become a lake

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  1. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    ~ Become a Lake ~

    An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.
    “How does it taste?” the master asked.
    “Bitter,” said the apprentice.
    The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”
    As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”
    “Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.
    “Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.
    “No,” said the young man. At this the master sat beside this serious young man, and explained softly,
    “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”
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  2. GaLaTeA

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    That's a brilliant way of looking at it. :)
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  3. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    thats what buddhism and yoga philosophy teach

    and is an excellent way to explain some of the things ive tried to explain in this forum before
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  4. GaLaTeA

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    One thing I've noticed with buddhists is an incredible amount of patience. Something only a jedi is capable of, tho.

    Ufff, yoga. :(
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  5. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    yoga is more than just stretching, the stretching part of yoga is called asanas, but thats not even the half
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  6. GaLaTeA

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    Usually yoga amounts to only being the garden variety hip workout of the moment and literally anyone can teach it (at least over here). :(
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  7. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    yeah its like sucky martial arts schools. True masters are hard to find
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  8. Geedorah

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    Fuck the lake,Ill be ocean.
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  9. GaLaTeA

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    Mikaella already parked on that one. :)
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    idk if that's a shot @ MO or a what?
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  16. GaLaTeA

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    Welp, he can take rivers, waterfalls, puddles, etc, but ocean is off limits.
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    Disappointed with thread, thought it contained information on how you can become a lake by either donating money or magical spells.
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