The meaning of a pile of pebbles

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The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby purple planet » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:23 pm

What is the meaning of a pile of pebbles that are stacked up one above the other ?

does it have any buddhist significance ? or any other philosophical non-buddhist meaning ?
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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:39 pm

Which type of pile?

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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby purple planet » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:40 am

The second image - the zen one
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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:43 am

purple planet wrote:The second image - the zen one
Damdifino.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby Aloka » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:34 am

purple planet wrote:What is the meaning of a pile of pebbles that are stacked up one above the other ?

does it have any buddhist significance ? or any other philosophical non-buddhist meaning ?


Maybe the answer can be found here.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_rock_garden

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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby purple planet » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:12 am

Yes i read that already - its not really talking about the pile of pebbles
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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:43 pm

Just a guess, but maybe: balance, equanimity, simplicity.
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Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Postby daverupa » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:48 pm

Surely someone at DharmaWheel will have an idea?
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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