Man asking himself about war and peace while meditating - The Essential Zen Question

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An old man with a long beard meditates on a mat, shirtless: “…the Zen question isn’t how to stop war…and it isn’t how to tame the combative nature of man. The Zen question is… how to make PEACETIME lucrative for the military-industrial complex so they will have something better to do.”


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Shelli Pruett is a Los Angeles-based artist. She has a degree in Fine Arts from New College in Sarasota, Florida. Her work has been published in many venues, including The Wall Street Journal. Her cartoons range from the pithy and philosophical to the whimsical. They’re about life and spirituality in this modern world, as well as alternate worlds of imagination.