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vertical line Posted on May.05.2007 @ 11:02AM EDT by Govindi

Not long ago... just after a heavy Spring downpour... I was parking my car. I noticed that the asphalt was covered with hundreds of earthworms. As I zig/zaged my way to my destination, I had a realization. Not an Earthshaking or awakening moment, but none the less, a realization. Before I had taken precepts... I would have chosen the most direct route. Squish... squish... squish... stepping on countless sentient beings on my destination. I then had a vission of when I would rip one in half, put it on a hook, as it was writhing and twisting itself on the hook I would cast it into the lake. When I retrived the line, there would be a fish... Gasping... the hook lodged deeply in it's gut. I would rip the hook out of the fish and throw it back into the water. Put on another worm, cast it into the lake again. A small amount of time would go by... the fish would be floating dead on top of the surface.

I am no longer a fisherman... :-)

Metta to All   :-)


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Reply from kelvintan
May.05.2007
02:12PM EDT 
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Good Overcoming Vindictiveness In Not Doing It

Right Understanding,

Right Thought and

Right Action

With Metta

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Reply from Lynnoh
May.09.2007
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vertical line you never were
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Reply from Woodsman
May.09.2007
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vertical line I plucked an apple off a tree once. But I put it back.
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Reply from Woodsman
May.09.2007
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Reply from Govindi
May.11.2007
11:08PM EDT 
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Quote: "I plucked an apple off a tree once. But I put it back. "
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Was there a worm in the apple? By chance?... :-)

Metta to All... :-)

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Reply from Woodsman
May.12.2007
09:56AM EDT 
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Quote: "I plucked an apple off a tree once. But I put it back. "
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Was there a worm in the apple? By chance?... :-)

Metta to All... :-)

"Yes, I was the worm and the apple.
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Reply from Woodsman
May.12.2007
02:33PM EDT 
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vertical line One inside, as no other.
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Reply from Woodsman
May.12.2007
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vertical line First, there was an apple, but the worm was one kind.
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Reply from Govindi
May.12.2007
10:00PM EDT 
vertical line The worm and the apple became you... :-)
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May.12.2007
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They do not disagree, with me.
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