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31X12 Wednesday LESSON 738 PRACTICE GOODNESS,TRADE & BUSINESS.BE HAPPY, WELL, SECURE,WISE,ALERT,ATTENTIVE & HAVE EQUANIMITY MIND WITH CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERYTHING IS CHANGING.VOTE BSP FOR THAT CHANGE TO ACQUIRE THE MASTER KEY OF POLITICAL POWER BY WHICH YOU CAN OPEN ALL THE DOORS OF PROGRESS-திபிடக முக்கூடைகள் up a levelTIPITAKA from FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org-Dhammapada Verse 403 Khemabhikkhuni Vatthu-A Brahmana Is He Who Has Reached His Ultimate Goal-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Tuesday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of “complete failure on all fronts”, including curbing the rising incidence of communal violence
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31X12 Wednesday LESSON 738  PRACTICE
GOODNESS,TRADE & BUSINESS.BE HAPPY, WELL,
SECURE,WISE,ALERT,ATTENTIVE & HAVE EQUANIMITY MIND WITH CLEAR
UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERYTHING IS CHANGING.VOTE BSP FOR THAT CHANGE TO
ACQUIRE THE MASTER KEY OF POLITICAL POWER BY WHICH YOU CAN OPEN ALL THE
DOORS OF PROGRESS-தி
பிக 
முக்கூடைள் up a levelTIPITAKA from FREE ONLINE  eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org-Dhammapada Verse 403 Khemabhikkhuni Vatthu-A Brahmana Is He Who Has Reached His Ultimate Goal-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Tuesday
hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in
Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of “complete failure on all fronts”,
including curbing the rising incidence of communal violence

Verse 403. A Brahmana Is He Who Has Reached His Ultimate Goal

Whose knowledge is deep, who’s wise,
who’s skilled in ways right and wrong,
having attained the highest aim,
that one I call a Brahmin True.

Explanation: He possesses profound wisdom. He is full of insight.
He is capable of discriminating the right path from the wrong path.
He has reached the highest state. I call that person a true brahmana.



Dhammapada Verse 403
Khemabhikkhuni Vatthu

Gambhirapannam medhavim
maggamaggassa kovidam
1
uttamattha manuppattam
tamaham brumi brahmanam.

Verse 403: Him I call a brahmana, who is wise
and is profound in his knowledge, who knows the right way from the wrong way,
and who has attained the highest goal (i.e., arahatship).


1. maggamaggassa kovidam: skilful in
differentiating the right way from the wrong way, i.e., knowledge of what does
and what does not lead to the realization of Nibbana.


The Story of Theri Khema*

While residing at the Gijjhakuta
hill, the Buddha uttered Verse (403) of this book, with reference to Theri Khema.

One night, Sakka, king of the
devas, came with his followers to pay homage to the Buddha. While they were with
the Buddha, Theri Khema, by her supernormal power, also came through the sky to
pay homage to the Buddha. But because Sakka and his company were there with the
Buddha, she just paid obeisance to the Buddha, and soon left him. Sakka asked
the Buddha who that bhikkhuni was and the Buddha replied, “She is one of
my pre-eminent disciples; she is known as Theri Khema. She is matchless amongst
the bhikkhunis in wisdom and she knows how to differentiate the right way from
the wrong way.”

Then the Buddha spoke in verse as
follows:

Verse 403: Him I call
a brahmana, who is wise and is profound in his knowledge, who knows
the right way from the wrong way, and who has attained the highest
goal (i.e., arahatship).

* See also Verse 347: The
Story of Theri Khema
, Chapter XXIV.

The Story of Theri Khema

While residing at the Veluvana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (347) of
this book, with reference to Queen Khema.

Queen Khema was the chief queen of King Bimbisara. She was very beautiful and
also very proud.

The king wanted her to go to the Veluvana monastery and pay homage to the
Buddha. But she had heard that the Buddha always talked disparagingly about
beauty and she therefore tried to avoid seeing the Buddha.

The king understood her attitude towards the Buddha; he also know how proud
she was of her beauty. So the king ordered his minstrels to sing in praise of
the Veluvana monastery, about its pleasant and peaceful atmosphere, etc. Hearing
them, Queen Khema became interested and decided to set out for the Veluvana
monastery.

When Queen Khema arrived at the monastery, the Buddha was expounding the
Dhamma to an audience. By his supernormal power, the Buddha made a very
beautiful young lady appear, sitting not far from him, and fanning him. When
Queen Khema came to the audience hall, she alone saw the beautiful young lady.
Comparing the exquisite beauty of the young lady to that of her own, Khema
realised that her beauty was much inferior to that of the young lady. As she
looked again intently at the young lady her beauty began to fade gradually. In
the end, she saw before her eyes an old decrepit being, which again changed into
a corpse, her stinking body being attacked by maggots. At that instant, Queen
Khema realized the impermanence and worthlessness of beauty.

The Buddha knowing the state of her mind remarked, “O Khema! Look
carefully at this decaying body which is built around a skeleton of bones and is
subject to disease and decay. Look carefully at the body which is thought of so
highly by the foolish. Look at the worthlessness of the beauty of this young
girl.”
After hearing this, Queen Khema attained Sotapatti Fruition.

Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verse 347: Beings who are infatuated with lust, fall
back into the Stream of Craving they have generated, just as a spider
does in the web it has spun. The Wise, cutting off the bond of
craving, walk on resolutely, leaving, all ills (dukkha) behind.

At the end of the discourse Queen Khema attained arahatship and was admitted
to the Order and became the Chief Female Disciple of the Buddha.

Lucknow, Oct 30 — Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Tuesday
hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in
Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of “complete failure on all fronts”,
including curbing the rising incidence of communal violence.

Back from a hectic campaign in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, the BSP
leader in a statement said the state was faced with communal strife and
goons were ruling the roost.

“It is a matter of great concern that the people are unsafe and the
law & order situation in the state is becoming worse by every
passing day,” said Mayawati, the previous chief minister.

Claiming that people were frightened in Akhilesh Yadav’s rule, she
said that while the state was faced with communal violence, the
government had “lost its grip on power”.

“Mathura, Bareilly, Pratapgarh and now Faizabad - the communal
violence is getting from bad to worse and curfew has been imposed for a
long period in many parts of the state… the situation is alarming,”
she said while suggesting that the SP government should learn to rule
from the BSP government she ran for five years between 2007 to 2012.

She also accused Akhilesh Yadav of being a “ghoshna mukhya mantri
(announcement chief minister)” and said that while the state was faced
with serious challenges, he was busy making “tall claims” and “hollow
announcements”.

IANS

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