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9X12 Tuesday LESSON 717 மூன்று கூடைகள் திபிதகTIPITAKA from FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org-BSP to mark Kanshiram’s death anniversary-Dhammapada Verse 381Vakkalitthera
Vatthu-With Joy And Faith Try To Win Your Goal
BSP supremo Mayawati paying tribute to party founder Kanshi Ram during a
party rally on the occasion of his sixth death anniversary in Lucknow
Attacking the UPA government on several fronts, BSP
supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said that her party will take a call on
Wednesday whether to continue its outside support to the Centre.
“We will have a meeting of national executive on Wednesday to
reconsider whether to continue support to the UPA government or not,”
she said addressing BSP workers at a sankalp maharally here to mark the sixth death anniversary of party founder Kanshi Ram.
Mayawati, whose party has 21 MPs in Lok Sabha and is giving outside
support to the government along with Samajwadi Party’s 22 MPs, said the
next Parliamentary polls slated to be held in 2014, may be advanced and
asked her cadres to be ready for it.
She attacked the government’s foreign and economic
policies, saying its “anti-people” decisions have added to the woes of
the people including the deprived, SC/STs, minorities and farmers.
On the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail, Mayawati left the door open on her party backing it.
the financial situation of farmers and small traders improves because
of FDI, we could welcome it in future but currently we do not support
it,” the BSP chief said. Accusing the government of “lackadaisical”
approach towards bringing back black money stashed away in foreign banks
and various scams, Ms. Mayawati asked her party workers to work towards
strengthening the organisation while warning them about designs of
“Since the UPA government has not
done anything in the interest of the country and the people, it can go
all out to woo the electorate by luring them through tall promises which
will not really benefit the people. We have to remain vigilant on this
count as well,” she said.
The BSP chief also said no
government at the Centre has done anything for landless people in States
such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, where SC/STs,
backwards and adivasis have been thrown out of their land.
She claimed that this has forced many to become Naxals or choose a wrong course.
that the social condition of these landless people was akin to that of SC/STs, she asked them to unitedly strengthen her party so that they can
improve their lot.
Criticising the statement of the
Prime Minister that money does not grow on trees, Ms. Mayawati said the
Centre cannot shun its responsibilities and instead of putting the
burden on the poor and middle class, it would be better to pass some of
the burden to the capitalists.
“It will be better to put the burden on luxury items instead on the commodities used by common people,” she said.
reservation in promotions, Ms. Mayawati said her party has been
fighting for it but the matter is pending in Parliament where the role
of Samajwadi Party has been “disgraceful”.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday condemned the
Congress-led UPA Government and Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP)
Government in Uttar Pradesh for being anti-SC/ST.
Addressing lakhs of her supporters at the Ambedkar Park here on the sixth
death anniversary of her mentor Kanshi Ram, Mayawati said: “I strongly
condemn the Congress government at the Centre for not declaring a day of
mourning in the country when Kanshi Ram died.”
“October 9 was declared as a state government holiday by us, but that was rescinded by the Akhilesh Yadav Government three days ago,” she added.Mayawati, asked the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party workers not to forgive the
“We must expose their casteist mentality. He (Kanshi Ram) gave me the
entire responsibility of the movement to me - the sole inheritor of his
political legacy. I have been trying to take the movement forward in
his name,” said Mayawati.
“People are not being able to digest the recognition given to him - the districts
and educational institutions named after him, the Samajwadi Party has
remanded many institutions named after Kanshi Ram and other SC/ST/OBC
leaders,” she added.
The Samajwadi Party Government had earlier
this month cancelled the October 9 public holiday on the death
anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram.
Accusing the Akhilesh
Government of worsening the law and order situation in the state,
Mayawati said that under the Samajwadi Party (SP), the state has been
turned from ‘Uttar Pradesh’ to ‘Crime Pradesh’.
“People are scared
to send out their sisters and wives even in the day due to lawlessness.
UP has become ‘Crime Pradesh’. In matters of crime, Uttar Pradesh has become number one in the country,” said Mayawati.
were promised reservations by the Samajwadi Party. However, SP has not
taken any steps to fulfill their promises. The Yadav community has also
been ignored,” she added.
Mayawati also blamed the Akhilesh
Yadav-led Government for breaking statues of not just her, but also of
Ambedkar, saying, “If it weren’t for Dr Ambedkar you would have seen
Mulayam Singh and family members handling the buffaloes of upper caste
She also accused the government of changing the names of
various state welfare schemes that were launched under the name of Baba
Saheb Ambedkar and other eminent leaders.
Mayawati’s rally puts into motion her campaign for the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Kanshi Ram, born on March 15, 1934, founded the BSP in 1984 and died on 9 October 2006.
BSP, after assuming power in 2007, had notified a holiday under
Negotiable Instruments Act on Nirvan Diwas (death anniversary) of Kanshi
Ram. Another holiday - but not under Negotiable Instrument Act - was declared on Kanshi Ram’s birthday, on March 15.
File photo of BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh state chief minister Mayawati.
For the first time after losing power in Uttar Pradesh, the BSP is all set to organise its ‘Rashtriya Sankalp Maharally’ in Lucknow on Tuesday coinciding with the death anniversary of its founder Kanshiram.
The party will utilise this opportunity to prepare ground for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.
The party supremo and the former state chief minister
during the rally is likely to set the future course of action of her
party through the rally besides making her party position clear on a
number of issues including support to the UPA government, FDI and
reservation in promotions among others.
The party have booked trains and buses to facilitate its workers to join the rally, the sources said.
Workers from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Punjab and Maharashtra are likely to attend the rally.
Last month, the
president had announced that the final decision on continuing her
party’s support to the UPA government will be taken at the national
executive meeting of her party after Tuesday’s rally.
The bhikkhu full of joy and faith,
bright in the Buddha’s Teaching
can come to the Place of Peace,
the bliss of conditionedness ceased.
Explanation: His ecstasy is abundant. He takes delight in
the Teaching of the Buddha. Such a monk will reach the state of total
tranquillity - Nibbana - through the blissful ending of conditioning.
Dhammapada Verse 381
adhigacche padam santam
Verse 381: The bhikkhu who frequently feels
joy and is devoted to the Teaching of the Buddha will realize Nibbana — the
Tranquil, the Unconditioned, the Blissful.
The Story of Thera Vakkali
While residing at the Veluvana
monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (381) of this book, with reference to Thera
Vakkali was a brahmin who lived
in Savatthi. One day when he saw the Buddha going on an alms-round in the city,
he was very much impressed by the noble appearance of the Buddha. At the same
time, he felt much affection and great reverence for the Buddha and asked
permission to join the Order just to be near him. As a bhikkhu, Vakkali always
kept close to the Buddha; he did not care much about other duties of a bhikkhu
and did not at all practise concentration meditation. So, the Buddha said to
him, “Vakkali, it will be of no use to you by always keeping close to
me, looking at my face. You should practise concentration meditation; for,
indeed, only the one who sees the Dhamma sees me. One who does not see the
Dhamma does not see me. So, you must leave my presence.” When he heard
those words Vakkali felt very depressed. He left the Buddha as ordered, and
climbed the Gijjhakuta hill with the intention of committing suicide by jumping
down from the peak.
The Buddha, knowing full well the
extent of Vakkali’s grief and despondency, reflected that because of his great
sorrow and despondency Vakkali might miss the chance of attaining the Maggas.
Accordingly, he sent forth his radiance to Vakkali, made him feel his presence
and appeared as if in person to Vakkali. With the Buddha near him, Vakkali soon
forgot all his sorrow; he became cheerful and very much heartened.
To him the Buddha spoke in verse
Verse 381: The bhikkhu
who frequently feels joy and is devoted to the Teaching of the Buddha
will realize Nibbana — the Tranquil, the Unconditioned, the
At the end of the discourse Vakkali attained arahatship.
Vatthu-Verse 379. He Who Guards Himself Lives Happily-Verse 380. Your Are Your Own Saviour-BSP gears up for Sankalp rally in Lucknow
Verse 379. He Who Guards Himself Lives Happily
Explanation: One’s own self must prod one’s self.
Verse 380. Your Are Your Own Saviour
Explanation: Your own self is your own refuge. You yourself
Dhammapada Verses 379 and 380
so attagutto satima
sukham bhikkhu vihahisi.
Atta hi attano natho
(ko hi natho paro siya)1
atta hi attano gati
assam bhadramva vanijo.
Verse 379: O bhikkhu, by yourself exhort
yourself, and examine yourself; thus guarding yourself and being mindful, you
will live in peace.
Verse 380: One indeed is one’s own refuge,
(how could anyone else be one’s refuge?)1 One indeed is one’s own
heaven; therefore, look after yourself as a horse dealer looks after a
1. Not found in some foreign versions.
The Story of Thera Nangalakula
While residing at the Jetavana
monastery, the Buddha uttered Verses (379) and (380) of this book, with
reference to Thera Nangala.
Nangala was a poor field labourer
in the service of a farmer. One day, a bhikkhu, seeing him ploughing a field in
his old clothes, asked him if he would like to become a bhikkhu. When he replied
in the affirmative, the bhikkhu took him along to the monastery and made him a
bhikkhu. After the admission to the Order, as instructed by his teacher, he left
his plough and his old clothes in a tree not far away from the monastery.
Because the poor man had left his plough to join the Order, he was known as
Thera Nangala (nangala = plough). Due to better living conditions at
the monastery, Thera Nangala became healthier and soon put on weight. However,
after some time, he grew tired of the life of a bhikkhu and often felt like
returning to home-life. Whenever this feeling arose in him, he would go to the
tree near the monastery, the tree where he had left his plough and his old
clothes. There he would reproach himself saying, “O you shameless man! Do
you still want to put on these old rags and return to the hard, lowly life of a
hired labourer ?” After this, his dissatisfaction with the life of a
bhikkhu would disappear and he would go back to the monastery. Thus, he went to
the tree at an interval of every three or four days, to remind himself of the
wretchedness of his old life.
When other bhikkhus asked him
about his frequent visits to the tree, he replied, “I have to go to my
teacher.” In course of time, he attained arahatship and he stopped going to
the tree. Other bhikkhus, noticing this, asked him teasingly, “Why don’t
you go to your teacher now?” To those bhikkhus, he replied, “I used to
go to my teacher because I had need of him; but now, I have no need to go to
him.” The bhikkhus understood what he meant by his answer and they went to
the Buddha and reported, “Venerable Sir! Thera Nangala claims to have
attained arahatship. It cannot be true; he must be boasting, he must be telling
lies.” To them the Buddha said, “Bhikkhus! Do not say so; for
Nangala is not telling lies. My son Nangala, by reproaching himself and
correcting himself, has indeed attained arahatship.”
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as
Verse 379: O bhikkhu,
Verse 380: One indeed
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has made extensive arrangements for the
success of Mayawati’s Rashtriya Sankalp Maha Rally at Lucknow’s Ramabai
Ambedkar Ground on Tuesday.
Being organised on the occasion of
sixth death anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram, the rally would mark
the beginning of the party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha election.
However, Mayawati has said that she would make some important
announcements in the rally and also take a final decision in regard with
her party’s support to the Congress-led UPA in the Centre.
speech will include BSP’s stand on the FDI in retail and other economic
reforms of the Congress-led UPA government. She can also spell out her
future ties with the Congress and announce her strategy to beat the
Samajwadi Party in 2014 elections for the 80 seats from the state. She
had started writing her speech two weeks ago,” a source at Mayawati’s
office told Mail Today.
Earlier, Mayawati had said, “I will
make some announcements in the rally. Next day, on October 10, some very
crucial decisions would be taken in the national executive meeting of
the BSP. These will include our future national plan.”
Senior DCM of Northern Railways, Ashwini Srivastava said the BSP workers will start reaching Lucknow on Monday evening.
plan is to shift all important trains from the main platforms to ensure
smooth traffic. The trains in which the political workers would reach
here could be accommodated at Platform No. 1 to give them a safe
passage. The special trains will reach here from all over the state
including Ghaziabad, Muzaffranagar, Meerut, Agra, Saharanpur, Bijnore,
Garhmukteshwar, Mau, Deoria and Gorakhpur,” he said.
have been erected at more than 40 places in the state capital to welcome
the party workers. Huge hoardings and banners have also been put up
with life size photographs of Mayawati all over the city.