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Apriori Flower Index

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Apriori Flower Index of the OgFOMK ArTS comic by Alex Nuttall. Index in Chronological Order.



Issue Title / Link Date Apriori Flower 01:01Observation and Discussion20161127Apriori Flower 01:02King Flower teaches about practice20161128Apriori Flower 01:03Five Prescribed Practices20161129Apriori Flower 01:04What is Noble?20161130Apriori Flower 01:051st Prescribed Practice20161201Apriori Flower 01:062nd Prescribed Practice20161202Apriori Flower 01:073rd Prescribed Practice20161203Apriori Flower 01:084th Prescribed Practice20161204Apriori Flower 01:095th Prescribed Practice20161205Apriori Flower 01:10Awakened Mind20161206Apriori Flower 01:11Always Practicing20161207Apriori Flower 01:12Teacher and Student Cycle I20161208Apriori Flower 01:13Teacher and Student Cycle II20161209Apriori Flower 01:14Teacher and Student Cycle III20161210Apriori Flower 01:15High Minded and Regular20161211Apriori Flower 01:16Are We Better?20161212Apriori Flower 01:17Free to Harm No More!2016121…

Apriori Flower 01:20 - Time Is A Reflection

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1: King Flower: Sometime in the forest we arrived in this spot.
Apriori Flower:We were many flowers but the mower got us.

Frame 2: King Flower: As we remained a monk came to see us.
Apriori Flower:He saluted us and told as about the Dhamma.

Frame 3: King Flower: We learned from this monk that flowers are life.
Apriori Flower: As we are life we are signals.

Frame 4: King Flower: This monk is now one of us.
Apriori Flower:How is he one of us?

Frame 5: King Flower: He is a signal of life.
Apriori Flower:He is no longer here.

Frame 6: King Flower: He is here in our minds.
Apriori Flower:All beings are here in our minds.

Frame 7: King Flower: Exactly so! We train and continue.
Apriori Flower:Time is a reflection too.



CONCLUSION:
The Monk who came to visit taught them the Dhamma. That is the protector, truth and the way things are. It's not a cold universe that is here to eat us up, but a warm universe where I mind can be mastered.

This moment you a…

Apriori Flower 01:19 - To Be A Flower

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:  Apriori Flower:I'm wondering what is next? King Flower: You mean after today?
Frame 2: Apriori Flower:No, I wonder what is next after death? King Flower: Oh, how will this information help you?
Frame 3: Apriori Flower:I don't know, maybe I will be something else. King Flower: What would you like to be?
Frame 4:  Apriori Flower:I'd like to be a bee. King Flower: A bee! How do you know what it's like?
Frame 5: Apriori Flower:Exactly. I want to know what it's like. King Flower: What is it like to be a flower?
Frame 6:  Apriori Flower:You know what it's like. King Flower: I know what it's like but I can't tell you.
Frame 7: Apriori Flower:I'm guessing that it's time to practice. King Flower: Yes. Let's practice watching ourselves with nature.

CONCLUSION:
We have our life that we have. We can look at another life and compare but the experience is not complete. Our cycle is here and now until we are unabl…

Apriori Flower 01:18 - Fearless by Practice

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1: 
Apriori Flower:The lawnmower cuts us down as great warriors pass too. King Flower: The lawnmower comes and goes as do we.
Frame 2:
Apriori Flower:Even as we flowers take ground so does a manicured lawn. King Flower: The manicured lawn is once where warriors stood.
Frame 3:
Apriori Flower:This land was fought for, farmed and manicured. King Flower: The lawnmower is no different than a supernova.
Frame 4: 
Apriori Flower:With this practice, now I am observed. King Flower: Where do we begin and end?
Frame 5:
Apriori Flower:Observing that I will perish I honor my teacher. King Flower: The teacher is Yama, the mower of men and flowers
Frame 6: 
Apriori Flower:Being here now, I am only joy! King Flower: The lawnmower passes around us this time.
Frame 7:
Apriori Flower:I am not lucky nor am I cursed. King Flower: Not one of us with good practice has room for fear.

CONCLUSION:
We can feel lost be having debilitating fear. We call it debilitating beca…

Apriori Flower 01:17 - Free to Harm No More!

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

King Flower:In this practice of ours the mind tries to play.
Apriori Flower:What do you mean, "play?" Killing is serious.

Frame 2:

King Flower:Yes, killing is serious because it destroys life. The mind still does not care. It plays.
Apriori Flower:Plays?

Frame 3:

King Flower:This mind is a mixture of the past.
Apriori Flower:Yes, I understand.

Frame 4:

King Flower:This past is manufactured, observed and synthesized.
Apriori Flower:What I'm thinking is not real?

Frame 5:

King Flower:When it comes to making you suffer, unhappy and careless, yes.
Apriori Flower:Now I'm really confused.

Frame 6:

King Flower:The mind is a tool. It is your tool. It is your corolla.
Apriori Flower:So shame is a tool on its own playing?

Frame 7:

King Flower:That's right. We accept past thoughts as just passing. Then we focus.
Apriori Flower:Today I am free to do no harm.


CONCLUSION:
In the previous episode (Apriori Flower 20161212) King wanted to…

Apriori Flower 01:16 - Are We Better?

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

King Flower: What do you think about animals?
Apriori Flower:They are predatory, cruel, and the kill without thinking.

Frame 2:

King Flower: So, as flowers, we are better than animals?
Apriori Flower:I never killed anyone!

Frame 3:

King Flower: Before you were a bud and planted seed, you were flying in the wind.
Apriori Flower:I never Killed anyone.

Frame 4:

King Flower: You landed on this ground where another flower lived.
Apriori Flower:I never killed anyone.

Frame 5:

King Flower: You grew roots in the ground from seed to bud to now.
Apriori Flower:I never killed anyone.

Frame 6:

King Flower: You grew strong with time and the other flower died.
Apriori Flower:I don't remember this.

Frame 7:

King Flower: Even as the animals we take life, property, sex, truth and mind.
Apriori Flower:How then do I fix this. I'm ashamed.


CONCLUSION:
Even the flowers kill, take property, abuse sex, tell lies and lose their mind! The flowers are just like…

Apriori Flower 01:15 - High Minded and Regular

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

Apriori Flower:There are high minded things and regular things.
King Flower: There are high minded things and regular things.

Frame 2:

Apriori Flower:Which do you have to deal with?
King Flower: You have to deal with regular things.

Frame 3:

Apriori Flower:Which regular things should I start with?
King Flower: The regular things that are in front of you.

Frame 4:

Apriori Flower:Bee says that she needs nectar and I give it.
King Flower: Bee needs nectar and we give it to her.

Frame 5:

Apriori Flower:Sometimes I want to ignore her but I can't.
King Flower: Bee is persistent. Our job is to provide nectar.

Frame 6:

Apriori Flower:I sometimes I am happy to see her.
King Flower: Happiness and sadness come and go as does Bee.

Frame 7:

Apriori Flower:Thank you for listening to my concerns.
King Flower: We share this practice together.


CONCLUSION:
Our practice is a revolution. Our practice is a volition. Our practice is the number one thing that le…

Apriori Flower 01:14 - Teacher and Student Cycle III

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1: 
Apriori Flower: Do you miss your teacher? King Flower: I miss her sometimes. The Queen was a good teacher.
Frame 2:
Apriori Flower: Sometimes you do not miss her? King Flower: She taught me very well. She taught me that everything is changing.
Frame 3:
Apriori Flower: How does everything changing help sadness? King Flower: We are attached to things so we can loose them to sadness.
Frame 4: 
Apriori Flower: Does sadness take things from us? King Flower: No. Nothing takes anything from us. We are attached.
Frame 5:
Apriori Flower: How are we attached? Who does this attachment? King Flower: Our mind attaches to things. We believe they are permanent.
Frame 6: 
Apriori Flower: If nothing is permanent. Why is change constant? King Flower: Change is mind developing, grasping and letting go.
Frame 7:
Apriori Flower: Your teacher gave you are very good gift. King Flower: I will give this to you too.

CONCLUSION:
The Buddha was the famous teacher who ha…

Apriori Flower 01:13 - Teacher and Student Cycle II

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

Baby King: Why are you called Queen?
Queen Flower: I am Queen because you call me this. Otherwise I am Momma.

Frame 2:

Baby King: Why are you called Momma?
Queen Flower: I am Momma because you call me this. I am otherwise a flower.

Frame 3:

Baby King: Why are you called a flower?
Queen Flower: I am a flower because you call me this. Otherwise I am a being.

Frame 4:

Baby King: Who told you you were a being?
Queen Flower: You told me I was a being. That's how I know.

Frame 5:

Baby King: Who told you before me? How did you know?
Queen Flower: My teacher, Master King Flower, told me long ago.

Frame 6:

Baby King: Where is your teacher? I do not see him.
Queen Flower: Master King Flower lost moisture, he withered and he became earth.

Frame 7:

Baby King: I am from earth. Am I your teacher too?
Queen Flower: We are life together. We are teachers and students.


CONCLUSION:
The cycle of life is te…

Apriori Flower 01:12 - Teacher and Student Cycle I

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

Apriori Flower: How do you know you are Master?
King Flower: Because you call me Master. Otherwise I am King.

Frame 2:

Apriori Flower: How do you know that you are King?
King Flower: Because you call me King. Otherwise I am a flower.

Frame 3:

Apriori Flower: How do you know you are a flower?
King Flower: Because you call me a flower. Otherwise I am a being.

Frame 4:

Apriori Flower: How do you know you are a being?
King Flower: You tell me I'm a being that's how I know.

Frame 5:

Apriori Flower: Before I was here how did you know?
King Flower: I had a teacher and she told me so.

Frame 6:

Apriori Flower: Where is she? Where is your teacher?
King Flower: She eventually lost moisture, withered and became earth.

Frame 7:

Apriori Flower: I came from earth. Maybe I am your teacher?
King Flower: Every day you are my teacher.


CONCLUSION:
The student, Apriori, always asks questions of the maste…

Apriori Flower 01:11 - Always Practicing

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

King Flower: Did you see me watching myself?
Apriori Flower: Is that why you were quiet?

Frame 2:

King Flower: I was quiet because I was watching myself.
Apriori Flower: I was watching you too.


Frame 3:

King Flower: When you were watching me. What did you learn.
Apriori Flower:I saw you swaying in the breeze. I saw you following the sun.

Frame 4:

King Flower: When I was swaying in the breeze what did you learn?
Apriori Flower:I learned to observe you. I observed you to grow.

Frame 5:

King Flower: When I was following the sun what did you learn?
Apriori Flower: I learned that you were following the sun.

Frame 6:

King Flower: Watching myself how can I follow the sun?
Apriori Flower: You were practicing by being silent.

Frame 7:

King Flower: Everything we do is practice. Watching myself is practice.
Apriori Flower: Watching you is practice. What am I learning about me?


CONCLUSION:
Practice is s…

Apriori Flower 01:10 - Awakened Mind

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1: King Flower: Do you remember when you were a bud?
Apriori Flower: I remember some but not much.
Frame 2: King Flower: At what point do you remember?
Apriori Flower: I'm not sure. You pointed out a bud and said I was like this once.
Frame 3: Apriori Flower: I used my imagination at that time and I went back in my memory to that point.
King Flower: What did you remember?
Frame 4: Apriori Flower: I remember darkness, then shapes and light. Eventually I could distinguish some things from other things.
King Flower:Your memory was like a flower bud.
Frame 5: Apriori Flower: My memory is a flower bud!
King Flower: Your mind is a flower bud.
Frame 6: King Flower: There was a human who was called Buddha. A lotus flower is symbolic for him.
Apriori Flower: A lotus flower is beautiful but it grows from stinky, muddy water.
Frame 7: King Flower: Thus the Buddha was the awakened mind. His mind was a bud that flowered.
Apriori Flower: My practice is the …

Apriori Flower 01:09 - 5th Prescribed Practice

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

King Flower: 5. Respect Mind is the 5th Petal and practice. This makes our crown complete.
Apriori Flower Flower: What does it mean to respect mind?

Frame 2:

King Flower: Our mind is a mix of biology and energy. This is consciousness.
Apriori Flower Flower: My mind is clear with focused practice.

Frame 3:

King Flower: There are chemicals that affect our minds. They make us careless and even sick.
Apriori Flower Flower: Has this happened?

Frame 4:

King Flower: One time Bee brought strange pollen? It made us feel different. We wanted more.
Apriori Flower: Yes! I asked her to bring more.

Frame 5:

King Flower: It also made all of us sick. We ended up with trouble.
Apriori Flower: I remember! We asked Bee not to bring anymore.

Frame 6:

King Flower: Bee is careful now. She was also affected.
Apriori Flower: Yes, she was unable to get our nectar for her honey.

Frame 7:

King Flower: We realized that…

Apriori Flower 01:08 - 4th Prescribed Practice

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

King Flower: What is the forth petal in your corolla?
Apriori Flower:4. Respect Truth!

Frame 2:

King Flower: Why is this important?
Apriori Flower:With wisdom we tell what is true without harm.

Frame 3:

King Flower: Thus the 4th jewel in your crown is polished and bright.

Frame 4:

Apriori Flower:My practice polishes the jewel. I tell the truth only if it will be helpful and do no harm. I also coordinate with the other 5 Practices.

Frame 5:

King Flower: What if a man wants to harm our friend Bee and he ask you for her address?
Apriori Flower:I teach him about our Practice until he leaves.

Frame 6:

King Flower: What if he does not leave?
Apriori Flower:I will teach him about the truth of patience.

Frame 7:

King Flower: What if he harms you?
Apriori Flower:I will do my best to protect the Kingdom while I Respect Truth. I do not control anyone else.


CONCLUSION:
King asks about the 4th petal. Wh…

Apriori Flower 01:07 - 3rd Prescribed Practice

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1: 
King Flower: 3. Respect Sex. This is the third practice that is very important. Apriori Flower: How do I do that? I’m a flower.
Frame 2:
King Flower: We flowers have desire for beauty and each other. Our sex is simple. Our craving is what can lead to unhappiness. Apriori Flower: Craving?
Frame 3:
King Flower: When you crave for one flower, then you crave for another and another. You find yourself always hungry. Apriori Flower: I’m just appreciating beauty.  
Frame 4: 
King Flower: Do you think of other flowers? Do you wish to pull off their petals? Do you wish to remove their leaves? Apriori Flower: No! I just appreciate how they are and imagine nice things.
Frame 5:
King Flower: Making another being an object is a future of suffering. It is the same as destroying her. Apriori Flower: I want to increase compassion. I will practice this too. 

CONCLUSION:
King Flower discusses the 3rd good p…

Apriori Flower 01:06 - 2nd Prescribed Practice

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DIALOGUE:
Frame 1: 
Apriori Flower:In a noble kingdom property is respected. King Flower: 2. Respect Property
Frame 2:
King Flower: This is respecting the work of others. Everything that you see was created before you. Apriori Flower:How can I earn a living?
Frame 3:
King Flower: (NO DIALOGUE) Apriori Flower: (NO DIALOGUE)
Frame 4: 
King Flower: Earning a living is part of your practice. You have to work with others in order to achieve your goals. As a flower you convert the Sun’s light into energy and you share that energy with others for food. Apriori Flower:Who owns the Sun. How can I take from it without disappointing someone else.
Frame 5:
King Flower: Sometimes we take without knowing but we know we are taking. Apriori Flower:So we thank the Sun for its gift to us. We practice  this as to Respect Property.
Frame 6: 
King Flower: When we realize that we are taking we thank the source or ask for forgivene…

Apriori Flower 01:05 - 1st Prescribed Practice

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Apriori Flower 01:05 - 20161201 © OgFOMK ArTS




DIALOGUE:
Frame 1:

Apriori Flower: In our kingdom we share the respect of life.
King Flower: 1. Respect Life

Frame 2:

King Flower: This is the first of the Five Prescribed Practices it is one of the jewels in our crown.
Apriori Flower: The crown is our corolla and petals.

Frame 3:

King Flower: And what is your corolla?
Apriori Flower: Me.

Frame 4:

King Flower: Why is your crown, which is your corolla, that has the petals, which are jewels, you?
Apriori Flower:This crown is me because it represents the mind.

Frame 5:

King Flower: You are mind. Mind has compassion because there is the respect for life. By knowing this you also know there is love. Love is the respect of life. All life that we see is ours.
Apriori Flower:We are mind? Or are we Mind?

Frame 6:

King Flower: We are Mind because we are Life. We are noble because we have learned this together. We share this life as our kingdom.
Apriori Flower:Mind will practic…