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    “Once he [Siddhartha] traveled to a village to buy up a large rice crop. But when he arrived the rice had already been

    sold to another dealer.

    Nevertheless, Siddhartha remained a number of days in that village, hosted the farmers, gave their children

    copper coins, joined in a wedding celebration, and came back from the journey quite content.

    Kamaswami took him to task for not coming back immediately, for wasting time and money. Siddhartha responded:

    ‘Give up your scolding, my friend! Nothing has ever been achieved by scolding. If we have taken a loss, then let me

    stand the loss. I am very content with this trip. I got to know a lot of people, I made friends with a brahmin,

    I had children sitting on my lap, farmers showed me their fields, no one treated me like a merchant.’

    ‘That’s all quite lovely,’ exclaimed Kamaswami indignantly, ‘but you are in fact a merchant, or so I thought. Or was that

    just a pleasure trip you took?’ ‘Definitely,’ laughed Siddhartha, “I definitely took that trip for pleasure.

    Why else? I got to know people and places, I enjoyed hospitality and trust, I found friendship. You see, my friend,

    if I had been Kamaswami, as soon as I saw that my business deal was foiled, I would have turned around instantly

    and come back home totally upset. The time and money would in fact have been lost. But in my case I had a

    good few days, learned things, had a good time, and harmed neither myself nor anyone else through anger or haste.

    And if I ever go back there, perhaps to buy a future crop – or for whatever purpose – I will be warmly and kindly

    received by friendly people, and I will congratulate myself for not having been abrupt or shown irritation the last time.

    So let well enough alone, my friend, and do not harm yourself by scolding me.’”
    I do what I want. I cannot do otherwise.

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    Alright my lady who's been tormenting you .: doc xxx
    Last edited by dr love; 13-03-15 at 20:50.
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    People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do .: doc

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    That's a nice story Stephanie, I know there's a meaningful message there and I think I get it.

    I hope you're okay, it's just that it doesn't seem appropriate for a Friday night somehow.

    xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosa Nostra View Post
    That's a nice story Stephanie, I know there's a meaningful message there and I think I get it.

    I hope you're okay, it's just that it doesn't seem appropriate for a Friday night somehow.

    xx
    Lol x

    It's only after I posted , I paused to think : what day is it ?

    But heck , should I censor my thought depending what day of the week it is ?

    Also : those sentiments apply any day of the week , any day of the year , ANY PLACE you might find yourself in xx

    It's only a matter of having awareness to recognise it xxx
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    A nice story just what I needed to read today . Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
    “Once he [Siddhartha] traveled to a village to buy up a large rice crop. But when he arrived the rice had already been

    sold to another dealer.

    Nevertheless, Siddhartha remained a number of days in that village, hosted the farmers, gave their children

    copper coins, joined in a wedding celebration, and came back from the journey quite content.

    Kamaswami took him to task for not coming back immediately, for wasting time and money. Siddhartha responded:

    ‘Give up your scolding, my friend! Nothing has ever been achieved by scolding. If we have taken a loss, then let me

    stand the loss. I am very content with this trip. I got to know a lot of people, I made friends with a brahmin,

    I had children sitting on my lap, farmers showed me their fields, no one treated me like a merchant.’

    ‘That’s all quite lovely,’ exclaimed Kamaswami indignantly, ‘but you are in fact a merchant, or so I thought. Or was that

    just a pleasure trip you took?’ ‘Definitely,’ laughed Siddhartha, “I definitely took that trip for pleasure.

    Why else? I got to know people and places, I enjoyed hospitality and trust, I found friendship. You see, my friend,

    if I had been Kamaswami, as soon as I saw that my business deal was foiled, I would have turned around instantly

    and come back home totally upset. The time and money would in fact have been lost. But in my case I had a

    good few days, learned things, had a good time, and harmed neither myself nor anyone else through anger or haste.

    And if I ever go back there, perhaps to buy a future crop – or for whatever purpose – I will be warmly and kindly

    received by friendly people, and I will congratulate myself for not having been abrupt or shown irritation the last time.

    So let well enough alone, my friend, and do not harm yourself by scolding me.’”

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    Reminds me of a time, a Bedouin, hunkered down, a cigarette for a cup of tea, neither of which I wanted, his goats, my esthusiasm, an innocence, yet later while dealing with a local official in a difficult situation.........I was know !!
    Much to my surprise, a lesson never forgot.
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    He should be using this, save him wasting his time on a fruitless journey. http://www.fao.org/economic/est/publ...onitor-rmm/en/
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    Quote Originally Posted by weeschmoo View Post
    He should be using this, save him wasting his time on a fruitless journey. http://www.fao.org/economic/est/publ...onitor-rmm/en/
    Unfortunately in 500 B.C. Buddha can't access the Internet.

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