How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

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How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:02 am

Ever heard of "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"well,how many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?
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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby Indrajala » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:06 am

Immeasurable like grains of sand in a trillion Ganges Rivers.
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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby plwk » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:15 am

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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby Roland » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:35 am

For how long? An incomprehensibly immense number of incalculable kalpas.
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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Depends on how big the pin head is.
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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby wisdom » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Red Faced Buddha wrote:Ever heard of "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"well,how many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?


One, then he has to pull a pin out of his foot.
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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby catmoon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:38 am

A funny thing happened. I went to Dharamsala and after some waiting, got a brief audience with the Dalai Lama. I bowed deeply, produced a pin and asked him to dance on it. It seems my Tibetan is rather worse than I thought, and expert speakers of the language have since told me that what I actually said was something closer to suggesting an act that, while not actually anatomically impossible, would nonetheless have been exceedingly uncomfortable were anyone to actually attempt it. I remember the door bursting open and the security guys charging in.

When I regained consciousness, I was in a cell in McLeod Ganj jail and bandaged from head to foot. There is nothing here a Westerner would call food and they keep putting yak butter in my tea. They think it's funny, I suppose. I've had some time to think about karma these last few months and I have concluded that the karma that follows from asking questions like "How many bodhisattvas can dance on the head of a pin" is very bad indeed.

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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby plwk » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:39 am

Here catty....I haz ice krem...wanna share? Image
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Re: How many Bodhisattva can dance on the head of a pin?

Postby anjali » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:06 pm

Amazingly, there is a wikipedia page on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_many_a ... f_a_pin%3F
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