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#235279 - 03/01/06 10:10 AM On The Way
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
You have seen the blossoms among the leaves;
tell me, how long will they stay?
Today they tremble before the hand that picks them;
tomorrow they wait someone's garden broom.

Wonderful is the bright heart of youth,
but with the years it grows old.
Is the world not like these flowers?
Ruddy faces, how can they last?

- Han-shan

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#235280 - 03/01/06 06:07 PM Re: On The Way [Re: harlan]
ScottO Offline
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 290
Loc: Everywhere, Nowhere
I like this.

I'll try to see if I can save it without buddies finding it and making fun of me.

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#235281 - 03/02/06 05:25 AM Re: On The Way [Re: harlan]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
An important lesson and reminder, like it.
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The way of the warrior is a resolute acceptance of death. -Musashi

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#235282 - 03/03/06 12:58 AM Re: On The Way [Re: ScottO]
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Look at people who keep tigers as pets. Even while they’re laughing and playing with them, in the back of their minds they’re afraid their pet will suddenly turn on them. They never forget how dangerous tigers are.

But what about people who lust after possessions, indulging themselves with one acquisition after another. They remain completely unaware of any danger.

Yet, the tiger can eat only a man’s flesh. Greed can devour his soul. Han Shan

my favorite quote by the master..good to see you again harlan..

^gassho^
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#235283 - 03/03/06 02:17 PM Re: On The Way [Re: wolfscalissi]
nenipp Offline
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That was great, wolfscalissi!

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#235284 - 03/03/06 05:06 PM Re: On The Way [Re: wolfscalissi]
trevek Offline
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Interesting thing is that Mike Tyson had everything AND kept a tiger as a pet. Look what happened to him. It wasn't the tiger which destroyed him.
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#235285 - 03/06/06 08:59 AM Re: On The Way [Re: harlan]
harlan Offline
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The Way is one and only one. On the celestial level it is called destiny; on the human level it is called essential nature. On the phenomenal level it is called principle.

This principle circulates throughout the world, appearing in daily activities. Every event and every thing has a natural principle, which cannot be dispensed with. Thus there is a principle whereby things are as they are; it cannot be altered, only followed.

Superior people observe things in terms of principle- right or wrong, good or bad, they deal with them accordingly. This is called selflessness. Selflessness results in objectivity; objectivity results in clarity. Clarity results in dealing with events accurately and comprehending the nature of things.

- "Taoist Meditation - Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body" Trans by Thomas Cleary

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#235286 - 03/06/06 09:27 AM Re: On The Way [Re: harlan]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
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Exellent Harlan, very helpful

We should really put any really good quotes we can find into a sticky, only with your permission though
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#235287 - 03/06/06 10:16 AM Re: On The Way [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
Yes...our 'Kin-fu' at FA.com is stroooong.

Google and copy
control V and paste
armchair know-it-all!


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#235288 - 03/09/06 06:48 AM Re: On The Way [Re: harlan]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
control v? Whats that shortcut for?

(DM..keyboard shortcuts: Control + C = copy, Control + V = paste, etc.)


Edited by harlan (03/09/06 12:41 PM)
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