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11 03 2012 LESSON 547 FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research And Practice UNIVERSITY And BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS LETTER Through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org The Dhammapada Verses and
Stories Dhammapada Verses 97Sariputtatthera Vatthu Exalted Are The
THE BUDDHIST ON LINE GOOD
Practice a Sutta a Day
Keeps Dukkha Away
Exalted Are The Unblemished
With no beliefs, the Unmade known,
with fetters finally severed,
with kammas cut and craving shed,
attained to humanity’s heights.
has no faith in anybody but in himself. He is aware of deathlessness - the
unconditioned. He is a breaker of connections, because he has severed all
worldly links. He has destroyed all the opportunities for rebirth. He has given
up all desires. Because of these, the arahat, is a truly noble person.
Dhammapada Verse 97
Assaddho akatannu ca
sandhicchedo ca yo naro
sa ve uttamaporiso.
Verse 97. He who is not credulous, who has
realized the Unconditioned (Nibbana), who has cut off the links of the round of
rebirths, who has destroyed all consequences of good and bad deeds, who has
discarded all craving, is indeed the noblest of all men (i.e., an arahat).
1. Vantaso: one who has discarded all
craving (lit., one who has vomited out all craving).
The Story of Thera Sariputta
While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the
Buddha uttered Verse (97) of this book, with reference to Thera Sariputtta.
Thirty bhikkhus from a village had arrived at
the Jetavana monastery to pay homage to the Buddha. The Buddha knew that the
time was ripe for those bhikkhus to attain arahatship. So, he sent for
Sariputta, and in the presence of those bhikkhus, he asked, “My son
Sariputta, do you accept the fact that by meditating on the senses one could
realize Nibbana ?” Sariputta answered, “Venerable Sir, in the
matter of the realization of Nibbana by meditating on the senses, it is not
that I accept it because I have faith in you; it is only those who have not
personally realized it, that accept the fact from others.” Sariputta’s
answer was not properly understood by the bhikkhus; they thought,
“Sariputta has not given up wrong views yet; even now, he has no faith in
Then the Buddha explained to them the true
meaning of Sariputta’s answer. “Bhikkhus, Sariputta’s answer is simply
this; he accepts the fact that Nibbana is realized by means of meditation on
the senses, but his acceptance is due to his own personal realization and not
merely because I have said it or somebody else has said it. Sariputta has faith
in me; he also has faith in the consequences of good and bad deeds.”
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
Verse 97: He who is not credulous, who has realized the
Unconditioned (Nibbana), who has cut off the links of the round of rebirths,
who has destroyed all consequences of good and bad deeds, who has discarded
all craving, is indeed the noblest of all men (i.e., an arahat).
At the end of the discourse, all those
bhikkhus attained arahatship.
Uttar Pradesh chief
minister Mayawati exited from her, alleging that the new Samajwadi Party will
put her welfare programmes in cold storage and take Uttar Pradesh backwards.
“When I took over the state it was in a very bad shape and I have single-handedly
developed UP on my own. But I fear that the SP, which
did no development work during its previous regime, will put halt all the
development work that I have done and put the state back by many
years,” she said while addressing media persons soon after tendering her
resignation to Governor B L Joshi after facing a rout in the
Holding the opposition parties as well as the media responsible for her rout,
Mayawati said the media built wrong perceptions about her
government and very soon, the people of the state will get fed up with the
functioning of the ‘goonda’ SP government and remember the good governance during
the BSP rule.”
These are some of the VIEWS Papers and Hidden Idea Medias who are
the most corrupt and paid persons, were publishing false and bogus views to
please Congress, BJP, SP bosses forgetting that there are educated people
belonging to sarvajan samaj including SC/ST/OBC/Minorities/Poor upper caste who
have already stopped buying these views. Sarvajan comments are not published
against their views. As long as they are paid they are not bothered about their
sales as they are paid by their bosses. They are forgetting that there is a
very powerful media in this country. That powerful media is the entire people’s
media i’e., sarvajan media. They deserve only the Kanshiram’s treatment who
said that the true media is the person to person media, the only way to teach
them proper lesson. There were days where Napolean said that he could face two
battalions, but not two scribes. Today can you find one such scribe?Never!
hindusthan bad times,
VIEWS TRACK INDIA
ASSEMBLY SELECTIONS 2012,
The Indian Goods,
BAD TIMTS OF INDIA,
THE CHRONICAL OF
BHARATH BAD TIMES
ASSEMBLY SELECTION 2012
The real problem with
these Views Papers and Hidden Ideas Media is that they think that they are
first rate souls. When they realised that Congress and BJP cannot win the
elections, they projected a second rate soul, since it is the traditional
practice to think that the untouchables have no soul and that they can do
whatever they want. But the Buddha never believed in any soul. He said that all
are equal. Also we know that the developed Democratic nations do not use EVMs
in their elections as they could be tampered with and has no security as their
source code is not made public.
blames Congress, BJP for polarisation of Muslim vote
7 March 2012
Press Trust of India
LUCKNOW, 7 MARCH: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Miss Mayawati today
blamed Congress and BJP for polarisation of Muslim votes in favour of
the Samajwadi Party on the minority sub-quota issue and rejected
suggestions that corruption charges led to her defeat.
Addressing a Press conference after tendering her resignation to UP
Governor BL Joshi, she said 70 per cent of the Muslim votes had gone
to the SP due to the minority reservation issue. “You all know that
Congress raised the issue of reservation for backward Muslims for
their political gains soon after the Vidhan Sabha elections were
declared and this was opposed strongly to by the BJP,” Ms Mayawati
“The Congress announcing reservation to backward Muslims led to BJP
wooing backwards and upper castes forcefully which caused fear among
the Muslims that it (BJP) could return to power in UP and almost 70
per cent of them voted in favour of the Samajwadi Party,” the BSP
supremo said. Except the SC/STs, the Hindu votes ~ particularly those
of upper castes ~ got divided among many parties and the SP gained
from this, she said.
To a question on whether corruption charges against her government
including the NRHM scam were responsible for the defeat, she said she
did not think so. Replying to another query, she said that her party
has not been rejected by the people. “Had that been the case, we would
also faced a fate similar to Lalu Yadav in Bihar…. We have got 80
seats”, she said.
Violence hits Uttar Pradesh after Samajwadi Party’s stunning win
SC/ST houses allegedly torched by SP workers at Bambhia village in Sitapur district.
These were precisely the kind of incidents that had cost the
Samajwadi Party its government in Uttar Pradesh in 2007. Widespread violence in the aftermath of the
party’s stunning victory this year is fuelling speculation of a return to the
lawless days in the Hindi heartland state.
At least three persons have died and dozens of SC/ST houses were
torched in incidents of violence across the state during the past 36 hours -
several involving SP workers.
The day SP was declared victorious in the polls some SP workers beat
up journalists in Jhansi and damaged their equipment. The spiral of violence
started then is yet to subside.
Some members of the Yadav and Bind community set ablaze the houses
of Nats at Makdumpur village in Sant Ravidas Nagar district on Thursday night.
The hut of Khushboo, a woman, where Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had
halted for some time on November 2, 2011, was also burnt.
“I was attacked and my house was set on flames last night
because I didn’t vote for the SP,” Khushboo alleged.
Over a dozen SC/SThouses were also torched at Bhambia village in
Sitapur district on Thursday. Locals claimed that it was done by some people
who were celebrating SP’s victory.
A rice mill owned by former minister Ram Achal Rajbhar was also
burnt down in Sammanpur area of Ambedkar Nagar after a clash between the BSP
and the SP workers. Neeraj Rai, Sammanpur SHO has been suspended for
dereliction of duty.
Two men were killed in firing in Naini area of Allahabad while in
Agra’s Mansukhpur, Munna Lal, a BSP-supported village chief was killed on
Wednesday night. Villagers claimed that the killers were SP workers.
On Tuesday, a child had been killed in celebratory firing by the SP
workers in Sambhal.
In Firozabad, a youth died of bullet injuries during a clash between
supporters of a defeated SP candidate and police.
Mayawati quits on a bitter note
Posted online: 2012-03-08 21:20:00+05:30
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati exited from her office on
a bitter note, alleging that the new Samajwadi Party will put her
welfare programmes in cold storage and take Uttar Pradesh backwards.
“When I took over the state it was in a very bad shape and I have
single-handedly developed UP on my own. But I fear that the SP, which
did no development work during its previous regime, will put halt all
the development work that I have done and put the state back by many
years,” she said while addressing media persons soon after tendering
her resignation to Governor B L Joshi after facing a rout in the
Holding the opposition parties as well as the media responsible for
her rout, Mayawati said the media built wrong perceptions about her
government and very soon, the people of the state will get fed up with
the functioning of the ‘goonda’ SP government and remember the good
governance during the BSP rule.”
Trying to put the blame of the rout on a number of factors, Mayawati
accusing the Congress and the BJP of raising the minority sub-quota
bogey mid-way during the UP polls for their political gains, which
eventually helped in transferring the Muslim votes to Samajwadi Party
on a large scale.
Mayawati said 70 per cent of the Muslim votes had gone to the SP due
to the minority reservation issue and alleged that the BJP also tried
to attract the upper castes and the OBCs towards them for electoral
“Due to this, there was a fear in the Muslim community that the BJP
may come to power. Finding the Congress weak and thinking that the
OBCs and upper castes would vote for the
BJP, Muslims voted not for the Congress but the SP,” she claimed.
Mayawati claimed that her core vote bank, the SC/STs, did not get
divided and had remained with the BSP.
“All across the state, the SC/STs have voted for the BSP. This is the
reason the BSP is number two. Otherwise, it would have been left far
behind…. My position would have been like that of Lalu Prasad in
Bihar,” she said.
She also held the Centre responsible for working against the
development of the state.
Raj Make a Comeback
Episodes of violence involving party workers in recent days sparked
concerns that the SP may not be able to stay true to its promise that it will
no longer tolerate aggressive behavior and criminality in its ranks. Widespread
criminality in the party, especially by party goons the grassroots level, was
one of the reasons the SP was voted out of power in 2007.
As it became increasingly clear that the Samajwadi Party had won a landslide victory in assembly polls
on Tuesday, many were alarmed by the news that a mob of Samajwadi Party
workers had attacked journalists in the constituency of Jhansi. According to
Jhansi Police, a mob of Samajwadi Party members had pushed through the gates to
reach one of the counting halls in the constituency. Journalists approached the
scene to find out what was going on and many of them were attacked by SP
workers. Jagdish Singh, a senior police officer in Jhansi, on
Friday told India Real Time that cases have been registered against two SP
workers and that no one has yet been held in custody.
The journalists were forced to go into hiding after party workers reportedly threatened violence if they did not
announce that their candidate, who came third in the constituency, had won.
Journalists there said cameras were also damaged.
This was not the only episode of violence involving SP supporters
that has been reported since Tuesday. In a village near Agra, six SP supporters allegedly stabbed a member of
the rival Bahujan Samaj Party to death , while a 12-year-old child was reportedly killed by a stray
bullet fired during celebrations for SP’s victory in the constituency of
Are these incidents indicative that, with the SP, Uttar Pradesh is
heading back to the so-called “Goonda Raj” ?
That’s the reputation the SP has built when the older Yadav was
chief minister of U.P., an office he’s likely to return to unless he passes the
mantle to his son Akhilesh.
Mr. Yadav’s time in power was riddled with law-and-order problems
and corruption scandals. A recent study shows that over 50% of the candidate the SP presented at the polls in U.P.
face criminal charges, although the party claims all its candidates
Former party members include infamous politicians like Raghuraj
Pratap Singh alias “Raja Bhaiyya,” who faces several criminal charges,
which he has denied, and Amarmani Tripathi, who was convicted of murdering
poetess Madhumita Shukla.
Outgoing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kumari Mayawati of the
Bahujan Samaj Party had warned that the “gunda and mafia raj” would come back in U.P.
if the SP returned to power.
The law and order situation in U.P. improved under the BSP
government, experts say. “Mayawati cracked down hard on police services and
politicians as soon as she came to power, which made a lot of difference,” said
Brahma Chellany of the Centre for Policy Research, a New Delhi-based think
Mr. Upadhyay warned that, at the grassroots level, the party still
relies heavily on thuggish supporters. “The SP thrives on support from
students of universities and youth groups” who are known for having brought
“lawlessness in regions, through bullying and vandalism,” he said.
Some U.P. residents are worried that the security situation in the
state will worsen now that the SP is back in power. “The Goonda Raj during the
SP’s last tenure is not a myth, there were kidnappings and shootings in broad
daylights in the state. Few months down the line, when the honeymoon period of
the new government is over, such incidents may start cropping up again,” claims
Shubham Bose, a university student from Lucknow.
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10 03 2012 LESSON 546 FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research And Practice UNIVERSITY And BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS LETTER Through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org The Dhammapada Verses and
Stories Dhammapada Verses 96 Kosambivasitissattherasamanera Vatthu The
Tranquillity Of The Saints
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Practice a Sutta a Day
Keeps Dukkha Away
Verse 96. The Tranquillity Of The Saints
Peaceful his mind and peaceful
his speech and actions too,
perfect in knowledge of freedom,
One Thus is of utmost peace.
Explanation: A noble arahat, who is freed by
‘disknowing’, or freedom from knowing, is calm and unshaken by the impact of
changing circumstances. His mind is at peace. His words are peaceful. His
actions are peaceful.
Dhammapada Verse 96
Santam tassa manam hoti
santa vaca ca kamma ca
Verse 96: An arahat is calm in his mind, calm
in his speech, and also in his deed; truly knowing the Dhamma, such an arahat
is free from moral defilements and is unpurturbed by the ups and downs of life.
The Story of a Samanera from Kosambi
While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the
Buddha uttered Verse (96) of this book, with reference to a samanera, a pupil
of Thera Tissa from Kosambi.
Once, a seven year old boy was made a samanera
at the request of his father. Before his head was shaved the boy was given a
subject of meditation. While he was being shaved, the boy had his mind fixed
steadfastly on the object of meditation; as a result, he attained arahatship as
soon as they finished shaving his head.
After some time, Thera Tissa, accompanied by
the samanera, set out for Savatthi to pay homage to the Buddha. On the way,
they spent one night in a village monastery. The thera fell asleep, but the
young samanera sat up the whole night beside the bed of the old thera. Early in
the morning, the old thera thought it was time to wake up the young samanera.
So he roused up the samanera with a palm-leaf fan, and accidentally hit the eye
of the samanera with the handle of the fan and damaged the eye. The samanera
covered that eye with one hand and went about doing his duties of getting water
for the thera to wash his face and clean his mouth, sweeping the floor of the
monastery, etc. When the young samanera offered water with one hand to the
thera, the thera chided him, and said that he should offer things with both
hands. Only then, did the thera learn how the samanera lost his eye. At that
instant, he realized that he had wronged a truly noble person. Feeling very
sorry and humiliated, he made an apology to the samanera. But the samanera said
that it was not the fault of the thera, nor his own fault, but that it was only
the result of kamma, and so the thera was not to feel sad about it. But the
thera could not get over the unfortunate incident.
Then they continued their journey to Savatthi
and arrived at the Jetavana monastery where the Buddha was in residence. The
thera then told the Buddha that the young samanera who came along with him was
the most noble person he had ever met, and related all that had happened on
their way. The Buddha listened to him, and replied, “My son, an arahat
does not get angry with anyone he is restrained in his senses and is perfectly
calm and serene.”
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
Verse 96: An arahat is calm in his mind, calm in his speech,
and also in his deed; truly knowing the Dhamma, such an arahat is free from
moral defilements and is unpurturbed by the ups and downs of life.