Parable  

rm_dragonheat23 52M
977 posts
5/24/2006 9:04 am

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5/30/2006 6:18 am

Parable

I once heard a story about a young man who wanted to join a Buddhist monastery. He went to the monk in charge and told him of his desire. He was dismissed and told that he did not really want to and he should come back when he was ready. He left, but came back a month later with the same plea. He was again sent away with the same dismissal.
He returned a month later and the head of the monastery took him for a walk around the grounds explaining what his desire would mean. Finally they reached the entry gates and approached a huge cistern of water. He was told to look into the water and report what he saw there. The boy bent over the water to look in and was grabbed by the monk and forced under the water. The boy struggled, but the grip on him was too strong and eventually the struggling ended and the boy began to go limp.
He was pulled out of the water, and finally caught his breath. The elder monk said “Only when you want to be here as much as you wanted that breath can you come back and join us.”


So, What do you want?


pet_humility 50F

5/24/2006 9:50 am

Makes perfect sense to me!


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/24/2006 1:20 pm:
That's what I said.

kelly402005 53F

5/24/2006 10:55 am

So, What do you want? ~~ To breath...........

For Real,
Alene

~~~dance break!!!! yes!!!


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/24/2006 1:26 pm:
Alene, I can kinda guess what you want. Waiting for peace so you can exhale?

moonfire2u 71F
2602 posts
5/24/2006 3:56 pm

I want to meet someone like you....intelligent, sensitive, compassionate, loving, perceptive, insightful, sensual, sexy as hell, funny, wise, a fellow bohemian, a free spirit, creative, unassuming....I have to stop...I don't want to give you a big head...

kind thoughts,
Moonfire


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/25/2006 6:48 am:
Too late.....

Moonfire, I would love to meet someone like you also.

alisa_d 39F

5/24/2006 5:24 pm

i want alife where i can be at peace with my decisions. where i can survive by being me and not pretending to be someone i'm not...


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/25/2006 6:49 am:
That can be a tall order. As Shakspeare said "To thine own self be true"

MOfunNOWWOW 56F

5/24/2006 7:20 pm

I guess I won't answer what I want because I will sound like I am running for Miss America...so I guess what I have. {=}

Very good post!


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/25/2006 6:50 am:
I'm gald that you can be happy with what you have.
By the way, I would vote for you.

alisa_d 39F

5/25/2006 5:54 pm

Maybe that's true, but then there's not a lot that you can be at peace with with four boys around the house... i'll just wait till they're all grown up then


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