There are many Handy Man Home Tips that can be provided regarding the drum pump and its many uses for our readers. For the simple truth of the matter is plain to see that this particular piece of equipment has many uses and therefore there can be many Handy Man Home tips about which to pontificate. Accordingly, let us not waste a single moment more writing and reading words that would serve to create some form of preamble created for the purpose of introducing an idea that we should just come right out and say. In this case (because this is a blog) the idea will not be said but rather written but I assume the gentle reader understands this point.
HANDY MAN HOME TOTE PUMP
The first tip that the writers of this blog would like to impart as to this particular piece of equipment is that it can be used to extract the liquid contents of a container for use outside the container. There is an undeniable truth that various liquids need to be stored to be used at some future date and that use will inevitably occur outside the container. This much is obvious because why else would the liquid have been extracted in the first place?
The simple answer to that question is that there is no reason why the liquid would have been extracted from its contain through the use of this particular piece of equipment unless it was extracted by accident or for some destructive or nefarious purpose. Therefore, if one is to accept the truth of this self evident assertion then one must also make sure that the liquid is put to its proper use and not a single drop of the liquid be wasted. Thus says the Handy Man Home Tip Blog.
We shall never hope to solve the mystery of the tote pump though we shall doubtless spend many years in the process. Indeed, though we may be handy and though we be men as well, these twin attributes do nothing to clear the fog surrounding the true meaning of the tote pump. It is almost as if the fabric of reality had been designed to keep this meaning from being made manifest in our knowing. And if that is the case then we must come to terms with existing in this state of not knowing. The Buddha told us long ago that life is suffering (dukkha).
GRASPING AT KNOWING THE TOTE PUMP
And might we say that trying to know the true nature of the tote pump is really an attempt to know ourselves and our true nature. For as much as we inhabit these bodies and experience these egos can we really say that we know them? Do we make our heart pump blood through our veins? Do we make the hair spring forth from our scalps? No, these things simply happen and yet at the same time we have the sense that we are some how responsible for their happenings.
There is the tendency to take the off ramp of caring when one reaches this point. That is to say that when one finally realizes that the struggle is futile to then collapse in a state of learned helplessness. But this is not a desirable outcome either. If we cannot know the answer we must learn to accept that state of affairs. Not necessarily to give up in defeat but rather to cease the struggle entirely. In other words it is the struggle (the dukkha) that is the problem and its solution is to cease struggling. Only then (ironically) will we come to understand the true nature of the tote pump.