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

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How many of you wanna read more of my dirty stories?
    Terrabyte Terrabyte 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    anything bad with getting excited about cheating stories.
    vashist25 vashist25 22-25, M Feb 6

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    Anybody want to dirty chat and exchange stories?
    Davidc331 Davidc331 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    We eat sushi and tempura. You eat it with wasabe. It is spicy. Your face turns red and you give a funny expression. I lean over and touch your cheeks. You are so cute when you look...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Why the hell would you bloody add me??
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    someone. plz write me a very graphic dirty story..
    painforpleasure painforpleasure 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Anyone want to send me some..?! 🙊😘😏
    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Send me your naughtiest story
    tjlanoux tjlanoux 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Someone send me a really good story
    Gothicsteph180 Gothicsteph180 18-21, F Feb 9

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    They have to have style and subtlety. They have to be realistic and feasible. They have to be corrupting and hot. They have to be better than Fifty Shades.....!
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    ************ ALL FOR THE BEST *******This is a story of kings and ministers; cannibals and hunting. Its a story of Akbar and Birbal!Birbal, who was Emperor Akbar's Minister, was...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F a week ago

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    The first fanfic I ever posted online was an Inuyasha fanfic called True Love Conquers All. I posted it on fanfiction.net and it is a Kagome/Sesshomaru romance. I never actually...
    brokenhearted89 brokenhearted89 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love it! It's practically my obsession! I'm a avid reader! The itch to read the stories I follow can not be stretched! I'll leave school just to return home to read, or when I'm...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    For some reason, I have begin reading lesbians stories and how they came out as a bi-sexual or a lesbian. I find it very interesting. I feel a bit heart-broken when some parents...
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M Feb 10

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    Come to me when you're ready.
    miladyy miladyy 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Hate When Perverts Comment On My Stories
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I read many books on Kindle and I have written a few too, just published two and am working on a third.    Writing is something that is relatively new in my life. I spent...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I found out about BDSM through books. Novels, short stories mostly. Actually, i have yet to read male Doms and female subs stories. The e reads are all m/m genre. Several times i...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Hey, I really need some suggestions!! So I have recently come across a really cool quote by George R.R. Martin, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I write stories for fun. It was my dream of being a writer. I used to write poetry but, unlike my shorts stories, they were really dark and often made the people who read them Sad...
    TiffanyRaven TiffanyRaven 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I love creative writing and want to share short stories with everyone- if you want to read them, they are not novels just short pieces :) This story starts quite sad, and isn't my...
    XdreamingofparadiseX XdreamingofparadiseX 13-15, F Feb 7

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    Love to Read About Ghosts and Hauntings
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Read a Book That Made Me Cry
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    Specifically I read a LOT of hentai manga. I enjoy Straight Shota (where the young boy is the dominant even if it doesn't begin that way). I also enjoy sibling stories, enjoyable...
    LittleMissMew LittleMissMew 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I hope you look at my photos. I wish you would also go to http://nativetoy.wordpress.com/ to read stories of my past
    nativetoy nativetoy 36-40, M Jan 27

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    All stories from the factual to the bizarre. Sometimes the simpler the story the more powerful the message and those especially will grab my heart and mind like no other.I recently...
    notext notext 46-50, M Feb 3

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    I love writing scary stories heres one ive been working On tell me if you like it: Hello, my name is Alice. This is my story. No no, Not the cliche story of falling down a rabbit...
    lunerfang lunerfang 13-15 1 Response Feb 5

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    The stories have to seem natural and make sense. Don't like fantasy or stories that are too extreme.
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    She walked into the Forrest of her note pad, she sat next to a log as she pulled out her pen. Her pen was magic so every time she wrote she brought life to the Forrest. As she took...
    tantralad tantralad 22-25, M Feb 7

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    I'm getting so inspired reading Edgar Alan Poe's stories that maybe something creative will happen! #.#
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F Feb 11

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    I have found out it is exciting to write adult stories for lady friends would love to have other ladies read them and tell me what they think
    love2lickity love2lickity 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Horror Meets Honor The S.S.A. a Highly trained, stealthy, and more deadly than the evils they face specializes in victim rescue, counter-evil operations, and a number of other...
    AmericanKnight AmericanKnight 18-21, M a week ago

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    I add people who I think will comment on my stories and pics. I don't care if you have stories (EP could have deleted them) and I don't mind if you don't have pics. Not every wife...
    tomishere2 tomishere2 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dissolution. By CJ Sansom For anyone still besotted with the Tudors this will keep you going until the third volume of Hilary Mantel's prize winning series comes out...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am curious what those that read erotica think of a story I started some time ago: http://www.i.literotica.com/stories/showstory.php?id=458791
    bs3206 bs3206 41-45 Jan 27