Story: Falling Beads

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Dexing
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Story: Falling Beads

Post by Dexing » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:35 am

Is anyone familiar with a story of beads falling from the sky and a person attempting to pick them all up, but the more they pick up the more they drop as they overflow? One can imagine the moral of the story, but I don't remember the details and can't find it. :shrug:

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Re: Story: Falling Beads

Post by Bonko » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:50 pm

Dexing wrote:Is anyone familiar with a story of beads falling from the sky and a person attempting to pick them all up, but the more they pick up the more they drop as they overflow? One can imagine the moral of the story, but I don't remember the details and can't find it. :shrug:

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Sounds like one of the legends of the Tibetan dzi beads:

Another legend said that there was a time when Tibet was overwhelmed by severe epidemic and the Tibetans were facing very hard life. Fortunately, the compassionate Vajravarahi Buddha came to rescue by releasing the magical Dzi Beads from the sky. The beads are believed to bring good luck, ward off evil, and protect the wearer from physical harm.
From:
http://dzicrystal.com/articles/dzi-bead ... n-dzi-bead

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Re: Story: Falling Beads

Post by Dexing » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:19 am

:thanks:
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Re: Story: Falling Beads

Post by Bonko » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:44 pm

Dexing wrote::thanks:
You are most welcome,

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