THE MOUSETRAP




 
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Boots
 
July 10th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: THE MOUSETRAP


This is an updated version of an ancient Buddhist parable on interconnection of everything in cosmic existence.

The Mousetrap

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

"What food might this contain?" He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning.
"There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
"There is a mousetrap in the house."
The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow. She said,
"Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you,
-- remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER
PERSON'S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.
July 11th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
Wise words and a good post Missileer.
July 11th, 2005  
ghost457
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DTop
Wise words and a good post Missileer.
i agree
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Boots
July 11th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Did the mouse eventually get by alive?
July 12th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DTop
Wise words and a good post Missileer.
Amen
July 12th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
nice
July 12th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Crazy how some fictional story made up by some old guy who probobly died a long time before we even read it help put our priorities and values influenced by the modern world in perspective doesn't it?
July 13th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death
Crazy how some fictional story made up by some old guy who probobly died a long time before we even read it help put our priorities and values influenced by the modern world in perspective doesn't it?
I cannot believe the moderators are letting you flame (mod edit) like this!!! Just because he's "farting dust" is no reason to say such vile and malicious things.
July 13th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
bulldogg check your PM please.
July 14th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Sorry if anyone was put off by the little inside joke there that I am sure understood. Believe it or not, not everyone on here hates me. If is offended I hope he will PM me and accept that it was intended only as a jibe between online friends.