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
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820787
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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
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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 ...

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
more?

The Spirit Of Contradiction In Christianity And Buddhism

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

Buddhists

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 ...

Grand Central Question

Author: Abdu H. Murray
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Meaningful answers to our deepest questions must come from a balanced search
that seeks to satisfy our emotions and our intellect in person-specific ways. ... To
tell a Buddhist that his or her beliefs are identical to a Hindu's is to denigrate the
fact that Buddha founded his religion in rejection of some Hindu doctrines.
Indeed ... Though that house was superficially similar to the house built on rock,
when the storms came, the house built on sand crashed down (Matthew 7:24-27).

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 ...

Just Add Buddha

Author: Franz Metcalf
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Ironically, though, it's been dominated for a thousand years by elaborate
traditions of questions and answers that involve memorizing sections of poetry
and prose. Teachers ask students to “solve” koans, but answers to these and to
follow-up questions are usually memorized answers called “capping phrases.”
They're also effectively mantras. See Victor Sogen Hori's book Zen Sand for
literally thousands of them. Here are a few ideas for mantras. I offer them
because they are so ...

Love Dharma

Author: Geri Larkin
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462902022
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Khema so impresses the king that he ends up asking her a question that has
been keeping him awake at night, namely, whether or not a Buddha exists after
death. Khema gives him a terrific answer. Basically, she tells him that Buddhas
are completely free from being defined by form, feeling, perception, volition, and
consciousness, which means that the king's question doesn't make sense to ask,
sort of like trying to count the grains of sand contained in the River Ganges. What
would ...