126 LESSON 03 01 2011 Adiya Sutta Benefits to be Obtained from Wealth FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY
Traditionally the are 84,000 Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so; certainly the Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to Awakeness. This web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali Suttas (DN, MN, SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections:
The discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses. The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and from the priests 2000; these are 84,000 Khandas maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as to the stanzas of the original text, and into 361,550, as to the stanzas of the commentary. All the discourses including both those of Buddha and those of the commentator, are divided into 2,547 banawaras, containing 737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters.
Adiya Sutta: Benefits to be Obtained (from Wealth)
translated from the Pali by
Then the householder went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there the Blessed One said to him: “There are these five benefits that can be obtained from wealth. Which five?
“There is the case where the disciple of the noble ones — using the wealth earned through his efforts & enterprise, amassed through the strength of his arm, and piled up through the sweat of his brow, righteous wealth righteously gained — provides himself with pleasure & satisfaction, and maintains that pleasure rightly. He provides his mother & father with pleasure & satisfaction, and maintains that pleasure rightly. He provides his children, his wife, his slaves, servants, & assistants with pleasure & satisfaction, and maintains that pleasure rightly. This is the first benefit that can be obtained from wealth.
“Furthermore, the disciple of the noble ones — using the wealth earned through his efforts & enterprise, amassed through the strength of his arm, and piled up through the sweat of his brow, righteous wealth righteously gained — provides his friends & associates with pleasure & satisfaction, and maintains that pleasure rightly. This is the second benefit that can be obtained from wealth.
“Furthermore, the disciple of the noble ones — using the wealth earned through his efforts & enterprise, amassed through the strength of his arm, and piled up through the sweat of his brow, righteous wealth righteously gained — wards off from calamities coming from fire, flood, kings, thieves, or hateful heirs, and keeps himself safe. This is the third benefit that can be obtained from wealth.
“Furthermore, the disciple of the noble ones — using the wealth earned through his efforts & enterprise, amassed through the strength of his arm, and piled up through the sweat of his brow, righteous wealth righteously gained — performs the five oblations: to relatives, guests, the dead, kings, & devas. This is the fourth benefit that can be obtained from wealth.
“Furthermore, the disciple of the noble ones — using the wealth earned through his efforts & enterprise, amassed through the strength of his arm, and piled up through the sweat of his brow, righteous wealth righteously gained — institutes offerings of supreme aim, heavenly, resulting in happiness, leading to heaven, given to priests & contemplatives who abstain from intoxication & heedlessness, who endure all things with patience & humility, each taming himself, each restraining himself, each taking himself to Unbinding. This is the fifth benefit that can be obtained from wealth.
“If it so happens that, when a disciple of the noble ones obtains these five benefits from wealth, his wealth goes to depletion, the thought occurs to him, ‘Even though my wealth has gone to depletion, I have obtained the five benefits that can be obtained from wealth,’ and he feels no remorse. If it so happens that, when a disciple of the noble ones obtains these five benefits from wealth, his wealth increases, the thought occurs to him, ‘I have obtained the five benefits that can be obtained from wealth, and my wealth has increased,’ and he feels no remorse. So he feels no remorse in either case.”
‘My wealth has been enjoyed,
my dependents supported,
protected from calamities by me.
I have given supreme offerings
& performed the five oblations.
I have provided for the virtuous,
followers of the holy life.
For whatever aim a wise householder
would desire wealth,
that aim I have attained.
I have done what will not lead to future distress.’
When this is recollected by a mortal,
a person established in the Dhamma of the Noble Ones,
he is praised in this life
and, after death, rejoices in heaven.
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Mayawati orders probe into rape allegations against BSP legislator
Mayawati orders probe into rape allegations against BSP legislator
IANS, Jan 2, 2011, 12.29am IST
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Saturday ordered a
police inquiry into the allegations of gangrape and illegal
confinement of a minor girl by a ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
legislator and his supporters in the state’s Banda district.
In an official press release issued her, the chief minister said: “The
Crime Branch of the CID has been asked to take over the investigation
into the case of alleged gangrape of a girl in Banda. The
investigating team has been asked to reach Banda by Sunday morning and
start their work immediately.”
The girl, belonging to a Dalit community, had accused BSP legislator
Pushottam Narain Dwivedi and his henchmen of not only subjecting her
to gangrape but also using his influence to implicate her in a case of
Dwivedi accused her of stealing the legislator’s licenced revolver and
Rs 5000 from his house, for which she was currently lodged in jail in
Banda, 180 km from here.
VOICE OF SARVAJAN
on Battle of Koregaon
It would be interesting to find out more about Havaldar Condojee Kullojee, who fought at koregaon and was appointed as the keeper of the monument. His descendents must be living there.
From : Famous Regiments of the Indian Army: By Lt Col Gautam Sharma
…The 2nd Battalion traces its origin to the 13th Sepoy battalion raised in Calicut in 1796 when the Bombay army was reorganized. It was linked with the Grenadiers Regiment two years later which then became the 1st Grenadiers battalion. For its distinctive achievement at the battle of Koregaon, the 13th was also conferred the title “Grenadiers” and then became the second senior most battalion of the Grenadier Regiment. The Koregaon action for which a monument has been raised at the small village on the bank of Bhima River north of Pune is a story of epic contest. Five hundred men of the 2nd battalion (13th Sepoys) supported by 250 auxiliary horse, since named Poona Horse, fought a defensive action against a very superior force, more than 30 times its strength (20000 cavalry and 8000 infantry) on January 1 1818. This small force had marched 43 kilometers the previous night and before it could organize the defenses properly, it was invested by the Peshwa’s army and 3000 Arabs who managed to occupy the strongest post immediately thereafter. The Grenadiers stood their ground in spite of repeated assaults. Besides being short of men, they were also without food and water but continued to hold for the next two days. Casualties were heavy. Of the 24 European gunners who manned the two guns, 20 had become casualties, thus paralyzing these vital supporting weapons. The Marathas continued to press home the assaults and both the attacker and the attacked must have been surprised at the turn of events. While the 2nd battalion gave no quarter, the Marathas decided to call it a day and disappeared during the hours of darkness on January 2, just when Captain Staunton, commandant of the 2nd had decided to break contact and retreat to Pune. This bravery was suitably rewarded. Sepoy Sookram was promoted Jemadar for outstanding gallantry and all ranks of the regiment were granted gratuity of six months pay and benefit of five years seniority for pension. Havildar Condojee Kullojee who had fought at Koregaon was made the keeper of the monument erected on the site. The trust has since become hereditary in his family. Captain Staunton was presented with a sword as a gift by the East India Company. This sword and the medals of the officer now occupy a place of honor in the Officers mess of the battalion…
So was Great My Saviour and Emancipator
The Power Of One One song can spark a movement
One seed can create a garden
One tree can give birth to a forest
One bird can herald a spring
One smile can create a beautiful friendship
One star can guide a ship
One letter can create a book
One vote can change the nation
One candle can wipe out the darkness
One laugh can conquer gloom
One step can start a long journey
One word can give birth to a prayer
One hope can lift the spirits
One touch can inspire love and care
One voice can speak truth and wisdom
One life can make the difference in the world
and guide millions to liberation and freedom
So was Great My Saviour and Emancipator
Indian Institute of SC/ST Studies Cordially Invites You to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture 2011
William Darity Jr.
Professor of Economics, Duke University, USA
Remedying Inter-Communal Inequality: A Cross National Perspective
3rd January, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Auditorium, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067
RSVP Dr. R.P. Mamgain
011-26251809 Director, IIDS
011-26252082 New Delhi
Welcome : Dr. R. P. Mamgain
Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
Chairman’s Remarks : Prof. S. K. Thorat
University Grants Commission
Memorial Lecture : Prof. William Darity Jr.
Professor of Economics
Duke University, USA
Vote of Thanks : Dr. Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal
Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
Please join us for High Tea thereafter
Wastage Of Public money on Gandhi by Central Government
कानपूर - दक्षिण आफ्रिकेतील जोहान्सबर्ग येथील महात्मा गांधी यांनी दोन वर्षे वास्तव्य केलेल्या निवासस्थानाचा ताबा मिळवून त्याचे स्मारकात रूपांतर करण्यासाठी कोल इंडिया ही सरकारी मालकीची कंपनी पुन्हा एकदा प्रयत्न करणार आहे. महात्मा गांधी यांनी या निवासस्थानी सत्याग्रह ही विचारधारा निश्चित करून आफ्रिकेतील भारतीयांवरील अन्यायाविरुद्ध संघर्षाची सुरवात केली होती.
जोहान्सबर्ग येथे 1908 ते 1910 यादरम्यान गांधीजी वास्तव्यास होते. ऑगस्ट 2009 मध्ये या निवासस्थानाचा लिलाव झाला होता. त्या वेळी “कोल इंडिया’ने बोली लावली होती. मात्र फ्रेंच पर्यटन कंपनीने लावलेल्या 3 लाख 77 हजार 29 अमेरिकन डॉलर बोलीमुळे कोल इंडियाला माघार घ्यावी लागली होती. परंतु त्या बोलीची नोंदणी न झाल्याने त्या निवासस्थानाची विक्री करण्यात आली नव्हती. या वेळी कोल इंडिया ते विकत घेण्याबाबत आशावादी आहे, असे केंद्रीय कोळसामंत्री श्रीप्रकाश जयस्वाल यांनी सांगितले.
त्या निवासस्थानाच्या मालकाने आमच्या प्रस्तावाबाबत बोलण्याची इच्छा दर्शविली आहे. त्या ठिकाणी महात्मा गांधी यांचे स्मारक उभारण्याचा विचार आहे. कार्यालयीन कामकाजासाठी या महिन्यात होणाऱ्या आपल्या मोझांबिक आणि दक्षिण आफ्रिकेतील दौऱ्याच्या वेळी त्या घराच्या मालकाशी चर्चा करणार असल्याचे जयस्वाल यांनी सांगितले.
नवरत्न कंपनीपैकी एक असलेल्या कोल इंडिया कंपनीचे अधिकारी व कर्मचारी आपला एक दिवसाचा पगार यासाठी देणार आहेत. 2009 मध्ये लिलाव रद्द झाल्यानंतर केंद्राने याबद्दल नाराजी व्यक्त करून सरकारी मालकीच्या कंपनीमार्फत ती ऐतिहासिक वास्तू ताब्यात घेण्याचा प्रयत्न करणार असल्याचे सांगितले होते.
हा मुद्दा राष्ट्रीय भावनेशी निगडित असून त्या ऐतिहासिक वास्तूचा ताबा मिळवण्यासाठी आपण सर्वतोपरी प्रयत्न करणार आहोत; त्यानंतर ते राष्ट्रीय स्मारक म्हणून घोषित करण्यात येईल, असे जयस्वाल यांनी नमूद केले. त्या निवासस्थानाची रचना महात्मा गांधीजींचे जवळचे सहकारी आणि वास्तुरचनाकार हर्मन कॅलेनबॅक यांनी केली होती.
Decision on aerospace varsity after aero show
|It will train personnel working at all levels of the industry|
Bangalore: The proposal for a privately promoted aerospace university near Devanahalli, which was first mooted at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) in June, is likely to fructify after the Bangalore Aero Show in February, sources in the Government as well industry told The Hindu on Saturday.
V.P. Baligar, Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries, said: “The State Government is only a facilitator for the private initiative to establish a dedicated university for aerospace near Devanahalli, near the Bengaluru International Airport.” The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is also involved in the venture.
The Vice-Chairman of the Karnataka State Council of the CII, S. Chandrasekhar, said that the dedicated university would train personnel working at all levels of the industry. “The university will play a critical role in enabling Bangalore to function as a hub or a base for the aerospace industry,” Mr. Chandrasekhar said. He said the university would provide training not only for research and development but also to those coming out of the industrial training institutes in the State. The Task Force on Aerospace, headed by Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath, “is closely monitoring the progress of the project,” he added.
He said a significant announcement may be made after the aero show in February.
Mr. Baligar said the aerospace park near Devanahalli was “in an advanced stage of completion.” Asked about the progress of the projects that were proposed during the GIM, Mr. Baligar said: “The progress has been really good, although things had slowed down somewhat because of panchayat elections in the State.”
Progress so far
More than 180 projects, out of a total of 389 that were proposed by investors during the GIM, had “taken off,” Mr. Baligar said. Twelve projects have already commenced production. Twenty more are “at an advanced stage of completion, and are likely come on stream in the next few months,” Mr. Baligar said.
Mr. Chandrasekhar, who is also managing director of Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd., said the clutch of gas-based power projects proposed at the GIM were “awaiting” the laying of the gas pipeline by GAIL Ltd. The work on the pipeline is likely to be completed by 2012. However, the price at which gas would be supplied for the new power projects still remains a key imponderable.
The LNG currently hovers at about $10 per million British Thermal Unit (mmbtu). At this price, power would cost about Rs. 5 to Rs. 6 per unit, which would be a viable proposition, Mr. Chandrasekhar said. However, the problem was that there were currently no long-term contracts for LNG imports, which could pose risks for power projects, he said. The task force was examining the possibility of instituting a “canalising agency” that could facilitate assured supplies of LNG at spot prices for projects in the State, he said.