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Happy Wesak 2006 Friends!

Friends:

                          Know that:
Helping Others helps Yourself!
Harmlessness is the prime Protection!
Meditation induces first Calm then Bliss!
Dhamma Study assures doubtless Certainty!
The Noble 8-fold Way makes Free & Deathless!

                  Remember:

At this Full Moon 2536 years ago the Blessed Buddha awakened
by completely perfect and unsurpassable self-Enlightenment!

   At that time a girl named Sujata Senani lived in Uruvela. When
adult,
   she prayed before a certain Banyan tree, that she might get a
husband
   equal to herself in caste and that her firstborn may be a son. Her
prayer
   was successful, since so indeed did it happen. At the full moon day
of the
   Vesak month, she rose at early dawn & milked the cows. As soon as
new
   buckets were placed under the cows, their milk poured forth in
streams
   spontaneously all by itself. Seeing this miracle, she knew something
special
   was going on. Now at that very night the Future Buddha had 5
specific
   dreams that made him conclude: Certainly, without doubt, today is
the very
   day, I will reach Enlightenment! His 5 colored radiance illuminated
the
   whole tree. Then Sujata came & offered the cooked milk rice in the
hands
   of the Great Being. After that a grass-cutter came going with a
bundle of
   grass just harvested from nearby. He offered the Great Being 8
handfuls
   of Kusa grass, when he saw that this Sage was a Holy Man. The Future
   Buddha accepted the grass and proceeded to the foot of the Bo-tree.
   Reaching the imperturbable Eastern side, where all Buddhas take
their seat,
   he sat down saying to himself:
   This is indeed the immovable spot where all the Buddhas have planted
   themselves! This is the very place for destroying the net of desire! 
   Then the Future Buddha turned his back to the trunk and faced east.
   Right there he then made this mighty decision:
  
   Let just blood & flesh of this body dry up & let skin & sinews
   fall from the bones. I will not leave this seat before having
   attained the absolute supreme Enlightenment!
  
   So determined did he seat himself in this unconquerable seat, which
not
   a 100 strikes of lightning could make him waver from.
   At this very moment the rebel deity Mara -the Evil One- raised
exclaiming:
   Prince Siddhattha will pass beyond my power, but I will never allow
it!
   And sounding the Mara's war shout, he prepared his army & went out
for
   battle. Then Mara said to his militia: This Sakyamuni, son of
Suddhodana,
   is far greater than any other man, so we will never succeed to fight
him
   up front. We will therefore attack him from behind.
   Frustrated, being unable even to touch the Wielder of power with 9
mighty
   hurricanes of wind, rain, rocks, weapons, red coals, hot ashes,
sand, mud,
   & darkness Mara somewhat in panic commanded his army: Why do you
stand
   still? Seize, kill & drive away this prince. Mara yelled:
Siddhattha, leave this
   seat. It is not yours but mine! Hearing this the Well-gone One
replied:
   Mara, neither have you fulfilled the 10 perfections to the third
degree
   nor have you given the 5 great donations. Neither have you striven
for insight,
   nor for the welfare of the world, nor for enlightenment! Therefore
does this
   seat not belong to you, but indeed to me.
   Suddenly overpowered by fear Mara's followers fled helter-skelter
   in all directions. Not two went the same way, but leaving their
weapons
   in a chaos all behind, they fled terrified by panic. Seeing them
flee, the
   great assembly of deities triumphantly shouted: Mara is defeated.
Prince
   Siddhattha has Won! Let us celebrate the Victory! The deities then
sang:
  
   The Victory has this illustrious Buddha Won.
   The Evil One, The End-maker is defeated & done.
   Thus they jubilantly circled the wisdom throne,
   the band of snakes singing their praises of the Seer,
   the flocks of birds singing their praises of the Sage,
   the assembly of Deities singing their praises of the Conqueror,
   the group of Brahmas singing their praises of the Worthy One.
  
   It was before the sun had set that the Tathagata thus conquered Mara
&
   defeated his army. Then at the same night, after having bathed,
while the
   Bo tree rained red sprigs on his robe, the Consummate One acquired
   knowledge of previous existences in the first watch of the night:
   With the mind thus concentrated, purified, bright, fixed, unified,
focused,
   tractable, compliant, steady & imperturbable, I directed it to
remembrance
   of my past lives. I recollected numerous past lives, i.e., one
birth, two...five,
   ten...fifty, a hundred, a thousand, a hundred thousand, many eons of
cosmic
   contraction, many eons of cosmic expansion:
   There I had such a name, belonged to such a clan & species, had such
   a body. Such was my food, such my experience of pleasure & pain,
   such the end of my life. Passing away from that state, I re-arose
there.
   There I had such name, belonged to such a sort & family, had such a
form.
   Such was my food, such my experience of pleasure & pain, such the
   end of my life. Passing away from that state, I re-arose here. Thus
I
   remembered my various past lives in all their various modes &
details.
   This was the first knowledge I attained in the first watch of the
night.
   Ignorance was destroyed; knowledge arose; darkness was destroyed;
   light arose as happens in one who is alert, aware, & determined.
   But the pleasant feeling that arose in this way did not invade my
mind
   nor remain. With the mind thus still concentrated, purified, bright,
intact,
   pliant, malleable, steady, & imperturbable, I directed it to the
knowledge
   of the passing away & reappearance of beings. I saw by means of the
divine
   eye, purified & surpassing the human eye I saw beings passing away &
   re-appearing, and I realized how & why they are high & low,
beautiful &
   ugly, fortunate & unfortunate all in accordance with the intentions
of their
   prior actions:  'These beings who were endowed with bad behaviour of
   body, speech, & mind, who reviled the Noble Ones, held wrong views
and
   acted under the influence of wrong views, with the break-up of the
body,
   after death, have re-appeared in the plane of misery, the bad
destination,
   the lower realms, even in hell.
   But these beings who were gifted with good behaviour of body, speech
&
   mind, who did not revile the Noble Ones, who held right views and
acted
   under the influence of right views -- with the break-up of the body,
after
   death, have re-appeared in happy destinations, even in a divine
world.'
   Thus -- by means of the divine eye, purified & surpassing the human
--
   I saw beings passing away & re-appearing, all in accordance with
their
   particular mixture of good & bad kamma.
   But the satisfaction that arose in this way did not invade my mind
nor
   remain. With the mind thus concentrated, fully absorbed, I directed
it
   towards understanding the ending of the mental fermentations. I
realized
   how it actually comes to be, that:
  
   Such is Misery...
   Such is the cause of Misery...
   Such is the end of Misery...
   Such is the way to end Misery...
  
   Such was the mental fermentations...
   Such is the cause of fermentation...
   Such is the end of fermentation...
   Such is the way leading to the end of fermentation.'
  
   When my mind saw that, realized that, it was freed of the
fermentation of
   sense-desire, released from the fermentation of becoming,
unobstructed by
   the fermentation of ignorance.  Fully & perfectly Enlightened - The
Buddha -
   perceiving this immense glory, spoke these 2 solemn  verses, which
never has
   been omitted by any of countless thousands of prior Buddhas:
  
   Through this round of countless existences have I searched
   yet failed to find 'the Creator', who framed this formation:
   What Misery! is such Endless Birth, Ageing, Decay & Death!!
  
   Now I see that 'the Constructor' of this structure is Craving...!!!
   Never shall this construction be build again, as all the rafters
   are shattered and the main beam is busted & broken...
   At this stilling of all Craving, mind has finally calmed…
  
   Then, friends, this vision of certainty arose in me: This release
   is irreversible, this is the last birth, this endless reappearance
is
   finally ended...


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