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  One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: CABBAGE
vertical line Posted on Apr.28.2008 @ 05:37AM EDT by 9999999
Student: "I want to learn to swim.

Teacher: Do you want to make

a bargain about it?

Student: No.

I only have to take my ton of cabbage.

Teacher: What cabbage?

Student: The food which I will need

on the other island.

Teacher: There is better food there.

Student: I don't know what you mean.

I cannot be sure.

I must take my cabbage.

Teacher: You cannot swim,

for one thing,

with a ton of cabbage.

Student: Then I cannot go.

You call it a load.

I call it my essential nutrition.

Teacher: Suppose,

as an allegory,

we say not 'cabbage,'

but 'assumptions,'

or 'destructive ideas?'

Student: I am going to take my cabbage

to some instructor who understands

my needs." – The Sufis
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Reply from glorymind
Apr.28.2008
07:11AM EDT 
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Student cabbage. Teacher cabbage.

(What cabbage?)

Pragmatism?

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Reply from Snibbler
Apr.28.2008
07:41AM EDT 
vertical line Amature! Would have told him to let it putrefy and rot for a while! Then gas would form, and the cabbage would float! Then it`s just to tie e`m together and swim the little f#ckers wherever!

Students and rotten cabbage, yeezzh.. My last "student" just left, she was totally enlightened and there was nothing to improve or do better!! Was amazing to meet someone as flawless and brilliant as her! Honest, never lying, and trustworthy, while I am the same old clumsy head as ever:/
Even managed to fumble and loose some of the money in my drawer of all places! How clumsy is that??
That got me really pissed (on myself off course!) so I withdrew to my room, not talking to her. Tried to calm down with very loud music from youtube like "don`t come around her no more", "fuck off and die", "fuck you" and so on.
Luckily I don`t think she noticed I was in a baaad mood, or tought it odd that I NOT wanted to join her for a smoke when she hours later came in from the living room. (The poor thing even forgot to come back in and ask for a new rolling paper since I happened to give her the one that I had messed up the glue on and it kinda stuck together.) Anyway, the important thing is that she luckily did not notice my weird behavior! She did not even get insulted over that I needed private time and did not  respond or followed her out when she gave her polite farewell thanks, God bless the little angel!
So I think I got away with it, or.., thou she might have suspected something was wrong..  Like, I kinda snarled the few words I said, and I probably looked awful angry and grim?.. Naaahhh, probably did not notice, then she would have said something would`nt she?
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Reply from ______
Apr.28.2008
09:35AM EDT 
vertical line When a thing is said metaphorically, it is meant metaphorically.
~A Sufi Notebook
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Reply from boopoom
Apr.28.2008
11:48AM EDT 
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lets cabbage all the way... to where ever you wish to go

do you know that cabbage float in the water......  hee hee I think student is the teacher  here...

love,boopoom

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Reply from ______
Apr.28.2008
12:29PM EDT 
vertical line Cabbage water is full of nutrients and is an excellent laxative. 
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