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LESSON 3345 Sat 6 Jun 2020 Free Online Analytical Insight Net for Discovery of Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness Universe ( FOAINDMAOAU) For The Welfare, Happiness, Peace of All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings and for them to Attain Eternal Peace as Final Goal. From KUSHINARA NIBBANA BHUMI PAGODA in 116 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES Through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org At WHITE HOME 668, 5A main Road, 8th Cross, HAL III Stage, Prabuddha Bharat Puniya Bhumi Bengaluru Magadhi Karnataka State PRABUDDHA BHARAT Words of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness from Free Online step by step creation of Virtual tour in 3D Circle-Vision 360° for Kushinara Nibbana Bhumi Pagoda Countries and territories without any cases of COVID-19 1. Comoros,2. North Korea,3. Yemen,4. The Federated States of Micronesia,5. Kiribati,6. Solomon Islands,7. The Cook Islands,8. Micronesia,9. Tong,10. The Marshall Islands Palau,11. American Samoa,12. South Georgia,13. South Sandwich Islands,14.SaintHelena,Europe,15. Aland Islands,16.Svalbard,17. Jan Mayen Islands,18. Latin America,19.Africa,20.British Indian Ocean Territory,21.French Southern Territories,22.Lesotho,23.Oceania,24.Christmas Island,25. Cocos (Keeling) Islands,26. Heard Island,27. McDonald Islands,28. Niue,29. Norfolk Island,30. Pitcairn,31. Solomon Islands,32. Tokelau,33. United States Minor Outlying Islands,34. Wallis and Futuna Islands,35.Tajikistan, 36. Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu as they are following : Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta 1. Dasa raja dhamma, 2. kusala 3. Kuutadanta Sutta dana, 4. priyavacana, 5. artha cariya ,6. samanatmata, 7. Samyutta Nikayaaryaor, ariyasammutidev 8. Agganna Sutta,9. Majjima Nikaya,10. arya” or “ariy, 11.sammutideva,12. Digha Nikaya,13. Maha Sudassana,14. Dittadhammikatthasamvattanika-dhamma ,15. Canon Sutta ,16. Pali Canon and Suttapitaka ,17. Iddhipada ,18. Lokiyadhamma and Lokuttaradhamma,19. Brahmavihàra,20. Sangahavatthu ,21. Nathakaranadhamma ,22. Saraniyadhamma ,23. Adhipateyya Dithadhammikattha,24. dukkha,25. anicca,26. anatta,27. Samsara,28. Cakkamatti Sihananda Sutta,29.Chandagati,30.Dosagati Mohagati Bhayagati Yoniso manasikara BrahmavihàraSangahavatthu Nathakaranadhamma SaraniyadhammaAdhipateyya Dithadhammikatth Mara Law of Kamma Vasettha Sutta in Majjhima Nikaya Ambattha Sutta in Digha Nikaya Assamedha Sassamedha Naramedha Purisamedha Sammapasa Vajapeyya Niraggala Sila Samadhi Panna Samma-sankappa Sigalovada Sutta Brahmajala Sutta Digha Nikaya (Mahaparinibbana-sutta dhammamahamatras
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The Welfare, Happiness, Peace of All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings and for them to Attain Eternal Peace as Final Goal.

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in 116 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

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Words of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness

from


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Countries and territories without any cases of COVID-19




1. Comoros,2. North Korea,3. Yemen,4.
The Federated States of Micronesia,5. Kiribati,6. Solomon Islands,7.
The Cook Islands,8. Micronesia,9. Tong,10. The Marshall Islands
Palau,11. American Samoa,12. South Georgia,13. South Sandwich
Islands,14.SaintHelena,Europe,15. Aland Islands,16.Svalbard,17. Jan
Mayen Islands,18. Latin America,19.Africa,20.British Indian Ocean
Territory,21.French Southern
Territories,22.Lesotho,23.Oceania,24.Christmas Island,25. Cocos
(Keeling) Islands,26. Heard Island,27. McDonald Islands,28. Niue,29.
Norfolk Island,30. Pitcairn,31. Solomon Islands,32. Tokelau,33. United
States Minor Outlying Islands,34. Wallis and Futuna Islands,
35.Tajikistan,


  • 36. Turkmenistan,
  • Tuvalu,
  • Vanuatu
as they are following :

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta


1. Dasa raja dhamma, 2. kusala 3. Kuutadanta Sutta dana, 4. priyavacana,
5. artha cariya ,6. samanatmata, 7. Samyutta Nikayaaryaor,
ariyasammutidev 8. Agganna Sutta,9. Majjima Nikaya,10. arya” or “ariy,
11.sammutideva,12. Digha Nikaya,13. Maha Sudassana,14.
Dittadhammikatthasamvattanika-dhamma ,15. Canon Sutta ,16. Pali Canon and Suttapitaka ,17. Iddhipada ,18. Lokiyadhamma and Lokuttaradhamma,19. Brahmavihàra,20. Sangahavatthu ,21. Nathakaranadhamma ,22. Saraniyadhamma ,23. Adhipateyya Dithadhammikattha,24. dukkha,25. anicca,26. anatta,27. Samsara,28. Cakkamatti Sihananda Sutta,
29.Chandagati,30.Dosagati


Mohagati

Bhayagati

Yoniso manasikara

BrahmavihàraSangahavatthu

Nathakaranadhamma

SaraniyadhammaAdhipateyya

Dithadhammikatth
Mara
Law of Kamma

Vasettha Sutta in Majjhima Nikaya


Ambattha Sutta in Digha Nikaya


Assamedha


Sassamedha


Naramedha


Purisamedha


Sammapasa


Vajapeyya


Niraggala


Sila


Samadhi        


Panna


Samma-sankappa


Sigalovada Sutta


Brahmajala Sutta


Digha Nikaya (Mahaparinibbana-sutta
dhammamahamatras

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Current World Population
Recovered:

3,361,447


The public doesn’t need to wear heavy-duty respirators.

STOP BUYING MASKS!

The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may soon agree with
this assessment; the agency currently states that healthy people do not
need to wear face masks unless they are caring for someone who is ill
with the new COVID-19.

That
said, the public does not need to wear face masks most of the time,
said Dr. Otto Yang, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los
Angeles.

If
you’re out for a walk — in essence, going to a setting where you can be
at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) from other people, “then I think that not
having a mask is fine and that fits the CDC recommendations,” Yang said.
The
discussion about face masks has become a national conversation. Many
people in the public are buying face masks to protect themselves. But
health care experts have urged against hoarding, since these supplies
are desperately needed in hospitals. Even the U.S. surgeon general
tweeted “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!”

“The
CDC, it’s like they’re talking out of both sides of their mouth,” Yang
said. “One side of their mouth is telling the general public, ‘Hey, you
don’t need masks, forget about it.’ The other side is, ‘Health care
workers need to wear N95 respirators.’”

“Is that a double standard?” Yang said. “Are they valuing some people more than others?”

Droplets or aerosol

Some
of the confusion about “masks versus N95 respirators” exists because so
little is known about COVID-19. At first, it wasn’t clear if the virus
spread predominantly through large respiratory droplets (like influenza)
or also through a fine mist, called an aerosol, which can linger for
hours (like measles). This great unknown made it unclear whether a
heavy-duty mask, known as an N95 respirator, which blocks the smallest
virus particles, or a regular surgical mask, which only blocks larger
droplets, was better suited to protect against the virus.

At
first, the CDC advised health care workers to wear N95 respirators
because it wasn’t clear whether COVID-19 could spread through aerosol. A
March 17 study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) seemed to
justify the fear of airborne spread, showing that the new coronavirus
SARS-CoV-2 could survive in the air for up to 3 hours as an aerosol.

But
Yang doesn’t see it that way. The new study showed that the virus was
viable as an aerosol in a lab, but not in real life, he said. In the
study, the researchers “took extremely concentrated virus, much more
concentrated than a person makes, they used an artificial aerosol
machine [a nebulizer], which probably generates way more aerosol than a
normal person does,” Yang said. “So their conclusions were in this
system.”
Are viruses alive?

The
researchers of that study looked at SARS-CoV-1 (the original SARS from
the 2003 outbreak) and SARS-CoV-2 and found that both could be aerosols.
“But we already know that the original SARS virus was not transmitted
that way,” in the general public, so that makes their model “not very
believable,” Yang said.

In
other words, except in certain hospital situations such as a
bronchoscopy, which essentially creates a fine mist of virus, SARS-CoV-2
is likely spread mostly through droplets, like the flu, Yang said.
That’s supported by a Feb. 24 case report in the Canadian Medical
Association Journal, which found a man sick with COVID-19 on a flight
from China to Canada in January did not infect his fellow passengers,
even though he had a dry cough during the 15-hour flight. The man was
wearing a face mask, but because no one else on the plane got infected,
this case “supports droplet transmission, not airborne, as the likely
route of spread of the COVID-19,” the researchers of the case study
found.
However,
it’s still unclear whether the virus can spread through aerosol. For
example, after the Skagit Valley Chorale in Washington met for rehearsal
on March 6, 45 of its members were diagnosed or showed symptoms of
COVID-19, at least three were hospitalized and two were dead within
three weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times. Perhaps the choir
singers’ forceful breathing as they sang dispersed the viral particles,
Jamie Lloyd-Smith, an infectious disease researcher at the University of
California, Los Angeles and a co-researcher on the NEJM study, told the
Los Angeles Times.

“One could imagine that really trying to project your voice would also project more droplets and aerosols, Lloyd-Smith said.

N95 respirator or face mask?

Due
to the N95 respirator shortage, the CDC recently relaxed its
guidelines, saying that among health care workers, face masks were “an
acceptable alternative when the supply chain of respirators cannot meet
the demand,” except in situations when respiratory aerosols might be
produced, such as intubation or nebulizer treatments.

In
addition to the shortage, N95 respirators are challenging to put on.
Doctors receive annual training on how to mold the respirator around the
face. As a test, doctors put on a hood and have the artificial
sweetener saccharin sprayed in. “If you’re wearing the mask properly,
you don’t taste any saccharin,” Yang said. But most people do, he noted.


For
this reason, the N95 respirator isn’t recommended for the public, since
it requires training to put on properly. Moreover, the N95 respirator
is thick, so it’s hard to breathe through.

In
a nutshell, the public does not need N95 respirators; they likely will
not be in a situation where they’re exposed to aerosol of the virus, and
these masks are needed by health care workers who will, Yang said.

“There’s no reason for the general public to wear N95’s,” Yang said.

However,
even regular face masks are in short supply, prompting the CDC to
recommend the use of bandannas and scarves when necessary. There’s not a
lot of research on homemade masks, but a small 2013 study found that
masks made from cotton T-shirts were effective, though not as good as
surgical masks.

“The
surgical mask was three times more effective in blocking transmission
[of microorganisms] than the homemade mask,” the researchers of that
study found, who noted that homemade masks “should only be considered as
a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected
individuals.”

Tiny & nasty: Images of things that make us sick

For
people opting to use scarves and homemade masks, Yang recommended
washing them after every use, and to stop wearing them when damp from
breathing. Wearing eye protection, such as a face shield or goggles,
could also physically block the virus, said Yang and Dr. James Cherry, a
professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School
of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
.
In
a 1987 study Cherry did with colleagues, health care workers who wore
face masks or goggles were less likely to get respiratory syncytial
virus (RSV) from hospitalized children than doctors who did not take
these measures.

However,
unlike Yang, Cherry agreed with the current CDC guidelines, and said
that except for certain exceptions, the public doesn’t need to wear face
masks, as did Dr. Jaimie Meyer, an infectious disease specialist at
Yale Medicine. That’s especially true given that the safest way to avoid
being exposed, or exposing others, is to simply stay home.
“The
current CDC guidance says the general public does not need to be
wearing surgical masks,” Meyer told Live Science. “The best protection
is to focus on social distancing, hand-washing, not touching their faces
and bleaching high touch surfaces.”7,788,971,247Current World
Population-Recovered form COVID-19: 3,168,921

Do not Panic &
don’t kill yourself with unecessary fear. This posting is to balance
your news feed from posts that caused fear and panic.

SO DO THE DAILY THINGS TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM , PROPER HYGIENE AND DO NOT LIVE  IN FEAR.

Join to Spread Hope instead of Fear.The Biggest Virus is not COVID-19  but Fear!
”Pain is a Gift
Instead of avoiding it,
Learn to embrace it.
Without pain,
there is no growth”

All
are Happy, Well, and Secure having calm, quiet, alert, attentive that
is Wisdom and equanimity mind not reacting to good and bad thoughts 
with a clear understanding that everything is changing!

Murderer
of democratic institutions (Modi) collected crores of rupees through
unconstitutional secret trust only to the remotely controlling
Foreigners thrown out from Bene Israel chitpavan brahmins of RSS (Rowdy
Rakshasa Swayam Sevaks who also collect in the name of Guru Dhashana.

The
Executive, Supreme Court, Parliament, Media must see that the funds
collected by unconstitutional way are distributed to the needy suffering
by hunger, unemployment, under employment by COVID-19 -induced Curfew 
‘draconian’ which has ended up decimating  the economy and flattened the
GDP curve.



The exact
time 4am is best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine to visit the Pagoda while meditating throughout the Day..
Waking up early enough to having time to think about the purpose of 
life. When you thinking to be in meditation and that today to help all
sentient beings and non-sentient beings to be Happy, Well and Secure. To
have clam, quiet, alert, attentive i.e., wisdom and to have equanimity
mind i.e., not to react to evil and good thoughts and allowing them to
let go, even if it is just by being kind, compassionate
and generous to those with whom who come in contact. Then rising and go
to Pagoda. Lighting a stick of incense and think; To the
Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness,Dhamma and Sangha,


I make this offering
Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Dhammam saranam gacchami
I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Sangham saranam gacchami
I go to the Sangha for refuge.
Dutiyampi Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.
Tatiyampi Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.

The Five Precepts:
1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
(I do not wish others to harm or destroy my life. So I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.)
2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
( I do not wish others taking my things. So I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.)
3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
(I do not wish others to indulge in sexual misconduct with Husband/wife.
So I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.)
4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.
( I do not wish others to speak incorrect speech. so I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.)
5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.
(I do not wish others to be
careless with me. So I undertake the precept to refrain from
intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to
carelessness.)
Then to continue by offering  to help all sentient beings and non-sentient beings to be Happy, Well and Secure.
To
have clam, quiet, alert, attentive i.e., wisdom and to have equanimity
mind i.e., not to react to evil and good thoughts and allowing them to
let go, even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and generous to
those with whom who come in contact.



Do Good! Purify Mind and Environment!
May All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings in the Universe be Ever Happy, Well and Secure!
May All have Calm, Quiet, Alert, Attentive and Equanimity Mind with A Clear Understanding that Everything is Changing!

your
seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc

Stand supports the white statue of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness.
A simple start is a steel stand with three levels. This is the main
surface of the Pagoda, so you may want to put some effort into this.

Onto the Pagoda.




First need was an image of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness.
You can have as many as you like. This will go on the topmost level of
the Pagoda. It is considered ‘bad etiquette’ to place the Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness lower than any other image in the same Pagoda.
In the place of an image of Buddha, a mantra written on a piece of
paper or similar is perfectly acceptable, and preferred in the Jōdo
Shinshū (Pure Land) tradition of Buddhism and in Nichiren Buddhism. Some
buddhist schools recommend certain standardized arrangements of images
for their lay members, in Japan often as triptychs with the main Buddha
surrounded by either bodhisattvas, dharma guardians or lineage masters.
This is not necessary, even after Japanese standards, and
Chinese-Taiwanese Buddhism is usually less standardized when it comes to
home shrines.

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Place a small stūpa on the supporting surface of the shrine, if you wish. You can make a simple stūpa with a small pile of stones. There is no need to go out and buy a costly gold one; that defeats the purpose of Buddhism.


  • 9
    It is traditional to change the offering water every morning, however, the old water should never go to waste.
    Use it to water a plant or something. A new cup or bowl should be used
    for this purpose: glass or crystal is preferable, because the clarity of
    the water represents clarity of the mind. Some Buddhist schools use two
    water bowls: ‘drinking’ water and ‘washing’ water. It is far from wrong
    to let flowers remain even after withering has begun: The flowers serve
    to remind you of impermanence.

  • 10
    If you wish, you may offer incense at the shrine when you recite morning ceremony. Touch the tip to your forehead, then light it. See warning.
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    Recovered:

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    Community Q&A

    • Question
      Which would best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine?
      Community Answer
      The exact time (i.e., 4am or
      6:30am) are not what’s important. One should wake up early enough to
      have time to think about the purpose of one’s life. When you wake up
      try to think that I have been in meditation and that your Lama (or the
      Dalai Lama or Amitabha, Tara or any Bodhidattva) is seated on a lotus on
      the crown of your head. Think that today I will pray to help all
      sentient beings even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and
      generous to those with whom I come in contact. Then rise and go to your
      shrine. You could light a stick of incense and think; To the Buddha,
      Dharma and Sangha, I make this offering. Then continue by offering your
      seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc
    • Question
      The statue I got is holding an empty bowl. Is there anything that I am supposed to put in this bowl?
      Max Thunderman
      Community Answer
      It’s your choice whether you want to put anything in there or not, but usually it’s left clean/empty.
    • Question
      Can I use a picture of Buddha instead of a statue for the top of my shrine?
      Community Answer
      Yes, that is absolutely fine. If
      you’d like, you could write “BUDDHA” on a piece of crumpled-up loose
      leaf paper; you’d still be fine. It really does not matter what the
      shrine looks like, but rather what it is about for you.
    • Question
      Is it wrong to have shelves with books and items underneath my shrine?
      Community Answer
      No, that’s not wrong, but it might be a nice idea to try to focus the books and items on your pursuit of Dharma.
    • Question
      Must I always pray in the morning?
      Community Answer
      It depends on what kind of Buddhist you are, but a short “om mani padme hum” is traditional.
    • Question
      For how long should a food offering be left
      on the shrine at home? How should the food offering be discarded? Can
      anyone eat a food offering?
      Community Answer
      Leave it for a few hours. Do not
      let it go bad! Food can be offered to guests, animals, the hungry or
      just offered to Buddhahood and eaten. It is sinful to discard food.
      Anyone can eat the food. Before a meal you offer the food to the Buddha,
      then you eat it. The principle is the same for altars and everything
      else.
    • Question
      Can I use other flowers instead of a lotus?
      Community Answer
      Yes. Flowers symbolize the causes,
      while fruits symbolize the effects. They play a part in reminding
      practitioners of the truth of cause and effect, which most refer to as
      Karma.
    • Question
      Can I continue to present my offerings to the shrine and meditate regularly when I am having my menstrual period?
      Community Answer
      Yes, of course. Buddhism has no restrictions on this.
    • Question
      Can I use a picture of the buddha instead of a statue?
      Community Answer
      Yes, you can.
    • Question
      What do the three statues in front of Buddha represent?
      Community Answer
      They represent the past Buddha, present Buddha and the next Buddha.

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    Warnings





    • If you do intend on burning incense or candles, consider the flammability of the covering of the shrine.
    • Candles and incense should never be allowed to burn unattended. Consider electric candles or lamps.
    • Avoid cheap, low-quality incense. It is generally manufactured
      in Asia where safety standards are comparatively low and can contain
      unsafe chemicals.



    Things You’ll Need


    • A Buddha or Bodhisattva image or statue.
    • A water bowl
    • Flowers/incense/fruit/electric candles.
    • A photograph or image of your own Buddhist teacher, if you have one.
    • A selection of small stones

    References

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    If a suitable Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness image simply cannot be obtained, a picture of Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness’s relics, a stūpa , a Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness holy book, a bodhi leaf or picture of the Buddha’s footprints may be acceptable.

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    On the next level,  placed  an image of a Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness teacher considered to be a manifestation of Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness.)
    Two guardian images may be an idea to consider: Two dharmapalas reasons to choose.
    carefully).

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    Offerings placed on the lowest level or,  a Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness scripture or a bowl of water, a bell or singing bowl on a cushion useful.


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