Questions In The Sand

Author: David Brazier
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A book of questions and answers by Pureland Buddhist teacher Dharmavidya David Brazier.

Buddhism Questions And Answers

Author: Various
Publisher: George A Duckett
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Whoever, Ambattha, does not answer a fundamental question put to him by a
Tathāgata by the third asking has his head split into seven pieces.' Walshe, the
translator of the above, gives as a note for the second passage, "A curious threat
that (as RD observes) never comes to anything, and is of course pre-Buddhist."
Not sure if the "third time" is also pre-Buddhist, but again, it appears to be some
sort of line in the sand for the Buddha at least. Tags: the-buddha (Prev Q) (Next Q
), ...

Buddhist Answers For The Critical Questions

Author: Yalith Wijesurendra
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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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'?

Buddhist Legends

Author: Charles Rockwell Lanman
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120820722
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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 ...

The Spirit Of Contradiction In Christianity And Buddhism

Author: Hugh Nicholson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190455349
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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 ...

Re Visioning Kamakura Buddhism

Author: Richard Karl Payne
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
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[Together] they form a mass of tiny, hard [particles]. 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 of rice that have been ground into
pieces are also hard and small. Why are they not regarded as sand? Answer:
Those grains ...

101 Questions And Answers On Buddhism

Author: John Renard
Publisher: Gramercy
ISBN: 9780517220825
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Buddhism is a "middle" way between hedonism and austerity, between pursuit
and avoidance. Third, to remove the cause of suffering, put an end to disordered
craving. That presupposes that one understands the two other essential
characteristics of existence that, along with suffering, constitute the human
predicament, namely, impermanence and nonself, themes taken up in greater
detail in the next question. ... All along the beach, the children began to construct
castles in the sand.

Buddhist Legends Trans Of Books 13 26

Author: Buddhaghosa
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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 ...