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by PRR
Mon May 20, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ajanta caves and Takht i bahi
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Ajanta caves and Takht i bahi

I am looking for some information on these two Buddhist monasteries. I have seen photos, but know pretty much nothing about them, except that both of these were started around 2,000 years ago. The photos of the Ajanta complex that I've seen are incredible. Does anyone have some reliable information ...
by PRR
Sun May 19, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra

EmptyShadow wrote:You can ask this questions on the sister site : http://www.dharmawheel.net/
Since it's mahayana and vajrayana forum, the members there could be more helpful than us.
:anjali:
Thanks a lot. I appreciate the link and I've just posted there.
by PRR
Sun May 19, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra

Thanks, OK I suppose I can take it that the actual Buddha didn't make that statement. I'm still curious about those numbers, though. Were they numbers that were actually in use (even if only by mathematicians or astronomers)? Or were these terms non-sense terms, like a modern story might use terms l...
by PRR
Sun May 19, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Common numbers and the Lalitavistara Sutra

Mods, I am not sure which forum this belongs in---please move it as is necessary. I just came across a passage in the Lalitavistara ( http://iteror.org/big/Source/buddhism/Lalitavistara-ch12.html ) that records a story of the Buddha counting incredibly high numbers. My question is--were these number...