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Buddha, Volume 8: Jetavana by Osamu Tezuka

By Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate ability at visible expression, and hot humanity blossom totally in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s lifestyles and occasions. Tezuka evidences his profound take hold of of the topic by way of contextualizing the Buddha’s rules; the emphasis is on move, motion, emotion, and clash because the prince Siddhartha runs clear of domestic, travels throughout India, and questions Hindu practices similar to ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. instead of suggest resignation and impassivity, Tezuka’s Buddha predicates enlightenment upon spotting the interconnectedness of lifestyles, having compassion for the soreness, and ordering one’s existence sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal events with ground-breaking visible dynamism via an artist who makes definite by no means to lose his readers’ attention.Tezuka himself was once a humanist instead of a Buddhist, and his magnum opus isn't an test at propaganda. Hermann Hesse’s novel or Bertolucci’s movie is similar during this regard; actually, Tezuka’s strategy is a bit of irreverent in that it comprises anything that Western commentators frequently eschew, particularly, humor.

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It dulls the pain. It screens out the screams of those suffering just outside our personal experience (or indeed the screams in our own head, on a particularly bad day). Certainly, a lot of our problems are not necessarily curable by better economic or social policies. Much of the trauma comes with being human, and thus being burdened with the awareness of mortality and other miserable fates that await us. ” Social media helps us not to think about such things. So there is already an irony in trying to think through and about social media.

Indeed, that is the salient point here: that matters of potentially historic import, like a civil rights issue, for instance, are now flattened into the same homogeneous, empty digital space as a cute critter or an obnoxious celebrity (and vice versa). While television was the pioneer in creating this absolute exchangeability of “events”—in order to dispense with the political charge of a real event—the “human interest” story was still quarantined from the News of the Night by coming at the end of the broadcast (just as it was relatively clear, until the past couple of decades, what was a news story and what was advertising—even as they often reinforced each other, as publicity for certain types of conduct).

One recent structural condition to consider from the outset is the decisive erosion of the online/offline distinction, thanks in large part to mobile devices, which means that we can no longer speak in confident terms of the virtual in contrast to the actual. In terms of possible methodologies, there are the various disciplinary approaches: ethnography, psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, sociology, history, philosophy, and so on—each as valid as the other for something as complex and perplexing as new media (and each as blinkered as the other when considered only through its own set of optics).

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