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A Metaphor Wrapped in a Fable

 
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A Metaphor Wrapped in a Fable
"Hello there," said the frog from the ocean.

"Hello there, brother," said the frog from the well. "Welcome to my well. And where, may I ask, are you from?"

"From the Great Ocean," answered the ocean frog.

"I've never heard of that place," said the frog from the well. "But I'm sure you must be thrilled to see my magnificent home. Is your ocean even a quarter this big?"

"Oh, it's bigger than that," said the ocean frog.

"Half as big, then?" asked the well frog.

"No, bigger still."

The well frog could barely believe his ears. "Is it," he continued skeptically, "as big as my well?"

"Your well would not even be a drop in the Great Ocean," answered the visiting frog.

"That's impossible!" cried the frog from the well. "I'll just have to go back with you and see how big this ocean really is."

After a long journey, they finally arrived. And when the frog from the well saw the immensity of the ocean, he simply couldn't take it in...and his head exploded.


"The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" - Sogyal Rinpoche.
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Dammit! Stupid 1 Star bandit...
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Dammit! Stupid 1 Star bandit...
 Quoting: SickScent


That's because unlike the frog from the well, he couldn't even begin to fathom the implications. ;-`)

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Is the fable covering up a
weapon that only hits once,
but hits on the head ?



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Is the fable covering up a
weapon that only hits once,
but hits on the head ?



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 Quoting: AlasBabylon


Hits the pineal gland. BOOM!

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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
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Re: A Metaphor Wrapped in a Fable
the frog in the well = a human on earth

the frog from the ocean= and ET visiting earth

the well= earth

the ocean= the cosmos

well thats my intake =) have a nice day op.hf
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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
 Quoting: danwa


That is why this is a metaphor, not a literal writing. There are some things that some minds cannot comprehend, so they do not challenge themselves to understand it. Rather, they would deny its existence, than take the effort to discover its Truth.
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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
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I think it is more a statement about perspective.

When I was 10 years old, riding my bicycle more than 5 blocks away from my house was like crossing the Atlantic is for me today.
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Is the fable covering up a
weapon that only hits once,
but hits on the head ?



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 Quoting: AlasBabylon


Hits the pineal gland. BOOM!

 Quoting: SickScent



Is this Wiki quote part of the riddle ?


" The pineal gland was originally believed to be a
"vestigial remnant" of a larger organ. In 1917 it was
known that extract of cow pineals lightened frog skin... "


[link to en.wikipedia.org]

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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
 Quoting: danwa


I think it is more a statement about perspective.

When I was 10 years old, riding my bicycle more than 5 blocks away from my house was like crossing the Atlantic is for me today.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Did your head explode?
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GREATER POOP: Are you really serious or what?
MAL-2: Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant.

GP: Maybe you are just crazy.
M2: Indeed! But do not reject these teaching as false because I am crazy. The reason that I am crazy is because they are true.

GP: Is Eris true?
M2: Everything is true.
GP: Even false things?
M2: Even false things are true.
GP: How can that be?
M2: I don't know man, I didn't do it.

GP: Why do you deal with so many negatives?
M2: To dissolve them.
GP: Will you develop that point?
M2: No.

GP: Is there an essential meaning behind POEE?
M2: There is a Zen Story about a student who asked a Master to explain the meaning of Buddhism. The Master's reply was "Three pounds of flax."
GP: Is that the answer to my question?
M2: No, of course not. That is just illustrative. The answer to your question is FIVE TONS OF FLAX!
The Devil would never go down to Georgia.

Eeew.
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Is the fable covering up a
weapon that only hits once,
but hits on the head ?



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 Quoting: AlasBabylon


Hits the pineal gland. BOOM!

 Quoting: SickScent



Is this Wiki quote part of the riddle ?


" The pineal gland was originally believed to be a
"vestigial remnant" of a larger organ. In 1917 it was
known that extract of cow pineals lightened frog skin... "


[link to en.wikipedia.org]

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 Quoting: AlasBabylon


wtf

lmao Nice find!


René Descartes, who dedicated much time to the study of the pineal gland, called it the "seat of the soul."
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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
 Quoting: danwa


I think it is more a statement about perspective.

When I was 10 years old, riding my bicycle more than 5 blocks away from my house was like crossing the Atlantic is for me today.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Did your head explode?
 Quoting: SickScent


Of course it did! Isn't that why most of us are here? ;-`)
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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
 Quoting: danwa


That is why this is a metaphor, not a literal writing. There are some things that some minds cannot comprehend, so they do not challenge themselves to understand it. Rather, they would deny its existence, than take the effort to discover its Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


Nicely stated. Our knowledge is limited only by our imagination. Imagine making the effort to discover the truths.
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Re: A Metaphor Wrapped in a Fable
- tao te ching

Chapter 71
To know that you do not know is highest
To not know but think you know is flawed

Only when one recognizes the fault as a fault
can one be without fault

The sages are without fault
Because they recognize the fault as a fault
That is why they are without fault
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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
 Quoting: danwa


That is why this is a metaphor, not a literal writing. There are some things that some minds cannot comprehend, so they do not challenge themselves to understand it. Rather, they would deny its existence, than take the effort to discover its Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


Nicely stated. Our knowledge is limited only by our imagination. Imagine making the effort to discover the truths.
 Quoting: danwa


I have decided to seek the Truths, and the effort is grand, and it is as simple as it is complex.
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Hits the pineal gland. BOOM!
 Quoting: SickScent


:eyeofhorus:
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


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Seems an odd lesson. [Seek not what you do not know, less your head explode.] An attempt to diminish scientific thought and advancement by the powers of the era?
 Quoting: danwa


That is why this is a metaphor, not a literal writing. There are some things that some minds cannot comprehend, so they do not challenge themselves to understand it. Rather, they would deny its existence, than take the effort to discover its Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


Nicely stated. Our knowledge is limited only by our imagination. Imagine making the effort to discover the truths.
 Quoting: danwa


I have decided to seek the Truths, and the effort is grand, and it is as simple as it is complex.
 Quoting: SickScent


Will it be the journey or the discovery that means the most to the effort ?
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I have been looking for some new insights lately...my head just exploded! Thank you.

hf
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That is why this is a metaphor, not a literal writing. There are some things that some minds cannot comprehend, so they do not challenge themselves to understand it. Rather, they would deny its existence, than take the effort to discover its Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


Nicely stated. Our knowledge is limited only by our imagination. Imagine making the effort to discover the truths.
 Quoting: danwa


I have decided to seek the Truths, and the effort is grand, and it is as simple as it is complex.
 Quoting: SickScent


Will it be the journey or the discovery that means the most to the effort ?
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By far the journey. Only though experience will you ever know Truth.
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expandedmind
No one has ever seen a perfect circle, nor a perfectly straight line, yet everyone knows what a circle and a straight line are.
Perceived circles or lines are not exactly circular or straight, and true circles and lines could never be detected since by definition they are sets of infinitely small points.
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By far the journey. Only though experience will you ever know Truth.
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What thread do you want pinned right now?
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Ahahaha, SS has a sugar-daddy. chuckle
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By far the journey. Only though experience will you ever know Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


What thread do you want pinned right now?
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


hmm

Hold on, let me find a good one...he-he!
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Dammit! Stupid 1 Star bandit...
 Quoting: SickScent


Their head must of blew off.
5*


I have to get off here and make dinner for hubby.
I had a lot of LOL moments on here today, thanks to you.

hf
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By far the journey. Only though experience will you ever know Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


What thread do you want pinned right now?
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Ahahaha, SS has a sugar-daddy. chuckle
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


cruise
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Dammit! Stupid 1 Star bandit...
 Quoting: SickScent


Their head must of blew off.
5*


I have to get off here and make dinner for hubby.
I had a lot of LOL moments on here today, thanks to you.

hf
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Good. I'm in a good mood, and I'm glad I can spread it!
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By far the journey. Only though experience will you ever know Truth.
 Quoting: SickScent


What thread do you want pinned right now?
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


Ahahaha, SS has a sugar-daddy. chuckle
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Because he brings the goods!

Always brings his A Game to his threads.
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Here's a goodun!

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Dammit! Stupid 1 Star bandit...
 Quoting: SickScent


That's because unlike the frog from the well, he couldn't even begin to fathom the implications. ;-`)

5-stars.
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I disagree, the well frog was accepted in the ocean frogs realm. The well frog never fathomed that he belonged, he was a FROG! If the well frog fathomed that he fit in, he would not have been overwhelmed and exploded, he would still be jumping Lilly pads. Instead of placing a light burden on his shoulders he placed an over bearing burden on his shoulders thus the collapse to death. I have a friend whose motto is:

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light” and yes it is, I am witness to that statement as I live that statement everyday because of God's grace and the promise of Jesus Christ.

God's instructions for living here and how to preserve one's life after here are contained in the Son of Man's philosophy or the Gospel of Jesus Christ......FREE here [link to www.e-sword.net] use the FREE included commentaries. The Good News Bible is an easy start, it is in easy everyday English. In that Book are 4 Books titled; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John...only 120 pages that will save your life and if you so desire a relationship with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will begin.
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Dammit! Stupid 1 Star bandit...
 Quoting: SickScent


That's because unlike the frog from the well, he couldn't even begin to fathom the implications. ;-`)

5-stars.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


I disagree, the well frog was accepted in the ocean frogs realm. The well frog never fathomed that he belonged, he was a FROG! If the well frog fathomed that he fit in, he would not have been overwhelmed and exploded, he would still be jumping Lilly pads. Instead of placing a light burden on his shoulders he placed an over bearing burden on his shoulders thus the collapse to death. I have a friend whose motto is:

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light” and yes it is, I am witness to that statement as I live that statement everyday because of God's grace and the promise of Jesus Christ.

God's instructions for living here and how to preserve one's life after here are contained in the Son of Man's philosophy or the Gospel of Jesus Christ......FREE here [link to www.e-sword.net] use the FREE included commentaries. The Good News Bible is an easy start, it is in easy everyday English. In that Book are 4 Books titled; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John...only 120 pages that will save your life and if you so desire a relationship with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will begin.
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