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09 01 2012 LESSON 489 Today is FULL MOON Day of the First Lunar Month WISH YOU ALL A BUDDHIST HAPPY NEW YEAR MAY YOU BE EVER HAPPY, WELL AND SECURE MAY YOU LIVE LONG MAY ALL SENTIENT AND NON-SENTIENT BEINGS BE EVER HAPPY MAY YOU BE ALWAYS HAVE CALM, QUIET, ALERT,ATTENTIVE AND EQUANIMITY MIND WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERYTHING IS CHANGING Dhammapada Verse 31 Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu
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09
01 2012 LESSON 489 Today is FULL MOON Day of the First Lunar Month WISH YOU ALL
A
 BUDDHIST HAPPY NEW YEAR
MAY YOU BE EVER HAPPY, WELL AND SECURE

MAY YOU LIVE LONG

MAY ALL SENTIENT AND NON-SENTIENT BEINGS BE EVER HAPPY

MAY YOU BE ALWAYS HAVE CALM, QUIET, ALERT,ATTENTIVE AND

EQUANIMITY MIND WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT

EVERYTHING IS CHANGING
Dhammapada Verse 31 Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu

Appamadarato
bhikkhu1
pamade bhayadassi2 va
samyojanam anum thulam

daham aggiva gacchati.

Verse
31: A bhikkhu who takes delight in mindfulness and sees danger in negligence,
advances like fire, burning up all fetters, great and small.

 Train in acts of merit
that bring long-lasting bliss — develop giving, a life in tune, a mind of
good-will. Developing these three things that bring about bliss, the wise
reappear in a world of bliss unalloyed.


Verse 31. The Heedful
Advance

The
bhikkhu liking heedfulness,
seeing fear in heedlessness,
advances as a conflagration
burning fetters great and small.

Explanation:
The monk, as the seeker after the truth, is frightened of mindlessness because
he knows that if one is unmindful, one is caught up in the unending suffering
of samsara. Therefore, he forges ahead diligently, and mindfully burning away
those bonds that fetter people to worldliness.

 

Dhammapada Verse 31
Annatarabhikkhu Vatthu

Appamadarato
bhikkhu1
pamade bhayadassi2 va
samyojanam anum thulam

daham aggiva gacchati.

Verse
31: A bhikkhu who takes delight in mindfulness and sees danger in negligence,
advances like fire, burning up all fetters, great and small.


1. appamadarato
bhikkhu
: a bhikkhu who takes delight in mindfulness, i.e., in the practice
of Tranquillity and Insight Development.

2. pamade
bhayadassi
: seeing danger in negligence, i.e., negligence which would lead
to continued existence in the round of rebirths (samsara).


The
Story of A Certain Bhikkhu

While
residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (31) of this book,
with reference to a certain bhikkhu.

A
certain bhikkhu, after obtaining a subject of meditation from the Buddha, went
to the forest to meditate. Although he tried hard he made very little progress
in his meditation practice. As a result, he became very depressed and
frustrated. So, with the thought of getting further specific instructions from
the Buddha, he set out for the Jetavana monastery. On his way, he came across a
big blazing fire. He ran up to the top of a mountain and observed the fire from
there. As the fire spread, it suddenly occurred to him that just as the fire
burnt up everything, so also Magga Insight will burn up all fetters of life,
big and small.

Meanwhile,
from the Gandhakuti hall in the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha was aware of
what the bhikkhu was thinking. So, he transmitted his radiance and appeared to
the bhikkhu and spoke to him. “My son,” he said, “you
are on the right line of thought; keep it up. All beings must burn up all
fetters of life with Magga Insight.”

Then
the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verse 31: A bhikkhu who
takes delight in mindfulness and sees danger in negligence, advances like
fire, burning up all fetters, great and small.

At the
end of the discourse that bhikkhu attained arahatship then and there.

 

 § 60.
{Iti 3.11;
Iti 51}   

This
was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant, so I have heard:
“There are these
three grounds for meritorious activity. Which three? The ground for meritorious
activity made of giving, the ground for meritorious activity made of virtue,
and the ground for meritorious activity made of development [meditation]. These
are the three grounds for meritorious activity.”

Train in acts of merit
that bring long-lasting bliss — develop giving, a life in tune, a mind of
good-will. Developing these three things that bring about bliss, the wise
reappear in a world of bliss unalloyed.

UP govt starts draping statues of Mayawati, elephant


2012-01-08 22:10:00
Last Updated: 2012-01-08 23:56:09




Lucknow, Jan 8 (IBNS) Statues of
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati are …



Lucknow:
Under Election Commission orders, the Uttar Pradesh administration on
Sunday started draping statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and the ruling
BSP’s symbol in Noida even as an official declared that it would be done
fully in Lucknow tomorrow.



Lucknow District Magistrate Anil Sagar said, “I have
got the EC orders and it will be fully executed tomorrow.”



The work is likely to be executed by the Lucknow Development
Authority (LDA).



Official sources said the statues of BSP’s symbol,
elephants, constructed under a fountain in Samajik Parivartan Sthal at
Gomti Nagar in Lucknow were covered this afternoon, though some BSP
activists removed the veil within minutes and left the place.



The EC had yesterday ordered that all statues of Mayawati
and her party symbol installed at several places in UP be covered until the
Assembly poll were over in the state.



One of the places where the covering of the statues has
begun is the controversial Noida memorial park on the Delhi’s outskirts
that was inaugurated by Mayawati in October last year amid much fanfare.



The memorial, is meant to honour SC/ST/OBC icons and has
over two dozen huge statues of her mentor Kanshi Ram and B R Ambedkar,
among others.



Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi had said the
directive should be implemented “at the earliest” as the matter
related to the model code of conduct.



The ruling BSP has termed the order as “one-sided and
against natural justice”.



Taking exception to the EC’s order, JD-U and CPI said it
will give rise to several complications.


Respected
Chief Election Commissioner,


Cover
all statues of elephants with the trunks raised above which does not represent
BSP’s electon symbol? In that case why not Vinayak’s who became famous after
drinking milk be also draped? Elephants neither wear clothes nor eat papers
like the donkeys. Why not bicycles be draped? And the lotus
  which is the National flower be banned and
draped?What about the Hand ? should it not be draped like a lepor’s hand.This
hand has stoped the progress of the downtrodden.Unless the babus hands are
greased no work moves. It not only takes bribes but also puts the money in
Foreign Banks.Drugs are peddeled by this very same hand and used for rubbing
ganja.is doneand Mayawati? Sparing all congress leaders in Western UP.
Will this be implemented
at the earliest as the matter was related to the model code of conduct,? The
idea is that no one should get political mileage,ensuring “level playing field”
in the upcoming state assembly elections.


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Dear Mr. S.Y. Quraishi
& Team,




Let me first thank you
for providing the much needed fun quotient on a dull
weekend like yesterday. When everything seems going bad for us as a nation,
which also includes us getting badly thrashed in Australia, your jumbo shocker
for Mayawati bridged the missing humor for sure. I can’t just explain you guys
how badly I wished, I could have seen the face of that lady when she heard the
news for the first time.



…..today everyone knows the in-and-out of the CEC office and most important,
its power. From that `Main Politicians Ko Kachha Chabata Hun’ Safal
advertisement of Sessan to the frequent loo visits of Navin Chawala during
important election preparatory meets to update his bosses in 10 Janpath, 7
Racecourse or somewhere in Italy or wherever; the long journey you guys have
made is commendable. …. I have some concerns regarding your latest out of the
world decision regarding UP and it’s upcoming election and hence thought of
clearing the unwanted air of confusion that surrounds me.



You know what Mr. Quraishi? After yesterday my perception towards your office
has changed a little. Now I wonder if we really require an election
commissioner
in our country. If at all yes, then is it mandated by our constitution that
schoolboys should run this institution. The ghastly part of the drama yesterday
was the spokesperson of CEC office defending the decision taken to cover all
elephants and Mayawati statues till the elections are over. Really? It is
something similar like Tatas coming up with a shit called Nano and then
defending it as world-class in its segment.



Cover all statues of elephants and Mayawati? Heavens why? … Elephants? Why
cover elephants? Elephants don’t wear clothes? Do they? Just because elephants
are the poll symbols for BSP, you can’t order them to be covered. Then why
spare others? Let’s order to cover all the lotuses (if they are that rampantly available),
ask people to lock their cycles
in their garage and order people to wear gloves as we can’t chop them off as
they ultimately would need their fingers to cast the vote. Does this
proposition
sound logical Mr. Quraishi? If not then I beg for some answer from you for
having this selective amnesia for Mayawati and BSP.




… the decision of yours
to give the Luckhnow residents … looks a little
political. Even though your job involves and revolves around politics and
politicians, you guys are expected to remain as apolitical as Sarad Pawar
(anyway, he was never related to anything except loot money) to cricket, still
being the head of ICC. But No; as it seems Navin Chawala has left a strong
legacy of his political bootlicking qualities and there are jokers in CEC
office
who still take dictations from bosses in power during their once in every ten
minutes loo break.




I know Mr. Quraishi, your
deliberations. I know how this election is important
to one Yuvraj of a party to showcase that he can achieve something after
camping
in that state for last one year; sleeping in the mosquito infected SC/ST huts
as
part of his regular gimmickry and pillion riding a bike multiple times to throw
tantrums like mass rape and mass grave in Bhatta-Parsaul. I know how a good
performance (more than what the Sydney test was for Virat Kohli) in this
election is important for the political career of that gentleman. I know there
is a motor mouth who wants to save his own ass and that can only be possible by
an improved performance in UP elections for Congress. But it doesn’t anyway
mean
you start chopping the ethics and values of your institution from the middle as
if you were the chief of the vasectomy team of Sanjay Gandhi. If at all
anything, the funny decision of yours showed that the CEC doesn’t remain that
sacrosanct as we believed it to be and you guys washed of your hands on the
hard
earned reputation quicker than Sanjeev Nanda washed his BMW.
Hope this is one of the odd decisions taken in haste to please few, which would
duly be rectified in the course of time and we won’t be surprised by some joke
crackers in CEC ever. If our parliament and our democracy are the pillars of
our
nation, you guys are the caretaker of it. Hope you value the importance of a
gardener for the garden as he certainly doesn’t cover the roses with polythene
sheets for fear of stealing and destroys the beauty of the garden just because
it is Valentine’s Day. Hope we have still got mature heads to run the engine
room of the world’s largest democracy.



On a lighter note – Pray Sarha Palin doesn’t get the news of your decision or
else Americans would have an embarrassing situation if she comes up with a
demand to cover all donkeys during next American elections. By the way, what
the
hell is wrong with your official website
http://www.eci.nic.in ? It is even
slower than the fastest delivery of Venkatesh Prasad. That is just not done, as
we want our CEC office to be fast, furious, ferocious and crisp in every sphere,
which also includes a faster download of their shit on the cyber space. Don’t
we?
Warm Regards
- Someone who hasn’t ever missed casting his vote


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

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08 01 2012 LESSON 488 Dhammapada Verse 30 Magha VatthuMindfulness Made Him Chief Of Gods Appamadena1 maghava devanam setthatam gato appamadam pasamanti pamado garahito sada. Verse 30: Through mindfulness (in doing meritorious deeds) Magha became king of the devas. Mindfulness is always praised, but negligence is always blamed. Virtue, concentration, discernment: one in whom these are well-developed, passing beyond Mara’s domain, shines, shines like the sun.
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08 01 2012 LESSON 488 Dhammapada
Verse 30 Magha Vatthu
Mindfulness
Made Him Chief Of Gods

Appamadena1
maghava

devanam setthatam gato
appamadam pasamanti
pamado garahito sada.

Verse
30: Through mindfulness (in doing meritorious deeds) Magha became king of the
devas. Mindfulness is always praised, but negligence is always blamed.

Virtue, concentration,
discernment: one in whom these are well-developed, passing beyond Mara’s
domain, shines, shines like the sun.

 


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488

Practice a Sutta a Day
Keeps Dukkha Away

 


 

Buddhist Festivals
are always joyful occasions. Typically on a festival day, lay people will go
the local temple or monastery and offer food to the monks and take the Five
Precepts and listen to a Dhamma talk. In the afternoon, they distribute food to
the poor to make merit and in the evening join perhaps in a ceremony of
circumambulation a stupa three times as a sign of respect to the Buddha,
Dhamma, Sangha. The day will conclude with evening chanting of the Buddha’s teachings
and meditation. 

Buddhist New Year starts on the
first full moon day in January (9-1-2012 13:39 Hrs) is celebrated for three
days.

Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister
  and next Prime Minister of
PraBuddha Bharath Ms Maha Mayawati’s birth day is on 15-01-2012 of this first
Lunar Month being celebrated all over the country. The sarvajan Samaj will gift
another term of Chief Ministership of Uttar Pradesh on 04-03-2012 to Ms Maha
Mayawati.

The Karnataka BSP
will celebrate Ms Maha Mayawati’s Birthday on 15-01-2012 at BSP Head Office at
11:00AM.

 

First phase of Uttar Pradesh polls rescheduled

The first phase of Assembly polls in U.P. to be held on
February 4 has been rescheduled and fresh date will be announced soon,
the Election Commission said on Sunday citing uncertainty about the date
of ‘Barawafat’ festival, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad,
which may also fall on the same day.

The poll panel
said the law and order enforcing agencies and District Election Officers
of the state had also referred to the possibility of the Barawafat
festival coinciding with the with the first phase of polls, during the
Commission’s two-day review meeting in Lucknow last week.

A poll panel official told PTI that a revised schedule will be announced soon.

“The
Commission has on Sunday decided that the notification for 60 Assembly
constituencies going for poll on February 4 shall not be issued on
January 10 as scheduled. This is due to uncertainty about the date of
‘Barawafat’ festival which may also fall on February 4,” an EC statement
said.

“The law and order enforcing agencies and DEOs
of Uttar Pradesh also raised this point during Commission’s review
meeting at Lucknow on January 6 and 7. The revised schedule for 1 st
phase ACs (60 ACs) will be announced by the Commission separately,” it
said.

The Commission also requested Governor of Uttar
Pradesh not to issue the notification for 1st Phase scheduled to be
notified on January 10.

According to the earlier announcement, the Uttar Pradesh elections were scheduled for seven phases between February 4 and 28.

The Uttar Pradesh administration on Sunday started covering the the
statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbol elephant.

Food
Security Bill is impractical, says Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati

Lucknow:
Terming the proposed Food Security Bill as impractical and an election stunt of
the Congress, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Thursday said that it
would put an additional burden on state governments.

“Without
making proper arrangements for foodgrains and finances, an effort to get such a
bill passed is only an election stunt of the Congress,” Mayawati said in a
release.

“In
case required amount of foodgrains is not provided to the eligible people, they
would have to be given food security allowance which would have to be borne by
the states thus putting additional financial burden on them,” she said.

She
said that it also proposes setting up state food security commissions and all
its financial burden would also have to be borne by the states besides it would
require finances for computerisation and construction of warehouses in large
numbers.

Stressing
that proposed bill would not prove to be beneficial for the poor as was the
case with several of the ongoing welfare schemes of the central government.

The BSP
supremo alleged that since the number of BPL families has not been revised
large number of poor would remain deprived of this scheme.

Mayawati to campaign in
Punjab on Jan 21-22



Mayawati to
campaign in Punjab on Jan 21-22

BSP Supremo Mayawati will address four rallies in Punjab on January 21
and 22, even as the party hopes to fare better in the
state assembly elections on January 30.

BSP MP and national general secretary Narender Kashyap said the Uttar
Pradesh chief minister will address rallies at Kharar in Mohali and in
Nawanshahar on January 21.




On the next
day, she will address meetings in Muktsar and at Chhapar
in Sangrur districts.

Kashyap said his party would make significant gains in the Punjab polls.

The party released a list of 21 candidates in addition to the names
for 90 candidates announced earlier for the 117-member House.




Verse 30. Mindfulness Made Him Chief Of Gods

Heedfulness is always
praised,
heedlessness is ever blamed.
By heedfulness did Magha go
to lordship of the gods.

Explanation:
The
brahmin youth Magha, through his mindfulness, was born as the Chief of Gods.
Therefore mindfulness is always praised, and sloth and unmindfulness are always
condemned.

Dhammapada Verse 30
Magha Vatthu

Appamadena1
maghava

devanam setthatam gato
appamadam pasamanti
pamado garahito sada.

Verse
30: Through mindfulness (in doing meritorious deeds) Magha became king of the
devas. Mindfulness is always praised, but negligence is always blamed.


1. appamadena:
through mindfulness; i.e., mindfulness in doing meritorious deeds. In the above
story, Magha, the young man from Macala village, by cleaning and clearing land
and making roads was reborn as Indra or Sakka, king of the devas. (The devas
are celestial beings.)


The
Story of Magha

While
residing at the Kutagara monastery near Vesali, the Buddha uttered Verse (30)
of this book, with reference to Sakka, king of the devas.

On one
occasion, a Licchavi prince, named Mahali, came to listen to a religious
discourse given by the Buddha. The discourse given was Sakkapanha Suttanta. The
Buddha spoke of Sakka vividly in glowing terms; so, Mahali thought that the
Buddha must have personally met Sakka. To make sure, he asked the Buddha, and
the Buddha replied, “Mahali, I do know Sakka; I also know what has made
him a Sakka.”
He then told Mahali that Sakka, king of the devas, was
in a previous existence a young man by the name of Magha, in the village of
Macala. The youth Magha and his thirty-two companions went about building roads
and rest houses. Magha took upon himself also to observe seven obligations.
These seven obligations are that throughout his life, (1) he would support his
parents; (2) he would respect the elders ; (3) he would be gentle of speech;
(4) he would avoid back-biting; (5) he would not be avaricious, but would be
generous; (6) he would speak the truth; and (7) he would restrain himself from
losing his temper.

It was
because of his good deeds and right conduct in that existence that Magha was
reborn as Sakka, king of the devas.

Then
the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:


Verse 30: Through
mindfulness (in doing meritorious deeds) Magha became king of the devas.
Mindfulness is always praised, but negligence is always blamed.

At the
end of the discourse Mahali attained Sotapatti Fruition.

§ 59. {Iti 3.10; Iti 50}
  

This
was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant, so I have heard:
“Endowed with three qualities a monk has
passed beyond Mara’s domain and shines like the sun. Which three? There is the
case where a monk is endowed with the aggregate of virtue of one beyond
training [i.e., an arahant], the aggregate of concentration of one beyond
training, the aggregate of discernment of one beyond training. Endowed with
these three qualities a monk has passed beyond Mara’s domain and shines like
the sun.”

Virtue, concentration,
discernment: one in whom these are well-developed, passing beyond Mara’s
domain, shines, shines like the sun.

 

 

 

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