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Padma Bhushan Award
Padma Bhushan Award
Respected Shri SN Goenkaji has been conferred the Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India.
The Padma Bhushan has been awarded for distinguished service of high order in social work. The award was announced on the occasion of Republic Day 2012
It will be conferred by the President of India at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April 2012.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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Great news! Much merit to Goenka-ji
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All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)
By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
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He is more than deserving.
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.
- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo
With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.
- Ud 3.5
"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."
- Ajahn Dune Atulo
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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)
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Well done to Goenka and well done to India.
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