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Old 01-29-2010, 08:30 PM   #626
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:07 PM   #630
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Men are born soft and supple;
dead, they are stiff and hard.
Plats are born tender and pliant;
dead, they are brittle and dry.

Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible
is a disciple of death.
Whoever is soft and yielding
is a disciple of life.

The hard and stiff will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail.

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:26 PM   #631
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Hi Mudra.
It amazes me how much you beautifully get done.
I love all the positive threads, just an inspiration. (in spirit)
Takes me all my time to keep just one thread going that I care about.
Thank you for your contributions there Mudra they are much appreciated.

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Old 01-31-2010, 03:33 AM   #632
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Here is another one Mudra, It begins,

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives..
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued,

''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them....

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride....

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

Take naps....

Stretch before rising....

Run, romp, and play daily....

Thrive, on attention and let people touch you....

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. LOL

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass....

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree....

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body....

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk; we ALL need one....

Be loyal....

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If, what you want lies buried, dig until you find it....

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. It will make them FEEL better...


This came to me from the Dog House...


Trooly,

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:44 AM   #633
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Here is another one Mudra, It begins,

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives..
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued,

''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them....

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride....

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

Take naps....

Stretch before rising....

Run, romp, and play daily....

Thrive, on attention and let people touch you....

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. LOL

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass....

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree....

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body....

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk; we ALL need one....

Be loyal....

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If, what you want lies buried, dig until you find it....

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. It will make them FEEL better...


This came to me from the Dog House...


Trooly,

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Thanks Tango
The dancer speaks -- smiling.
Life is the cosmic dance, listen to the music.
Anyone who has loved and lost a dog will know the truth of what you have shared.
Chris
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:15 PM   #634
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That story is the most beautifull one I have heard for a long time .
It takes a loving heart to see life in that simple manner.
This was well worth posting here .
Thank you so much Tango to keep the Love flow going

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Old 01-31-2010, 09:23 PM   #635
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Thank you for your kind words Chris.
I keep a candle burning here in honor of Life
.And so do all in Avalon that let their heart speak.
I believe we are a great team

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Old 01-31-2010, 09:26 PM   #636
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I am a conduit of eternal benevolence stabilizing and interjecting my morphogenetic field.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:24 PM   #637
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Thank you Magamud for the candle you just brought on this thread.

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:25 PM   #638
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A samurai, a very proud warrior, came to see a Zen Master one day. The samurai was very famous, but looking at the beauty of the Master and the Grace of the moment, he suddenly felt inferior.

He said to the Master, "Why am I feeling inferior? Just a moment ago everything was okay. As I entered your court suddenly I felt inferior. I have never felt like that before. I have faced death many times, and I have never felt any fear -- why am I now feeling frightened?"

The Master said, "Wait. When everyone else has gone, I will answer. "

People continued the whole day to come and see the Master, and the samurai was getting more and more tired waiting. By evening the room was empty, and the samurai said, "Now, can you answer me?"

The Master said, "Come outside."

It was a full moon night, the moon was just rising on the horizen. And he said, "Look at these trees. This tree is high in the sky and this small one beside it. They both have existed beside my window for years, and there has never been any problem. The smaller tree has never said to the big tree, 'Why do I feel inferior before you?' This tree is small, and that tree is big -- why have I never heard a whisper of it?"

The samurai said, "Because they can't compare."

The Master replied, "Then you need not ask me. You know the answer."

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:30 PM   #639
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I am a conduit of eternal benevolence stabilizing and interjecting my morphogenetic field.

My vision is poetic
In its simplicity,
Light from Source
Through me.

When our eyes meet
The brightness from you
Gives me pause.


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Old 01-31-2010, 10:51 PM   #640
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A young but earnest Zen student approached his teacher, and asked the Zen Master:

"If I work very hard and diligent how long will it take for me to find Zen."

The Master thought about this, then replied, "Ten years."

The student then said, "But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast -- How long then ?"

Replied the Master, "Well, twenty years."

"But, if I really, really work at it. How long then ?" asked the student.

"Thirty years," replied the Master.

"But, I do not understand," said the disappointed student. "At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer. Why do you say that ?"

Replied the Master," When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path."

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A Scorpion Moment
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There was this Hindu who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of the water, but the scorpion stung him again.

A man nearby told him to stop saving the scorpion that kept stinging him.

But the Hindu said: "It is the nature of the scorpion to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?"

Don't give up loving.
Don't give up your goodness.
Even if people around you sting.

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Old 02-01-2010, 01:12 PM   #642
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On my latest trip to Egypt something happened that I would like to share with you. This incident is based on my belief that the children of the world are mine and yours.

One morning as I walked to the souk (street where vendors sell things in small shops) I saw a little street person. She was only 4 or 5 years old.

This tiny child was picking up old, half-eaten bread from the dirty street and eating it.

She was not asking people for money, she was foraging for food. When I saw this, I knew I had to do something.

I went over and, in my best half-Arabic and half-English, I tried to speak with her.

The dirty little street child looked up with beautiful brown eyes and stared at me.

She stepped back, frightened, so I took her small hand in mine and walked along the shops asking in Arabic, "Do you speak English?" until I found a man who said, "Yes, why?"

I asked the man to tell the little girl that if she would follow me to the nearest food cart, I would buy her food. He asked me why I would do such a thing for a beggar.

I told him that she had not begged me for anything and she was eating off the street.

He told the little girl what I had said. Then I asked him, "How much should it cost me for the pocket bread with beans in it?" he smiled and explained two pounds, or about 50 cents.

Read full story here:
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #643
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:10 PM   #646
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Suryia and Roscoe live at the Tigers sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The orangutan was in the rescue center and was not doing well. This old hound wandered in truly emaciated and the orangutan took to him the moment the dog arrived.



He stayed with the hound night and day until he was well and during the process found a reason to live. They are now inseparable.













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You always come with beautifull stories iainl.
This one touched my heart .. once more.
Thank You

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