Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for February 01, 2016


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    hawgowar  about 3 years ago

    Nice, but incredibly naive to use olden time Native Americans. They were a people who had blood feuds, wars, and to rise in rank you had to steal the other tribe’s horses and nubile girls/women. The nubile women were then beaten and raped into submission. Villages, when successfully attacked, were massacred down to the smallest baby, or else enslaved. Native Americans were also infamous for being master torturers, and the worst fate to befall any enemy or stranger was to be given over to the women for torture.

    I know, they are my People.

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    Chrystos B Minot Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Hey hawgowar, how do we know this isn’t a parallel universe, where things are different? Where people don’t say, “nice, BUT” blah blah blah? My people were Irish, famous for fighting & feuding. And also French, ever hear of the French Revolution? But I don’t brag about it and use it to belittle, besmirch and defame a wonderful theme. You may be well versed in the horrific things your ancestors did (and kudos to you for that) but there are lasting truths of yin and yang toat go beyond history. Just think of this as a useful fantasy. A very useful one. That said, Bravo & Kudos to you, Gavin Than.(Next time if you want pick a wise leprachaun or sagacious French dude, I won’t complain..) Keep up the great work! :-D

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    Font Lady Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Why is a black wolf used for all the negatives and a white wolf used for all the positives? Unintended racism?

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    MeGoNow Premium Member about 3 years ago

    There’s no conflict in that advice for a warrior. A righteous warrior kills his enemy without anger, arrogance or false pride and knows the joy of battle, compassion for an enemy destroyed, and love of the peace when the battle is over. Remember, their both wolves. His advice is not for sheep. They have nothing inside.

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    hdcanterbelle Premium Member about 3 years ago

    From what little I know of the Indigenious (sp sorry) peoples of America he used the correct colors as the white/albino animals were sacred and revered.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Gavin’s choice of culture is unimportant. Such sage advice is present in all cultures. Note the old man admits still having both wolves inside of him. I find I overcome the dark wolf inside of me when I realize it is only another side of the white wolf that I do not understand. Some of the “devils” in my past were really angels I misunderstood.

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    Vet Premium Member about 3 years ago

    The real fight is to maintain the balance.One cannot exist without the other.

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    meowlin  about 3 years ago

    Or you can just turn the garden hose on both of them and end the fight that way.

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    gammaguy  about 3 years ago

    Who is he quoting? I see no attribution on this one.

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    scoutmaster77  about 3 years ago

    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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    Bobarion  about 3 years ago

    Bottom line: Human beings are not nice people.Next line: War is what we do.

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    hippogriff  about 3 years ago

    hawgowarAn absurd imposition of European morality on geometry of any other culture. Black and white were not terms of good and evil, but up and down. White was zenith, basically unknowable to any great extent because one can’t travel very far in that direction. Likewise nadir is the same in the opposite way representing death since few return from it.. Green is spring, dawn, growth; red the heat of summer, the blood of the hunt and war; However none of these are good or bad because they are all gifts of a good Creator..Anyone believing that penny dreadful account of the treatment of women, should read first person accounts not ghost-written by quick buck agents. Most captive long enough to learn the culture, refused to return. As a member of the tribe, they had rights. they didn’t as whites. They were listened to in council. Whites were regarded as monsters, who not only beat their wives, but their innocent babies as well..They are not only my people too, I have had the advantage of reading a rather large number of these earliest (from 1600s to resent) accounts, such as Cynthia Ann Parker, held in a locked room under armed guard while Topsanna was beaten for speaking Comanche.

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    Shimmery Mermaid  about 3 years ago

    … puts out one big piece of steak.shrug’z… let them ‘fight it out’. lol

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