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Woman, religion....Does it matter?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject: Woman, religion....Does it matter? Reply with quote

An old monk and a young monk were walking through a forest when they came to a river bank and saw a beautiful young woman standing at the edge of the bank.

The woman told the monks that she was afraid to cross the river because she might slip and be carried downstream. She asked if one of the monks might help her across.

Now it so happened that these 2 monks were members of a sect which practiced celibacy and they had both taken vows never to touch a member of the opposite sex. But the old monk, sensing the extreme anxiety of the young woman, lifted her onto his back and carried her to the other side of the river.

The young woman thanked him and went on her way. The 2 monks continued on their journey, but the young monk was shocked and disturbed at having seen his older companion break his vow so nonchalantly. Finally, after 3 hours of walking and thinking, he could contain himself no longer and he burst out, "Tell me, old man, what did it feel like to break your vow of so many years? What did it feel like to allow sensuality to tempt you from your spiritual path? What did it feel like to have her smooth warm thighs wrapped around your waist, her breasts brushing against your back, her arms around your neck and her soft cheek almost one with your own? Tell me, old man, what is it like to carry such a beautiful young woman?"

The older monk remained silent for several steps and then said, "It is you who should tell me what it is like to carry such a beautiful young woman. You see I put her down 3 hours ago at the river, but you are still carrying her."
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it doesn't matter.
Same applies.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Woman, religion....Does it matter? Reply with quote

awakening wrote:
An old monk and a young monk were walking through a forest when they came to a river bank and saw a beautiful young woman standing at the edge of the bank.

The woman told the monks that she was afraid to cross the river because she might slip and be carried downstream. She asked if one of the monks might help her across.

Now it so happened that these 2 monks were members of a sect which practiced celibacy and they had both taken vows never to touch a member of the opposite sex. But the old monk, sensing the extreme anxiety of the young woman, lifted her onto his back and carried her to the other side of the river.

The young woman thanked him and went on her way. The 2 monks continued on their journey, but the young monk was shocked and disturbed at having seen his older companion break his vow so nonchalantly. Finally, after 3 hours of walking and thinking, he could contain himself no longer and he burst out, "Tell me, old man, what did it feel like to break your vow of so many years? What did it feel like to allow sensuality to tempt you from your spiritual path? What did it feel like to have her smooth warm thighs wrapped around your waist, her breasts brushing against your back, her arms around your neck and her soft cheek almost one with your own? Tell me, old man, what is it like to carry such a beautiful young woman?"

The older monk remained silent for several steps and then said, "It is you who should tell me what it is like to carry such a beautiful young woman. You see I put her down 3 hours ago at the river, but you are still carrying her."



Thanks a lot Leo.......now I'm carrying her.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My woman is complaining I don't carry enough ideas around.

Apparently attending to what arises is not enough - there are lists of things that should be done too Rolling Eyes and agreements about when and how they will be done.

Perhaps I should put her down Laughing

(joke)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
My woman is complaining I don't carry enough ideas around.

Apparently attending to what arises is not enough - there are lists of things that should be done too Rolling Eyes and agreements about when and how they will be done.

Perhaps I should put her down Laughing

(joke)




Putting a different twist on an old story.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently attending to what arises is not enough ...


Sympathies Matt Smile

Reminds me of an Aboriginal story.

The white fella boss was compaining about the
Aboriginal workers, one in particular.
So he calls the black fella, Fred, into the office
to dress him down.

When he's finished old Fred replies
"Hey, you white fellas brought the work,
so you do the bloody work!"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

makara wrote:
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Apparently attending to what arises is not enough ...


Sympathies Matt Smile

Reminds me of an Aboriginal story.

The white fella boss was compaining about the
Aboriginal workers, one in particular.
So he calls the black fella, Fred, into the office
to dress him down.

When he's finished old Fred replies
"Hey, you white fellas brought the work,
so you do the bloody work!"


Brilliant Laughing Laughing
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