Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for December 30, 2013

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    Ida No  almost 10 years ago

    Make backups of the master…

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    emptc12  almost 10 years ago

    My wife is a martial arts movie nut. She gets all kinds of dubbed flicks with unintentionally hilarious titles. I was looking at the jacket cover for one I thought was “Kung Fu Massage,” and thought what the heck that would involve. It turned out to be “Kung Fu Massacre.” Whew!

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    Chrystos B Minot Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    ….I studied briefly under a Capoeira “master” who turned out to be racist bully. He painfully injured me, in practice, to the degree where I had to take time off work. So my problem with such a simplistic proverb (as the one you have quoted,) Gavin, is how do we define “Master” ? There are many extremely talented teachers out there – who are all too human – and possibly mentally ill, inside. An example might be a very charismatic & inspiring coach, or priest, who (it is later discovered) is a pederast (pedophilia) and has done much damage to his faithful followers. Those who have tenaciously followed such “masters” have ended up seriously damaged (physically and/or mentally). So, today I find your quote well meaning’ed, but overly simplistic.

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    mathman523  almost 10 years ago

    Very inspirational :)

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    Vet Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    A long standing meaning of Zen.Well said.

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    tigerchik32  almost 10 years ago

    You nailed it. And that’s coming from someone who practices Zen meditation

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