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Ogha-tarana Sutta: Crossing over the Flood
translated from the Pali by
Translator’s note: This discourse opens the Samyutta Nikaya with a paradox. The Commentary informs us that the Buddha teaches the devata in terms of the paradox in order to subdue her pride. To give this paradox some context, you might want to read other passages from the Canon that discuss right effort.
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near in Jeta’s Grove, ’s monastery. Then a certain devata, in the far extreme of the night, her extreme radiance lighting up the entirety of Jeta’s Grove, went to the Blessed One. On arrival, having bowed down to him, she stood to one side. As she was standing there, she said to him, “Tell me, dear sir, how you crossed over the flood.”
“But how, dear sir, did you cross over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place?”
“When I pushed forward, I was whirled about. When I stayed in place, I sank. And so I crossed over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place.”
At long last I see
a brahman, totally unbound,
who without pushing forward,
without staying in place,
has crossed over
of the world.
That is what the devata said. The Teacher approved. Realizing that “The Teacher has approved of me,” she bowed down to him, circumambulated him — keeping him to her right — and then vanished right there.
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.
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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has dubbed the Samajwadi Party’s demonstration and agitation on Monday a “total flop show.” The president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the BSP, Swamy Prasad Maurya, said in a press release that the people of the State had rejected the SP’s call for agitation against the government.
Mr. Maurya said the number of 2,327 SP workers arrested were voluntary arrests and by those who wanted to impress the party leadership for getting a ticket in the Assembly elections.
Mr. Maurya ridiculed SP chief Mulayam Singh and the State unit president of the party, Akhilesh Yadav, for taking a flight to Delhi even as the agitation was under way. “It showed the SP supremo’s realisation that the agitation programme was a non-starter and the people were not enthused, which is why he flew to Delhi,” Mr. Maurya added.
He dismissed the SP’s accusation of the law and order situation in the State being bad. Stating that it was better than in the previous regime, Mr. Maurya said the previous government was known to ‘patronise criminals.’