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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Now

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung
himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling,
the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.

Only the vine sustained him.

Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the
vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one
hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.

How sweet it tasted!

(www.101zenstories.com)

12 comments:

Twilight Fairy said...

"so are you past thinking up a future? - Twilight Fairy"
the power of now eh? :)

:-) said...

Yeah...such a nice story on the power of now. (no need to mention that the same sentence was repeated by the tiger a little later :-) )

Too Painy said...

Oy, check comments in the previous post... and buy me BEEEER :)

Ho hummm...

Why doesnt the dude jump on the tiger WWF ishtyle, plant his elbow into the lower back. Worth a shot innit? :)

Suweetaah :o)

:-) said...

too funny: dude, I get all the comments posted to my gmail. :-) your comment is one of your bestests. I laughed and laughed "leftist marginaliztion". For some strange reason its not appearing in the comments yet. :-)

Leela said...

Where's the part where one hat-tips the source? Has it been buried in the leftist marginalization? :)

Leela said...

Hey Two Painy! You're still around! :) I like your WWF idea. Man, the Buddha dude would have nightmares if you were around then.

:-) said...

Leels: Thanks for forwarding the link. I enjoyed those little stories. :-) Can you also take the pains of explaining me what a leftist marginalization is? Oh, I also need a massage. :-)

:-) said...

yeah...looks like Two Payne is somewhere around. His wit is still alive and kicking.

soumya said...

:-)

Too Punny said...

Lord smiling one, you must be pleased/jealous/not bothered to hear that I actually have managed to sweat out a six pack. It is just a hint now, but I hope to make it to the bikini open next year. That coupled with my hairy chest - Houston, we have winning combo :o)

And what da, I have already explained leftist marginalization. Or will you believe me only if Lee tells you the same? :) lols...

Lee, I keep changing from Penny to Painy to Puny to Punny... But its me allrit. I'm alive and wrestling giant pandas. For my fitness, of course. What did ya thunk? How've you been honey? If you are free you can come and wrestle me... I am bored. :o)

:-) said...

Soumya: Thanks for the smile. Thank you for linking me. :-) Got a glimpse of your blog. Nice one. :-) Will come back pretty soon.

Payne: LOL "How've you been honey? If you are free you can come and wrestle me..." . I bet she must be a good wrestler. With her spirit for adventure, she wouldnt decline your offer either. :-) Atta my boy. that was a great move.

GratisGab said...

HA! LOVED it.