Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for May 01, 2017

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    Chrystos B Minot Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Bravo, Gavin! Bravo, Jiddu!

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    Shay Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Well said!

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    chromosome Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Krishnamurti had a lot of wisdom to share. Love the infographic style. I was observing a class of autistic children that was in a “normal” grade school. The autistic children went into the room mostly occupied with what each individual wanted to do with little interaction. They were civil with each other but more interested in individual pursuits. In contrast, the “normal” children were constantly checking each other out no matter what they were doing. It did teach me that checking ourselves out against others starts very early in life. I don’t think the answer is to be autistic, but I don’t think I would have observed the “normal” behavior without the contrast with that which is not common in children.

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    More or Less Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    wow! pompous AND verbose.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 7 years ago

    Too much brevity these days. I like this presentation. Pompous? Not really. Some don’t understand the meaning of the words they use. Now that is pompous!

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    kcycrs  almost 7 years ago

    The basic premise is good. But the common form by which this has been exercised, and taught, is that we all have value regardless of what others thinks of us. The problem is that too many people, especially the young, think highly of themselves without having done anything; or, at best, achieved mediocre levels. Value and respect have to be earned.

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    quanyindove  almost 7 years ago

    I love this. So true! So many years, all through school, I was taught what mattered was how smart, good looking, and or how rich you were. I can still carry that around and I’m in my 40’s. I will feel stupid when I meet someone who’s gone to college or has a “smart” career. The rich and good looking stuff doesn’t get me anymore, thankfully. It is hard to let go of the first one.

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    Striped Cat  almost 7 years ago

    When I compare this comic to many others, it comes up short.

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    gammaguy  almost 7 years ago

    Comparison doesn’t require competition, though that requirement is a meme which has become all too common in contemporary society and promoted by contemporary media (and, unfortunately, by a contemporary President).

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    donut reply  almost 7 years ago

    So you have no goals to achieve and no models to follow.

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    beezel  almost 5 years ago

    Proverbs 9:10

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