The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
Post Reply
User avatar
purple planet
Posts: 653
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:07 am
Location: Israel

The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Post by 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 ?
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23043
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:39 pm

Which type of pile?

Image

Image

Image


Image

Image

Image
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

User avatar
purple planet
Posts: 653
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:07 am
Location: Israel

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

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

The second image - the zen one
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23043
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:43 am

purple planet wrote:The second image - the zen one
Damdifino.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

User avatar
Aloka
Posts: 5579
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:51 pm

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Post by 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

.

User avatar
purple planet
Posts: 653
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:07 am
Location: Israel

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

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

Yes i read that already - its not really talking about the pile of pebbles
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 10752
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Post by DNS » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:43 pm

Just a guess, but maybe: balance, equanimity, simplicity.

User avatar
daverupa
Posts: 5980
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:58 pm

Re: The meaning of a pile of pebbles

Post by 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]

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Crazy cloud, retrofuturist and 51 guests