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THE WAY OF CULTIVATION
“Seeing others commit
good deeds, one should exert
the same efforts;
encountering limitations, one should not
imitate them at all
costs. One should always behave as if one
is receiving an
honoured guest” (Vigilance for all
COMPREHENSIVE PALI COURSE
monks and will gain merit.
So samaṇānaṁ chattāni dadissati, puññañca
teachings of the
Mayaṁ Buddhassa Dhammesu sikkhissāma.
Compare: 1. Declension
– ending between masculine
And neuter gender
2, Conjunction –
ending between present
And future tense.
Compare: 1. Declension
– ending between masculine
and neuter gender
Generally, a given noun is either
masculine, feminine, or neuter. It will not be masculine in one context, and
feminine in another context. There are some exceptions.
A neuter plural subject may have a
singular verb.There is an exception to the rule requiring that the subject
and verb agree in number. This is it.
A Declension is an inflection pattern
for nouns and adjectives. Verbs are conjugated, nouns are declined.
The 2nd declension is often
introduced first because it is the easiest to learn. Most 2nd declension nouns
are masculine or neuter.
2, Conjunction –
ending between present
and future tense.
Conjunction — A word used to join other words or phrases together into
Present tense — The form of language used to refer to an event,
transaction, or occurrence which is happening now (or at the present time), or
an object that currently exists
First-future tense — The first-future tense is that which expresses
what will take place hereafter.
FREE ONLINE TRAINING ON BUDDHISM FOR CHILDREN -6
What is the sacred text (Holy Book) of Buddhists?
The sacred book of
Buddhism is called the Tripitaka (called Tipitaka in Pali). It is also called
the Pali Canon, after the language in which it was first written.
It is written in an ancient Indian language called Pali which
is very close to the language that the Buddha himself spoke. The Tripitaka is a
very large book. The English translation of it takes up nearly forty volumes.
Buddhism is based on Buddha’s teachings. At first these were
passed down by word of mouth and later were complied into two sets of
scripture. One set by Council of Monks of the Theravada school (the Tripitaka)
the other by the Mahayana school ( the Sutras). Both were similar.
Both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhists generally accept the
Tripitaka (called Tipitaka in Pali) as the Buddhist sacred writings.
The three section of the Tripitaka (three baskets of Wisdom)
Parts of the Tripitaka such as the Dhamma-pada and the
Sutta-Nipata are among the most expressive religious books in the world.
[Attachment(s) from Mangesh Dahiwale included below]
Dear brothers and sisters in the Sangha,
NEW DELHI - Bucking the global recessionary trends in the media,
India, the world’s most populous democracy, boasts of 74,000 newspapers
- with Uttar Pradesh leading the rest of the country in promoting a
diversity of views.
“More than 74,000 newspapers are registered with the Registrar of
Newspapers for India (RNI),” Minister of State for Information and
Broadcasting Mohan Jatua said in a written reply during question hour
in the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of registered newspapers at
11,789, followed by Delhi with 10,066 and Maharashtra with 9,127,
according to the information given by the minister.
The government is also trying to bridge the “media gap” by
encouraging more newspapers to come up in the northeastern states, the
information and broadcasting ministry said in a separate statement.
The ministry has also relaxed norms for empanelling newspapers published in the northeastern states and the border areas.
This apart, Rs.87.95 crore has been allocated during fiscal 2009-10
for the North East Special Package, the statement said, adding: “An
amount of Rs.37.00 crore is to be provided as grants-in-aid and an
amount of Rs.50.95 crore as loan to Prasar Bharati for improving radio
and television facility in the North East.”
Members of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) stormed into the well of
parliament’s both houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha - to nosily
protest against reported downgrading of security cover to the party
India has an elaborate government security apparatus. The National
Security Guard (SPG) was set up in 1984 for anti-hijack and
anti-terror operations. It has two wings–the Special Action Group
(SAG), comprising army personnel on deputation, and the Special Rangers
Group (SRG), comprising personnel from the Indo Tibetan Border Police
(ITBP), the Central Industrial Security Force( CISF), the Central
Reserve Police Force(CRPF) and the Border Security Force (BSF). More
than half of SRG has been diverted to VIP security.
VIP security is subdivided into five tiers — SPG for those at the
top of the heap, followed by the Z-plus, Z, Y and X categories. Z-plus
security is provided by NSG `black cats’ consisting of six personal
security officers, two head constables, 12 constables, one escort and
one pilot vehicle. Thirty politicians like L K Advani, Mayawati,
Narendra Modi and Jayalalithaa are provided this cover. The pyramid
gets wider at the lower level of security — 68 VIPs get Z category
protection, 243 get Y category and 81 X category.
This is in addition to the Special Protection Group (SPG) that is
exclusively meant for providing security to the PM, former PMs and
members of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Interestingly, the SPG budget for
2008-09 is Rs 180 crore, up from Rs 117 crore the previous year, while
the 2008-09 budget for NSG, which is meant to protect over a billion
people from terror, is Rs 158 crore, down from Rs 159 crore the
previous year. It’s not only the SPG and NSG that protect our leaders.
Every state diverts a sizeable number of policemen for VIP security. In
Delhi, where the number of self-important politicians is highest, as
many as 14,200 policemen have been deployed on round-the-clock VIP
Even former home minister Shivraj Patil, who one report described
as “facing no threat, not even from a fly”, enjoys elaborate security
that is extended to his family members as well.
There is also another aspect of private security involving the life
and property of captains of industry. Because of thereat to the life
of general public and public property emanating from terrorism, the
general security industry is flourishing in India. It is estimated that
private security in India will become a Rs 50,000 crore ( About 1200
million US dollars) industry by 2012 as corporates have increased
their spending on safeguards after the Mumbai terror strikes. According
to the Association of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(Assocham), corporate houses would raise their security budgets by
35-40 per cent. The private security business, a Rs 22,000 crore
industry now, would touch Rs 50,000 crore as security all of a sudden
has become top priority for Indian Inc. The industry, which has been
growing at 25 per cent over the past 5-7 years, would achieve a growth
rate of 125 per cent by 2012.
Since a lot of industrial expansion, especially in the
infrastructure sector, would take place during the current Five-Year
Plan, the cost of security gadgets that need to be imported will work
out to Rs 20,000 crore in the next two years. Assocham also says the
demand for security gadgets has also increased in educational
institutions, hospitals, shopping malls and business centres.
It is expected that over 200,000 security professionals would be
required in industrial installations in the next few years as no
industrial house henceforth can afford to take security lightly, says
Assocham General Secretary D S Rawat. “Foreign security companies have
also started assessing Indian markets for sale of gadgets,” he said
adding the government should cut import duty on security gadgets by
about 50 per cent.
Here is an write up by Robert
Clements which may be of your interest.
A NEW RELIGIOUS ORDER…!
new American missionary recruits to the Asian
countries put down their heads as their leader entered the room.
“You have been chosen,” thundered the leader as the heads looked up
at him with awe, “to go into the countries of Asia and win souls.”
“Amen,” shouted the recruits as they bowed their heads down to the
ground and then looked up at their leader.
years ago, in leaking ships and in cramped conditions your forefathers went and
converted the heathen of those lands.” “Amen,” said the new
recruits in unison.
it is your turn to bring them back into our fold again.”
murmured the new recruits.
will be viewed intially with suspicion and distrust, but as you open your good books
there will be a dramatic change.”
said the recruits.
for you this good book will be thinner then the one your forefathers had to
carry. But when you finish with the book another one will be ready for you and
another and another and with the book you will capture the hearts of the
said the new recruits together.
said the American leader. “that it is to our god that they will finally
have to bend their knees. We do not wnat their heathen pagan gods anymore. You
will have to see that everyone, every single one of them accept the one we
murmured the new recruits.
will be given ample funds to build worship places to house our great god. Build
them well and strong and with pillars that will house underground places of
said the new recruits.
may now all rise and bow to the all powerful god who is just waiting to convert
the people of the whole Asia. A god who will change their lives and in the
process make our lives sweeter. Rise every one.”
new recruits rose and raised their heads reverently as the curtain behind their
leader drew apart. They with their leader knelt and raised their hands in
prayer to the picture of the god they revered and worshipped.”
spotlight shone on the single dollar bill that glowed in power and glory from its place centre
stage. The recrutis and their leader remained raised their hands in praise and
leader voice rang out again.
is the model of the place of worship,” and the spotlight shone on the bank
said the new recruits with awe.
here are your good books, use them well to bring those nations to us,”
said the leader as he distributed cheque books to all the recruits
said the new missionary recruits as they stuffed their cheque books into their
briefcases and rose to head to their new Asian fields to bring their dollar god
to the poor rupee nations…!
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan <sarvajanow@yahoo. co.in> wrote:
Respected Dr.Umakant, Ph.D
It is nothing but “THE
DEVIL QUOTING THE SCRIPT”. Now it is time that the Aboriginal
Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is , the Great Prabuddha Bharath
(SC/STs) awake and become alert and start practicing the Dhamma and
also put all efforts is spreading the same.
with lots of Metta
Let all Buddhist individuals, Ambedkarite and Buddhist Internet Groups plan for a permanent online International Seminar on Buddhism and Buddhist Heritage of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath for the benefit of our Buddhist country leadership to be educated and give the correct picture about the
cunningness of this group who may be attempting to contaminate
Buddhism.and showing that Buddhism is nothing but a part of Hinduism like
Jainism, Sikhism and other sects in India.The best solution is to practice Dhamma by all of us apart from preaching the same.
has already started such activities. Others may also please join and send valuable information on Buddhism and also start as many websites as possible to propagate Buddha and His Dhamma in his own words.
*CALL FOR PAPERS*
that propagates the doctrine and practice of *DHAMMACAKHAPAVATANA*, had made wider changes in the
social and cultural scenes in Jambudvipa and of ancient Asia in general, and South Asia
and Southeast Asia in particular.
Let us “learn and practice Bhavana to acquire wisdom through meditation”
The subsequent periods
that witnessed several ups and downs for this religious sect under the
patronage of several rulers. The regions denoted as the present day
political India, in its past that practiced Buddhism, which
flourished ever since the days of
Ashoka, the Mauryan emperor.
Let us propagate the Large number of archaeological evidence in
the form of inscriptions, *stupas*, *chaitya* *grahas*, *viharas*,
sculptures and images from various parts of Prabuddha Bharath stand as a
testimony to the wide spread of Buddhism in Prabuddha Bharath. Accounts of
Chinese travellers, Hiuen-tsang and I-tsing.
Although such a
rich heritage of Buddhism is present in Prabuddha Bharath, many of its attributes
and its wider impact on the society needs to be brought to
limelight. This can only be achieved by situating Prabuddha Bharath in the map of
the Buddhist world. Therefore, the Government of Prabuddha Bharath in
collaboration with all Buddhist Countries organse a permanent online international seminar which will highlight the Buddhist
traditions of Prabuddha Bharath.
Such an online international seminar on Buddhism may aims at:
(i) appreciating the Buddhist past of Prabuddha Bharath through a series of discourses on its archaeology and history,
(ii) highlighting the contributions of Buddhism and its philosophy to the culture and society of Prabuddha Bharath,
(iii) promoting documentation and research on Buddhist materials and places in Prabuddha Bharath, and
(iv) conserving and preserving Buddhist sites and pilgrimage centres in Prabuddha Bharath..
(v) Start pre schools for kids of world class to teach Buddhist moral science. “Catch them Young and Teach them Young”.
(vi) Train people to practice trade and Business - the Buddhist way.Let Buddhists have a wholesome desire to become rich in order to spread Dhamma by building huge Viharas, stupas etc for propagating Buddhism
(vii) Start world class media for the propagation of all the above.
Above all let us put all our efforts to see that BSP captures power at the centre, so that the process of spreading Dhamma will become faster for the welfare and happiness of all in Prabudha and ultimately the the entire Prabuddha Prapanch.
Such an online international seminar will focus on four major themes:
Along with the online
International Seminar and scientific deliberations, let us plan to
have philosophical lectures by spiritual leaders and an exhibition of
development of Buddhism in Prabudha Bharath.
The venue of the
seminar, *will be the Internet* which has the unique
fortune of preserving the holy relics of Buddha. The online International
Conference will be on * A Permanent Basis*. The conference will be
followed by field visits and tours to archaeological sites of Buddhist
influence in Prabuddha Bharath.
Let us keep sending our papers/articles based on
any of the aforesaid themesto all the Internet groups.
Let us all find participation in the seminar not only of
academic significance but also will give us an opportunity to put
philosophical, religious as well as tourist flavour.
Let us find out ways and means to meet at all the main Buddhist places like Lumbini, Buddha Gaya, Saranath, Kushinara, Jetavana, Savatti, Nalanda Univeraity etc. that is being orgasnised annulayy by the Mahabodhi Society, Bangalore.
If we all make up our mind, no force on the earthcan stop us from achieving the above goal.