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Possibly more humor...

Nov 30, 2002 07:32 AM
by Nisk98114

We theosophists use this to "practise" our altruism.

> For those of us getting along in years, here is a
> little secret for building your arm and shoulder muscles. You might want
> adopt this regimen!
> Three days a week works well. Begin by standing
> outside behind the house, and with a 5-LB potato sack in each hand, extend
> your arms straight out to your sides and hold them there as long as you
> After a few weeks, move up to 10-LB potato sacks and then 50-LB potato
> and finally get to where you can lift a 100 lb. potato sack in each
> hand and hold your arms straight for more than a
> full minute.
> Next, start putting a few potatoes in the sacks, but be careful not to
> it at this level.---
The 5 lb sack is the "seeing" of our lower nature.
The 10 lb sack is the "seeing" of the real nature of the asavas (pride, 
lust,anger, envy and greed)
The 50 lb sack is the realizing of what must be done.
The putting of the potatoes in the sack is our "actual" practise.

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