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  • Originally posted by RahRah View Post

    This is one of his quotes that can go either way:

    ...the treasure IS NOT HIDDEN in or about a structure.
    So it's out in the open, observable, evident; it's not buried or out of sight.

    ...the treasure is not HIDDEN IN or ABOUT a structure.
    So it's not inside a structure, or around a structure; so as you've noted, it'll be "out and away" from a structure.

    It can't be both, or can it?
    If it's hidden 'out and away' . . .
    hidden away.
    You're gonna like this one, I guarantee it . . .
    https://www.classicthesaurus.com/und...table/synonyms
    Contentment is the greatest treasure.
    ~ Lao Tzu

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    • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

      If it's hidden 'out and away' . . .
      hidden away.
      You're gonna like this one, I guarantee it . . .
      https://www.classicthesaurus.com/und...table/synonyms
      AND it's BOTH!!!
      Never share your secret with anybody. It will destroy you. -Chanakya

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      • Originally posted by RahRah View Post

        AND it's BOTH!!!
        YeeeUP !
        Contentment is the greatest treasure.
        ~ Lao Tzu

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        • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
          " . . . the treasure is not hidden in or about a structure."

          about means 'around'.

          So, if it's not hidden in or around a structure, then it's possibly just the opposite.
          The opposite of "in or about", would be "out and away"
          out and away = far and away

          And no, I don't expect everyone to understand this, other than maybe one person.
          Out Of Square

          https://www.thefreedictionary.com/out+of+square

          " out of square "
          " 1. Mathematics Not at exact right angles.

          2. Not in agreement. "

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          • The method I use translates the poem into simple directions that are easy to understand.
            But for it to work, I have to know where warm waters halt. I have to have a starting point.
            From that point, it's simply a matter of following the instructions that I've translated from the words in the poem.
            I'll give an example here, because it won't help anyone unless they have figured out where my wwh, and I've not seen anything that would cause me concern.
            This method, with these instructions, will only work in a particular type of location. And try as I may, I've not been able to make it work elsewhere.

            From there it's no place for the meek . . .
            Well, the meek shall inherit the earth so, logically, it has to be someplace other than the earth.
            That gives me 'otherworldly'. Yes, there are other worlds to sing in if you know what Sally meant, and the congregation was playing Bingo in a completely different world.
            "All that will be needed are the clues, some resolve, a little imagination . . ."
            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/otherworldly

            So, this translates to "From there it's otherworldly".
            Now, 'otherworldly' translates to 'in the other world'.
            So that gives me "From there it's in the other world . . ."

            To know what this means, I need to know what 'other world' means.
            Well, how many times have you heard someone say that the departed (those who have gone), are now 'on the other side' ?
            otherworld = other side
            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/otherworld

            So now, I have "From there it's on the other side . . ."
            But on the other side of what ?
            Well, other side means 'across from' .

            From there it's across from . . .
            Across from what ?

            I'm going to stop there.
            The entire poem can be translated like this.
            Contentment is the greatest treasure.
            ~ Lao Tzu

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            • “He’d runaway from home but he’s not allowed to cross the street”
              All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
              --Arthur Schopenhauer--

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              • He is in remarkably good shape, but his age is catching up with him: he gets short of breath from time to time and is hard of hearing. (At one point I ask him what kind of cancer he had had — “Cash-deal? I don’t understand that word” — and we keep going like that until eventually I have to shout “Cancer!” into his ear at close range, which does not feel good.)
                https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a...cky-mountains/

                'nuff said.
                Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                ~ Lao Tzu

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                • Originally posted by OH!!

                  No place for the meek. No place for Biddies.
                  How would we marry those two ?
                  The Biddies were a couple of gossiping busy-bodies who were humiliating a kid right there in front of everyone at a church social, and thought they were better than everybody else because they lived in a brick house.
                  How does that define meek ?
                  ( I'm probably misunderstanding your point.)
                  Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 05-25-2019, 08:05 AM.
                  Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                  ~ Lao Tzu

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                  • Originally posted by OH!!

                    IMO, that chapter gives FTINPFTM information because of "No place for". Forrest put those words in sequence for a reason.
                    Gotcha.
                    Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                    ~ Lao Tzu

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                    • Originally posted by OH!!

                      IMO, that chapter gives FTINPFTM information because of "No place for". Forrest put those words in sequence for a reason. There are words and sentences that do not necessarily pertain to the biddies story
                      I think there are several instances like that in TTOTC - The Totem Café Caper and Father on the Banco are two examples I can think of.

                      Peace,

                      O.

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                      • " I am sure the treasure chest relishes her guardianship of the rich objects that are concealed in her care, and over which she stands sentinel."
                        https://mysteriouswritings.com/featu...sure-thoughts/
                        (stands sentinel)
                        stand guard over

                        " Father said he couldn't go by himself so I volunteered to go along and ride shotgun."
                        The Long Ride Home, pg 55, TTOTC
                        (ride shotgun)
                        sit in the front seat
                        #1186

                        " . . . because he got his own parking spot in front near the door . . ."
                        front row
                        up front

                        " I tried to think of everything."
                        cover all bases

                        A harbor is a warm water port.
                        #762

                        Marry the clues to a map.
                        (put the clues on a map map)

                        ride shotgun
                        https://www.classicthesaurus.com/ride_shotgun
                        There's one entry there that should be of interest to a particular searcher.

                        Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                        ~ Lao Tzu

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                        • Originally posted by Wraith14u View Post
                          seeing the blaze helps find the treasure.
                           
                          "If you think it could not have been put there, your probably right. f " https://youtu.be/St6jyEFe5WM

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                          • Goat - Rake, Wolf, Jackass, Numbskull, Charlie, Tomfool, Joker.

                            Goat Bell
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                            Fenn Bell
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                            The man said it himself...
                            'Leave my TROLLS for all to seek'
                            19.25 on
                            https://youtu.be/8RzrIu3hMec?t=1165
                            'So hear me all and listen good' *panic*

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                            • Click image for larger version  Name:	funny-5-dollar-bill-defaces-3.jpg Views:	1 Size:	60.0 KB ID:	10080650 doller bell..
                              Last edited by Wraith14u; 05-28-2019, 02:51 AM.
                              "If you think it could not have been put there, your probably right. f " https://youtu.be/St6jyEFe5WM

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                              • Tornados, major flooding, roads washed out, runaway barges . . .
                                We've had our hands full around here for a few days.
                                There are thousands of folks who have lost everything.
                                My heart goes out to all of those who have suffered such tremendous losses.
                                ================================================== =========

                                Forrest said he knew from the start exactly where he was going to hide the treasure.
                                He said he tried to think of everything.
                                In other words, he tried to cover everything.

                                He then says that he spent a lot of money and time with a lawyer.
                                In other words, he lawyered up.

                                lawyered up = covered it up
                                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/covered_it_up/synonyms
                                (you got yer ears on, S. ?)
                                Hmmm, there's that ridiculous blanket, again.

                                So, how does this relate to the poem?
                                Well, we are looking for F's treasure. And, its location is a secret. No one but him knows where it's at, regardless of those who claim to know exactly where it's at and blah blah blah. Those people are funny. Funny people make me laugh.

                                The location of the treasure is a secret.
                                In the first stanza, F tells us he can keep his secret 'where'. A 'where' is a location.
                                We are looking for that secret location.
                                We are looking for that secret 'where'.

                                I can keep my secret where . . .
                                I can retain . . .

                                my secret = my counsel
                                https://www.classicthesaurus.com/My_Secret/synonyms
                                keep one's counsel . . .
                                https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/keep_one%27s_counsel

                                That's as far as I'll go with that, for now.
                                Worked precisely, it gives you a very specific description of a location.
                                Where warm waters halt is outlined in the first stanza.
                                Once you have figured that out, then you will understand where you are to wind up at in the end game.
                                IMO.
                                I can retain my counsel . . . and hint of . . .

                                I absolutely adore those who claim to be in the lead while also telling the world that they completely ignore the first stanza.


                                Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                                ~ Lao Tzu

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