26X12 Friday LESSON 733 திபிடக முக்கூடைகள் TIPITAKA from FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org-Dhammapada Verse 398 Dve Brahmana
Vatthu-A Brahmana Is He Who Has No Hatred
When cutting strap and reins,
the rope and bridle too,
tipping the shaft, he’s Waked,
that one I call a Brahmin True.
Explanation: He has got rid of the strap of ill-will. He has
freed himself from the thong of craving. He has escaped the large
shackle breaking all its links. These are the false views that curb
the people. He has taken off the cross-bar of ignorance. He has become
aware of the four noble truths. That person, I describe as a brahmana.
There is no doubt that Ms. Maywati has given her people a history just by spending 1% of the budget for creation of monuments and parks for icons of Bahujan (majority people belonging to they so called untouchables, and other backward castes) leaders who are the real Buddhists.Otherwise the country would have had only non-Buddhist icons memorial where huge amount is spent every year for their maintenance. This is not tolerated by the haters of such Bahujan leaders. When Ms mayawati becomes the Prime Minister, more such monuments have to come all over the country. In a democracy, leaders of the majority must also be honored. no body can stop this including the foreign press and the media. Ms Mayawati is creating history and she is part of it.
Dhammapada Verse 398
Chetva naddhim varattanca
tamaham brumi brahamanam.
Verse 398: Him I call a brahmana, who has cut
the strap (of ill will), the thong (of craving) and the cord (of wrong views
together with latent defilements), who has lifted the bar that fastens the door
(of ignorance), and who knows the Truth.
The Story of Two Brahmins
While residing at the Jetavana
monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (398) of this book, with reference to two
Once there lived in Savatthi two
brahmins, each of whom owned a bullock. Each claimed that his bullock was better
and stronger. At last, they agreed to put their animals to a test. So they went
to the bank of the Aciravati River and there they filled up a cart with sand.
One after the other, the bullocks pulled the cart, but they only pulled in vain,
because the cart, did not move and only the ropes broke off. The bhikkhus seeing
this reported to the Buddha and the Buddha said to them, “Bhikkhus! It
is easy to break off the straps which you can see with your eyes; anyone can
break them or cut them. But my sons, a bhikkhu should cut the strap of ill will
and the thong of craving which are within you and which bind you.”
Verse 398: Him I call
a brahmana, who has cut the strap (of ill will), the thong (of
craving) and the cord (of wrong views together with latent
defilements), who has lifted the bar that fastens the door (of
ignorance), and who knows the Truth.
At the end of the discourse five hundred bhikkhus attained arahatship.