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Dhammapada: Verses and
Dhammapada Verse 159 Discipline
Yourself Before You Do Others
The moon was closest to the earth on Sunday than it will
be on any
other night in 2012 and appeared
The phenomenon, called supermoon, this year coincided with `Buddha
Poornima’ - the day the Buddha was born, attained nibbana, and died
On May 6 at 9.05 pm, the distance between the earth and the moon was
3,56,955 km, the closest this year, and the angular size of the moon was 0.5515
It was very interesting to note that on May 6, the moon set at western
horizon a few minutes before sunrise and then it rose again on the
same evening about an hour after the sunset.
Discipline Yourself Before You Do Others
one teaches others
so should one do oneself.
Well-tamed, on may tame others,
oneself to tame is hard.
Explanation: If you are keen to discipline others in the same way,
you must yourself behave in that manner. It is the best disciplined person, who
will disciplined others best. The most difficult to be disciplined is one’s own
In Buddhism, an anāgāmi (Sanskrit and Pāli for
“non-returning”) is a partially enlightened person who has
cut off the first five chains that bind the
ordinary mind. Anagami-ship is the third of the four stages of
Anagamis are not reborn into the human world after death,
but into the heaven of the Pure Abodes, where only
anagamis live. There they attain full enlightenment (arahantship).
The Pali terms for the specific chains or fetters (Pali: saṃyojana) of which an anagami is free are:
- Sakkāya-diṭṭhi: Belief in self
Attachment to rites and rituals
- Kāma-rāga: Sensuous
- Byāpāda: Ill will
The fetters from which an anagami is not yet free are:
- Rūpa-rāga: Craving
for fine-material existence (the first 4 jhanas)
- Arūpa-rāga: Craving
for immaterial existence (the last 4 jhanas)
- Māna: Conceit
- Avijjā: Ignorance
Anagamis are at an intermediate stage between sakadagamis and arahants. Arahants enjoy complete freedom from the
Attaining the state of non-returner is portrayed in the
early texts as the ideal goal for laity.
[阿那含・不還] (Skt, Pali anagamin; Jpn
anagon or fugen )
third of the four stages of Hinayana enlightenment. The fourth and highest
stage is the stage of arhat. The stage of the non-returner is the stage in
which one has eliminated the desires and delusions of the world of desire. At
this stage, one will not be reborn in the world of desire; hence the term
“non-returner.” Instead one will be reborn in the world of form or
the world of formlessness. The Sanskrit word anagamin means not coming,
not arriving, or not subject to returning.
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U.P. to enforce court order on SC/ST quota
Court had declared as
unconstitutional Section 3 (7) of U.P. Public Service Act, 1994
The Akhilesh Yadav
government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to accept the April 27 order of the
Supreme Court that declared as unconstitutional Section 3 (7) of the Uttar
Pradesh Public Service (Reservation for SC, ST and OBC) Act, 1994 that gave
reservation in promotion, amid the possibility of an all-party meeting against
the backdrop of the former Chief Minister, Mayawati, demanding a Constitutional
The apex court had
also struck down Section 8(A) of the U.P. Government Servant Seniority Third
Amendment Rule, which gave consequential seniority.
granting reservation in promotion and consequential seniority to Scheduled
Caste and Scheduled Tribe officers and employees in government service were
introduced by the Mayawati government in 2007.
The apex court
made it clear that those who have been granted promotion will not be disturbed.
official sources, the decision to do away with the quota system in promotion
and consequential seniority for SC,ST officers and employees was taken through
‘Cabinet by circulation’ on Friday. An ordinance to this effect was also
approved. Sources said the ordinance had been sent to the Governor for his
approval. For implementing the Supreme Court order, the State government will
have to amend the U.P. Public Service (Reservation for SC,ST and OBC )Act, 1994
and the U.P. Government Servant Seniority Amendment Rule.
government’s decision to implement the Supreme Court order has paved the way
for promotions in government services, which had been put on hold in view of
the court cases. Needless to say, the officers and employees belonging to the
General and Backward Classes category were the worst affected in the light of
the previous regime’s decision to introduce quota in promotion for SC and ST
officers and employees along with consequential seniority.
previous regime’s order, the affected officers moved the Allahabad High Court.
The High Court in its ruling declared the system as unconstitutional. The
Mayawati government filed an SLP in the Supreme Court.
Aarakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (Save Reservation Action Committee) has filed
a review petition in the Supreme Court.
Molesters mow down Uttar Pradesh teacher after rebuff
Victim: Reeti Sharma, who died yesterday
28-year-old junior high school teacher was allegedly mowed down by hooligans
after their effort to molest her ended in failure.
incident took place in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday night and
brings to spotlight the state’s lawlessness.
deceased, Reeti Sharma, was returning to her rented accommodation when the
incident took place.
said five to six youth, travelling in a Maruti van, blocked her way and after
passing some lewd comments, tried to pull her inside the van.
tried to resist and managed to escape. But they hit her from behind and when
she fell down, they ran the car over her, killing her,” an eyewitness
native of Bijnore, Reeti was living alone in Rampur for the past few months.
saw the entire incident and tried to catch them. But they were swift enough to
pull out the car’s number plates and flee from the spot,” the eyewitness
Minor girl raped in UP
Mau: A minor girl
was allegedly raped by a person in Mohammadabad Gohana area near here in Uttar
Pradesh, police said on Sunday.
The 12-year-old victim had gone to collect mangoes in an orchard in Mohaddipur
village when Vinod Kumar(36) forcibly dragged the girl to a secluded place and
raped her on Saturday, they said.
Leaving his victim
in an unconscious state the accused fled away, police said.
Vinod was later arrested and a case
registered against him.
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