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vertical line Posted on Aug.24.2007 @ 10:29AM EDT by stephen

Anyone can be helpful and compassionate to their friends, but can you be compassionate to your enemies? MU.


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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.24.2007
10:41AM EDT 
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vertical line I'll think about it, and let you know. peace
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Reply from -----0
Aug.24.2007
03:30PM EDT 
vertical line yes, I feel sorry for them, they miss so much . . .
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Reply from ______
Aug.24.2007
06:04PM EDT 
vertical line That isn't compassion is it? Be careful, in befriending 'your enemies', 'your friends' may become fiends and 'your enemies' cease to help you. Anyway, tell us about your enemies and offer them up to beauty. Of course you won't.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Aug.24.2007
07:06PM EDT 
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vertical line It's there lack of understanding that gets in the way. In my 10, years of sobrity. They say pray for them for 2 weeks it works. And yes give love and compassion to them .        Just as a strom this to will pass. RORY J. CORSIGLIA
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.24.2007
09:12PM EDT 
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vertical line Is fear an enemy?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.24.2007
09:33PM EDT 
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vertical line Anger?
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Aug.24.2007
09:33PM EDT 
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vertical line Greed?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.24.2007
10:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Forgetfulness? um... I can't think of any others.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.24.2007
10:10PM EDT 
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vertical line Socializing?
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Reply from ______
Aug.25.2007
06:48AM EDT 
vertical line Are you asking stephen who and what your enemies are?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.25.2007
12:20PM EDT 
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Quote: "Forgetfulness? um... I can't think of any others. "
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hahahaha

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Reply from gebhart099
Aug.25.2007
01:17PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't recognize the existence of any enemies.  There may be people who regard themselves as my enemies, who may wish me harm , but I don't have to agree with their delusion by wishing them harm in return. The only person I have a hard time feeling any compassion for is myself.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.25.2007
02:51PM EDT 
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vertical line The exclamation point?

Next, I'm goin' to colors!!!!!

Pink? Except for apples, they're ok.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.25.2007
03:59PM EDT 
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vertical line Any and all brash colors?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.25.2007
05:52PM EDT 
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vertical line Any color which doesn't appear in nature? Oh, that's none of them. So colors are my friends, ok?
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Reply from ______
Aug.25.2007
06:35PM EDT 
vertical line His payment is in being noticed.
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Aug.25.2007
07:36PM EDT 
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vertical line tv?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.25.2007
07:38PM EDT 
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vertical line Don't feel like you have to agree with my enemies.

fashion?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.25.2007
07:39PM EDT 
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vertical line fine dining?

uck....
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.25.2007
11:24PM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Aug.26.2007
07:18AM EDT 
vertical line Mind [thought]:

- enemy
- friend

- friend
- enemy

Tractor [with a full tank] could be friendly enemy.
Tractor [with an empty tank] could be hostile friend.

Both are helpers.

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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.26.2007
10:13AM EDT 
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vertical line All of any one thing, in any one person, is not possible.
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Reply from ______
Aug.26.2007
12:24PM EDT 
vertical line What has that to do with your enemies? Is there something or someone you would like to be? And why not add computers and zen forums to you list? Er, while your at it, like.
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Reply from ______
Aug.26.2007
12:25PM EDT 
vertical line Er, Er, while you're at it, like.
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Reply from ______
Aug.26.2007
12:39PM EDT 
vertical line And the internet, you could add the internet, if you've a mind, except when you're shopping that is for books and prints and clicking links - kerching!!!! - or selling stuff on forums - kerching!!!!!!! - and / or copying stuff down for publication and all that jazz.

Any thoughts?

Great post by the way!!
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Reply from ______
Aug.26.2007
12:41PM EDT 
vertical line Quack quack, now there's an enema.
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Aug.26.2007
12:57PM EDT 
vertical line I only ask because, well, stephen is asking about 'their friends' and 'your enemies'. hmmm should I be wondering you wonder what he means?
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Aug.26.2007
02:30PM EDT 
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vertical line There's a man, over there, who wants what I want, only he doesn't have it. Do you have Jesus? Don't be so quick to dishonor that remarkable lack of achievement. 
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Reply from ______
Aug.26.2007
02:52PM EDT 
vertical line Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions old man.
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Aug.26.2007
04:32PM EDT 
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vertical line Who you callin' old? Man? I'm a lot older than him! Now look what you made me done, done and let one my enemies loose! That's my old friend anger! I know him, like real well.
I know all my enemies, real well, we all do! ) : ) Ok I suck...

Apologies?

Don't make me have two?
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Aug.26.2007
06:20PM EDT 
vertical line Apologies?
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.26.2007
07:54PM EDT 
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vertical line oK, I am sorry? I mean, just look at my face.  Why should I have to say anything?

Remember, this is still zen.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Aug.26.2007
08:20PM EDT 
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vertical line learn from it & move on. Do what you do best kindness to others.
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Reply from Woodsman
Aug.27.2007
12:10AM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Aug.27.2007
08:28AM EDT 
vertical line So what's with the anger and it's connection to 'old man'? And you'll have to explain about the apologies if I'm to understand what you mean.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Aug.27.2007
02:30PM EDT 
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vertical line Give love & kindness compassion . To the posting on Enemies. It's said that enemies or our best teachers. Learn be awake have understanding share with others.Have a smooth day.
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Reply from boymonk
Aug.27.2007
02:37PM EDT 
vertical line Better still, can your enemies be helpful? Uh, yes, unless you enjoy suffering that is!

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply from ______
Aug.28.2007
06:23PM EDT 
vertical line Oh well, stephen's enemies or the woodsman's anger. Either or.
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Reply from ______
Aug.28.2007
06:23PM EDT 
vertical line Neither nor.
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Aug.28.2007
06:46PM EDT 
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vertical line Suffering is not funny, it's enlightening... which isn't funny either, or...
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Reply from ______
Aug.28.2007
07:24PM EDT 
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Reply from TheSource
Aug.30.2007
11:39AM EDT 
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vertical line If you do not like someone you are your own enemy not that person.  Your negative feelings towards someone is actually about you.  You are not perfect so how can you expect someone else?  You are human you are by from being perfect so isn't it selfish and twofaced to expect someone else to be?
When you hate someone or dislike them look within yourself.  The problem is with you not someone else.  It is easier said than done thinking like this but if you really look within eventually you will see it.
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Aug.30.2007
01:48PM EDT 
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Quote: " When you hate someone or dislike them look within yourself.  The problem is with you not someone else.  It is easier said than done thinking like this but if you really look within eventually you will see it."
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looking processing thinking

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