Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On Letting Go (comics)

Zen paradox: "What do you do when  you have freed yourself of all desire except the desire to be free of desire?" (Bizarro.com)
This English translation is Suen Wai Kwan’s retelling of “The Monk with the Flowers.”
In the story a monk requests the truth of the universe from the Buddha, who in turn asks the seeker to let go.
He puts down his flower offering, separates his palms held in añjali mudrā, but the Buddha still requests he let go.
What else is there to let go of?
Kwan's artwork appeared in Volume 3 of Culturecom's manga series The Legend of Guan Yin.

Cathy Thorne (everydaypeoplecartoons.com)
John McPherson (blog.tompappalardo.com)

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