Buddhist Answers For The Critical Questions

Author: Yalith Wijesurendra
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Now, what is the cause, what is the reason, why that has not been declared by
the Blessed One?” “Very well, then, great king, I will question you in return about
this very same matter. Answer as you see fit. What do you think great king: Do
you have ... or mathematician who can count the grains of sand in the river
Ganges as 'so many grains of sand' or 'so many hundreds of grains of sand' or 'so
many thousands of grains of sand' or 'so many hundreds of thousands of grains
of sand'?

Re Visioning Kamakura Buddhism

Author: Richard Karl Payne
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This is called "sand." Question: But then, grasses and trees also differ in color,
being blue, yellow, and so on; likewise, they differ in shape, being rectangular,
round, and so on. Why are they not regarded as sand? Answer: They are larger
and not hard. Sand is hard and small. Question: But then, dried grains office that
have been ground into pieces are also hard and small. Why are they not
regarded as sand? Answer: Those grains were originally soft and only later dried
and hardened.

Buddhist Legends

Author: Charles Rockwell Lanman
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
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The sands along the Ganges waste away; the waters in the ocean waste away;
The particles of dust of the earth waste away; the number thereof I can reckon by
my knowledge. (The meaning of the foregoing Stanza is as follows, "If, Reverend
Sir, All-wise Protector of the World, after answering this question, I should answer
hundreds and thousands of other questions, and for every question I answered I
should lay aside a single grain of sand or a single drop of water or a single
particle ...

A Mind At Home With Itself

Author: Byron Katie
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The thought that asserts itself and wants to be believed comes from the I-know
mind, the supposed teacher. The questioning comes purely from the student. In
the questioning mind we experience a flow. There's no interruption, no limitation.
“Control” is just a matter of noticing. It doesn't mean imposing an order onto the
mind. If you're a true student, the thought will always end with a question mark.
You called this a dialogue between the Buddha and the Buddha. Would you say

Questions From The City Answers From The Forest

Author: Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu
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Simple Lessons You Can Use from a Western Buddhist Monk Ajahn Sumano
Bhikkhu. A: Through meditation practice. Make an effort to recognize those
energies that confine and limit our lives. Isolate them. Sand them down. File them
down. Chisel them down one chip at a time, day by day. Keep observing
everything with careful scrutiny — everything, including the observer. Shake
every concept loose until nothing is left of what you previously mistook for
something. When the mind is ...

The Spirit Of Contradiction In Christianity And Buddhism

Author: Hugh Nicholson
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Elsewhere the Buddha explains his refusal to answer by asking the king who
questions him whether he has any accountant capable of counting the grains of
sand in the Ganges or reckoning the volume of water in the ocean.178 This
somewhat cryptic response suggests a “transcendentalist” interpretation
according to which one should not inquire about realities that exceed one's
powers of comprehension. Both of these interpretations have the disadvantage of
being wedded to their ...

The Bumper Book Of Things That Nobody Knows

Author: William Hartston
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This is one of the 'Fourteen unanswerable questions' of Buddhist philosophy that
the Buddha himself refused to answer. It is the question of whether the self is
eternal and unchanging, as the eternalists believe, or whether it dies with the
body, as the materialists claim. It is said in Buddhist scripture that considering
such matters is a waste of time, so we shall move on to the next item without
further ado. 365. Is colour a product of the mind or an inherent property of objects
? The Austrian ...


Author: Todd Lewis
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It came to be that soon no one could give answers to her questions because of
her advanced learning. Not finding anyone able to debate with her, entering a
village or town she would make a pile of sand at the gate, stand a branch of a
jambu tree in it, and say to nearby children, “If anyone is able to debate with me,
let them trample down this branch.” If after seven days no one had trampled it
down, she would take it and depart. During this time, the Buddha was staying at
the Jeta ...

Describing The Indescribable

Author: Hsing Yun
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buddha eyes: The awakened eyes of an all-knowing buddha. The Avatamsaka
Sutra says, “Buddha eyes can see [with] the ten powers of the Tathagata.” “... has
the Buddha said that the sand in the Ganges River is sand or not?”: This question
, taken along with Subhuti's answer, could not be a clearer affirmation of the
reality of this world. “Yes... the Tathagata has said that it is sand.” gotten hold of:
The same Chinese word, te, that has elsewhere been translated as “attain.” Attain
does ...

Early Buddhism And The Bhagavadgita

Author: Kashi Nath Upadhyaya
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
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376-9) 1 like the innumerable (particles of sand in the Ganges or the
immeasurable water of the great ocean.2 Thus we find that the views of Sanjaya
are based on his ignorance and stupidity (mandatta momuhatta, D. I.27) whereas
those of Buddha (as represented here by the nun ... In the Cula-Sakuludayi Sutta
we find Buddha claiming to know the answers to the questions pertaining to the
be- ginnning and end (pubbantam and aparantam) which he does not
deliberately answer.