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Zen Zomics: Many Faces (Man-E-Faces?)

Hekiganroku - Case 3: Master Ba Is Ill

Great Master Ba was seriously ill. The chief priest of the temple asked him,
"Master, how are you feeling these days?"
Great Master said,
"Sun-face Buddha, Moon-face Buddha"*

*The "Sun-face Buddha" is a buddha, who is said to have a life of 1800 years, while the "Moon-face Buddha" lives only 24 hours.

I added the third panel because I wanted more of
a bookend to this adaptation and I liked the idea
of depicting the Priest as understanding what Mazu
said. Also, I just liked the cartooniness of the two monks.

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