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Knight in Shining Armor

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What is a Knight in Shining Armor I wasn’t feeling like anyone’s knight in shining armor “I was whining about the various ailments and injuries that have accrued over a lifetime spent in the military – I told this to my God daughter and wife over dinner. I am a beat up old soldier and […]

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Right and Wrong

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When Bankei held his seclusion-weeks of meditation, pupils from many parts of Japan came to attend. During one of these gatherings a pupil was caught stealing. The matter was reported to Bankei with the request that the culprit be expelled. Bankei ignored the case. Later the pupil was caught in a similar act, and again […]

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The Burden

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Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. In that time when monks traveled they did so in pairs and were forbidden any contact with females. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing stranded in a beautiful silk […]

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First Empty Your Cup: A Cup of Tea

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Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this […]

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The Other Side

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One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of him, he pondered for hours on just how to cross such a wide barrier. Just as he was about to give up his pursuit to continue his journey he […]

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Maybe

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Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]

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The Elephant and the Blind Men

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Once upon a time there were three blind martial artists.  Each of them diligently studied their styles of fighting and each of them had an understanding of what martial arts were supposed to be. They each were certain and confident in their understanding. One day their teacher took them to a Zoo. The first blind student felt […]

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The Stone Carver

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There was once a great “Stone Carver” who longed to be even greater… One day – he wished he could be all powerful…the next morning when he awoke, he was the “Sun”…people worshiped him and he was indeed powerful – but then one day moving across tha face of the earth he noticed clouds – […]

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Bad Habits

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A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away from his bad habits. The scholar took the youth for a stroll through a garden. Stopping suddenly he asked the boy to pull out a tiny plant growing there. The youth held the plant between his thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. […]

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Wounded Warrior Expo 2012 – The Broken Sword

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The old bokken had many battle scars and was darkened from heavy use and sweat. The student who owned the sword looked down at the floor; the other half of his old sword just lay there. His face was both sad and surprised. The old sword that lay in front of him was broken and […]

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