The River Crossing - A Zen Fable [Pic]

Submitted by: 5cats 4 years ago in

From Zenpencils, a simple yet meaningful tale, as good today as it ever was.
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Female 2,691
I heard that story years ago, but it was two doctors and a jackass.
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Male 37,779
[quote]...the trap will be sprung and many will witness the dance of three swords before it ends..."[/quote]

@CodeJockey: Three swords? But Samurai only carry -two- swords... ;-) (j/k! NO need to explain!)

"Sprung Trap" Last time I posted a "trap picture" I got in trouble = lolz!

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Male 3,437
SNAP!! BITCH GOT SERVED!!!! DAMN SUCKA YOU GOT NOTHIN ON ME!!
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Female 258
"Also, I didn`t touch her flesh; there was a dress in the way."
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Male 5,617
"EB: "That was a drag queen, idiot.""
XD!!!!

The moral of the story: "If you see Samurai Jack on the way to the festival in a dress, the trap will be sprung and many will witness the dance of three swords before it ends..."
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Male 37,779
@Solvent: The whole POINT of this story is NOT "compromise your beliefs"!
It is that SOME beliefs are MORE important than others!

Helping people is MORE important than "don`t touch a female". (Literally, they mean never even shake hands.) So while the older Monk "broke one rule" he exemplified a more important rule!

Furthermore: To dwell on the negative is bad for you.
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Male 8,132
Solvent

"So I should compromise my beliefs in order to keep bitches happy?"

You don`t get laid a whole lot huh?
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Male 2,841
So I should compromise my beliefs in order to keep bitches happy?
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Male 8,132
Draculya

"Catholicism"

"Duh" doesn`t quite do it.
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Male 14,834
"And so the younger brother sodomized little boys who were faithfully a part of the cult. Oh, wait. I`m thinking of something else. Never mind."

Catholicism
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Male 1,950
And so the younger brother sodomized little boys who were faithfully a part of the cult. Oh, wait. I`m thinking of something else. Never mind.
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Male 38,480

YB: "Elder Brother, how dare you carry a woman when our order forbids this?"
EB: "That was a drag queen, idiot."
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Male 8,132
Younger Sibling... I suddenly realized that denying ourselves our base biological desire to procreate as well as the pure joy that comes from a total and complete connection with another human for some silly, obscure religious concept was asinine.
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Male 2,549
This is just beautiful.
I was raised an atheist but chose to practice various religions for a number of years when I grew older out of interest (namely Tibetan Buddhism and Judaism) and it just appalled me to discover how often people, usually young scholars, would forsake decency to religious law.

This is such a lovely reminder that we should do what we feel will nurture us best in defiance of what we are told...the chocolate raspberry cheesecake is beckoning.
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Male 5,617
YB: "Elder Brother, how dare you carry a woman when our order forbids this?"
EB: "Younger Brother, I`m totally gonna `connect` at the festival and you`re going to waste your entire life wondering what it was like while hanging 10lb weights from your nuts..."
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Female 2,764
This came at a good time today.

My father said "Let it be" and know this...

I have my answer!
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Male 37,779
ZenPencils Is a wonderful site :-)

Look! Something intelligent came from Japan! They`re more than raw fish and sexy tentacles, eh?
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Male 38,480

"Let it go"
Nice idea but I doubt the concept will catch on.
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Male 178
Bah!......captain save a hoe!.....
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Male 1,054
Deep. And I don`t mean the stream...
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Male 37,779
Link: The River Crossing - A Zen Fable [Pic] [Rate Link] - From Zenpencils, a simple yet meaningful tale, as good today as it ever was.
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