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posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:09 AM
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An old wise man was speaking his truth to a class of students, yet his students were having a hard time understanding his message. He spoke so much that he became thirsty

He said to his students, "Bring water for I am thirsty"

His students dispersed to fulfill their teachers request.

The first student brought a glass of water.

The wise man said "I asked for water, you brought but a glass. This will not quench my thirst"

The second Brought a pitcher of water.

The wise man said "I asked for water, you brought me but a pitcher. This will not quench my thirst"

The third and final student brought a bucket.

The wise man said "I asked for water, you brought me but a bucket. This will not quench my thirst"

The students were exasperated. One stepped forward and declared, "Teacher, we brought water in abundance and yet your thirst cannot be satisfied. Surely, you cannot drink the whole river!"

The wise man declared, "Exactly"




posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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Explanation: S&F!

Personal Disclosure: IMO the old wise man pulled a fast one on his students out of frustration and I cite a modern example of this here in a thread I created a while back...

No North of North? Musings on the confusionings! (by OmegaLogos) [ATS]

And OL'll quote himself...


Personal Disclosure: As a protagonist for a subset of the demographic that is the Intelligent Design crowd, I have a PATHOS driven bent to debunk the victim mentality that forces reputed scientific geniuses to lie to us and trick us with sleight of hand semantics, so that they can quickly retire to have a nap and not have to actually answer plainly the "too hard basket" questions that they do actually have a simple answer for but they know it will take several of your procreational generations to teach anyone why its so simple and to kybosh the overwhelming disbelief in that "we couldn't have been that stupid and or blind!".


The answer clearly is that "yes I could drink the whole river... it's going to take time... how long do you have to spare to slake my thirst though? Instead of bringing me these dribs and drabs... how about you take me to the source of the river itself and I can drink, swim and fish to my hearts content?"



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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[at the podium] "..and when the soul finds quiet, the truth sings like the robin of spring. All manifestation in sweet harmony; the bliss sweeps through at long last, and the God within smiles."

[exits stage left to a sound of thunderous applause]

[approached minutes later in dressing room]

"Quite a seminar."
"Thanks. Want any shrimp? I'll never eat it all."
"No, I'm good. So, what did all that stuff out there mean anyway?"
"It means I'm good for that five large I owe you."
"Cool. Maybe I will try some of that shrimp."
"Help yourself."

[...and scene.]


edit on 9/19/2010 by NorEaster because: spelling



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by OmegaLogos
The answer clearly is that "yes I could drink the whole river... it's going to take time... how long do you have to spare to slake my thirst though? Instead of bringing me these dribs and drabs... how about you take me to the source of the river itself and I can drink, swim and fish to my hearts content?"



Thank you my friend for diving in!

I must say though, You have brought me a beautiful bucket of water, yet I am still thirsty!

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by NorEaster
[at the podium] "..and when the soul finds quiet, the truth sings like the robin of spring. All manifestation in sweet harmony; the bliss sweeps through at long last, and the God within smiles."

[exits stage left to a sound of thunderous applause]

[approached minutes later in dressing room]

"Quite a seminar."
"Thanks. Want any shrimp? I'll never eat it all."
"No, I'm good. So, what did all that stuff out there mean anyway?"
"It means I'm good for that five large I owe you."
"Cool. Maybe I will try some of that shrimp."
"Help yourself."

[...and scene.]


edit on 9/19/2010 by NorEaster because: spelling




Thank you for contributing my friend. You must be weary from carrying that 50 gal drum of water, but I am still thirsty.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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It ain't heavy, it's my water.




posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by NorEaster
reply to post by IAMIAM
 


It ain't heavy, it's my water.



LOL!! I see I left a drop in your drum, yet I am still thirsty!

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:57 AM
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Get it yourself.




posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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Hello, may I ask, why do you not quench your own thirst?

Thanks,
sl



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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I must be a moron, but I don't get it. What's the point?



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by 547000
I must be a moron, but I don't get it. What's the point?


I think the point is...

Think for yourself.

I might be wrong but it never did anyone any harm.




posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by sweetliberty
reply to post by IAMIAM
 

Hello, may I ask, why do you not quench your own thirst?


Because even I cannot quench my thirst for water.

Thank you for your glass, Thirsty I remain.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by XXXN3O
I think the point is...

Think for yourself.

I might be wrong but it never did anyone any harm.



Your not wrong my friend, your water is as sweet as everyone elses. Thank you for sharing.

Still, I remain thirsty.

With Love,

Your Brother


edit on 19-9-2010 by IAMIAM because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by 547000
I must be a moron, but I don't get it. What's the point?


Can you not find your way to the river my friend?

I see you have a container.

When one knows not the way to the river, first he must follow someone else, once he knows the route, he can venture on his own.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by 547000
I must be a moron, but I don't get it. What's the point?


I think the point is: next time, take a math class. That way, when you have the right answer the teacher can't tell you that you don't. The wise old teacher obviously has tenure, so he can spend the rest of his teaching career messing with his student's .s without having to worry about getting fired.



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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thanks for sharing OP
don't drink the river: water intoxication



two analogies i have for describing aspects of the truth (though, truth may be more plural than singular in most cases, but i may be wrong)...


even if the puzzle has only two pieces, with each puzzle pieces having four sides, 15 times out of 16 times those two pieces do not line up and fit together. However, once out of 16 times those two pieces do fit together. So those that are nay sayers and pander the idea that the pieces do not fit together are only right 15 out of 16 times.


the puzzle may be bigger than what fits on a table. the puzzle may be light years across. but it does not mean we cannot admire what pieces of the puzzle exist that we can comprehend, and maybe we understand more of it if we share what parts of the puzzle we get.

_________________________

Another analogy for an aspect of truth (for me) is this:

Everyone is living their own autobiography. Their life is their autobiography. Sure, others can help proof read their autobiography, but ultimately the individuals are the editors of their book.

hope this makes sense and helps,
et


edit on 19-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: add water intoxication link



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by IAMIAM

Originally posted by sweetliberty
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Hello, may I ask, why do you not quench your own thirst?


Because even I cannot quench my thirst for water.

Thank you for your glass, Thirsty I remain.

With Love,

Your Brother


You are asking everyone else, perhaps you should ask yourself who it is that can fulfill your thirst.


thanks
sl



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
I think the point is: next time, take a math class. That way, when you have the right answer the teacher can't tell you that you don't. The wise old teacher obviously has tenure, so he can spend the rest of his teaching career messing with his student's .s without having to worry about getting fired.




Your water is as sweet as the rest of the class my friend. There are no grades for the water comes from the same source. The you could have brought me more than a shot glass though, seeing how great my thirst is.



With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Why do wise men always speak in riddles?
Would plain speaking not serve them better?
Why are the students in these stories always so infuriatingly dumb?
Is there some great truth hidden here?
Am I missing something?



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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You are most generous my friend. You bring two buckets of water!

That is very gracious and I appreciate it.

Still I am thirsty.

With Love,

Your Brother



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