamma? There is the case
where a monk knows the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse,
explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories,
amazing events, question & answer sessions.[1]

If he didn’t know the Dhamma — dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse,
explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories,
amazing events, question & answer sessions — he wouldn’t be said to be one
with a sense of Dhamma. So it’s because he does know the Dhamma — dialogues…
question & answer sessions — that he is said to be one with a sense of Dhamma.
This is one with a sense of Dhamma.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of meaning? There is the case
where a monk knows the meaning of this & that statement — ‘This is the
meaning of that statement; that is the meaning of this.’ If he didn’t know the
meaning of this & that statement — ‘This is the meaning of that statement;
that is the meaning of this’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of
meaning. So it’s because he does know the meaning of this & that statement
— ‘This is the meaning of that statement; that is the meaning of this’ — that
he is said to be one with a sense of meaning. This is one with a sense of
Dhamma & a sense of meaning.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of himself? There is the case
where a monk knows himself: ‘This is how far I have come in conviction, virtue,
learning, liberality, discernment, quick-wittedness.’ If he didn’t know himself
— ‘This is how far I have come in conviction, virtue, learning, liberality,
discernment, quick-wittedness’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of
himself. So it’s because he does know himself — ‘This is how far I have come in
conviction, virtue, learning, liberality, discernment, quick-wittedness’ — that
he is said to be one with a sense of himself. This is one with a sense of
Dhamma, a sense of meaning, & a sense of himself.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of moderation?
There is the case where a monk knows moderation in accepting robes, almsfood,
lodgings, & medicinal requisites for curing the sick. If he didn’t know moderation
in accepting robes, almsfood, lodgings, & medicinal requisites for curing
the sick, he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of moderation. So it’s
because he does know moderation in accepting robes, almsfood, lodgings, &
medicinal requisites for curing the sick, that he is said to be one with a
sense of moderation. This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a
sense of himself, & a sense of moderation.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of time? There is the case
where a monk knows the time: ‘This is the time for recitation; this, the time
for questioning; this, the time for making an effort [in meditation]; this, the
time for seclusion.’ If he didn’t know the time — ‘This is the time for
recitation; this, the time for questioning; this, the time for making an
effort; this, the time for seclusion’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a
sense of time. So it’s because he does know the time — ‘This is the time for
recitation; this, the time for questioning; this, the time for making an effort;
this, the time for seclusion’ — that he is said to be one with a sense of time.
This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of himself, a
sense of moderation, & a sense of time.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of social
gatherings
? There is the case where a monk knows his social gathering:
‘This is a social gathering of noble warriors; this, a social gathering of
priests; this, a social gathering of householders; this, a social gathering of
contemplatives; here one should approach them in this way, stand in this way,
act in this way, sit in this way, speak in this way, stay silent in this way.’
If he didn’t know his social gathering — ‘This is a social gathering of noble
warriors; this, a social gathering of priests; this, a social gathering of
householders; this, a social gathering of contemplatives; here one should
approach them in this way, stand in this way, act in this way, sit in this way,
speak in this way, stay silent in this way’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one
with a sense of social gatherings. So it’s because he does know his social
gathering — ‘This is a social gathering of noble warriors; this, a social
gathering of priests; this, a social gathering of householders; this, a social
gathering of contemplatives; here one should approach them in this way, stand
in this way, act in this way, sit in this way, speak in this way, stay silent
in this way’ — that he is said to be one with a sense of social gatherings.
This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of himself, a
sense of moderation, a sense of time, & a sense of social gatherings.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of distinctions among
individuals? There is the case where people are known to a monk in terms of two
categories.

“Of two people — one who wants to see noble ones and one who
doesn’t — the one who doesn’t want to see noble ones is to be criticized for
that reason, the one who does want to see noble ones is, for that reason, to be
praised.

“Of two people who want to see noble ones — one who wants to hear
the true Dhamma and one who doesn’t — the one who doesn’t want to hear the true
Dhamma is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does want to hear the
true Dhamma is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who want to hear the true Dhamma — one who listens
with an attentive ear and one who listens without an attentive ear — the one
who listens without an attentive ear is to be criticized for that reason, the
one who listens with an attentive ear is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who listen with an attentive ear — one who, having
listened to the Dhamma, remembers it, and one who doesn’t — the one who, having
listened to the Dhamma, doesn’t remember it is to be criticized for that
reason, the one who, having listened to the Dhamma, does remember the Dhamma
is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who, having listened to the Dhamma, remember it —
one who explores the meaning of the Dhamma he has remembered and one who
doesn’t — the one who doesn’t explore the meaning of the Dhamma he has
remembered is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does explore the
meaning of the Dhamma he has remembered is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who explore the meaning of the Dhamma they have remembered
— one who practices the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of
Dhamma, having a sense of meaning, and one who doesn’t — the one who doesn’t
practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a
sense of meaning, is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does
practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a
sense of meaning is, for that reason, to be praised.

Of two people who practice the Dhamma in line
with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a sense of meaning — one who
practices for both his own benefit and that of others, and one who practices
for his own benefit but not that of others — the one who practices for his own
benefit but not that of others is to be criticized for that reason, the one who
practices for both his own benefit and that of others is, for that reason, to
be praised.

“This is how people are known to a monk in terms of two categories.
And this is how a monk is one with a sense of distinctions among individuals.

“A monk endowed with these seven qualities is worthy of gifts,
worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, an unexcelled
field of merit for the world.”




Khmer Buddhist

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan


MAY YOU BE EVER HAPPY, WELL AND SECURE MAY YOU LIVE LONG
MAY ALL SENTIENT AND NON-SENTIENT BEINGS BE EVER HAPPY
MA YYOU ALWAYS HAVE CALM, QUIET, ALERT,ATTENTIVE AND 
EQUANIMITY MIND WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT
EVERYTHING IS CHANGING

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A large no. of BSP supporters gatherd at Freedom Park @ 11am on 21 Jun
2011  shouted slogans against the central
govt  responsible for increasing the
prices of essential commodities.

A large no. of BSP supporters gatherd at Freedom Park @ 11am on 21 Jun
2011  shouted slogans against the central
govt  responsible for increasing the
prices of essential commodities.

Supporters
kept pouring in through the day carrying blue party flags with Ms. Mayawati’s
pictures & placards against price rise.Leaders spoke to TV channels against price rise.

Aur ek antim geet
behen Mayawati ji kay charnon mein arpit
[And one last song to be offered at
sister Mayawati’s feet],”
& songs on the movement were sung by youths.

Dr.Ashok Siddharth MLC In-charge Kar.BSP lambasted UPA’s finance policies. He accused
the United
Progressive Alliance govt of furthering the interests of the
corporate sector.


Dr Ashok also said that all political parties, except the BSP, relied on
contributions from corporate houses for their election expenses.Kar BSP President Marasandra Muniappa presided.


Dr Ashok said During the worst ever recession in 2008-09 the central
govt doled out a subsidy package of Rs.4 lakh crore to the corporate sector,
which continued even in 2009-10

When the
country’s economic growth registered an increase to 6.8 percent, doled out  subsidy package of Rs.4 lakh crore to the
corporate sector continued Dr.Ashok alleged.

When the growth has further gone up to 8%, the union govt
has made a provision of Rs.4.5 lakh crore worth of subsidies to the corporate
sector, which shows where the interest is.

If the
govt had least concern for the common people, its leaders would have kept a
fraction of that whopping subsidy for petrol products to help lessen the
pressures.

Mayawati  told her party men to make it a point to
apprise the people of the measures taken by her govt to cut down the state
levies on  petroleum products.



Best  Promising
Governence of Mayawati Ji  in 4 yrs

Babasaheb
Dr.Ambedkar, Manyawar Kanshiramji, Ms. Mayawati ji were loyal to
ideology & became owners of PraBuddha Bharath. if v 2 r loyal we 2
can be owners.

My Government will ensure tough action
against killers
of innocent girl
—Hon’ble Chief Minister ji

Instead of insisting on Jan Lokpal Bill, take case
of office bearer of civil society among people-UP CM Mayawati

Rival parties harboured professional criminals, mafias and goondas for
their political and
economic gains during their regimes-Maya

Rival parties misused Govt system to a large extent and it became rotten and inhuman & UP govt had inherited these maladies which had now become chronic.-Maya

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said
that her govt had to
devote a lot of time and efforts to
root out these ills and it was now
yielding
good results

Aur ek antim geet
behen Mayawati ji kay charnon mein arpit
[And one last song to be offered at
sister Mayawati’s feet],”announced a party worker to a huge gathering assembled
at Jamboori Maidan

U P CM & B S P chief
Mayawati was in the city for a convention of BSP workers and supporters from 4
States — M P, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Rajasthan.

Considering
the choice of States, is being an effort by the “Sarvajan” leader to
get the support tribal voters, drew an impressive number of supporters

Supporters
kept pouring in through the day wearing ‘Ambedkar’ monograms on their
shirts and saris and carrying blue party flags with Ms. Mayawati’s
pictures

During her speech, Ms.
Mayawati reiterated her party’s commitment to the uplift of deprived sections
of society.

Ms Mayawati said she had
been consistently targeted by the Congress, the B J P & the SP, along with
the mainstream media and big businesses.

Rival
parties keep attacking the BSP’s ideology by labelling it anti-upper
caste but I want to make it clear that we believe in sarvajan
hitaya[welfare of all]

Detailing welfare schemes
implemented by her govt in U.P. Ms. Mayawati drew cheers from the thousands
gathered for the convention.

The casteist
media supports them by running propaganda campaigns against me but I
continue to struggle and work for the uplift of the poor, said Ms.
Mayawati.


But,
I also blame all of you who continue to vote for the same parties that
have done nothing for you in the over 60 years of Independence, said
Ms.Mayawati.

I appeal to all of you to
bring the BSP Elephant to power in your own States and give us an opportunity to
work for your betterment,” said Ms. Mayawati.

Ms. Mayawati
also said that all political parties, except the BSP, relied on
contributions from corporate houses for their election expenses.

Samajwadi Party workers
were involved in the stabbing of a minor S C girl by two youths, when she
resisted their attempts to rape her in Kannauj district

On the incident
in Basti dist where an 18yr-old SC girl was allegedly raped at gunpoint,
he said an FIR was filed and efforts were on to arrest the accused.


Chief Minister Mayawati,
meanwhile, accused the media of trying to mislead the people by raising old
cases.



4 yrs of the U P CM 
Ms Mayawati Ji led govt has been “ highly promising and the best” in the
area of “development & public welfare”

BSP lambasts UPA’s finance policies.Ms.Mayawati accused
the United
Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of furthering the interests of the
corporate sector.

During the worst ever recession in 2008-09 the central
govt doled out a subsidy package of Rs.4 lakh crore to the corporate sector,
which continued even in 2009-10

When the
country’s economic growth registered an increase to 6.8 percent, doled out  subsidy package of Rs.4 lakh crore to the
corporate sector continued BSP alleged.

When the growth has further gone up to 8%, the union govt
has made a provision of Rs.4.5 lakh crore worth of subsidies to the corporate
sector, which shows where the interest is.

If the
govt had least concern for the common people, its leaders would have kept a
fraction of that whopping subsidy for petrol products to help lessen the
pressures.

Mayawati  told her party men to make it a point to
apprise the people of the measures taken by her govt to cut down the state
levies on  petroleum products.

 BSP govt. exempted cooking gas from state
taxes, reduced VAT on diesel from 21 percent to 17 and brought down the VAT on
kerosene to an all time low of 5 %

 BSP in Kar on 21stJun 2011  to mark protest against the hike in petrol prices.
Led by the state leaders, party members will hold protests in all the districts
of the state.

BSP SMS:Bellari Division Price Rise Protest Programme will beheld on 28th June-Chikkanna OS

In
Bangalore the protest against price rise will be @ Freedom Park at 11:00AM on
21 Jun 2011. Pl. Join with ur area people. Forward SMS.Create www.fullonsms.com
& send any no. SMS free of cost creating a network for the future.

UP Chief Minister Mayawati said the Congress believes in
anti common man and anti development policies.

UP CM Ms Mayawati accused Congress of adopting a dual
face towards the people hailing from financially weak background.

The UP CM said, “On one end, Congress reflects sympathy
for poor but on ground reality it has done nothing to uplift the living
standards of people belonging to financially weak background.”

 “The Centre is
concerned about the financial deficits faced oil companies but it is least
bothered about the problems faced by the common man due to the repeated hike in
petrol prices.

The UPA move reflects the flaws in the financial policies
of the Union Government. The Centre failed to check the skyrocketing inflation.

“It has increased the petrol price 12 times since April,
2008.” As a result, the price of petrol has increased from Rs 48.30 in 2008 to
more than Rs 71 per litre in 2011. 

A large no. of BSP supports  will gather at Freedom Park @ 11am on 21 Jun
2011  shout slogans against the central
govt  responsible for increasing the
prices of essential commodities

The central govt should withdraw its increased prices of
petrol, diesel as it has huge impact on prices of all other commodities and
making lives of common people “even more miserable”.

 

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.3.Kindled a new ray
of bright future among, SC/STs,OBC & minorities& Upper caste poor

Law & Order & Crime Control Development &
Public Welfare

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Regularisation of Landless SC/ST people in possession of gram
sabah land upto13-05 2007; possession pattas awarded to 9,431 Persons

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

Mayawati announces new Land Acquisition Policy that would be
better than the proposed land acquisition policy of the UPA government

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 BSP

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 by BSP

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

Allotment of more than 4,000 fair price shopsto SC/STs By CM of
UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

The establishment of a Rs.100 crore “leather park and shoe
mandi”: in Agra,exemption from VAT of Agra Footwear Industry. By BSP Govt.

Mayawati termed the crackdown at the Ramlila Maidan as
“inhuman”, “undemocratic” and “condemnable”.
Reuters

“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 OBCs in the
allotment of fair price\shops in the urban & rural areas under the PDS by
BSP.

Computerisation of the entire procedure of scholarship under the
backward classes Welfare department by
 CM
of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

More than 50 lakh students (girls and boys) of Backward classes benefits
by scholarships under the scheme of aid to the poor by BSP

Poor families of backward classes on account of marriage and
illness about Rs.50 crore spent every year by CM of UP BSP Govt

increasing the “creamy layer”annual income limit of OBC classes
from Rs.3 lakh Rs.5lakh by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

About Rs.250 crore spent to reimburse the admission fees of
students studying in post matric classes by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

In the matter of Muslim community, mention may be made of the
establishment of Manyawar Shri KanshiramJi Urdu, Arabic-Persian University

Let us do this great job.We will be appreciated for our efforts
to awaken Bahujans to understand the importance of political power. Lets Keep
up the work-Dr.Rahul

inclusion of 10 new Arabic-Persian in the grant-in-aid list; as
much as 486.73 crore approx, by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

On account of scholarships to 1,28,35,824 minority students
(girls and boys)benefits; by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Grant of Rs. 3,745 lakh for the marriage of 37,445 daughters
from minority BPL families; by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

 Reimbursement of fees
amounting to Rs.2,049 lakh of 49,166 post matric students; by CM of UP
Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Construction of well-equipped “Haj Houses” at Ghaziabad and
Lucknow for the convenience of the Hajis;by BSP Govt.

Prof.B.Krishnappa said our religion is Buddhism, our ideology
Ambedkarism and our party BSP.His Jayanti celebrated in Kar BSP HO.

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; by CM of UP
Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

The amount of grant for Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy more than
doubled to Rs.3 crore by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Establishment of 58 government secondary schools in
minority-dominated areas of 22 selected districts by CM of UP BSP Govt

Formation of a commission to provide the status of minority
institution to ‘taleemi idaar’ (educational institutions) by CM of UP BSP Govt

Distribution of Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Handloom Weavers
awards.

‘UP Dr. Shakuntala Misra Rehabilation University’ at a cost of
Rs.400 crore to provide quality education to the differently-abled students.

1% reservation for the visually impaired and 2% other disabled,
so far, 677 and 1320 fair shops allotted, respectively by CM UP govt.

Disabled pension rate increased to Rs.300 pm from Rs.150- the
total no. of disabled pensioners during 2009-10 increased to 708077 by BSP
 

 Several welfare schemes
implemented for Sarv-Samaj “women” also by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Amendment of the zamindari kanoon to ensure equitable share of
women in patriarchal landed property by CM of UP’s BSP Govt.

The amount of dole for destitute women increased to Rs.300 pm
from Rs.150 by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

C.M. of UP 
requests to  P.M. to implement
provisions of New Land Acquisition Policy of State in different
enterprises/institutions of Union Govt

 

Construction of shelter homes etc for destitute women in Mathurs
and Vrindavan by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

“alertness and sensitivity” on the part CM of UP’s BSP Govt of
has resulted in Considerable “decline” of criminal cases against “women”.

Kindly send the following as
SMS & Emails to your friends and be missionaries of Social Transformation and
Economic Emancipation for the Majority People to build PraBuddha Bharat for
Equality



Office Secretary Mr.Chikkanna,

Secretary, Mr.Chengappa, Mrs. Nahida Salma, Mr. Muniappa, Mr.Lakshminarayan All
District COORDINATORS, Presidents, General Secrataries and others.



Dhamma-viharin Sutta: One Who Dwells in the Dhamma

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Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 2003–2011

Then a certain monk 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, “‘One who dwells in the Dhamma, one who dwells in the Dhamma’: thus it is said, lord. To what extent is a bhikkhu one who dwells in the Dhamma?”

“Monk, there is the case where a monk studies the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions.[1] He spends the day in Dhamma-study. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on study, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and teaches it in full detail to others. He spends the day in Dhamma-description. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on description, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and recites it in full detail. He spends the day in Dhamma-recitation. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on recitation, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk takes the Dhamma as he has heard & studied it and thinks about it, evaluates it, and examines it with his intellect. He spends the day in Dhamma-thinking. He neglects seclusion. He doesn’t commit himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who is keen on thinking, not one who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Then there is the case where a monk studies the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions. He doesn’t spend the day in Dhamma-study. He doesn’t neglect seclusion. He commits himself to internal tranquillity of awareness. This is called a monk who dwells in the Dhamma.

“Now, monk, I have taught you the person who is keen on study, the one who is keen on description, the one who is keen on recitation, the one who is keen on thinking, and the one who dwells in the Dhamma. Whatever a teacher should do — seeking the welfare of his disciples, out of sympathy for them — that have I done for you. Over there are the roots of trees; over there, empty dwellings. Practice jhana, monk. Don’t be heedless. Don’t later fall into regret. This is our message to you.”

Note

1.

The earliest classifications of the Buddha’s teachings.

See also: AN 7.64

Dhammaññu Sutta: One With a Sense of Dhamma

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1997–2011

A monk endowed with these seven qualities is worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, an unexcelled field of merit for the world. Which seven? There is the case where a monk is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of himself, a sense of moderation, a sense of time, a sense of social gatherings, & a sense of distinctions among individuals.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of Dhamma? There is the case where a monk knows the Dhamma: dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions.[1] If he didn’t know the Dhamma — dialogues, narratives of mixed prose and verse, explanations, verses, spontaneous exclamations, quotations, birth stories, amazing events, question & answer sessions — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of Dhamma. So it’s because he does know the Dhamma — dialogues… question & answer sessions — that he is said to be one with a sense of Dhamma. This is one with a sense of Dhamma.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of meaning? There is the case where a monk knows the meaning of this & that statement — ‘This is the meaning of that statement; that is the meaning of this.’ If he didn’t know the meaning of this & that statement — ‘This is the meaning of that statement; that is the meaning of this’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of meaning. So it’s because he does know the meaning of this & that statement — ‘This is the meaning of that statement; that is the meaning of this’ — that he is said to be one with a sense of meaning. This is one with a sense of Dhamma & a sense of meaning.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of himself? There is the case where a monk knows himself: ‘This is how far I have come in conviction, virtue, learning, liberality, discernment, quick-wittedness.’ If he didn’t know himself — ‘This is how far I have come in conviction, virtue, learning, liberality, discernment, quick-wittedness’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of himself. So it’s because he does know himself — ‘This is how far I have come in conviction, virtue, learning, liberality, discernment, quick-wittedness’ — that he is said to be one with a sense of himself. This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, & a sense of himself.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of moderation? There is the case where a monk knows moderation in accepting robes, almsfood, lodgings, & medicinal requisites for curing the sick. If he didn’t know moderation in accepting robes, almsfood, lodgings, & medicinal requisites for curing the sick, he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of moderation. So it’s because he does know moderation in accepting robes, almsfood, lodgings, & medicinal requisites for curing the sick, that he is said to be one with a sense of moderation. This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of himself, & a sense of moderation.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of time? There is the case where a monk knows the time: ‘This is the time for recitation; this, the time for questioning; this, the time for making an effort [in meditation]; this, the time for seclusion.’ If he didn’t know the time — ‘This is the time for recitation; this, the time for questioning; this, the time for making an effort; this, the time for seclusion’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of time. So it’s because he does know the time — ‘This is the time for recitation; this, the time for questioning; this, the time for making an effort; this, the time for seclusion’ — that he is said to be one with a sense of time. This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of himself, a sense of moderation, & a sense of time.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of social gatherings? There is the case where a monk knows his social gathering: ‘This is a social gathering of noble warriors; this, a social gathering of priests; this, a social gathering of householders; this, a social gathering of contemplatives; here one should approach them in this way, stand in this way, act in this way, sit in this way, speak in this way, stay silent in this way.’ If he didn’t know his social gathering — ‘This is a social gathering of noble warriors; this, a social gathering of priests; this, a social gathering of householders; this, a social gathering of contemplatives; here one should approach them in this way, stand in this way, act in this way, sit in this way, speak in this way, stay silent in this way’ — he wouldn’t be said to be one with a sense of social gatherings. So it’s because he does know his social gathering — ‘This is a social gathering of noble warriors; this, a social gathering of priests; this, a social gathering of householders; this, a social gathering of contemplatives; here one should approach them in this way, stand in this way, act in this way, sit in this way, speak in this way, stay silent in this way’ — that he is said to be one with a sense of social gatherings. This is one with a sense of Dhamma, a sense of meaning, a sense of himself, a sense of moderation, a sense of time, & a sense of social gatherings.

“And how is a monk one with a sense of distinctions among individuals? There is the case where people are known to a monk in terms of two categories.

“Of two people — one who wants to see noble ones and one who doesn’t — the one who doesn’t want to see noble ones is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does want to see noble ones is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who want to see noble ones — one who wants to hear the true Dhamma and one who doesn’t — the one who doesn’t want to hear the true Dhamma is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does want to hear the true Dhamma is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who want to hear the true Dhamma — one who listens with an attentive ear and one who listens without an attentive ear — the one who listens without an attentive ear is to be criticized for that reason, the one who listens with an attentive ear is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who listen with an attentive ear — one who, having listened to the Dhamma, remembers it, and one who doesn’t — the one who, having listened to the Dhamma, doesn’t remember it is to be criticized for that reason, the one who, having listened to the Dhamma, does remember the Dhamma is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who, having listened to the Dhamma, remember it — one who explores the meaning of the Dhamma he has remembered and one who doesn’t — the one who doesn’t explore the meaning of the Dhamma he has remembered is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does explore the meaning of the Dhamma he has remembered is, for that reason, to be praised.

“Of two people who explore the meaning of the Dhamma they have remembered — one who practices the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a sense of meaning, and one who doesn’t — the one who doesn’t practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a sense of meaning, is to be criticized for that reason, the one who does practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a sense of meaning is, for that reason, to be praised.

Of two people who practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, having a sense of Dhamma, having a sense of meaning — one who practices for both his own benefit and that of others, and one who practices for his own benefit but not that of others — the one who practices for his own benefit but not that of others is to be criticized for that reason, the one who practices for both his own benefit and that of others is, for that reason, to be praised.

“This is how people are known to a monk in terms of two categories. And this is how a monk is one with a sense of distinctions among individuals.

“A monk endowed with these seven qualities is worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, an unexcelled field of merit for the world.”


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Best  Promising
Governence of Mayawati Ji  in 4 yrs

Babasaheb Dr.Ambedkar, Manyawar Kanshiramji, Ms. Mayawati ji were loyal to ideology & became owners of PraBuddha Bharath. if v 2 r loyal we 2 can be owners.

A large no.of BSP supports will gather today @ Freedom Park @ 11am shout slogans against the central govt responsible for increasing the prices of essentials

My Government will ensure tough action
against killers
of innocent girl
—Hon’ble Chief Minister ji

Instead of insisting on Jan Lokpal Bill, take case
of office bearer of civil society among people-UP CM Mayawati

Rival parties harboured professional criminals, mafias and goondas for
their political and
economic gains during their regimes-Maya

Rival parties misused Govt system to a large extent and it became rotten and inhuman & UP govt had inherited these maladies which had now become chronic.-Maya

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said
that her govt had to
devote a lot of time and efforts to
root out these ills and it was now
yielding
good results

Aur ek antim geet
behen Mayawati ji kay charnon mein arpit
[And one last song to be offered at
sister Mayawati’s feet],”announced a party worker to a huge gathering assembled
at Jamboori Maidan

U P CM & B S P chief
Mayawati was in the city for a convention of BSP workers and supporters from 4
States — M P, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Rajasthan.

Considering
the choice of States, is being an effort by the “Sarvajan” leader to
get the support tribal voters, drew an impressive number of supporters

Supporters
kept pouring in through the day wearing ‘Ambedkar’ monograms on their
shirts and saris and carrying blue party flags with Ms. Mayawati’s
pictures

During her speech, Ms.
Mayawati reiterated her party’s commitment to the uplift of deprived sections
of society.

Ms Mayawati said she had
been consistently targeted by the Congress, the B J P & the SP, along with
the mainstream media and big businesses.

Rival
parties keep attacking the BSP’s ideology by labelling it anti-upper
caste but I want to make it clear that we believe in sarvajan
hitaya[welfare of all]

Detailing welfare schemes
implemented by her govt in U.P. Ms. Mayawati drew cheers from the thousands
gathered for the convention.

The casteist
media supports them by running propaganda campaigns against me but I
continue to struggle and work for the uplift of the poor, said Ms.
Mayawati.


But,
I also blame all of you who continue to vote for the same parties that
have done nothing for you in the over 60 years of Independence, said
Ms.Mayawati.

I appeal to all of you to
bring the BSP Elephant to power in your own States and give us an opportunity to
work for your betterment,” said Ms. Mayawati.

Ms. Mayawati
also said that all political parties, except the BSP, relied on
contributions from corporate houses for their election expenses.

Samajwadi Party workers
were involved in the stabbing of a minor S C girl by two youths, when she
resisted their attempts to rape her in Kannauj district

On the incident
in Basti dist where an 18yr-old SC girl was allegedly raped at gunpoint,
he said an FIR was filed and efforts were on to arrest the accused.


Chief Minister Mayawati,
meanwhile, accused the media of trying to mislead the people by raising old
cases.



4 yrs of the U P CM 
Ms Mayawati Ji led govt has been “ highly promising and the best” in the
area of “development & public welfare”

BSP lambasts UPA’s finance policies.Ms.Mayawati accused
the United
Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of furthering the interests of the
corporate sector.

During the worst ever recession in 2008-09 the central
govt doled out a subsidy package of Rs.4 lakh crore to the corporate sector,
which continued even in 2009-10

When the
country’s economic growth registered an increase to 6.8 percent, doled out  subsidy package of Rs.4 lakh crore to the
corporate sector continued BSP alleged.

When the growth has further gone up to 8%, the union govt
has made a provision of Rs.4.5 lakh crore worth of subsidies to the corporate
sector, which shows where the interest is.

If the
govt had least concern for the common people, its leaders would have kept a
fraction of that whopping subsidy for petrol products to help lessen the
pressures.

Mayawati  told her party men to make it a point to
apprise the people of the measures taken by her govt to cut down the state
levies on  petroleum products.

 BSP govt. exempted cooking gas from state
taxes, reduced VAT on diesel from 21 percent to 17 and brought down the VAT on
kerosene to an all time low of 5 %

 BSP in Kar on 21stJun 2011  to mark protest against the hike in petrol prices.
Led by the state leaders, party members will hold protests in all the districts
of the state.

BSP SMS:Bellari Division Price Rise Protest Programme will beheld on 28th June-Chikkanna OS

In
Bangalore the protest against price rise will be @ Freedom Park at 11:00AM on
21 Jun 2011. Pl. Join with ur area people. Forward SMS.Create www.fullonsms.com
& send any no. SMS free of cost creating a network for the future.

UP Chief Minister Mayawati said the Congress believes in
anti common man and anti development policies.

UP CM Ms Mayawati accused Congress of adopting a dual
face towards the people hailing from financially weak background.

The UP CM said, “On one end, Congress reflects sympathy
for poor but on ground reality it has done nothing to uplift the living
standards of people belonging to financially weak background.”

 “The Centre is
concerned about the financial deficits faced oil companies but it is least
bothered about the problems faced by the common man due to the repeated hike in
petrol prices.

The UPA move reflects the flaws in the financial policies
of the Union Government. The Centre failed to check the skyrocketing inflation.

“It has increased the petrol price 12 times since April,
2008.” As a result, the price of petrol has increased from Rs 48.30 in 2008 to
more than Rs 71 per litre in 2011. 

A large no. of BSP supports  will gather at Freedom Park @ 11am on 21 Jun
2011  shout slogans against the central
govt  responsible for increasing the
prices of essential commodities

The central govt should withdraw its increased prices of
petrol, diesel as it has huge impact on prices of all other commodities and
making lives of common people “even more miserable”.

 

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.3.Kindled a new ray
of bright future among, SC/STs,OBC & minorities& Upper caste poor

Law & Order & Crime Control Development &
Public Welfare

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Regularisation of Landless SC/ST people in possession of gram
sabah land upto13-05 2007; possession pattas awarded to 9,431 Persons

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

Mayawati announces new Land Acquisition Policy that would be
better than the proposed land acquisition policy of the UPA government

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 BSP

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 by BSP

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

Allotment of more than 4,000 fair price shopsto SC/STs By CM of
UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

The establishment of a Rs.100 crore “leather park and shoe
mandi”: in Agra,exemption from VAT of Agra Footwear Industry. By BSP Govt.

Mayawati termed the crackdown at the Ramlila Maidan as
“inhuman”, “undemocratic” and “condemnable”.
Reuters

“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 OBCs in the
allotment of fair price\shops in the urban & rural areas under the PDS by
BSP.

Computerisation of the entire procedure of scholarship under the
backward classes Welfare department by
 CM
of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt.

More than 50 lakh students (girls and boys) of Backward classes benefits
by scholarships under the scheme of aid to the poor by BSP

Poor families of backward classes on account of marriage and
illness about Rs.50 crore spent every year by CM of UP BSP Govt

increasing the “creamy layer”annual income limit of OBC classes
from Rs.3 lakh Rs.5lakh by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

About Rs.250 crore spent to reimburse the admission fees of
students studying in post matric classes by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

In the matter of Muslim community, mention may be made of the
establishment of Manyawar Shri KanshiramJi Urdu, Arabic-Persian University

Let us do this great job.We will be appreciated for our efforts
to awaken Bahujans to understand the importance of political power. Lets Keep
up the work-Dr.Rahul

inclusion of 10 new Arabic-Persian in the grant-in-aid list; as
much as 486.73 crore approx, by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

On account of scholarships to 1,28,35,824 minority students
(girls and boys)benefits; by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Grant of Rs. 3,745 lakh for the marriage of 37,445 daughters
from minority BPL families; by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

 Reimbursement of fees
amounting to Rs.2,049 lakh of 49,166 post matric students; by CM of UP
Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Construction of well-equipped “Haj Houses” at Ghaziabad and
Lucknow for the convenience of the Hajis;by BSP Govt.

Prof.B.Krishnappa said our religion is Buddhism, our ideology
Ambedkarism and our party BSP.His Jayanti celebrated in Kar BSP HO.

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; by CM of UP
Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

The amount of grant for Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy more than
doubled to Rs.3 crore by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Establishment of 58 government secondary schools in
minority-dominated areas of 22 selected districts by CM of UP BSP Govt

Formation of a commission to provide the status of minority
institution to ‘taleemi idaar’ (educational institutions) by CM of UP BSP Govt

Distribution of Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Handloom Weavers
awards.

‘UP Dr. Shakuntala Misra Rehabilation University’ at a cost of
Rs.400 crore to provide quality education to the differently-abled students.

1% reservation for the visually impaired and 2% other disabled,
so far, 677 and 1320 fair shops allotted, respectively by CM UP govt.

Disabled pension rate increased to Rs.300 pm from Rs.150- the
total no. of disabled pensioners during 2009-10 increased to 708077 by BSP
 

 Several welfare schemes
implemented for Sarv-Samaj “women” also by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

Amendment of the zamindari kanoon to ensure equitable share of
women in patriarchal landed property by CM of UP’s BSP Govt.

The amount of dole for destitute women increased to Rs.300 pm
from Rs.150 by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

C.M. of UP 
requests to  P.M. to implement
provisions of New Land Acquisition Policy of State in different
enterprises/institutions of Union Govt

 

Construction of shelter homes etc for destitute women in Mathurs
and Vrindavan by CM of UP Ms.Mayawati ji’s BSP Govt

“alertness and sensitivity” on the part CM of UP’s BSP Govt of
has resulted in Considerable “decline” of criminal cases against “women”.

Kindly send the following as
SMS & Emails to your friends and be missionaries of Social Transformation and
Economic Emancipation for the Majority People to build PraBuddha Bharat for
Equality

Among those who will
be present in the protest will BSP state coordinator

Dr.Ashok Kumar Siddhart
MLC.

president Mr. Marasandra Muniappa, state Convenor Mr.N.Mahesh,
Vice-President,

Mr.Gopinath,

Treasurer Mr.Koramangala Muniappa, General Secretary
Mr.R.Muniappa,

General Secretary Mr.Kamalanaban,

Office Secretary Mr.Chikkanna,

Secretary, Mr.Chengappa, Mrs. Nahida Salma, Mr. Muniappa, Mr.Lakshminarayan All
District COORDINATORS, Presidents, General Secrataries and others.

Finally truth will win. Be confident.Let us strengthen our party
in our State.-

 Desparated fellows trying
to adopt all sorts of methods to defame bhahenji like spitting on the rising
sun-

Casteist media is cancerous in this country. Hence it has to be
given chemotheraphy treatment.

It is true what Bhahenji said. We have to take her message to
the voters.

Great statement of our great leader.

All other parties are servants to corporate though they are
rulers.-
Mr.Kamalanaban IPS


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daily night at 10:30 to 11:00 PM & Friday & Saturday from 09:00 to
09-30 PM on
 NDTV IMAGINE HINDI Channel ”Chandra
Gupta Mourya  serial. I tis great
history. Dont miss it. – Ayappa Ramateerth.

Heartly
Thanking because we have come to know about  UP CM’s community
develeopment. We are greatful and thankful to Mayawati ji-Raja T

GREAT RELIEF TO POOR

DISABLED WOULD FEEL SENSE OF SECURITY IN UP.

VERY GOOD IDEA OF BHAHENJI TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF DISABLED

GREAT JOB DONE BY BHAHANJITO KEEP ALL SUCH PEOPLE FROM DEBT

GREAT MEMORIAL

THAT IS THE BEGINING OF MINORITIES

THIS IS REAL ESTABLISHMENT OF EQUALITY OF JUSTICE

Oil companies have been empowered to rise price of fuel.

The present is in favour of capitalists

Congress’s success lies in anti-developmental activities-MR.KAMALANABAN RETD.IPS OFFICER

KINDLY MAKE A LIST OF ALL THESE SMS AND MAKE COPIES AND CIRCULATE-MR.R.SHIVARAM


POLITICS is SACRED with HIGHLY BEST PROMISING GOVERNANCE of Ms. MAYAWATI JI in UTTAR PRADESH

Press Information Bureau

(C.M. Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.

 

My Government will ensure tough action against killers
of innocent girl of Lakhimpur district
—Hon’ble Chief Minister ji

 

Instead of insisting on Jan Lokpal Bill, take case
of office bearer of civil society among people

 

Lucknow: 15 June 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji has strongly criticised the recent killing of an innocent girl in
Lakhimpur district. She has assured the family members of the deceased that her
killers would be brought to book and given tough punishment.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was talking to media
representatives at her official residence here today. She said that her
Government had no objection if the family members of the deceased wanted to opt
for CBI or any other inquiry. She said that the Government feared that in

case of CBI inquiry, this case may also meet the
same fate as of Arushi murder case of Noida.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji also said that the
opposition parties

should rise above the party based politics and
take the inhuman

incidents happening with women seriously and help
in nabbing the real

culprits. She advised them not to indulge in petty
politics as was

visible in the case of U.P.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that all the
opposition parties

were responsible for the harassment of women which
had happened

during her regime. She said that the opposition
parties harboured

professional criminals, mafias and goondas for
their political and

economic gains during their regimes. For that,
they misused

Government system to a large extent and the system
became rotten

and inhuman. She said that the State Government
had inherited these

maladies which had now become chronic.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her
government had to

devote a lot of time and efforts to root out these
ills and it was now

yielding good results. It was the reason that the
crime graph was now

showing down trend, she pointed out. Specially,
the crimes against

women in U.P. had registered fall if compared to
other states of the

country.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the data
issued by the

National Crime Record Bureau suggested that there
was a fall in the

crimes against women in U.P. if compared to other
states. The State

Government had taken tough measures to strictly
control crimes

against women. In U.P., the crime rate at a
population of one lakh

women stood at 11.9, while the same was 30.7 in
Andhra Pradesh,

13.9 in Gujrat, 21.9 in Haryana, 22.3 in M.P.,
13.8 in Maharashtra,

20.1 in Orissa, 26.2 in Rajasthan, 23.9 in Delhi
and in Union territories

the average crime rate was 22.1, while the all
India average was 17.4.

The rape rate on one lakh population was 0.9 in
Uttar Pradesh, while

the same was 1.4 in Andhra Pradesh, 5.3 in Assam,
4.3 in

Chhattisgarh, 4.2 in Madhya Pradesh, 1.6 in
Kerala, 2.5 in Haryana,

2.3 in Rajasthan, 2.5 in Orissa, 2.6 in Delhi and
2.6 in Chandigarh. In

all the 35 states/union territories of the country
the average crime rate

was 1.8.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the main
aim of the

commissions sent by Central Government was not to
ensure justice for

the victims, instead they tried to take political
advantage of the

situation. She strongly criticised Central
Government for it and said

that the women of the country’s capital Delhi were
facing serious

crimes almost daily. She said that these
commissions should be sent

to those places of Delhi as they would not incur
many expenses

because their HQs were situated in Delhi. She said
that they were not

sent there because Delhi was ruled by Congress
Government. She

pointed out that many crimes against SC/STs took
place in various parts

of the country, but the Central Government did not
send its

commissions to those places.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that it was
clear that all the

commissions of the Union Government had been
politicised indirectly.

She has suggested to the Central Government and
all the opposition

parties to adopt the politics based on right
principles, so that

democracy could be strengthened.

 

Referring to false publicity of opposition parties
regarding land

acquisition, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said
that before putting such

allegations, opposition parties should look at
themselves. She said that

the farmers are doing agitations in Congress ruled
states Haryana,

Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra and BJP ruled
Gujarat and Madhya

Pradesh on the issue of land acquisition, but
nobody is concerned

about farmers of these states, while the UP
Government had

implemented new land acquisition policy after
discussions with

representatives of farmers, which is the most
progressive and farmerfriendly policy of the country.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the land
of farmers was

being acquired on cheaper rates. The rate of land
is Rs. 03 crore to 10

crore per acre in Delhi’s Kanjawala, Bawana and
Delhi Dehat, but

government of Delhi State is acquiring land at the
rate of Rs. 53 lakh

per acre. Similarly, farmers are agitated in the
districts of Congress

ruled Rajasthan – Jalaur, Badmer, Jaisalmer, Choru
and Chittaud on

the issue of land acquisition. Land is being
acquired from farmers in

Sanchaur tehsil of district Jalaur at the rate of
Rs. 06.80 per sq. mt.

The land of farmers had been taken in the
districts of Haryana –

Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar, Ambala and Palwal
at cheaper rates

and farmers felt betrayed. Similarly, farmers in
the district of Baitul in

BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh who were agitating for
their land which had

been taken for power plant were caned. Cases were
registered on 100

farmers of Anup Pur district in Madhya Pradesh for
their land agitation.

Such types of agitations had been launched in the
districts of Katni,

Satna, Singrauli, Damoh and Tikamgarh on the issue
of land acquisition.

 

Referring to the sale of sugar mills of the state,
the Hon’ble Chief

Minister ji termed the allegations as baseless and
said that efforts

were being made by the earlier governments of
opposition parties

regarding the sale of sugar mills running in
continuous losses from the

year of 1993. She said that budgetary financial
assistance to the tune

of Rs. 2285 crore had been made for subsidy to
sugar corporation. She

said that her government had followed the
directive principles of Union

Government in the sale of sugar mills in
transparent manner.

Therefore, the allegation of corruption in selling
of sugar mills is

baseless.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that BJP had
published a book

based on false data putting allegation of
corruption on her government

which is far from the facts.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji suggested the office
bearers of Civil

Society that they should bring the matter
regarding Lokpal Bill among

the people. She said that Lok Sabha Elections
would be held in 2014,

for which the office bearers of Civil Society
should do efforts for

electing more and more MPs, instead of struggling
to get this bill

passed on their conditions.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that this bill
would not be

passed according to intentions of Civil Society.
In the condition of

differences, this bill would be handed over to
Parliamentary

Committee, where it will be put in cold storage.

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C.M. greets people onbirth anniversary of Hazrat
Ali

 

Lucknow: 15 June 2011

 

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has
extended her heartiest felicitations and good wishes to the people of the
State, especially Muslim brethren, on the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali.

Extending her greetings, the Chief Minister said
that the teachings of Hazrat Ali were still relevant for the good of humanity.
We can build an

ideal society by following the path shown by him, she
added. His message of peace, brotherhood and harmony was a source of
inspiration for all of us, she said.

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Hon’ble Chief Minister writes letter to Hon’ble
Prime Minister

 

Hon’ble C.M. requests to Hon’ble P.M. to implement
provisions of New Land Acquisition Policy of State in different enterprises/institutions
of Union Government

 

Lucknow :: 11 June 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Ms.
Mayawati Ji has written a letter to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh requesting
him to implement the provisions of New Land Acquisition Policy in Public sector
institutions/enterprises of Union Government.

This land acquisition policy had been implemented
by the State

Government on 2nd June 2011.

 

Ms. Mayawati ji has requested to the Prime
Minister to make arrangements regarding implementation of this Land Acquisition

Policy in the Public sector
institutions/enterprises of Union

Government in the State at present like-Railways,
National

Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Gas Authority
of India Limited,

NTPC etc. so that uniformity could be maintained
in connection of

land acquisition in the State.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister while enclosing G.O. of
New Land

Acquisition Policy with her letter has stated to
the Prime Minister

that under this New Land Policy, for the first
time provisions have

been made to acquire land on the basis of mutual
consent and

benefit the farmers from the developed land.
Besides, arrangement

has also been made to give compensation to
landless labourers.

New Policy would be beneficial for farmers and
land acquiring

agency both.

 

It may be mentioned that some Departments,
Enterprises and

Authorities of Union Government had made their
respective acts for

land acquisition under which land is acquired from
the farmers. In

these acts of Union Government, there are no
provisions of mutual

consent and contract with the farmers and safeguarding
the

interests of landless labourers, owing to which
sometimes the

problem of law and order arises. Besides, the
farmers affected from

land acquisition and their families get entangled
in the litigations for

several years, owing to which projects’ work also
get affected.

 

Under the New Land Acquisition Policy which has
been announced by the U.P. Government, large scale provisions have been made
for safeguarding the interests of farmers and labourers.

 

This policy is the most progressive and farmer-friendly
policy of the

Country. The provisions of New Policy are
beneficial for projects and

farmers and labourers affected from land
acquisition. It may be recalled that the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji participated
in Kisan Panchayat on 2
nd June 2011 in Lucknow with a view to solving the problems
pertaining to land acquisition and farmers, in which farmers representatives
came from different parts of the State also took part. The Hon’ble Chief
Minister had announced a new progressive land acquisition policy keeping in
view the suggestions made by the farmers after discussions with them in this
Panchayat. She demanded from the Union Government that like the New Policy of
the State Government, the Centre should also

implement it, in the entire Country.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Announces New Land Acquisition
Policy to safeguard farmers’ interests

 

C.M. asks Centre to enforce uniform land
acquisition policy for the country on the pattern of State Government

 

Historic Panchayat of Farmers’ representatives for
solution of problems relating to land acquisition and other issues

 

First time in history the deliberations with
farmers on land acquisition

 

Developers will henceforth take land directly from
the farmers Government and the administration to play the role of facilitator
only

 

Lucknow :: 02 June 2011

 

On the initiative of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Uttar Pradesh, Ms. Mayawati Ji, a farmer Panchayat, attended by their representatives
from every corner of the state, was held at the State Capital, Lucknow today,
in which a direct communication was established with the farmers to discuss in
detail their various problems and solve them. Problems of the farmers relating
to the departments like irrigation, power, agriculture and allied departments
such as horticulture, animal husbandry etc. were

discussed on the occasion. The most noticeable
outcome of the farmers Panchayat was that the Uttar Pradesh Government, after having
direct dialogue with the farmers formulated a farmer-friendly policy of land acquisition
in keeping with their constructive suggestions.

Hon’ble Chief Minister to hold discussions with
farmers’ representative on June 02, 2011

 

Lucknow: 01 June, 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji will

hold discussions with farmers’ representatives of
the State regarding

the needs, expectations and problems of the
farmers tomorrow on 02

June 2011.

 

Giving this information here today, the Spokesman
of the State

Government said that the Hon’ble Chief Minister
always remained

sensitive towards the problems of the farmers and
she considered that

proper solution of farmers’ problems could be
found only through the

direct talks with them. She is also in favour of
taking the decision with

the consent of farmers. Keeping this in view, the
Hon’ble Chief Minister

has invited farmers’ representatives for talks in
Lucknow.

 

The Spokesman said that discussions regarding the
farmers’

problems related to irrigation, electricity,
agriculture, horticulture,

animal husbandry etc. would be held in detail and
the officers present

at that time would immediately dispose of these
problems. Besides,

other problems raised by the farmers would also be
solved.

The Spokesman said that such Kisan Panchayat is
being held for

the first time on the initiative taken by the
Hon’ble Chief Minister. In

this Panchayat, discussions related to agriculture
and every land policy

would be held in detail.

 

The Spokesman said that the Hon’ble Chief Minister
is of firm

opinion that the farmers should get maximum
benefit in the cases of

land acquisition. Therefore, the policy announced
for land acquisition in

2010 is the most progressive policy in the
country. He said despite of

it, the Hon’ble Chief Minister decided for amendment
in the present

policy with a view to making it much better. The
Spokesman said that

the Hon’ble Chief Minister would give final
touches to this policy after

the discussions with the farmers’ representatives
and considering their

view point.

 

The Spokesman said that interests of the farmers
of the State

was the top most priority of the Hon’ble Chief
Minister, therefore

Government had taken various effective steps for
providing facilities to

them and development of agriculture. He said that
State Government

had always made efforts that interests of the
farmers could not be


overlooked at
any cost.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister also announced to
enforce the new land acquisition from today.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister gave a patient hearing
to the problems and the views echoed by farmers’ representatives and directed
the officers concerned on the spot to solve them. She reiterated that the
present State Government was fully alive to the farmers’ problems and their
solution adding that it had always been her Government’s endeavour to safeguard
their interests at all costs.

 

Announcing the new land acquisition policy of the
State today, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati ji emphatically said that
her

Government could follow the rules of agreement
pertaining to all

types of land acquisition. She optimistically said
that the State’s

land acquisition policy would prove more farmer
friendly than the

one proposed by the Central Government. She
demanded that the

Central Government should enforce a uniform land
acquisition policy

for the country on the pattern of the policy
announced by the State

Government.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was addressing the
historic Panchayat of the farmers’ representatives called at her initiative at her
official residence here today to find solution to the land acquisition and other
problems of the farmers of the State.

 

Expressing her gratitude to the farmers’
representatives who came

on the invitation of the State Government, she
said that for sometime now the land acquisition led to the situation of confrontation
between the State Government and the farmers in one State or the other. This
situation forced State Governments to confront the resentment of the farmers
and sometimes these incidents created a law and order problem. She said that
her Government clearly believed that the farmers’ problems could be truly
solved only when the decisions were taken in consultation with the farmers
after direct dialogue with them.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that keeping
this in view, her Government held detailed discussion with the farmers’ representatives
on various aspects of land acquisition and sought their suggestions. The matter
was thoroughly discussed at the Government level too. She explained that for
the first time in country’s history, her Government formulated a unique and new
policy in respect of land acquisition in accordance with the suggestions of the
farmers’ representatives after direct dialogue with them adding the new policy
had also been enforced from today.

 

Dwelling at length on the new land acquisition
policy, the

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that this had been
divided into three

parts. She maintained that in the new policy
special attention had

been paid to the power projects being set up by
the big private

companies and for the development of the State and
other works,

as this was the main reason behind growing
resentment among the

farmers throughout the country. She lamented that
the preceding

opposition parties’ governments failed to take any
initiative to solve

this problem of the farmers. The opposition
leaders only attempted

to discredit the State Government for the problem
handed down

from the opposition parties’ Government due to
their failure to

address it.

 

• The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji

said that her government had taken remarkable
decision in

connection of such cases under which developer has
to

receive land for the project from identified land
directly with

the mutual consent of at least 70 per cent farmers
of the

village through a package. District administration
will only

play the role of facilitator in this process.

 

• If 70 per cent farmers disagree, then project would be

reconsidered.

 

• Under this package two alternatives would be available to

farmers. Either, they could take 16 per cent
developed

land, besides Rs. 23,000 annuity per acre for 33
years.

 

• If farmers wish, they could get cash money as

compensation for some land out of 16 per cent
land.

 

• Farmers would get developed land free of cost and no

stamp duty would be charged.

 

• If agricultural land is purchased from anywhere in the state

within a year from the payment of cash
compensation, then

full concession would be given in stamp duty.

 

• Action would be taken under section-6 for land acquisition

for the land of the farmers who are left out after
70 per

cent.

 

Referring to the second part of the new policy,
the Hon’ble

Chief Minister ji said that land acquisition would
be decided under

contract rules for fulfilment of basic needs of
people like highways

and canals. She said that the farmers whose land
would be acquired

for such projects would get all benefits of
Government’s

Rehabilitation and Resettlement policy.

 

• If agricultural land is purchased from anywhere in the state

within a year from the payment of cash
compensation, then

full concession would be given in stamp duty.

Giving information regarding the third part of the
policy, the

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that some land is
being acquired for

Development Authorities, Industrial Development
Authorities etc.

for which master plan is made. Such type of land
would also be

taken under contract rules of the State Government
with mutual

consent.

 

• She said that with a view to protecting the interests of the

farmers in this connection, her government had
taken the

decision to provide two alternatives to farmers in
exchange

of acquired land.

 

• According to the first alternative, the compensation amount

would be decided under contract rules and in this
case the

concerning public enterprise would adopt liberal
approach.

Besides, all the benefits of Rehabilitation and
Resettlement

policy would be given to the affected farmers.

 

• While under the second alternative 16 per cent developed

land would be given free of cost out of the total
acquired

area, besides annuity of Rs. 23,000 per acre for
33 years. If

farmers wish they could take cash compensation in
place of

some land out of 16 per cent land.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that concession
would be

given in stamp duty under the third part of the
policy in the same

manner like in the cases of land acquisition by
private sector.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that each
farmer whose land

would be acquired or transferred would be given
Rs. 23,000 annuity

per acre per year for 33 years. An increase of Rs.
800 would be

made per acre per year in this annuity, which
would be given in the

month of July every year. If any farmer did not
want to take

annuity, then he would be paid one-time amount of
Rs. 2,76,000

per acre as rehabilitation subsidy.

She said that if the land is acquired or
transferred for the

purpose of any company, then farmers would have
the alternative

of taking the shares of company equivalent to 25
per cent out of

one-time amount of rehabilitation subsidy.

She said that one member of the families becoming

completely landless owing to the land
acquisition/transfer for

private sector would be given employment in the
private sector

company according to his ability.

Such affected family, who would become marginal
farmer as a

result of land acquisition or transfer, would be
given one-time

 

financial assistance equal to minimum agriculture
wages of 500

days. Similarly, such affected family who would
become small

farmer would get one-time financial assistance
equal to the

minimum agriculture wages of 375 days.

She said that if the family affected from the
project would be

of agriculture labourer or non-agriculture
labourer category, then he

would be given one-time financial assistance of
minimum

agriculture wages of 625 days. Similarly, every
displaced family

would be paid additional one-time amount equal to
minimum

agriculture wages of 250 days.

 

Besides, the state government had made provision
that the

developer agency would construct one Kisan Bhavan each
in every

village affected by acquisition, through their own
expenses. She

said that the developer agency would run at least
one model school

upto class 8 level along with sports ground within
the project area.

The developer would be responsible for the
construction of the

building of the school.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that if less
than 70 per cent

of the farmers gave their consent then the private
sector project

would be reconsidered. She said that her
government, along with

ensuring the implementation of various
arrangements benefiting

farmers affected by acquisition, had also ensured
that their

participation in development was equal.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that certain
elements had created

confusion that the lands of the farmers were
acquired at lower rates

and were later sold at higher rates. She said that
50 per cent of the

acquired land was being used for community
facilities like roads,

parks, green belts etc. Thus, the historic
arrangement of returning

16 per cent of the total acquired land to the
farmers after

developing it free of cost would certainly benefit
the farmers.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the M.P.s
of her party

would push for the implementation of the policy
announced today

during the monsoon session of the Parliament so
that this policy

could be implemented at the national level. She
regretted that some

opposition parties, instead of pressurising the
Central Government

to formulate land acquisition law, were indulging
in petty politics in

Uttar Pradesh. She said that her government would
not allow them

to do so. She said that everybody knew that the
opposition parties

did not have any issue that’s why they were trying
to provoke the

farmers.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the
unfortunate

incidents that took place in Bhatta Parsaul
recently were the latest

example of it. She said that there was no
connection between the

compensation provided to the farmers of Bhatta
Parsaul and the

incident that occurred there. She said that the
untoward happenings

that occurred there were instigated by the
opposition parties and it

was their nefarious design. She assured the farmer
representatives

of Bhatta Parsaul that the state government would
compensate the

farmers who had suffered losses during the
incident that took place

there. She emphasised that her government would
not allow

anybody to vitiate the law & order of the
state in the name of the

farmers and it would take stringent action against
those trying to do

so. The government would take action within the
ambit of law, she

warned.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that on behalf
of the

government and her party she had written several
letters to ‘the

Central Government requesting’ to formulate a
farmer friendly

comprehensive national policy on land acquisition,
but to no avail.

Therefore, her party had now decided that this
issue would be

raised in the Parliament in the next monsoon
session. She said that

if the Congress led UPA Government did not
formulate any policy on

land acquisition during the monsoon session, then
the BSP would

lay siege (gherao) of the Parliament. She said that the praising of

the land acquisition policy of the Haryana
Government by the

Congress party was motivated by politics. She
reiterated that the

present land acquisition policy of her government
was most

lucrative policy of the country which would ensure
a lot of benefits

for the farmers.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that her party
believed that

the farmers always wanted development, but they
also wanted that

they were not rendered jobless and homeless
because of it and

their future became totally bleak. She said that
keeping this in view

her government had decided to implement this
historic land

acquisition policy to protect the interests of the
farmers being

affected by land acquisition.

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Necessary orders issued for disposal of several
problems
raised by farmers during Kisan Panchayat regarding
fertilizer, seeds, electricity, irrigation, wheat purchase etc.

 

State Government will not overlook the interests
of farmers

 

Lucknow :: 18 June 2011

 

The State Government Spokesman has said that necessary

orders had been issued by the Government to ensure
the disposal

of farmers’ problems regarding-fertilizer, seeds,
electricity, irrigation, wheat purchase, roads etc. These problems were raised

by the farmers during Kisan Panchayat held on 02
June 2011 in

Lucknow. Meanwhile, Bhartiya Kisan Union has
appreciated the

efforts of the State Government in this regard.

 

The Spokesman said that farmers had demanded for

energizing the connection of less than 7.5HP pump
sets for which

orders have been issued. Besides, the orders for
making the pass

book available to rural consumers for payment of
electricity bill of

power supply without electricity meters and the
facility of

depositing the bill in post office have also been
issued.

 

The Spokesman said that farmers had demanded for

checking of transformer load, establishment of
high-capacity

transformers and fixing the amount for
regularising of illegal

connection Rs. 250 and Rs. 500 for BPL and APL
category

respectively. The State Government has issued
necessary orders

in this connection.

 

The Spokesman said that orders had also been
issued to

dispose of several problems relating to power
sector including no

harassing of the farmers for changing the
non-functional fused

transformers. He said that the farmers had raised
some problems

related to Co-operative Department for which
necessary orders

had been issued.

 

The Spokesman said that action was being taken to
provide

long-term loans to farmers on low interest rates.
He said that

necessary amount of money had been allotted to
districts for

wheat purchase. He said that farmers had demanded
the price of

fertilizers equal to Haryana. In this connection
letter had been

written to Union Government to remove ACTN tax.
Besides,

directives had been issued to all the District
Magistrates to check

the sale of fake and sub-standard fertilizers,
seeds and

pesticides.

 

The Spokesman said that directives had been issued
to hold

Kisan meeting on the date of 22nd every month to
solve the

problems of the farmers under the Chairmanship of
District

Magistrate from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Necessary
action is

being taken to prevent the black marketing of
tractor price in

Muzaffarnagar district. Orders have been issued to
all District

Magistrates for providing credit cards to farmers
from banks.

The Spokesman said that verification regarding
de-silting of

canals and rajbahas was being done through flying squad. The

remaining works of Chogamma canal was also being
completed

on priority
basis.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister reiterates demand of loan
waiver to Bundelkhand farmers

 

Hon’ble C.M. writes letter to P.M.

 

Lucknow: 18 June 2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has

requested to the Central Government to implement
special

plan immediately to waive off the loans of the
farmers of

Bundelkhand area of the State. She said that the
loans

distributed to the farmers till 31 March 2011
should be

included in this special plan.

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister in her letter sent to
the

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that

Bundelkhand area of the State has difficult
geographical

conditions and the economy of this area is mainly
based

on agriculture, owing to which the farmers of this
area are

facing many hardships. She said that owing to the

ignorant attitude of earlier Governments,
all-round

development of Bundelkhand area had not taken
place

and this area had become economically backward.

 

Referring to her letter written to the Prime
Minister

on 13 January 2008 in which emphasising the
drought

conditions of Bundelkhand and nearby areas, she
had

demanded for sanctioning of Rs. 2,797 crore loan
relief

package from the Central Government immediately.
In

this letter, she said that she had also made
request to the

Central Government for Rs. 7,016 crore financial

assistance for drought affected areas on 06
December

2007. Earlier, demand had been made for Rs. 20,000

crore package for filling the critical gaps.

 

In her letter sent today, the Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji

said that her Government had done maximum efforts
to

improve the economic conditions of Bundelkhand
area.

With a view to providing relief to farmers,
directives had

already been issued to the officers for no
harassment of

farmers regarding the loans up to Rs. 2 lakh. She
said that

now arrangement has been made that no harassment
of

farmers be done for revenue realisation from
Revenue

Department and in view of the debt conditions of
the

farmers of this area it is necessary to waive off
their loans.

She said that the State Government had provided
the

facility of crop loans and agriculture inputs to
the farmers

of Bundelkhand from its limited resources, but
despite of

16.5 per cent more agriculture production in last
financial

year, the conditions of farmers had not improved

satisfactorily. Owing to the ignorant attitude of
Central

Government and earlier State Governments, the
financial

status of farmers had not improved enough, she
added.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister has also referred
though

the Central Government implemented loan relief
plan in

2008, but it had not included the loans
distributed before

31 March 1997 in this plan. Only limited relief
was given

for the loans distributed between 31 March 1997
and 31

March 2007. She said that this loan relief is not
enough for

the drought effected area of Bundelkhand and the
farmers

are unable to bear the burden of loans even now,
owing to

which resentment is growing among the farmers of
this

area. She said that Rs. 4,500 crore loan burden is

estimated on 15
lakh farmers of this area.

Show of strength for Mayawati in Bhopal

Aur ek antim geet
behen Mayawati ji kay charnon mein arpit
[And one last song to be offered at
sister Mayawati’s feet],”announced a party worker to a huge gathering assembled
at Jamboori Maidan here — a venue last in the news over Madhya Pradesh Chief
Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s controversial hunger-strike against the Centre
earlier this year.

Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati was in the city for a
convention of BSP workers and supporters from four States — Madhya Pradesh,
Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Rajasthan.

The event, which,
considering the choice of States, is being interpreted as an effort by the
“Sarvajan” leader to woo tribal voters, drew an impressive number of
supporters, who kept pouring in through the day wearing ‘Ambedkar’ monograms on
their shirts and saris and carrying blue party flags with Ms. Mayawati’s
pictures printed on them.

Enthusiastic party workers
belted out songs, based on Hindi film tunes in praise of Ms. Mayawati.

During her speech, Ms.
Mayawati reiterated her party’s commitment to the uplift of deprived sections
of society.

She said she had been
consistently targeted by the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the
Samajwadi Party, along with the mainstream media and big businesses.

“Rival parties keep
attacking the BSP’s ideology by labelling it anti-upper caste but I want to
make it clear that we believe in sarvajan hitaya[welfare of all],” she
said, detailing welfare schemes implemented by her government in U.P. amid
cheers from the thousands gathered for the convention.

“The casteist media
supports them by running propaganda campaigns against me but I continue to
struggle and work for the uplift of the poor. But, I also blame all of you who
continue to vote for the same parties that have done nothing for you in the
over 60 years of Independence. I appeal to all of you to bring the BSP to power
in your own States and give us an opportunity to work for your betterment,” she
said.

Ms. Mayawati also said
that all political parties, except the BSP, relied on contributions from
corporate houses for their election expenses and, therefore, served their
interests, ignoring the common man.

Culprits are SP workers: U.P. government

The Uttar Pradesh
government on Sunday said there was no breakdown of law and order situation,
and stern and prompt action was being taken against culprits.

Samajwadi Party workers
were involved in the stabbing of a minor Scheduled Caste girl by two youths,
when she resisted their attempts to rape her in Kannauj district.

Wherever such incidents
take place, stern action has been taken by the government, Secretary,
Information, Prashant Trivedi, told reporters here.

He said that in Kannauj,
where a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in her eyes, prompt action was taken. Two
policemen were placed under suspension on charges of laxity.

“The two youths who attacked
the girl after failing to rape her are Samajwadi Party workers,” Mr. Trivedi
said.

He said one of them was
arrested and raids were being carried out to arrest the other person.

On the incident in Basti
district where an 18-year-old Scheduled Caste girl was allegedly raped at
gunpoint, he said an FIR was filed and efforts were on to arrest the accused.

Chief Minister Mayawati,
meanwhile, accused the media of trying to mislead the people by raising old
cases.


 



Dhamma-niyama Sutta: The Discourse on the Orderliness of
the Dhamma

“Monks,
whether or not there is the arising of Tathagatas, this property stands — this
steadfastness of the Dhamma, this orderliness of the Dhamma: All processes are
inconstant.

“The
Tathagata directly awakens to that, breaks through to that. Directly awakening
& breaking through to that, he declares it, teaches it, describes it, sets
it forth. He reveals it, explains it, & makes it plain: All processes are
inconstant.

“Whether
or not there is the arising of Tathagatas, this property stands — this
steadfastness of the Dhamma, this orderliness of the Dhamma: All processes are
stressful.

“The
Tathagata directly awakens to that, breaks through to that. Directly awakening
& breaking through to that, he declares it, teaches it, describes it, sets
it forth. He reveals it, explains it, & makes it plain: All processes are
stressful.

“Whether
or not there is the arising of Tathagatas, this property stands — this
steadfastness of the Dhamma, this orderliness of the Dhamma: All phenomena are
not-self.[1]

“The
Tathagata directly awakens to that, breaks through to that. Directly awakening
& breaking through to that, he declares it, teaches it, describes it, sets
it forth. He reveals it, explains it, & makes it plain: All phenomena are
not-self.”

Note

1.

The suttas are inconsistent on
the question of whether Unbinding counts as a phenomenon (dhamma). Iti
90
, among others, states clearly that it is. AN
10.58
, however, calls Unbinding the ending of all phenomena. Sn 5.6
quotes the Buddha as calling the attainment of the goal the transcending of all
phenomena, just as Sn 4.6
and Sn
4.10
state that the arahant has transcended dispassion, said to be the
highest phenomenon. If the former definition applies here, Unbinding would be
not-self. If the latter, the word phenomenon (as more inclusive than
fabrication) would apply to the non-returner’s experience of the Deathless (see
AN
9.36
). The arahant’s experience of Unbinding would be neither self nor
not-self, as it lies beyond all designations (see DN 15).


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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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Dhajagga Sutta: The Top of the Standard
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Alternate translation: Piyadassi

On one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. There he addressed the monks, “Monks!”

“Yes, lord,” the monks responded to him.

The Blessed One said, “Monks, once the devas & asuras were arrayed for battle. Then Sakka,
the chief of the devas, addressed the devas of the Thirty-three: ‘If,
dear sirs, when the devas have gone into battle, there should arise
fear, terror, or horripilation, then on that occasion you should catch
sight of the top of my standard. For when you have caught sight of the
top of my standard, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation there is
will be abandoned.

“‘If you can’t catch sight of the top of my standard, then you should catch sight of the top of the deva-king Pajapati’s
standard. For when you have caught sight of the top of the deva-king
Pajapati’s standard, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation there is
will be abandoned.

“‘If
you can’t catch sight of the top of the deva-king Pajapati’s standard,
then you should catch sight of the top of the deva-king Varuna’s
standard. For when For when you have caught sight of the top of the
deva-king Varuna’s standard, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation
there is will be abandoned.

“‘If
you can’t catch sight of the top of the deva-king Varuna’s standard,
then you should catch sight of the top of the deva-king Isana’s
standard. For when you have caught sight of the top of the deva-king
Isana’s standard, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation there is will
be abandoned.’

“But,
monks, when the top of the deva-chief Sakka’s standard is caught sight
of, or when the top of the deva-king Pajapati’s standard is caught sight
of, or when the top of the deva-king Varuna’s standard is caught sight
of, or when the top of the deva-king Isana’s standard is caught sight
of, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation there is may be abandoned or
maynot be abandoned.
Why is that? Because Sakka the chief of the devas is not devoid of
passion, not devoid of aversion, not devoid of delusion. He feels fear,
feels terror, feels dread. He runs away.

But I
tell you this: If — when you have gone into the wilderness, to the
shade of a tree, or to an empty building — there should arise fear,
terror, or horripilation, then on that occasion you should recollect me:
‘Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy & rightly self-awakened,
consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard
to the world, unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed,
the Teacher of divine & human beings, awakened, blessed.’ For when
you have recollected me, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation there
is will be abandoned.

If you can’t
recollect me, then you should recollect the Dhamma: ‘The Dhamma is
well-expounded by the Blessed One, to be seen here & now, timeless,
inviting verification, pertinent, to be realized by the wise for
themselves.’ For when you have recollected the Dhamma, whatever fear,
terror, or horripilation there is will be abandoned.

If you can’t
recollect the Dhamma, then you should recollect the Sangha: ‘The Sangha
of the Blessed One’s disciples who have practiced well… who have
practiced straight-forwardly… who have practiced methodically… who
have practiced masterfully — in other words, the four types of noble
disciples when taken as pairs, the eight when taken as individual types [1] 
they are the Sangha of the Blessed One’s disciples: worthy of gifts,
worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, the
unexcelled field of merit for the world.’ For when you have recollected
the Sangha, whatever fear, terror, or horripilation where is will be
abandoned. Why is that? Because the Tathagata — worthy & rightly
self-awakened — is devoid of passion, devoid of aversion, devoid of
delusion. He feels no fear, feels no terror, feels no dread. He doesn’t
run away.”

That is what the Blessed One said. Having said that, the One-well-gone, the Teacher, further said this:

DHAMMA-KAKKA-PPAVATTANA SUTTA

INTRODUCTION

TO THE

FOUNDATION OF THE
KINGDOM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

THIS
translation is made from a transcript of the text as found in the very beautiful
Ceylon MS. on silver plates, now in the British Museum[1]. The letters, which
are perfectly formed, are cut into the silver; and the MS. has this
peculiarity, that every sentence is repeated with a slight change in the
collocation of the words. Thus the first sentence is given as follows:–

Evam
me sutam. Ekam samayam Bhagavâ Bârânasiyam
viharati Isipatane Migadâye. Me evam sutam. Ekam samayam
Bhagavâ Bârânasiyam Isipatane Migadâye viharati.

As this
repetition is merely carried out for the further security of the text it has
not been followed in the translation.

This text
belongs to the Anguttara Nikâya. M. Léon Feer has lithographed the Samyutta
treatment in his ‘Textes tirés du Kandjour[2],’ together with the text of the
corresponding passage in the Lalita Vistara, and the Tibetan translation from
that poem. The Sanskrit text, so far as it runs parallel with our Sutta, will
also be found in Rajendra Lal Mitra’s edition of the Lalita Vistara (p. 540 and
foll.) and the Tibetan text, with a French translation, in M. Foucaux’s ‘rGya
Cher Rol Pa.’ Dr. Oldenberg has just published the Vinaya treatment contained
in the Mahâ Vagga I, 6. It is the same word for word as our Sutta (except § 1,
which is of course not found there). The Samyutta expands the idea of the
portion numbered below §§ 9-20, having also similar paragraphs in reference to
the bhikkhus themselves. The

[1. MS. Egerton, 794; bought from a bookseller named Rodel in
1839

2. Livraison, No. X.]

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Lalita
Vistara differs a good deal in minor details, but is substantially the same as
regards the Noble Truths, and the eight divisions of the Noble Path.

A
translation of this Sutta, found among Mr. Gogerly’s papers after his death,
was published in the journal of the Ceylon Asiatic Society for 1865: and the
journal Asiatique for 1870 contained a translation and full analysis by M. Léon
Feer.

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It would
be difficult to estimate too highly the historical value of this Sutta. There
can be no reasonable doubt that the very ancient tradition accepted by all
Buddhists as to the substance of the discourse is correct, and that we really
have in it a summary of the words in which the great Indian thinker and
reformer for the first time successfully promulgated his new ideas. And it
presents to us in a few short and pithy sentences the very essence of that
remarkable system which has had so profound an influence on the religious
history of so large a portion of the human race.

The name
given to it by the early Buddhists–the setting in motion onwards of the royal
chariot-wheel of the supreme dominion of the Dhamma–means, as I have shown
elsewhere[1], not ‘the turning of the wheel of the law,’ as it has been usually
rendered; but ‘the inauguration, or foundation, of the Kingdom of
Righteousness.’

Is it
possible that the praying wheels of Thibet have led to the misapprehension and
mistranslation now so common? But who would explain a passage in the New
Testament by a superstition current, say, in Spain in the twelfth century? And
so when Mr. Da Cuñha thinks that the Dhamma is symbolised by the wheel, because
‘Gotama ignored the beginning, and was uncertain as to the end[2],’ he seems to
me to be following a vicious method of interpreting such figures of speech. It
cannot be disputed that the term ‘wheel’ might have implied such an idea as he
puts into it. But if we want to know what it did imply, we must be guided
wholly by the previous use of the word at the

[1. ‘Buddhism,’ p. 45.

2. ‘Memoir on the Tooth Relic,’ &c., p. 15.]

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time when
it was first used in a figurative sense: and that previous use allows only of
the interpretation given above. Perhaps, however, Mr. Da Cuñha is only copying
(not very exactly) Mr. Alabaster, who has said, ‘Buddha, as I have tried to
show in other parts of this book, did not attempt to teach the beginning of
existence, but assumed it as a rolling circle of causes or effects. This was
his circle or wheel of the law[1].’

Mr.
Alabaster therefore calls his very useful book on Siamese Buddhism, ‘The Wheel
of the Law;’–an expression which he on the first page of his preface takes to
be about equivalent to Buddhism. But his theory of the meaning of the term
seems to be based upon a misunderstanding of a passage in the Siamese ‘Life of
Buddha,’ which he there translates. At page 78 he renders his text, ‘The Holy
Wheel which the Law taught is plenteous in twelve ways,’ and he explains this
on p. 169 as referring to the twelve Nidânas, the chain of causes and effects.
But the passage in the Siamese text is evidently a reminiscence of the
‘twelvefold manner’ spoken of in the same connection in our Sutta (§ 21), and
does not refer to the Nidânas at all.

A better
comment on the word is the legend of the Treasure of the Wheel, which will be
found below in the ‘Book of the Great King of Glory[2],’ a passage which shows
that this figure belonged to that circle of poetical imagery which the early
Buddhists so often borrowed from the previous poets of Vedic literature to aid
them in their attempts to describe the most important events in the life of
their revered Teacher. And, like the day of Pentecost by the early Christians,
this Inauguration of the Kingdom of Righteousness was rightly regarded by them
as a turning-point in the history of their faith. We find this even in the
closing sections of our Sutta; and in later times the poets of every Buddhist
clime have vied one with another in endeavouring to express their sense of the
importance of the occasion.

‘The
evening was like a lovely maiden; the stars

[1. ‘Wheel of the Law,’ p. 288.

2. Chap. I, §§ 10-20.]

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were the
pearls upon her neck; the dark clouds her braided hair; the deepening space her
flowing robe. As a crown she had the heavens where the angels dwell; these
three worlds were as her body; her eyes were the white lotus flowers which open
to the rising moon; and her voice was as it were the humming of the bees. To do
homage to the Buddha, and to hear the first preaching of his word, this lovely
maiden came.’ The angels (devas) throng to hear the discourse until the heavens
are empty; and the sound of their approach is like the rain of a storm; all the
worlds in which there are sentient beings are made void of life, so that the
congregation assembled was in number infinite, but at the sound of the blast of
the glorious trumpet of Sakka, the king of the gods, they became still as a
waveless sea. And then each of the countless listeners thought that the sage
was looking towards himself, and was speaking to him in his own tongue, though
the language used was Mâgadhi!

It is
most curious that this last figure should be so closely analogous to the
language used with respect to the corresponding event in the history of the
Christian church: and I do not know the exact source from which Hardy (Manual
of Buddhism, p. 186) derives it. But I think it is highly improbable that there
is any borrowing on the one side or on the other.

It cannot
be denied that there is a real beauty of an Oriental kind in the various
expressions which the Buddhists use; and that there was real ground for the
enthusiasm which gave them birth. Never in the history of the world had a
scheme of salvation been put forth so simple in its nature, so free from any
superhuman agency, so independent of, so even antagonistic to the belief in a
soul, the belief in God, and the hope for a future life. And we must not allow
our estimate of the importance of the event to be influenced by our
disagreement from the opinions put forth. Whether these be right or wrong, it
was a turning-point in the religious history of man when a reformer, full of
the most earnest moral purpose, and trained in all the intellectual culture

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of his
time, put forth deliberately, and with a knowledge of the opposing views, the
doctrine of a salvation to be found here, in this life, in an inward change of
heart, to be brought about by perseverance in a mere system of self-culture and
of self-control.

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That
system, it will be seen, is called the Noble Path, and is divided into eight
sections or divisions, each of which commences with the word sammâ–a word for
which we have no real equivalent in English, though it has been rendered by
such terms as ‘right,’ ‘perfect,’ and ‘correct.’ Our word ‘right,’ in some of its
uses, would be a sufficiently adequate translation, but it is based on a
different derivation, and connotes a set of ideas not alluded to by sammâ. If
used as an adjective this word–signifying literally ‘going with’–means either
‘general, common,’ or ‘corresponding, mutual,’ and as an adverb, ‘commonly,
usually, normally,’ or ‘fittingly, properly, correctly;’ and hence, in a
secondary sense, and with allusion to both these ideas, ’round, fit, and
perfect, normal and complete.’ When used to characterise such widely different
things as language, livelihood, and belief, the meaning of the term is by no
means difficult to grasp; but it is difficult, if not impossible, to find any
single English word which in each case would convey its full force without importing
also some extraneous idea. From a desire to follow closely the Pâli form of
expression I had first in my manual of ‘Buddhism’ adopted the one word ‘right’
throughout the translation of the text; and I have kept to this below, though I
feel that that word quite fails to give the force of the preposition sam
({Greek sun-}, con-), which is the essential part of the Pâli sammâ. But I
think the meaning of the Buddhist ideal, of the summary which is the most
essential doctrine, the very pith of Buddhism, would be better brought out by a
diversified rendering in the way I afterwards attempted in an article in the
Fortnightly Review (No. CLVI); or, as above (p. 107), with the authorised
interpretation appended. It would then run

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1. Right Views; free from superstition or delusion.

2. Right Aims; high, and worthy of the intelligent,
earnest man.

3. Right Speech; kindly, open, truthful.

4. Right Conduct; peaceful, honest, pure.

5. Right Livelihood; bringing hurt or danger to no living
thing.

6. Right Effort; in self-training, and in self-control.

7. Right Mindfulness; the active, watchful mind.

8. Right Contemplation; earnest thought on the deep
mysteries of life.

It is
interesting to notice that Gogerly, who first rendered sammâ throughout by
correct[1], afterwards adopted the other method[2]; and as these eight
divisions of the perfect life are of such vital importance for a correct
understanding of what Buddhism really was, I here add in parallel columns his
two versions of the terms used:–


1.
Correct views (of truth).

Correct
doctrines.

2.
Correct thoughts.

A clear
perception (of their nature).

3.
Correct words.

Inflexible
veracity.

4.
Correct conduct.

Purity
of conduct.

5.
Correct (mode of obtaining a) livelihood.

A
sinless occupation.

6.
Correct efforts.

Perseverance
in duty.

7.
Correct meditation.

Holy
meditation.

8.
Correct tranquillity.

Mental
tranquillity.

 

The
varying expressions in these two lists are intended in all cases, (except
perhaps the second,) to convey the same idea. The second division (sammâ-sankappo)
is not really open to any doubt. Sankappo is will, volition,
determination, desire; that exertion of the will in the various affairs of life
which results from the feeling that a certain result will be desirable. The
only variation in the meaning is that sometimes more stress is laid upon the
implied exertion of the will, sometimes more stress upon the implied desire

[1. Journal of the Ceylon Asiatic Society, 1845.

2. Ibid. 1865.]

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which
calls it into action. ‘Motive’ would be somewhat too impersonal, ‘volition’ too
metaphysical a rendering; ‘aims’ or ‘aspirations’ seems to me to best express
the sense intended in this passage.

In No. 7
(sammâ-sati) sati is literally ‘memory,’ but is used with reference to the
constantly repeated phrase ‘mindful and thoughtful’ (sato sampagâno);
and means that activity of mind and constant presence of mind which is one of
the duties most frequently inculcated on the good Buddhist. Gogerly’s rendering
of the term should have been reserved for the last division (sammâ-samâdhi),
that prolonged meditation on the deep mysteries of life, which is stated in the
Great Decease[1] to be the necessary complement and accessory to intelligence and
goodness. Reason and works are good in themselves, but they require to be made
perfect by that samâdhi which in Buddhism corresponds to faith in Christianity.

————————

This
Buddhist ideal of the perfect life has an analogy most instructive from a
historical point of view with the ideals of the last pagan thinkers in Europe
before the rise of Christianity, and of the modern exponents of what has been
called fervent atheism. When after many centuries of thought a pantheistic or
monotheistic unity has been evolved out of the chaos of polytheism,–which is
itself a modified animism or animistic polydæmonism,–there has always arisen
at last a school to whom theological discussions have lost their interest, and
who have sought for a new solution of the questions to which the theologies
have given inconsistent answers, in a new system in which man was to work out
here, on earth, his own salvation. It is their place in the progress of thought
that helps us to understand how it is that there is so much in common between
the Agnostic philosopher of India, the Stoics of Greece and Rome, and some of
the newest schools in France, in Germany, and among ourselves.

[1. Chap . I, § 12, and often afterwards.]

THE
FOUNDATION

OF THE

KINGDOM
OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

DHAMMA-KAKKA-PPAVATTANA-SUTTA.

Reverence
to the Blessed One, the Holy One, the Fully-Enlightened One.

1. Thus
have I heard. The Blessed One was once staying at Benares, at the hermitage
called Migadâya. And there the Blessed One addressed the company of the five
Bhikkhus[1], and said:

2. ‘There
are two extremes, O Bhikkhus, which the man who has given up the world[2] ought
not to follow–the habitual practice, on the one hand of those things whose
attraction depends upon the passions, and especially of sensuality–a low and
pagan[3] way (of seeking satisfaction) unworthy, unprofitable, and fit only for
the worldly-minded–

[1. These are the five mendicants who had waited on the Bodisat
during his austerities, as described in ‘Buddhist Birth Stories,’ pp. 88, 89.
Their names are given on p. 113 of that book; see below, the note on § 32.

2. Pabbagito, one who has gone forth, who has renounced
worldly things, a ‘religious.’

3. Gamma, a word of the same derivation as, and corresponding
meaning to, our word ‘pagan.’]

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and the
habitual practice, on the other hand, of asceticism (or self-mortification),
which is painful, unworthy, and unprofitable.

3. ‘There
is a middle path, O Bhikkhus, avoiding these two extremes, discovered by the
Tathâgata[1]–a path which opens the eyes, and bestows understanding, which
leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom, to full enlightenment, to Nirvâna!

4. ‘What
is that middle path, O Bhikkhus, avoiding these two extremes, discovered by the
Tathâgata–that path which opens the eyes, and bestows understanding, which
‘leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom, to full enlightenment, to Nirvâna?
Verily! it is this noble eightfold path that is to say

‘Right views;
Right aspirations;
Right speech;
Right conduct;
Right livelihood;
Right effort;
Right mindfulness;
and Right contemplation.

‘This, O
Bhikkhus, is that middle path, avoiding these two extremes, discovered by the
Tathâgata–that path which opens the eyes, and bestows understanding,

[1. The Tathâgata is an epithet of a Buddha. It is interpreted
by Buddhaghosa, in the Samangala Vilâsinî, to mean that he came to earth for
the same purposes, after having passed through the same training in former
births, as all the supposed former Buddhas; and that, when he had so come, all
his actions corresponded with theirs.

‘Avoiding these two extremes’ should perhaps be referred to the
Tathâgata, but I prefer the above rendering.]

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which
leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom, to full enlightenment, to Nirvâna!

————————

5.
‘Now[1] this, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning suffering.

‘Birth is
attended with pain[2], decay is painful, disease is painful, death is painful. Union
with the unpleasant is painful, painful is separation from the pleasant; and
any craving that is unsatisfied, that too is painful. In brief, the five
aggregates which spring from attachment (the conditions of individuality and
their cause)[3] are painful.

‘This
then, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning suffering.

6. ‘Now
this, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning the origin of suffering.

‘Verily,
it is that thirst (or craving), causing the renewal of existence, accompanied
by sensual delight, seeking satisfaction now here, now there–that is to say,
the craving for the gratification of the passions, or the craving for (a
future) life, or the craving for success (in this present life)[4].

[1. On the following ‘four truths’ compare Dhammapada, verse
191, and Mahâ-parinibbâna Sutta II, 2, 3, and IV, 7, 8.

2. Or ‘is painful.’

3. Pañk‘ upâdânakkhandhâ. On the Khandhâ, or the material
and mental aggregates which go to make up an individual, see my ‘Buddhism,’
Chap. III. Upâdâna, or ‘grasping’ is their source, and the uprooting of this
upâdâna from the mind is Arahatship.

One might express the central thought of this First Noble Truth.
in the language of the nineteenth century by saying that pain results from
existence as an individual. It is the struggle to maintain one’s individuality
which produces pain–a most pregnant and far-reaching suggestion. See for a
fuller exposition the Fortnightly Review for December, 1879.

4. ‘The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of
life’ {footnote p. 149} correspond very exactly to the first and third of these
three tanhâs. ‘The lust of the flesh, the lust of life, and the pride of
life,’ or ‘the lust of the flesh, the lust of life, and the love of this
present world,’ would be not inadequate renderings of all three.

The last two are in Pâli bhava-tanhâ and vibhava-tanhâ,
on which Childers, on the authority of Vigesinha, says: ‘The former
applies to the sassata-ditthi, and means a desire for an eternity of
existence; the latter applies to the ukkheda-ditthi, and means a
desire for annihilation in the very first (the present) form of existence.’
Sassata-ditthi may be called the ‘everlasting life heresy,’ and ukkheda-ditthi
the ‘let-us-eat-and-drink-for-to-morrow-we-die heresy.’ These two heresies,
thus implicitly condemned, have very close analogies to theism and materialism.

Spence Hardy says (’Manual of Buddhism,’ p. 496): ‘Bhawa-tan
signifies the pertinacious love of existence induced by the supposition that
transmigratory existence is not only eternal, but felicitous and desirable.
Wibhawa-tanhâ is the love of the present life, under the notion that
existence will cease therewith, and that there is to be no future state.’

Vibhava in Sanskrit means, 1. development; 2. might, majesty, prosperity;
and 3. property: but the technical Buddhist sense, as will be seen from the
above, is something more than this.]

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‘This
then, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning the origin of suffering.

7. Now
this, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning the destruction of suffering.

‘Verily,
it is the destruction, in which no passion remains, of this very thirst; the
laying aside of, the getting rid of, the being free from, the harbouring no
longer of this thirst.

‘This
then, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning the destruction of suffering.

8. ‘Now
this, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning the way[1] which leads to the
destruction of sorrow. Verily! it is this noble eightfold path[2]; that is to
say:

[1. Patipadâ.

2. Ariyo atangiko Maggo.]

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Right views;
Right aspirations;
Right speech;
Right conduct;
Right livelihood;
Right effort;
Right mindfulness;
and Right contemplation.

This
then, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning the destruction of sorrow.

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9. ‘That
this was the noble truth concerning sorrow, was not, O Bhikkhus, among the
doctrines handed down, but there arose within me the eye (to perceive it),
there arose the knowledge (of its nature), there arose the understanding (of
its cause), there arose the wisdom (to guide in the path of tranquillity),
there arose the light (to dispel darkness from it)[1].

10. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I should comprehend that this was the noble truth
concerning sorrow, though it was not among the doctrines banded down, there
arose within me the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the
understanding, there arose the wisdom, there arose the light.

11. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I had comprehended that this was the noble truth concerning
sorrow, though it was not among the doctrines handed down, there arose within
me the eye, there

[1. The words in parentheses have been added by Gogerly,
doubtless from some comment not accessible to me; and I have included them
also, but in parentheses, as they seem to complete the ideas actually involved
in the text.]

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arose the
knowledge, there arose the understanding, there arose the wisdom, there arose
the light.

12. ‘That
this was the noble truth concerning the origin of sorrow, though it was not
among the doctrines handed down, there arose within me the eye; but there arose
within me the knowledge, there arose the understanding, there arose the wisdom,
there arose the light.

13. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I should put away the origin of sorrow, though the
noble truth concerning it was not among the doctrines handed down, there arose
within me the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the understanding,
there arose the wisdom, there arose the light.

14. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I had fully put away the origin of sorrow, though the
noble truth concerning it was not among the doctrines handed down, there arose
within me the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the understanding,
there arose the wisdom, there arose the light.

15. ‘That
this, O Bhikkhus, was the noble truth concerning the destruction of sorrow,
though it was not among the doctrines handed down; but there arose within me
the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the understanding, there arose
the wisdom, there arose the light.

16. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I should fully realise the destruction of sorrow,
though the noble truth concerning it was not among the doctrines handed down,
there arose within me the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the
understanding, there arose the wisdom, there arose the light.

17. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I had fully realised the destruction of sorrow, though
the noble

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truth
concerning it was not among the doctrines handed down, there arose within me
the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the understanding, there arose
the wisdom, there arose the light.

18. ‘That
this was the noble truth concerning the way which leads to the destruction of
sorrow, was not, O Bhikkhus, among the doctrines handed down; but there arose
within me the eye, there arose the knowledge, there arose the understanding,
there arose the wisdom, there arose the light.

19. ‘And
again, O Bhikkhus, that I should become versed in the way which leads to the
destruction of sorrow, though the noble truth concerning it was not among the
doc