Bear in a candy store

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manas
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Bear in a candy store

Postby manas » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:31 am

I just love this actual footage captured on camera:

http://media.theage.com.au/selections/c ... 39739.html

That's what happens when you build a candy store too close to a forest. :tongue:

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Bear in a candy store

Postby David2 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:59 am

He was probably looking for gummy bears. :spy:

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Re: Bear in a candy store

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:00 am

Avenging the death of his gelatinous brethren, eh?

:popcorn:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Bear in a candy store

Postby manas » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:41 am

I get the impression that he/she had been observing for a while beforehand, from a distance, "ok...so the humans go in via that door, and come out again with sweet-smelling goods on them...ah, I see - you open the door from that side...right." The bear seemed quite familiar with the correct operation of that door. :)
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Bear in a candy store

Postby marc108 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:59 am

retrofuturist wrote:Avenging the death of his gelatinous brethren, eh?

:popcorn:

Metta,
Retro. :)

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