Keeping things serene and quiet because he enjoyed the quiet.
Making his group look good.
Engaging the Buddha in debate.
Consciousness and the soul
Existed upon birth, and upon death ceases to exist.
Did not exist.
Existed before death, and continued after death.
Physically mind made.
Not Physical, but made of mind.
Neither physical nor made of mind.
Whether the universe is finite or infinite.
Whether the universe is eternal or not eternal.
Categorical teachings lead to enlightenment, and non categorical teachings lead to confusion.
Categorical teachings lead to truth, and non categorical teachings lead to alternative truths.
Categorical teachings lead to enlightenment, and non categorical teachings lead to cessation of consciousness.
The person that attains enlightenment.
A mere manner of expression not ultimately adhered to.
The person that bears the karma.