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I Read Zen Stories

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      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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2013

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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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    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 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...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Mar 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a very sexual person, so I love reading naughty stories, true or false. I also love writing my own and telling people about things I've actually done. I do try to be discrete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1

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    I love reading dirty stories as long it's not about rape. I like it
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Some stories I've read really had me on fire
    BeauteFloue BeauteFloue 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I've had some stories published by lit-erotica, but I need a muse, some inspiration so I can create more stories! Who wants to help?
    Djanarchy Djanarchy 46-50, M Sep 8

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    i wanna hear a men tell me stories about either 1. them groping a sexy girl in public 2. watching a girl ( who didnt see you ) **********. no short stories , only good ones!
    pookiebee pookiebee 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    Wow been reading some story's online some of them are so dam horny I wonder how many naughty stories are on this site if we was to be honest ???
    tom1851 tom1851 46-50, M Sep 10

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    I love reading juicy, naughty and erotic stories. they make me feel so horny until I can't bear the tension any more and am forced to touch myself!
    bellababes bellababes 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 13

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    Since I was a little girl frowning up, stories fascinated me more than ****.
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 14 Responses Aug 23

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    Can males or females message me their naughty stories so that I can get horny so that I can **********!? I like hardcore something that turns me on!
    mylife291200 mylife291200 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Send me some really juicy stories!!!! :)
    chrissyx3 chrissyx3 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    I have posted most of my life on here and wonders if those who read them find it interesting.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Hmm... I do wonder... If you read this post in the comments 😄
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F Sep 8

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    I know you all are very happy!
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Aug 22

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    As the soft moan escapes her lips, he grows hard, his ear pressed to the wall that divided their rooms. Images of her soft hand exploring her own mound, her legs spread, shiny...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    They had been cuddling and rough housing for about 10 minutes before he was stopped abruptly. As he tickled her, she bounced on up on his stomach and that was when he felt "it" for...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    For me looks is everything. My looks make me happy that is why I try working on improving my looks rather than my skills. I know looks isn't always everything, but for me it is...
    prettyloner prettyloner 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Wish I got more comments! I like seeing all the views on my posts. Wish I had more people make comments on them to stir up conversation. I have no problem about talking about...
    Jmzm Jmzm 22-25, M Sep 3

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    Would love to hear the most kinky story's!!
    cho24 cho24 22-25, M Sep 5

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    Can't everything just reset to like it was when I first signed on here? : ( Unfortunately it can't. Most people here are relentless in their hate, arrogance, rudeness and trolling...
    AnnTeresaRhodes AnnTeresaRhodes 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love reading naughty stories esp taboo ... Feel free to send some !! ;) xx
    bix101 bix101 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I may or may not accept you. It depends on how interested you are in me, and whether or not you care if I take interest in you. I can easily tell the difference between those who...
    DenverChild DenverChild 18-21, F Sep 13

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    I have seen so many Members add an experience to their profile, but so many never tell the story behind the experience or of their feelings regarding the experience. This is...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 3 hrs ago

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    From now on I will post a comment or story on every experience I have written about. That is why I am a member of E.P. To share experiences and stories and feelings.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 3 hrs ago

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    send me a message introducing yourself and why you want to add me. There's no point in randomly accepting invitations from people I have nothing in common with. A good start is to...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I used to say I HATED romance. But I guess I just didn't enjoy stories with Heterosexual Love Stories so much. I'm more into Yaoi. Call it double standards, its just in my opinion...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 6

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    Before I message back. Before I ever add someone to my circle which is why I don't have many people. And I will read through and probably respond to a lot of your stories. Some...
    kittenasylum kittenasylum 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I am ready to go crazy If another black guy try to get with me. My dream is to marry a white guy or Asian That's my dream always was it's not gong to change
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    hey guys! I'm really into writing teen like stories, and the one i'm writing right now is called Head Over Heels. Its basically a fanfiction- type thing about John Frusciante, past...
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F Aug 25

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    hey guys! I'm really into writing teen like stories, and the one i'm writing right now is called Head Over Heels. Its basically a fanfiction- type thing about John Frusciante, past...
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I you're messaging me about stories from 2012-2013. DON'T, they are old stories and don't have any significant relation to how I am as a person now. if you message me with out a...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I posted a very real story but I don't see it when I scroll through the stories. I need people to read it and tell me their opinion. Where could it have gone?
    tiffstoe tiffstoe 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
    BasicWritingInc BasicWritingInc 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I am really disappointed with this book. I bought it thinking I would enjoy it knowing it was twilight fan fic based on bdsm. I hate to admit it but I kinda enjoyed the twilight...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F Sep 5

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    I'd love to just get random sexy stories in my inbox... Just to have my message icon pop up and read it, starting to get all turned on and hot... You never know what you might get...
    kaykoi kaykoi 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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    Every story pic and comment are all true and real. I don't mind sharing my experiences with others. I would love to add more friends to my circle to share experiences and just to...
    goofysk8 goofysk8 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Not just for potential circle friends but to anyone reading this profile I want to say a few things. I use EP mainly as a form of catharsis, so I like to be candid. The stories I...
    benjiescobar benjiescobar 18-21, M Aug 21

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