Friday, July 29, 2005

Why you so attached?

Just read this (got it from this site's great newsletter) and thought I'd share...

"A mighty general was holding and admiring one of his antique cups. Suddenly, the cup slipped from his hands and fell. Although in shock, he quickly caught the cup before it hit the ground. Somewhat breathless from this incident, he thought to himself "I have led tens of thousands of soldiers into battle without fear. Why did a cup cause me to become so frightened?" He then realized that it was his mind of attachment and loss that caused him such fright. With this comprehension, he casually threw the cup to the ground and let it break."


9 Comments:

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Dave Trager said...

That is awesome! Very well put too, and nice site. =)

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger mayflower said...

sounds so sad...

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Brian Johnson said...

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At 4:42 AM, Blogger flex22 said...

Love it!Nothing really matters!

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Brian Johnson said...

Hey Flex...I'd say it all "matters" but we need not be attached to anything (other than our desire to grow and live with more love perhaps :)

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger flex22 said...

perhaps? perhaps? perhaps?
No! No! No!
What kind of a weakling word is that!?!
You sound unsure of yourself.
Say it loud, say it proud, or don't say it at all.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Brian Johnson said...

Hah. You're a funny man Flexster. In this case "perhaps", when used in conjunction with the little ":)" denotes a "wink" of some sorts...a deliberate attempt to playfully state that some things are worth being attached to...

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger flex22 said...

Don't take anything personally ;)

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Brian Johnson said...

:)

 

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