Trying to live a right life

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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:22 pm

avisitor wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:33 am
desert_woodworker wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 pm
I still give away $2 bills. They're so unusual that some recipients glare at them a few moments: Real? Fake? Counterfeit? Play-Money? ;-)

Just give. All's swell,

--Joe
Just give?
Then does it become something that is just another form of reaction??
Nothing there to be mindful of?
Just going through the motions??

When one goes through life, should we just go through the motions??
Or, should one make the choices on what to do??

Reducing the interaction one has between people one encounters to just handing a two dollar bill???
Where is the wisdom in that?

Not saying it is wrong. Just maybe need a second look??
Really not understanding how this produces good Karma
Gave away a couple of single $1 bills to a cowboy fellow today outside the grocery store, who was sitting half-lotus, and wished him to take good care of himself.

No, I think it has nothing to do with Karma. The fellow just needed some dough (money). I happened to have 100 single dollars, minus a few I've given out already. He was in the line-of-fire, and I slapped him down with a couple.

Yours,

--Joe
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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:23 pm

You got? You give.

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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by narhwal90 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:25 am

word.

had another shift on wednesday. gave away $3 at the stop lights. wish you all could have seen the smiles... i drove comfortably from light to light with the window open and not avoiding anything or anyone

:namaste:

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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by avisitor » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:55 pm

Be careful.
If someone who is greedy enough then it may come down upon you
It being woes.

There was a movies B&W.
Some guy was giving 5 dollar bills away in the most desperate of places
And someone saw this and wanted the whole thing.
So, they jumped the man and stole everything he own.
He was beaten so badly that his memory was lost.

Just want everyone to be safe.

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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by narhwal90 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 am

In the places with tigers and cliffs and gnawing mice, are we not to taste the strawberries?

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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by fuki » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:49 pm

narhwal90 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 am
In the places with tigers and cliffs and gnawing mice, are we not to taste the strawberries?
I have no taste for strawberries, I do like tigers (though in the stories tigers are always somehow vicious)
so I would if the tiger not accept my friendship then just make it a fight to the death,
I would lose ofcourse but who cares. Afterall win and loss is a phantasy the conditioned mind adds to perception.
I hope I taste good :cat:
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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by Spike » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:12 pm

fuki wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:49 pm
I do like tigers (though in the stories tigers are always somehow vicious)

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Re: Trying to live a right life

Post by fuki » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:17 pm

:lol:

Grazie, that made me feel and happy and warm :cat:
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