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Teaching Cartoon: Desires

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Teaching Cartoon: If It feels Good, Then What?

“For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: man unable to ‘splain

Man unable to ‘splain the argument for reducing desire.

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A Magic Trick: Explain By Creating

In trickster’s case, how did mental fakery come to replace incarnate fakery? It is one thing for trypanosomes to change their skins; another for Raven to become a leaf floating in spring water; another still for storytellers to have imagined … Continue reading

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Direction of the Possible

Man can live the most amazing things if they make sense to him. But the difficulty is to create that sense. It must be a conviction, naturally; but you find that the most convincing things man can invent are cheap … Continue reading

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Silence, Healing

Failure does not matter in life. To a progressive person even a thousand failures do not matter. He keeps success before his view, and success is his even after a thousand failures. The greatest pity is when life comes to … Continue reading

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And I mean every last round bit of it.

(Gaston Bachelard, the phenomenology roundness; in: Poetics of Space) I should like to give an example of an image that is outside all realistic meaning, either psychological or psychoanalyti­cal. Without preparing us, precisely as regards the absolute nature of the … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Principles

It would be, of course, much better, if this occasion were celebrated with no talk at all, and if I addressed you in the manner of the ancient teachers of Zen, I should hit the microphone with my fan and … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Look On the Bright Side

version of Relevance, pg.89 Seeker After Truth, Idries Shah

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Teaching Cartoon: Something

sources (1) Miles Davis | (2) Ellen Degeneres | (3) William Hamilton | (4) Keiji Nishitani | (5) Chuang Tzu | (6) Alan Watts (taken from You Don’t Have to Be Buddhist to Know Nothing, Joan Konner, ed.) What can … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Accountability

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin

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Two Teaching Cartoons

h/t 202 Jokes of Nasreddin Hodja, Minyatur Yayinlari Press, Istanbul, Turkey

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Teaching Cartoon: Destiny

“There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.” Oscar Wilde A Story about Choice and Fate or Destiny — or choosing one fate for another … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoons: You Have to Have Faith. . .

(After all, the underlying social motivations haven’t changed at all.) (Better safe than sorry.)   Bonus reading: Tradition in a Free Society: The Fideism of Michael Polanyi and the Rationalism of Karl Popper by Struan Jacobs (pdf)  

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Teaching Cartoon – Transmogrification

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Teaching Cartoons: On Context

Calvin will be surprised when the test comes back. This replicates a classic form of a lesson on ‘precision.’

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It’s Cold Outside + Teaching Cartoon

Even yours truly, being a ‘nary a Christian,’ and by reputation being also a mildly notorious Christmas season curmudgeon, can warm up to this video. “I’m too ME to die.” is typical Snoopy, in Snoopy’s ‘French’ mode. These two cartoons … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Two On ‘Timing’ & a Tale

Only Enough Time to Get Where You Stand, Right The captain of a ship received a message one night, “Change your direction 15 degrees North to avoid collision”. A little indignant, the captain replied, “I am the captain of a … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoons: Instrumentality 1 & 2

Samurai Prayer I HAVE NO PARENTS; I MAKE THE HEAVENS AND EARTH MY PARENTS. I HAVE NO HOME; I MAKE AWARENESS MY HOME I HAVE NO LIFE OR DEATH; I MAKE THE TIDES OF MY BREATHING MY LIFE AND DEATH. … Continue reading

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Teaching cartoon: Preparation

purloined from the Funny Times

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