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#214269 - 12/16/05 05:08 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Sorry for the derailing squirrel comment,it was a joke. I don't shoot them when I'm mad.

If you were enlightened would you know it?

We all learn hard lessons,but it has nothing to do with a path to enlightenment,just life. Some have hard times without a lesson or enlightenment. They have the same hard times over and over,never learning everything.
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#214270 - 12/16/05 05:58 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: BrianS]
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Brian, I only meant it as a joke, not a threat.
What could I do from here?

In some selfish way, its reasuring to know I'm not the only one having a hard time.

Is it just me or human nature?
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#214271 - 12/16/05 07:56 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: BrianS]
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I used to shoot squirrels too....except that a 'ding' sound was heard when one was shot at a place marked with a red dot on the squirrel and another one immediately pops up from under a rock. Man, it was a massacre; I must have killed hundreds.

I am just waiting to be reborn as a squirrel in my next life. My only request is not to be reborn anywhere near Fort Smith


Edited by ButterflyPalm (12/16/05 07:59 AM)
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#214272 - 12/16/05 01:03 PM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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Is it just me or human nature?




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#214273 - 12/16/05 05:48 PM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: nenipp]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


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Ooooonnllllyyyy mmmeeeeee......
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#214274 - 12/17/05 05:07 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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It's not legal to shoot squirrels in town,anymore.
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#214275 - 12/18/05 05:41 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: BrianS]
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It's not legal to shoot squirrels in town,anymore.




GREAT!!! so if one day you see a little squirrel doing the sanchin kata in the woods nearby, you'll know its me
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#214276 - 12/18/05 08:37 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: BrianS]
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Dauragon You are so right life does go on. life is to short to be sad. when im mad i just go to the woods out back behind my house and wacth the nature and see all the little creatures playing and im happy agin .




I'm kind of the same way. When I am mad I go out to nature and shoot squirrels.




The first of two great lessons in my life..

The winter of my 14th birthday, my father took me out small game hunting. After taking my shotgun for a walk, and wasting near a box of shells, I managed to hit a squirrel..

My excitement was extinguised as the poor little bloke was still alive on the ground, and my father forced me to end his life....I was very sad when his bright eyes turned cloudy..

When we arrived home, I found that it was my job to clean and skin him...I became sick during the process. Worse, I found him cooked and ready for me to eat at lunch. I could not... He was back on my plate at dinner, again at breakfast, lunch, and finaly at dinner the next day, I managed to gag enough of him down to satisfy my parents. My father fixed me with a firm and penetrating stare, and said "Never..ever..kill an animal you do not intend to eat".

It was one of those huge life lessons....
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#214277 - 12/18/05 08:45 AM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: harlan]
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Four years ago, my house burned to the ground. I lost everything I had...and for a while was homeless...living at the generosity of friends and the red cross.

At that moment, I learned how little "stuff" matters. How important friendship and family is.

I also learned I can bounce back from the worst situations with my sanity intact, and move on with my life.

The non material things in life are most often the best. Friendship, love, MA training....

Well...I would really miss my Harley....

Another great lesson of life...
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#214278 - 12/18/05 02:31 PM Re: a hard lesson on the way to enlightenment. [Re: RangerG]
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Ranger, that is a great story.

In the army we had a survival exercise and I was amazed at how many of the rough tough soldiers couldn't handle the idea of killing a chicken for food. Having worked on a farm, I had no problem.

Some years later a rather snotty vegetarian smarty-aleky challenged me as to whether I'd ever killed an animal for food (thinking I'd say no). His argument was stopped when I said yes.

Funny thing is, I love animals (even without ketchup).

A couple of years ago my two cats died of poisoning. If I'd have found the people responsible I'd have betrayed my MA training and battered the c-rap out of them...


Edited by trevek (12/18/05 02:32 PM)
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