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The River Crossing – A Zen Fable [Pic]

From Zenpencils, a simple yet meaningful tale, as good today as it ever was.

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Date: 04/16/13 08:25 AM

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  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:26 am
    Link: The River Crossing - A Zen Fable - From Zenpencils, a simple yet meaningful tale, as good today as it ever was.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:41 am
    Deep. And I don`t mean the stream...
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    tbored Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:44 am
    Bah!......captain save a hoe!.....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

    "Let it go"
    Nice idea but I doubt the concept will catch on.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2013 at 10:14 am
    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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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2013 at 10:25 am
    This came at a good time today.

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

    I have my answer!
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2013 at 10:54 am
    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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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    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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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    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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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm
    "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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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    Draculya

    "Catholicism"

    "Duh" doesn`t quite do it.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    So I should compromise my beliefs in order to keep bitches happy?
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 17, 2013 at 7:57 am
    @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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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    April 17, 2013 at 11:03 am
    "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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    Plangkye Female 18-29
    258 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 11:46 am
    "Also, I didn`t touch her flesh; there was a dress in the way."
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    SNAP!! BITCH GOT SERVED!!!! DAMN SUCKA YOU GOT NOTHIN ON ME!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    ...the trap will be sprung and many will witness the dance of three swords before it ends..."

    @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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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    April 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    I heard that story years ago, but it was two doctors and a jackass.

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