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" Samsara3 is measured as with a bushel, with its joy and sorrow and its appointed end. It can neither be lessened nor increased, nor is there any excess or deficiency of it. Just as a ball of thread will, when thrown, unwind to its full length, so fool... "
History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas, a Vanished Indian Religion - Page 14
by Arthur Llewellyn Basham - 1981 - 316 pages
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Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis

David J. Kalupahana - 1984 - 212 pages
...development and maturing of a plant, an evolutionary transmigration with a predeterimned end. "Existence is measured as with a bushel, with its joy and sorrow,...wise alike will take their course and make an end of pain."i2 This, no doubt, is an extreme form of determinism or fatalism (niyati-vada). One of the most...
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The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism

Arthur Llewellyn Basham - 1991 - 159 pages
...neither be lessened nor increased, nor is there any excess or deficiency of it. Just as a ball of string will, when thrown, unwind to its full length, so fool...wise alike will take their course, and make an end of sorrow.15 With this doctrine — to us, a depressing one — allowing no scope to human effort, it...
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Ancient Indian History and Civilization

Sailendra Nath Sen - 1999 - 668 pages
...neither be lessened nor increased, nor is there any excess or deficiency of it. Just as a ball of string will, when thrown, unwind to its full length, so fool...wise alike will take their course, and make an end of sorrow." The practice of besmearing bodies with dust and ashes was also one of the peculiar customs...
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A Sourcebook of Indian Civilization

Niharranjan Ray, Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya - 2000 - 673 pages
...neither be lessened nor increased, nor is there any excess or deficiency of it. Just as a ball of string will, when thrown, unwind to its full length, so fool...wise alike will take their course, and make an end of sorrow. Digha Nikaya, I. 53-4, The Wonder that was India, AL Basham, trans., 3rd ed. UK, 1971, p. 298....
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Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek ...

Gananath Obeyesekere - 2002 - 477 pages
...karma already ripened, by virtuous conduct, by vows, by penance, or by chastity. That cannot be done. Samsara is measured as with a bushel, with its joy...wise alike will take their course, and make an end of sorrow. (HD, 13-14)41 This is the earliest and most detailed statement of Ajivika thought by a contemporary,...
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Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek ...

Gananath Obeyesekere - 2002 - 477 pages
...already ripened, by virtuous conduct, by vows, by penance, or by chastity. That cannot be done. Samsdra is measured as with a bushel, with its joy and sorrow...wise alike will take their course, and make an end of sorrow. (HD, 13-14) 41 This is the earliest and most detailed statement of Ajlvika thought by a contemporary,...
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An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World

Pankaj Mishra - 2004 - 422 pages
...exhausting karma already ripened, by virtuous conduct, by vows, by penitence, or by chastity . . . Just as a ball of thread will, when thrown, unwind...wise alike will take their course, and make an end of sorrow. There was even an atomist called Pakudha Kacchayana, a precursor of the Greek Democritus, who...
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