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I Read Zen Stories

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    LackofabetterName LackofabetterName 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1, 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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    Related Experiences

    Is anyone interested in reading LGBT stories? I found a site called wattpad where there are decent stuff to read. If you use an android phone or Iphone,its better to download the...
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    I love reading naughty stories message me some!
    xxfunloverxx xxfunloverxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I like reading a lot. Novels, poëtry and philosophy. But also naughty stories, for example at ASSTR.org. Discovered that website in 1998 and visit it often. There is also a...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Does anyone ever read anyone's stories? Don't think so. I started with sharing my stories, I've shared enough to listen to yours now, 'cause EP is about Sharing and Learning people...
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'd love it, if someone would read me some naughty stories, so i can fall asleep tonight. Inbox me 💕
    AyyyeBaby AyyyeBaby 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    I love reading everyone's experiences in life, it is like discovering a new world. I will definitely read yours if I find your story! :)
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Its a refreshing change of pace from watching ****. I also really enjoy reading a story that is extremely vivid and stimulates my imagination!
    BigTexDfw BigTexDfw 31-35, M Mar 30

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    I love reading anything even the stupidest post
    ttremain ttremain 18-21, M Apr 9

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    by: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) The following story is reprinted from Fables. Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. So soon as the child began...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M Mar 21

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    I think Literotica.com is were i spend most of my time.
    AmberLovesRabbits AmberLovesRabbits 13-15, F 10 Responses Mar 27

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    So, don't bother posting them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 28

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    They just make me so wet and h.orny, if anyone has any they'd like to share, feel free to comment or inbox me ;)
    daddysslutprincess daddysslutprincess 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Don't care what is it as long it's naughty
    bloodykiller bloodykiller 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Everyone's entitled to a story, aren't they?
    gmguisadio gmguisadio 16-17, F Apr 9

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    Push me up against a wall and do dirty thing to me. :x
    TxVANITY TxVANITY 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    If anyone has any message them to me.
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M Apr 11

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    Attention all guys out there! Soo uh quick question... any of ya'll have any specific things that a girl does to turn you on? Any little tips or tricks that you could give me would...
    syddakidd syddakidd 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Wearing my miniskirt and bikini top you enter the kitchen seeing me bending over at the fridge searching for something. My heels make my *** at a good level as you see my pink...
    wedgierandartist wedgierandartist 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Once upon a time in the deep mountains forest there lived an old monk and a young monk. The old monk was a great practitioner of Buddha-dharma and was frequently in deep meditation...
    ksnit ksnit 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    The Crocodile There was once a baby crocodile. He had a beautiful shiny tail and all the other crocodiles were horrible to him because they were jealous of him. One day the...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I am so horny and enjoy touching myself
    sheknowsbest sheknowsbest 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is peculiar, isn't it? I mean, nobody knows who I am here, so I can write what I want to. Does it make a difference, then? I think it does. It is a rare chance for me to say...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    There are some very naughty lil girls on here tonight.. Mmmmmm loving it!!
    mckddy mckddy 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I'm not interested in women so if you're a woman no offence but that's just me thought I would let u know so u don't add me thinking I am.
    sfjf sfjf 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    (I wrote one of this already but it's weird that i can't edit my own post so i have to just make a new one) Hello, I am new here and i just barely found out how to add people...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 22

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    If you want to add me as a friend, please at least try to talk to me. How are we friends if we don't even talk? I will (probably) add you regardless but I will probably also delete...
    Caelestial Caelestial 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I love it! I go on websites and read the "true" ghost stories. My favourite being the Asian ghost stories, which really scare the **** out of me and give me goosebumps with the...
    nicoulle nicoulle 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Please read and take note. If you into weird stories or weird experiences don't even think of going for the add me button. My weird and you're weird may differ hugely I suggest...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I used to have a few best friends but I'm no longer friends with them. Their names are Lizzie and Myngoc. I've heard some shocking stories and I wanted to share them with you...
    babysunnyy babysunnyy 18-21, F Mar 31

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    The following disclaimer was provided by my friend Trysta09 Like i`ve stated before please learn how to start a conversation. It really is important in text, where I can't hear...
    seraphinamisbhavn seraphinamisbhavn 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I love reading, it transports me to another world away from all the worries and sometimes unhappiness in my life. I love being transported into this alternate reality... So if...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 23

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    today my new book arrived can't wait to read it , it is called Collapse : How societies choose to fail or succed . I personally only read books that are related to politics or geo...
    SebUK SebUK 13-15, M Apr 3

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    What Can You Get With A $1 Tip? The doorbell rang and when Sherrie opened the front door a tall and beautiful brunette was standing there. “Hi Amber come in the house...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Apr 3

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    Strange New World: I had a burr up my *** and wanted to go out and party. I had been dating a handsome drug dealer and he had been going out with a lot of women who wanted him...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    My best friend. She goes Diana u are gifted in language arts. I go gifted? I hate that class. She goes but when u write your essays and stories. You have a gift in it. U get good...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I really enjoy mystery stories, with a good plot and a touch of suspense...unexpected ending is certainly a plus... Anyone posting them? I don´t have too much free time to...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F Mar 22

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    Read, Please!!! I am writing this not because I think I'm all that, or that you would be privileged to have me in your circle. I'm writing this because I feel I need to. I came...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 13 Responses Mar 25

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    The first mystery novel I read was And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. This was back in 8th grade with a teacher that most of the students hated. Though they enjoyed...
    benedictw01 benedictw01 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Paddington Bear, Dr Doolittle books. Read them all to my son as bedtime stories, and at some point, I hope to read them as a grandparent (the first time I have ever had that...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    "You fear him, he can smell it. It only draws him nearer. Now he is closer to you. Your frantic actions amuse him. He craves you. You can try to hide now, lock yourself away from...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F Mar 23

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