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    Mind Of A Sage

    One Zen monk, Bokuju, was passing through a street in a village. Somebody came and struck him with a stick. He fell down, and with him, the stick also. He got up and picked up the stick. The man who had hit him was running away. Bokuju ran after him, calling, ”Wait, take your...
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    The Parable Of The Tea Cup

    There's a wonderful story about a learned man who went to see a Zen master to debate the merits of Zen. The master poured him a cup of tea, and purposely kept pouring so the tea ran over the cup and spilled onto the table. The man was startled and asked the master what he was...
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    Like Lime On Trees

    “When we start expecting things to stay the same we fill our wagons with suffering.”   Once we feel secure in our general understanding, to challenge that understanding is a step toward the unknown; a step away from our sense of self, our sense of security.   Jimmie became...
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    The First Principle

    When one goes to Obaku temple in Kyoto he sees carved over the gate the words "The First Principle." The letters are unusually large, and those who appreciate calligraphy always admire them as being a masterpiece. They were drawn by Kosen two hundred years ago.When the master...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Tea Candles

    Zen stories are like a tea candle to me. Modest burning lights of truth and wisdom. I like to read them, even when I dont always understand them. I dont understand how a bonzai tree grows like it does either - but like a bonzai, the story is there for me to consider as I may, and...
    DelaneyB DelaneyB 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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    Not Dead Yet............. !

     The Emperor asked Master Gudo,"What happens to a man of enlightenment after death?""How should I know?" replied Gudo."Because you are a master," answered the Emperor."Yes sir," said Gudo, "but not a dead one."
    sweat0wet sweat0wet 51-55, M Jul 16, 2012

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    The Subjugation Of A Ghost

    A young wife fell sick and was about to die. "I love you so much," she told her husband, "I do not want to leave you. Do not go from me to any other woman. If you do, I will return as a ghost and cause you endless trouble."Soon the wife passed away. The husband respected her last...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Whoa. These Are Crazy Good. A Three-For-One Special.

    Nobody in the boat: The Taoists have a famous teaching about an empty boat that rams into your boat in the middle of a river. While you probably wouldn’t be angry at an empty boat, you might well become enraged if someone were at its helm. The point of the story is that the...
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    The Giver Should Be Thankful

    While Seietsu was the master of Engaku in Kamakura he required larger quarters, since those in which he was teaching were overcrowded. Umeza Seibei a merchant of Edo, decided to donate five hundred pieces of gold called ryo toward the construction of a more commodious school...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    Books

      Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard, and burned them all.
    sweat0wet sweat0wet 51-55, M Jul 11, 2012

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    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The Buddha advocated that one should establish mindfulness in one's day-to-day life maintaining as much as possible a calm...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    need help finishing off pleasuring myself,send me the naughtiest stories you can think off;)
    iliketopee18 iliketopee18 18-21, F 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    I was hoping with all these changes i could atleast be able to post pictures with my stories but still can't. This is bull poopie
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    There was a really funny answer to a question lately about how to read minds. "You stare intensely at the persons forehead". Haha, no, you cannot read minds. And if you only...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    Two other great stories are "The Most Dangerous Game" and "To Build a Fire."
    ProfessorPlum777 ProfessorPlum777 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    Many of us came here because of their own reasons... My reason- I would like to have a daughter. I have a son, whom I love very much! but I always wanted to have a daughter.. Read...
    Kindmama Kindmama 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've always enjoyed reading erotica but exchanging stories on EP is something entirely different, if you connect with the right person & share a mutual attraction for each other...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    What was your least favorite book? I never really liked Of Mice and Men, honestly. I didn't enjoy reading that back in high school. And if you like gay fiction there's a book...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    "The Chrysanthemums" is one of my favorite short stories that kind of stuck in my mind for nearly a decade. It's easy to identify with the character as she comes alive when she...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I love reading erotica, literotica and the Kristen archives. love the voyeur and exhibition stories as well as the family stories. find them extremely erotic. am I the only one...
    mike7625 mike7625 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I farted on your Mamas face.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    I used to have a bunch of tales posted from my own experiences that were absolutely fun and sizzling to read. I like to read other's experiences, too. It gets my blood pumping...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    This story is about twins named Magda and Melda. they live in a small island surrounded by the sea. their family was poor. the father was a fisherman while their mother was a fish...
    Cahx2 Cahx2 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Yeah I love reading fiction and true TG stories. I've also written a few. X
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    What panties are you wearing today?
    JamesThomas86 JamesThomas86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Send me a good story please!
    ClaudiaRosenkilde ClaudiaRosenkilde 16-17, F Jul 19

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    I love reading. As in reading stories on sites like wattpad and fictionpress. Reading manga, fan-fics. You name it. I can read anything with a paranormal/sci-fic/romance thing...
    cloneX1096 cloneX1096 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I stumbled upon this site way back in 2010 when I was googling 'Emotionally Abusive Relationships'...I can clearly remember clicking on the link to a group on EP, after joining and...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    While I do enjoy writing these stories and getting into full details about what was worn or how it made me feel it seems too much of that gets your true or fictional stories...
    amandatrane1 amandatrane1 51-55, T Jul 18

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    C'mon anyone send me a good story,please!!!!
    hornysluttygirl4u hornysluttygirl4u 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 18

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    Somebody send me stories would love to hear them. I won't judge
    mariner31 mariner31 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    someone please message me. anything is acceptable so please!!!!! make it good
    goldglover21 goldglover21 31-35, T Jul 15

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    Message me some. ;) I really need something new and imaginative.
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    Our Weekend. Part. 1 You know when you're a kid, and most horror stories are the same..Either a Blood thirsty monster, an old haunted...
    StoryTime91 StoryTime91 18-21, M Jul 15

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    someone send me ones. preferably a tickle one
    goldglover21 goldglover21 31-35, T Jul 14

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