152 LESSON 29 01 2011 Pañhapuccha Sutta On Asking Questions FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT for Social Transformation and Economic Emancipation to attain Ultimate Bliss
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.
Pañhapuccha Sutta: On Asking Questions
translated from the Pali by
Then Ven. Sariputta addressed the monks: “Friend monks.”
“Yes, friend,” the monks responded to him.
Ven. Sariputta said: “All those who ask questions of another do so from any one of five motivations. Which five?
“One asks a question of another through stupidity & bewilderment. One asks a question of another through evil desires & overwhelmed with greed. One asks a question of another through contempt. One asks a question of another when desiring knowledge. Or one asks a question with this thought, ‘If, when asked, he answers correctly, well & good. If not, then I will answer correctly [for him].’
“All those who ask questions of another do so from any one of these five motivations. And as for me, when I ask a question of another, it’s with this thought: ‘If, when asked, he answers correctly, well & good. If not, then I will answer correctly [for him].’
Reading panevam-citto with the Thai edition. The PTS reading — pakuppanto citto, “with a provoked heart” — does not fit the context at all.
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CM calls on Governor
Lucknow : 28 January 2011
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms.
Mayawati ji visited Raj Bhawan to meet the Governor
Mr. B.L. Joshi this evening. It was a courtesy call.
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji honours 16 talented sportspersons with Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji International Sports Awards
Sportspersons presented mementos, citation letters and a total award amount of Rs. 1.97 crore
Prepare calendar for regular organisation of sports events for students belonging to rural areas from next educational session
— Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji
Lucknow : 28 January 2011
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji here today
honoured 16 sportspersons, who had brought laurels to State and Country
by winning medals in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, with
Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji International Sports Awards-2010 at a function
held at her official Kalidas Marg residence. The sportspersons were given
away mementos, citation letters and a total award amount of Rs. 1.97 crore
by the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji.
The sportspersons honoured by the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji with
Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji International Sports Awards-2010, included
Km. Anuraj Singh, Mr. Ashish Kumar, Mr. Tushar Khandkar, Mr. Danish
Mujtabah and Mr. Sunil Kumar. All of them won medals at Commonwealth
Games as well as Asian Games. Besides, Smt. Sudha Singh, Mr. Jasmer
Singh, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Mr. Lokesh Kumar and Mr. Rahul Bajaj won
medals in Asian Games, while Km. Alka Tomar, Ms. N.G. Sonia Chanu, Mr.
Narsingh Yadav, Mr. Imran Hassan Khan, Mr. Ritul Chatterjee and Mr. Anuj
Chaudhary won medals in Commonwealth Games.
Congratulating the medal winning sportspersons, the Hon’ble Chief
Minister ji said that they had brought laurels to the State by winning more
medals if compared to any other single state. She expressed the hope that
they would continue their performance in future as well and bring more
laurels to the State and they would also be a source of inspiration for others.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the State Government honoured
sportspersons, who brought laurels to the State through their performances,
by giving them away Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji International Sports
Awards. She said that this award had been instituted to encourage the
sportspersons and sports activities in the State. She said that the excellent
display of talent of the sportspersons of the State indicated that there was
no dearth of talent in U.P. nor the sportspersons were weary of hard work.
She said that there was need to hone the skills of the raw talent. She said
that the State Government was making special efforts to encourage the
talent present in rural areas, because without that we cannot excel in
national-international sports events.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that various sports events should be
regularly organised in the rural areas to achieve this purpose. She said that
sports like Kabaddi, wrestling, Kho-Kho, swimming, volley-ball, football,
hockey and athletics should be included as these sports did not require
The Hon’ble Chief Minister directed the officers of sports department to
co-ordinate with the officers of education and youth welfare departments to
prepare a calendar for organising sports competitions for students of rural
areas in regular manner and implement this calendar from next academic
session. She also directed the officers of sports department to ensure the
participation of children belonging to rural areas and organise sports
competitions at district, division and state level. She said that her
government is committed to provide ultra-modern facilities and resources to
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that state government is paying full
attention to strengthen basic infrastructure of sports and develop sports
culture in the state. Keeping this in view, she had laid the foundation stone
of two new sports colleges on the occasion of her birthday on 15th January
this year, which would be equipped with all modern sports facilities and
resources. An amount of more than Rs. 86.63 crore is estimated on the
proposed sports college in Saharanpur and more than Rs. 81.14 crore on the
construction of sports college proposed in Fatehpur. Besides, sports
department had also dedicated 9 projects worth more than Rs. 6.23 crore to
the people, she added.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that the government had sanctioned
the construction of stadium in all newly created districts. The construction of
swimming pool is in progress in 10 districts, besides making the swimming
pool of K.D. Sing Babu Stadium ‘all weather’. Two International sports
complex and astro-turf field for Hockey in two districts are also under
After honouring sports persons with awards, the Hon’ble Chief Minister
listened to the problems of the players and their sports needs. She directed
the officers to solve the problems of sports persons, so that they could make
preparations for future sports competitions.
It may be recalled that each player who won gold medal in solo
competition in Commonwealth and Asian Games got Rs. 15 lakh, silver
medal Rs. 10 lakh and bronze medal Rs. 08 lakh. Similarly, each player of
the state in team competition in these International Games got Rs. 10 lakh,
Rs. 08 lakh and Rs. 06 lakh as prize money on gold, silver and bronze
On this occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta welcomed the
guests. Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Raveendra Singh conducted the
programme and expressed his gratitude towards the guests.
Republic Day celebrated with fervour
Governor took salute at Vidhan Bhawan on Republic Day
Programmes highlighted feeling of Unity and Integrity
Lucknow : 26 January 2011
The Republic Day was celebrated with fervour in the state
capital Lucknow here yesterday. The main function was organised in
front of Vidhan Bhavan, where the Governor Mr. B.L. Joshi took
salute of the parade. Earlier, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms.
Mayawati ji welcomed the Governor and greeted him on the
occasion of Republic Day.
The grand parade, organised at the Republic Day function, was
led by Col. Samar Singh Pundeer in which various units of para
military forces, civil police, home guards, NCC jawans and students
of various schools participated. The T-72 M tank, VMP-1 and VMP-2,
105 MM light field gun, PMS bridge, AM-50 bridge with modern
facilities and missile mounted vehicle (ATGM Milan) of Indian Army
were also displayed on the occasion.
The contingents of 3/11 Gorkha Rifles, 16 Sikh Light Infantry,
Central Reserve Police Force, ITBP, SSB, PAC 32nd Battalion, UP
Police and Home Guards presented attractive march past at the
parade. The NCC cadets and students of Sainik school, Lucknow
Public school, Rajajipuram and City Montessori School Rajajipuram
and RDSO branches also presented excellent march past which
indicated that they had prepared hard for the Republic Day
The bands of Sikh Regimental Centre, Dogra Regimental
Centre, Garhwal Regimental Centre, 39 GTC, Rajput Regiment, 19
Garhwal Rifles, First Jack, ASC Centre North, CRPF, SSB, PAC 35th
Battalion, Home Guard, Sainik School and CMS (Kanpur Road)
played the tunes of songs symbolising National Unity and
The students of different schools presented attractive cultural
programmes as well on the occasion. The girl students of LPS Anand
Nagar Branch presented Maa Tujhe Pranam song, small children of
City Montessori School Chowk Branch presented Shramev Jayte, the
students of City Montessori School Mahanagar first branch
presented Mharo Pyaro Desh based on the chivalrous deeds of the
martyrs of the country and the students of the CMS Mahanagar
third branch presented Maa Tujhe Salaam. All of these
presentations were highly appreciated by the spectators.
The tableaux taken out by various government departments
and schools, on one hand presented a glimpse of various welfare
schemes being carried out by the state government for the
development of weaker sections of Sarv Samaj, while on the other
it also depicted the efforts of the state government being made for
the development of U.P. The various memorials, museums built in
Lucknow in the honour of saints, gurus and great men, who made
historic contribution to usher in social change, were depicted as new
tourism centres of the state. Besides, energy conservation and
linking of villages of the state with pucca roads were also shown in
The tableau of the State Information and Public Relations
Department titled “Buddham Sharnam Gachchhami” attractively
presented the life of Lord Buddha and the places related with him.
It may be recalled that Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon
after getting enlightenment at Sarnath and his Mahaparinirvana
took place at Kushi Nagar. Because of it, these places of the state
were famous all over the world. Depicting the state government’s
efforts to immortalise the memory of Lord Buddha, one tableau
showed him receiving water from the hands of a dalit woman. Thus,
the message of this tableau was not to discriminate between the
Besides, tableaux with various themes were also presented by
LDA, Forest Department, U.P. Power Corporation, Aminabad Inter
College, CMS, Social Welfare Department, Horticulture and Food
Processing Department and Rajya Soochana Shiksha Sanchar
Bureau (Family Welfare).
The tableaux of Rajkiya Nirman Nigam, PWD, UP NEDA, LPS
and Colleges and Tourism Department also attracted people’s
attention. The squad of mounted police, dog squad and fire services
also participated in the programme.
The Members of the State Council of Ministers, MPs,
legislators, freedom fighters, senior officers of army, senior officers
of government and administration and a large number of prominent