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    Noting that comparisons of revered writings to Aesop's fables might be confused with denigration of those revered writings, I offer a relevant fable. The moral of the fable is hidden. Can you guess it?

    The Ass and His Shadow
    A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place. The
    day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the
    Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under
    the Shadow of the Ass. As this afforded only protection for one,
    and as the Traveler and the owner of the Ass both claimed it, a
    violent dispute arose between them as to which of them had the
    right to the Shadow. The owner maintained that he had let the
    Ass only, and not his Shadow. The Traveler asserted that he had,
    with the hire of the Ass, hired his Shadow also. The quarrel
    proceeded from words to blows, and while the men fought, the Ass
    galloped off.

    Reveal Hidden Content
    In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.


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    08 Dec '11 18:27
    And was it right for Teddy to put on a copy of Andy Pandy's striped pyjamas and 'Time for Bed" getting into the box with Andy, with Looby Loo thinking of getting in the same box, at the same time?

    One can create perversiveness from anything when one takes it out of context, can't one?

    -m. 🙁
  3. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Dec '11 01:432 edits
    Originally posted by JS357
    Noting that comparisons of revered writings to Aesop's fables might be confused with denigration of those revered writings, I offer a relevant fable. The moral of the fable is hidden. Can you guess it?

    The Ass and His Shadow
    A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place. The
    day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the
    ...[text shortened]... In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.[/hidden]

    http://aesopfables.com/
    The moral of the story?
    Don't sit in the shadow of an ass, or it might start running. 😕
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    09 Dec '11 14:22
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    The moral of the story?
    Don't sit in the shadow of an ass, or it might start running. 😕
    As an Indian once advised me, don't eat a vindaloo under candle-light at a restaurant.

    If you can't see what you are eating it's more likely to be unable to have time to form a turd.

    -m.
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    09 Dec '11 14:26
    Originally posted by JS357
    The moral of the fable is hidden. Can you guess it?
    The whole rental animals thing has gone downhill since the 60s?
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    09 Dec '11 15:541 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    Noting that comparisons of revered writings to Aesop's fables might be confused with denigration of those revered writings, I offer a relevant fable. The moral of the fable is hidden. Can you guess it?

    The Ass and His Shadow
    A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place. The
    day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the
    ...[text shortened]... In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.[/hidden]

    http://aesopfables.com/
    The Ass and His Shadow
    A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place. The
    day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the
    Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under
    the Shadow of the Ass. As this afforded only protection for one,
    and as the Traveler and the owner of the Ass both claimed it, a
    violent dispute arose between them as to which of them had the
    right to the Shadow. The owner maintained that he had let the
    Ass only, and not his Shadow. The Traveler asserted that he had,
    with the hire of the Ass, hired his Shadow also. The quarrel
    proceeded from words to blows, and while the men fought, the Ass
    galloped off.


    Did I find it?
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    09 Dec '11 16:54
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    The Ass and His Shadow
    A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey hi[b]m
    to a distant place. The
    day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the
    Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under
    the Shadow of the Ass. As this afforded only protection for one,
    and as the Traveler ...[text shortened]... ds to blows, and while the men fought, the Ass
    galloped off.


    Did I find it?[/b]
    Unless you are two people on this thread I didn't see anything you suggested.

    The orthodox moral is here:

    Reveal Hidden Content
    In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.


    Hover over the blue icon to see it.

    But some of the heretical suggestions are interesting.

    This could be a new thing -- post a parable/tale/fable, and see who has the best moral to apply. Would that bother anybody? You bet!
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    Originally posted by JS357
    Unless you are two people on this thread I didn't see anything you suggested.
    FreakyKBH made the word "masturbation" by making each letter bold. Perhaps he thinks this kind of tale from Aesop's Fables is self-indulgent in some way, rather than thought provoking?
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    09 Dec '11 17:214 edits
    Originally posted by JS357
    Unless you are two people on this thread I didn't see anything you suggested.

    The orthodox moral is here:

    [hidden]In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.[/hidden]

    Hover over the blue icon to see it.

    But some of the heretical suggestions are interesting.

    This could be a new thing -- post a parable/tale/fable, and see who has the best moral to apply. Would that bother anybody? You bet!
    Consider what was happening.

    the Ass could symbolize peace -- the shadow could symbolize the benefits that peace brings -- and when people start fighting selfishly about controlling access to the benefits, notice what no longer is present.
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    09 Dec '11 17:55
    Originally posted by FMF
    FreakyKBH made the word "masturbation" by making each letter bold. Perhaps he thinks this kind of tale from Aesop's Fables is self-indulgent in some way, rather than thought provoking?
    Oh.

    Or doh.

    Talks about inkblots.

    A man goes to a psychiatrist, and they decide to start with
    a Rorschach test. He's shown the first picture and sees a
    man and a woman making love at the beach. In the second,
    a man and a woman making love in a hottub. The third has
    a man and a woman making love in a park. In all of the
    pictures, the man sees a couple making love.

    After the test, the psychiatrist looks over his notes and
    says, "You seem to have a preoccupation with sex."

    The man replies, "You're the one with the dirty pictures."

    http://pages.city2000.net/~mking/psycho.htm
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    10 Dec '11 07:07
    Originally posted by JS357
    Noting that comparisons of revered writings to Aesop's fables might be confused with denigration of those revered writings, I offer a relevant fable. The moral of the fable is hidden. Can you guess it?

    The Ass and His Shadow
    A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place. The
    day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the
    ...[text shortened]... In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.[/hidden]

    http://aesopfables.com/
    If you quarrel with the owner, you can kiss your ass goodbye. 😕
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    10 Dec '11 17:41
    Originally posted by FMF
    FreakyKBH made the word "masturbation" by making each letter bold. Perhaps he thinks this kind of tale from Aesop's Fables is self-indulgent in some way, rather than thought provoking?
    You read me like a book.

    The truth is, I hold this entire internet thing--- and forums in particular--- a type of masturbation. Every time I'm on here, I walk away with a bit of shame.
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    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    You read me like a book.

    The truth is, I hold this entire internet thing--- and forums in particular--- a type of masturbation. Every time I'm on here, I walk away with a bit of shame.
    But like Jesus we come to witness to the unrighteous.
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    Originally posted by JS357
    Unless you are two people on this thread I didn't see anything you suggested.

    The orthodox moral is here:

    [hidden]In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.[/hidden]

    Hover over the blue icon to see it.

    But some of the heretical suggestions are interesting.

    This could be a new thing -- post a parable/tale/fable, and see who has the best moral to apply. Would that bother anybody? You bet!
    I want to post a parable. Some fisherwomen who were selling fish in a village were late at the end of the day, in catching the boat across the river to go back to their homes in another village. They had to halt for the night in the market village. A kind flowerseller asked them to sleep in his store which was full of fragrant flowers to be sold next morning. The fisherwomen could not sleep.They complained to each other that the fragrance was not letting them sleep. Finally they hit upon the idea of tying the dirty wet pieces of cloth at the bottom of their fish baskets, which were redolent with rotten fish smell, to their noses. They,had no difficulty,then, in sleeping.
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    Originally posted by rvsakhadeo
    I want to post a parable. Some fisherwomen who were selling fish in a village were late at the end of the day, in catching the boat across the river to go back to their homes in another village. They had to halt for the night in the market village. A kind flowerseller asked them to sleep in his store which was full of fragrant flowers to be sold next mor ...[text shortened]... were redolent with rotten fish smell, to their noses. They,had no difficulty,then, in sleeping.
    De gustibus non est disputandum.
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