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Apr 23, 2012 | 1:37 PM EDT

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This week's parable is from the Tao of Pooh! (it's a book that introduces taoism through winnie-the-pooh). It is about being true to yourself and knowing that in any state, from a stonecutter to a powerful sun, you are in a state of perfection because you exist as such. You can change yourself to be anything you'd like, what do you want to be? But remember that how you are now is perfect too, and accepting what you are makes it only easier to change it as well.

This weeks parable was also animated in part by the King of Atlantis! Give him a round of applause in the comments, he's learning to animate so that we can have more cartoons, more often, and more awesome!

With Love!
SpiritPatch, ShePatch and the Atlantis King

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

sketchy animation, good art, good voice acting, slightly monotone voice acting, good overall scenic effect, so 2.5 stars

As for the "example of taoism" portrayed in this animation, first of all, people can only try with any probability of success to be different human entities. A rock cutter can become wealthy, but a rock cutter cannot become a rock, wind, or the sun. Second, this example profits out of beating up a naive idea of what people want. Many people don't want to just be "greater" than they were before. They want to live well and have all their needs satiated. A rock cutter wants to be wealthy so that he doesn't have to work hard, not because he wants to be more powerful. Third, all of these ideas of "power" are based on the opinions of other humans within the example. Wealthy people do not care about the people who hate them. Magistrates do not care about the people who hate them. It is a naive interpretation of the world that makes you depend on the opinions of others. You might want to read these articles: ious_Answers_to_Mysterious_Questions

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I thought this was a very nice and powerful cartoon. It mostly helps that you really have no idea what's going to happen at the end. I was thinking that maybe he was going to wish he could turn into a chisel. It's so cool to see how this character realizes what he was the whole time. Hopefully, he will turn back into a stonecutter at one point. I find it weird how he can become something else just be wishing to.

Well, I'm probably just being nitpicky, this was a great cartoon. The animation is decent and the sounds are very nice. Oh yeah, I'm a big Winnie The Pooh fan and I heard that was how he got his origin or whatever. You have a very sweet voice. Kids should see this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

he doesn't claim to be right, just entertain us with the philosophical concept and how cool it would be if it were. You can't enjoy it if you are a hater. Everyone was already told by jordan to not believe anything he says just think about it and explore what he says. That is the basic gist of everything, just be entertained with it

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent animation, but pretty much every drunkard, obese moron, retard and imbecile can prove wrong your assertion that people have an inherent perfection and divinity. The only lesson in this parable is that the protagonist followed his desires, and they turned out to be recursive, as most desires do when we associate contentment with ambition. I don't mean to be insulting, but the "inherent divinity" conclusion is solace for the pathetic, telling them that their destitution is acceptable, that they should NOT aspire to anything else. Lionizing and perpetuating stasis does more to oppress a man than anything else. It is the will to power which guides one to greatness, and which you refute.
Regardless, great animation, and I enjoyed it.

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RiverJordan responds:

I feel that as soon as one accepts their destitution, it becomes so much easier to change. Changing ones additude from "want" to "have" makes all the difference. I didn't say that nobody should aspire to anything else though, most of my videos are about following your dreams and creating your reality to something of light, love, and happiness :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I disagree with pretty much all of your messages in these, but your animation is improving and this was an interesting watch. Not to mention a lot more coherent than some earlier Spirit Science videos. 4/5