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    Smile On a grey Sunday morning

    ■“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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    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.’”

    You have a gentle soul Stephanie, this is a lovely tale and one that is lost on too many people these days. I am glad to be one of those people who share this journey with you.

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    Stephanie , I just saw your profile for the first time , ---- wow , such class and elegance,
    enough to make me want to journey from Cork to Dub !

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    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.’”
    A tale we can all heed... Thanks for sharing
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    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.’”

    I take it you've had your coffe this morning Steph, in order to post something so deep and enlightening.

    Mnd you I'd be a bit pissed off if I were Siddhartha. He says he had a good times - but obviously didn't get laid!!!!! That would be a must for me to complete any good trip!

    Thanks for sharing Steph. You are a gem.
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    A good morale in that steph .Sort of reminds of never mistake kindness for weakness .: doc
    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
    People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do .: doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    And thus buddhism was founded
    Nah, Doozer.. Thus my good cheer and disposition was born...

    Never be hasty, enjoy the moment, and give... You'll reap the fruit of a bit of kindness for a lifetime.. xxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    I take it you've had your coffe this morning Steph, in order to post something so deep and enlightening.

    Mnd you I'd be a bit pissed off if I were Siddhartha. He says he had a good times - but obviously didn't get laid!!!!! That would be a must for me to complete any good trip!

    Thanks for sharing Steph. You are a gem.
    Morph, maybe he is just too polite to mention the getting laid part.. I mean in the wedding party there must've been some

    bridesmaids ?? To play with ?? xx
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