At one time, the Exalted One was living in Jeta Grove. A certain diety of astounding beauty approached the Exalted One and said:
Many dieties and humans
have pondered on blessings.
Tell me the blessings supreme.
The Buddha replied:
To associate not with the foolish,
to be with the wise,
to honor the worthy ones
this is a blessing supreme.
Convincing ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Theory. Image from Cracked.com
This is likely to actually turn out to be true. This could be a legitimate spoiler, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Revelation 22:11-15. “Four Horsemen of Apocalypse,” by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887. (Image credit: Wikipedia)
New International Version (NIV)
(11) “Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”
Then out spake brave Horatius,
John Reinhard Weguelin, Horatius defending the Sublician bridge, from the 1881 edition. Credit: Wikipedia.
The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods.”
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Lays of Ancient Rome” (1842)
I am so relieved that this is one of the “salvage survivors” in my comic book collection.
I mourn the ones lost, such as X-MEN #30 (The Wedding of Scott Summers and Jean Grey), The Uncanny X-MEN #300, and the gate-fold cover issue/version of X-MEN #1. FML.
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