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In the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (Saṃyutta Nikāya,
Mahāvagga, Saccasaṃyutta, Sutta 11), the Buddha declared for the first time the
basic foundation of his teaching: the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble
Truths.

The first noble truth is the noble truth of suffering (dukkhaṃ ariyasaccaṃ).
In the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta the Buddha gave a list of things which are
suffering: birth, ageing, sickness, death, meeting with people and things that
are displeasing, separation from people and things that are pleasing, and not
to have one’s wish fulfilled. We can also add to this list sorrow, lamentation,
pain, grief and despair. But at the end of the list in the
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta the Buddha said: “In short the five-aggregates
subject to clinging are suffering.”

So the truth of suffering is, in short, these five-aggregates subject to
clinging: the aggregate of materiality, feeling, perception, mental-formations,
and consciousness, subject to clinging. If we simplify them we can say that
they are mundane mental and physical phenomena (nāma-rūpa). They are the
truth of suffering because they have the nature of being subjected to
suffering.

The second noble truth is the noble truth of the cause of suffering (dukkha-samudayaṃ
ariyasaccaṃ
). The Buddha traced the cause of suffering to craving that
leads to renewed existence or rebirth, that is accompanied by delight and lust,
that finds delight here and there in one existence or another. It is this
craving that compels and propels beings, at the time of death, to seek rebirth
and so be embroiled into yet another cycle of birth, aging, sickness, and
death, another cycle of suffering. And as long as craving is present the cycle
of suffering will go on and on from one birth to another, each birth marking
the beginning of another cycle of suffering.

The third noble truth is the noble truth of the cessation of suffering (dukkha-nirodhaṃ
ariyasaccaṃ
). Here the Buddha gave us hope. Even though there is suffering
in the world there can also be an end to it. Suffering ceases, according to the
Buddha, when there is the complete fading away and cessation of its cause i.e.
craving.

Not only did the Buddha said that suffering can cease, he even gave us the way
of practice, the method to bring suffering to an end. This is the fourth noble
truth, the noble truth of the way that leads to the cessation of suffering (dukkha-nirodha-gāminī
paṭipadā ariyasaccaṃ
). This is the Noble Eightfold Path consisting of right
view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right
effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

The Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths, these are the basic
foundation of the Buddha’s teaching. The Buddha taught in ancient Northern
India for forty five years and all the discourses that he delivered during this
time were, one way or another, based on the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four
Noble Truths. But given that these are the basic foundation of the Buddha’s
teaching, where does vipassanā comes in? Where can we place vipassanā in the
scheme of the Noble Eightfold Path and Four Noble Truths?





Celebration of 2600th Year of
Lord Buddhs’s First Discourse

DHAMMACHAKKA PAVATTANA DAY CELEBRATIONS

15-07-2011 at 9:0 a.m.



ALL
ARE WELCOME

Maha Bodhi Society Bangalore, India

 

To Commemorate the 2600th Year
of First Discourse of the Buddha

THE DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA SUTTA

(SETTING IN MOTION THE WHEEL OF TRUTH)

Delivered at

Isipatana, Migadaya (Deer Park, Saranatah)

On the Full Moon Day od Asalha

DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA DAY

Will be celebrated on Asalha full moon day

Friday, the 15th July 2011 at
9:00 a.am. at

Maha Bodhi Society, Gandhinagar, Bangalore.

We cordially invite you to attend the
program

With family and fromds

Yours,

Founder President and Members,

Maha Bodhi Society

 

Address for correspondence and donations:

Maha Bodhi Society

14, Kalidasa Road, Gandhinagar, Bangalore –
560009, India

Tel: 080-22250684, Fax: 080-22264438

Email: info@mahabodhi.info

 

Donate generously and share merits

Thank you very much

www.mahabodhi.info

PROGRAM

9:00 AM               Worshiping the Sacred Maha Bodhi Tree and

                                The
Mahabodhi Maitri Stupa

 

                                Buddha
Puja at Loka Shanti Buddha Vihara

                                Chanting
od the

                                DHAMMACAKKA PAVATTANA SUTTA

               

                                Undertaking of Tisarana and 8 and 5 predepts

 

                                Discourse
by

Venerable
Acharya Buddharakkhita




Founder
President,

Maha Bodhi
Society, Bangalore

 

Release of Publications

-         
Buddhana Jathaka Kathagalu – Samputa -2 Mathu Samputa 3

-         
An Unforgettable Inheritance

-         
Buddhist Sacred Places

-         
Buddha Baghavanara Rathnagalu

 

11:10 AM             Sanghadana by devotees – alms offering to the monks

12:00 NOON       Meals to devotees

 

                                Sanghadana
& Meals by

                                Upasaka
Shri Hennur Srinivas and family

                                On
the occasion of naming ceremony of his son

2:00 to 5:00 PM Chanting
of and discussioms on

                                Dhammacakka
Pavattana Sutta

 

                                Buddha Puja and Deepa Puja

 Please visit:


http://wn.com/Dhammacakka_Sutta
for chanting video on


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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314 LESSON Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion 13 07 2011 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- POLITICS is Sacred with BEST PROMISING GOVERNANCE of UP CM Mayawati Ji- Monsoon session of both the Houses convened from 05 August 2011- Hon’ble Chief Minister ji expresses profound grief over demise of 24 persons in Fatehpur rail accident- Hon’ble Chief Minister ji expresses profound grief over demise of 38 persons in railway accident in Kanshiram Nagar- Assistance of Rs. 1 lakh for dependents of deceased, Rs. 50,000 for seriously wounded persons and Rs. 25,000 for persons having minor injuries announced- Senior Minister Sri Swami Prasad Maurya and State Chief Secretary
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ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWSletter
to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT to attain Ultimate Bliss-Through
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org- POLITICS is Sacred with BEST
PROMISING GOVERNANCE of UP CM Mayawati Ji-
Monsoon session of both the Houses convened from
05 August 2011-
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji expresses profound grief over demise
of 24 persons in Fatehpur rail accident-
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji expresses profound
grief over demise of 38 persons in railway accident in Kanshiram Nagar-
Assistance of
Rs. 1 lakh for dependents of deceased, Rs. 50,000 for seriously wounded persons
and Rs. 25,000 for persons having minor injuries announced-
Senior Minister Sri Swami
Prasad Maurya and State Chief Secretary sent by Hon’ble Chief Minister ji for supervising relief and
rescue works

 



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.

Notes

1.

The
Pali phrases for the four noble truths are grammatical anomalies. From these
anomalies, some scholars have argued that the expression “noble
truth” is a later addition to the texts. Others have argued even further
that the content of the four truths is also a later addition. Both of these
arguments are based on the unproven assumption that the language the Buddha
spoke was grammatically regular, and that any irregularities were later
corruptions of the language. This assumption forgets that the languages of the
Buddha’s time were oral dialects, and that the nature of such dialects is to
contain many grammatical irregularities. Languages tend to become regular only
when being used to govern a large nation state or to produce a large body of
literature: events that happened in India only after the Buddha’s time. (A
European example: Italian was a group of irregular oral dialects until Dante
fashioned it into a regular language for the sake of his poetry.) Thus the
irregularity of the Pali here is no proof either for the earliness or lateness
of this particular teaching.

2.

Another
argument for the lateness of the expression “noble truth” is that a
truth — meaning an accurate statement about a body of facts — is not something
that should be abandoned. In this case, only the craving is to be abandoned,
not the truth about craving. However, in Vedic Sanskrit — as in modern English
— a “truth” can mean both a fact and an accurate statement about a
fact. Thus in this case, the “truth” is the fact, not the statement
about the fact, and the argument for the lateness of the expression does not
hold.

3.

The
discussion in the four paragraphs beginning with the phrase, “Vision
arose…,” takes two sets of variables — the four noble truths and the
three levels of knowledge appropriate to each — and lists their twelve
permutations. In ancient Indian philosophical and legal traditions, this sort
of discussion is called a wheel. Thus, this passage is the Wheel of Dhamma from
which the discourse takes its name.

POLITICS is Sacred with BEST PROMISING GOVERNANCE of UP CM
Mayawati Ji

 

Press Information Bureau

(C.M. Information Campus)

Information & Public Relations Department,
U.P.

 

Monsoon session of both the Houses convened from
05 August 2011

 

Lucknow: 11 July 2011

 

The Cabinet has
decided to convene monsoon session of both the Houses from 5 August 2011. A
decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting here today.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji expresses profound grief
over demise of 24 persons in Fatehpur rail accident

 

Assistance of Rs. 1 lakh for dependents of
deceased, Rs. 50,000 for seriously wounded persons and Rs. 25,000 for persons
having minor injuries announced

 

Senior Minister Sri Swami Prasad Maurya and State Chief
Secretary

sent by Hon’ble Chief Minister ji for supervising relief and
rescue works

 

Lucknow:10 July 2011

 

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

expressed profound grief over the demise of 24
persons who died in a

rail accident that occurred in Fatehpur district
today. She has conveyed

her heartfelt condolences to the family members of
the deceased and

announced Rs. 1 lakh assistance for their
dependents. She also

announced Rs. 50,000 assistance for seriously
injured persons and Rs.

25,000 assistance for people suffering minor
injuries in the accident.

On getting the information about the accident, the
Hon’ble Chief

Minister ji sent senior minister Sri Swami Prasad
Maurya and Chief

Secretary Mr. Anoop Mishra to Fatehpur to
supervise relief and rescue

works. Both of them were supervising the same. Mr.
Maurya also met

the injured passengers in the district hospital
Fatehpur and inquired

about their well being. He inspected the medical
facilities being provided

to them too.

 

It may be recalled that the Kalka mail derailed
near Malwan

railway station in Fatehpur district today, in
which 24 passengers died

and around 180 passengers got injured. The injured
passengers have

been sent to district hospital Fatehpur, private
nursing homes and to

Kanpur for
treatment.

 

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji expresses profound grief
over demise of 38 persons in railway accident in Kanshiram Nagar

 

Assistance of Rs. 1 lakh for dependents of
deceased, Rs. 50,000 assistance for seriously wounded persons and Rs. 25,000
assistance for

persons having minor injuries announced

 

Senior Minister Sri Swami Prasad Maurya and Relief
Commissioner sent by Hon’ble Chief Minister ji supervising relief and rescue
works

 

Lucknow:07 July 2011

 

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

expressed profound grief over the demise of 38
persons who died in a

rail-bus accident that occurred at an unmanned
railway crossing in

Kanshiram Nagar district today. She has conveyed
her heartfelt

condolences to the family members of the deceased.
She announced Rs.

1 lakh assistance for the family members of the
deceased, Rs. 50,000

help for seriously injured persons and Rs. 25,000
assistance for people

suffering minor injuries in the accident. Besides,
she also sent Senior

Minister Sri Swami Prasad Maurya and Relief
Commissioner of Uttar

Pradesh to the site of accident to supervise
relief and rescue works. She

directed that the injured persons should be
provided proper treatment.

Mr. Maurya and Relief Commissioner, sent by the
Hon’ble Chief Minister

ji, were ensuring that the relief and rescue works
were being carried out

effectively.

 

On the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister
ji, the Chief

Secretary has written a letter to the Railway
Board to provide proper

compensation to the victims of the accident and
jobs to the family

members of the deceased. It was also requested to
convert unmanned

crossings into manned crossings.

 

It may be recalled that a bus carrying baratis collided with

Chhapara-Mathura Express at an unmanned railway
crossing in

Adhupura village in Kanshiram Nagar this morning.
As many as 38

people died and 33 others got injured in the
accident. The injured

persons were being treated at the Etah district
hospital. Three persons

having serious
injuries have been referred to Agra for treatment.

 

 

Hon’ble C.M. Grieved over death of CPI leader

 

Lucknow : 02 July2011

 

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.Mayawati
ji has expressed profound grief over the demise of freedom fighter, former
Union Minister and CPI leader Mr. Chaturanan Mishra.

 

In a condolence message, the Hon’ble Chief
Minister has conveyed deep sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family
members of the deceased and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

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