#982 "Zen"

May 21st, 2012, 4:29 pm

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Reply NtKGar, May 21st, 2012, 4:29 pm

Buddhist hell is just earth again, right?

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Reply GabrielsThoughts, May 21st, 2012, 5:26 pm

Really? I thought Buddhist hell was becoming an eternal being like God... Like that's a punishment. And, even as a god, you can still die. I swear, it's almost like that particular religion perpetuates suffering.

Reply TheAlbumAtrium, May 21st, 2012, 5:31 pm

Dear sir of madam, you seem to be mistaken in your mind. Allow me to enlighten you. Budhists actually made these things called "hell paintings". They depicted people being idle, lazy and "goofing off".
People juggling things and clowns were also there. So budhist hell, basically Circe du Solei.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, May 21st, 2012, 8:41 pm

Why thank you kind sir. I really appreciate the clarification... I must have confused buddhism with a documentary I saw about the Tibetan book of the dead on H2. While I often question H2's view of history I must apologize for making a hasty generalization that most buddhist religions perpetuate suffering and blame only the Tibetan monks. Of course, there is also a possibility that I will retain my view that that the buddhist religion in general has been corrupted and is completely separate from the one which was taught by a fatalistic prince who disregarded his father's teachings, decided to live like a hobo, and came to the conclusion that all the problems of the world could be solved if people accepted that life is suffering, the future is uncertain, and the best solution he could come up with for "solving" the problem was to teach people how limit themselves and the number of things and factors that could change.

Also, for the record, I am quite male, you can look it up on my profile along with my comics.

Reply Iforwhat (Guest), May 21st, 2012, 9:06 pm

Impressive It's amazing how comments on a comic can reflect such an intelligent conversation, why it is almost comparable to a heated debate on philosopy and social sciences. I now feel a tad bit smarter after reading the comment above; enough that I shall extend my gratitude to you sir for allowing me to partake in this banter, no that is not the right word, it may be a contention, or debate, but I digress. Once again, thank you kind sirs for your elegant words.

Reply Tex, May 22nd, 2012, 5:00 am

:3 Kittens go meow.

Reply Codyy, May 22nd, 2012, 6:08 am

PRIME! NOOOOOO! Prime has been defeated! Now who will protect us from MegaNeko!

Reply TheAlbumAtrium, May 22nd, 2012, 7:39 am

Oh, my mistake. It would seem that I have been wrong in regards to budhist hell. I've found a website with some of those actual budhist hell paintings.

http://www.ananasamiami.com/2009/04/chinese-buddhist-hell-paintings.html

That's what I get for quoting my teacher without seeing if he was right or not...

Reply Licourtrix, May 22nd, 2012, 4:30 pm

Well, if you're into BDSM that doesn't depict torture so much as a good day gone a little wrong.

Reply No-obe (Guest), May 22nd, 2012, 7:07 pm

Neigh, neigh I'm a horse.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, May 22nd, 2012, 9:05 pm

Hmm...Yes, I can clearly see the Circe du Solei is performing Michelangelo's last judgment if not Dante's Inferno. As you can plainly see in the fourth image down, the image portrays the difference between the "deserving poor" trust fund baby who has given up his worldly possessions, accepted that everything is temporary, and bellow him one can see the working class as they suffer horribly trying to climb out of the pit of despair in solidarity yet unequal in suffering.

Not to pry, but don't you find it the least bit odd that the Zen Buddhist strategies for finding true happiness, is not to worry about anything?

I can't help but wonder what primary concern one could have with my interpretation of a religious philosophy that is based entirely on suffering and which is based solely on getting out of the stages of depression and anger, while perpetuating anxiety and fear, through an illusion of separateness.

All things being connected as they are Mister Atrium. you really should just accept the Daewoo of zen wisdom, which you clearly have no license to drive. Just have the decency to let it go and let me play with my Cadillac cats.

Reply MiniKeno, May 22nd, 2012, 10:15 pm

Neko Is that another ear? This one's all crusty!

Reply black fox (Guest), May 23rd, 2012, 1:14 am

I see a lemon....... Now we're did I leave the juiser thingy I can mack a bomb out of lemon juices or I can dip a knife or a sowerd in it it will stink

Reply nekonian (Guest), May 23rd, 2012, 6:52 am

bummy in a boat!

Reply seenitall (Guest), May 23rd, 2012, 1:35 pm

Caught up I finally caught up, after 2 days of continuous reading i finally caught up on d comic, its a great comic by d way

Reply NtKGar, May 23rd, 2012, 4:23 pm

Thanks! Always love hearing when someone's read the whole archive. Have you been spotting Bummy? He's appeared somewhere in every strip since about #745

Reply seenitall (Guest), May 26th, 2012, 2:31 am

yea, saw all d bummys

Reply Nerds from Bath, UK (Guest), June 14th, 2012, 11:22 am

Omfg Dude, Dude, Dude, what is going on with her gigantic feet!

Reply Nya (Guest), June 3rd, 2013, 7:54 pm

For the information of anyone reading through the archives after me, it's spelt Cirque du Soleil.

Though there's no reason for TheAlbumAtrium or GabrielsThoughts to have known that, it's probably one of those things where you hear the name but don't often see it written down.

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