>The only way to get in the avatar state is to let her go

>The only way to get in the avatar state is to let her go

........um, he didn't

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also, Roku went in and out of the Avatar state at will and was married for like 50 years lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but did he ever have to worry about letting a girl from the water tribe go?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first time he did.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I believe the point of this was to love Katara but accept that one day she might be gone and not let that sadness and fear consume him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's something low iq people don't understand.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's something low iq people don't understand.

      t.low iq
      the guru was obviously an allegory to buddhism, and the avatar state and escaping the cycle of reincarnation and overt reference to spiritual enlightenment.
      Which requires you let go of all earthly attachments, not to indulge yourself anyway but make meagre concessions that are just for show.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's something low iq people don't understand.

      I like this interpretation, but nowhere in the show does it imply this is what the Guru meant and it's moot anyway since Katara outlives Aang.

      Just goes to show how that guru was full of shit. Which is an allegory for gurus being full of shit.

      This is the actual takeaway from this character

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As a kid I thought the same as Aang did and took it literally as in stop having feelings for her.
      Now I see it as the Avatar can't and should not have their loved ones above their Avatar duties.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just goes to show how that guru was full of shit. Which is an allegory for gurus being full of shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      or just that Avatar's writers are full of shit. Which feels a lot more likely.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I believe this. Yang Chen tells Aang that Avatars can't achieve spiritual enlightenment because their duty is to be bound to the world, not detached to it, the guru was just spinning his bullshit to Aang

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that sounds more like she's saying they're not supposed to detach because it's their duty, not that it's impossible to detach. They could've written it that very few avatars enter an avatar state because of this issue, that only the detached ones can do it.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They wanted to use Buddhist themes but couldn't commit, since that requires stuff like no romance and no friends and devoting yourself to the avatar job

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Would've preferred they committed and made avatar state something hard to do than "The only way to get in the avatar state is to bump your back against a rock a little"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kind if wild to think had that pointed rock not been there, the firelord would have stomped aang and won. Total luck.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Going into the Avatar state at will is hard to do, but bumping your wound on a rock fits the aspect of your life or someone being in danger, which triggers the avatar state

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          so basically every single fight, then? Lame. Besides after their first time Aang and Korra never has issues again.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no it aint'. After the finale Aang can go into the avatar state whenever he wants.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >After the finale
            not canon
            I am going to rape Bryke(spiritually)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And people laugh when I tell them Avatar is Christian, or at least synthesizes Christian, Buddhist and Taoist themes together

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well it is American so those cultural influences will be there, like the WWE episode.
        >Buddhist and Taoist themes together
        Historically that's how Chinese folk religions worked

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The only way to achieve enlightenment and master the avatar state is to let her go
    there you go you lying homosexual.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The only way to achieve enlightenment and master the avatar state is to let her go

      So what you're saying is, he didn't master the avatar Statehe didn't master the avatar State

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The writers are trendy white people pop orientalist pseudo religious hipsters who like the "vibe" of eastern religions without actually putting any effort into it so they just let Aang bullshit his way back to the avatar state and live happily ever after with the girl he had a crush on when he was 12 years old, who somehow inexplicably returned his affections despite being much more mature than Aang and treating him previously like an annoying little brother.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >who somehow inexplicably returned his affections despite being much more mature than Aang and treating him previously like an annoying little brother.
      Katara never treated Aang as an annoying little brother, and was shown to be less mature than Aang in certain situations. That's what made the gang interesting was how each of their maturity levels varied depending on the circumstance. Sokka was the most practical but also impatient and stubborn. Katara was more empathetic but that also led her to making rash and irresponsible decisions. Aang was peaceful but also inexperienced and lacked discipline.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Katara never treated Aang as an annoying little brother

        I didn't ask for your headcanon homosexual.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I didn't ask for your headcanon homosexual.
          The iroh-ny

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zutara died and will never happen. Aang and Katara kissed. They had kids. They are canon. And are also real people unlike Zuko who is just a cartoon.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Old people are morons living in the past

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bryke misunderstood what "attachment" means in Buddhism. It doesn't mean emotional or personal bonds/connections like romance or friendship per se, but selfish possessiveness. Buddhism frowns on love rooted in attachments because it doesn't allow you to love other people meaningfully. Hence why a Buddhist must learn to love unconditionally, to accept and embrace that life is temporary but ultimately beautiful and full of worth regardless.

    Bryke either did not understand this or purposefully misinterpreted this. As a result, Kataang as a ship has to be further contrived and further rooted in Aang's possessive/entitled love of Katara.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kataang as a ship has to be further contrived and further rooted in Aang's possessive/entitled love of Katara.
      I was with you until this last line

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was with you, and then I was really with you on the last line. Kataang is contrived garbo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice samegay

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So did we ever find out where this dude came from? Like, where are the Indian people in the earth kingdom?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't make sense, the writers just wanted to have their Empire Strikes Back "Luke quits his training to save his friends" moment

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're one step away from realizing that statements like this are the characters offering their subjective perspective on things rather than the writers using them to make objective statements about lore mechanics.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aang had entered the Avatar State before that.
    He was training to enter the Avatar State at will with full control, via the method of opening his chakras + reaching enlightenment.
    This was not a method that other Avatars had used. Guru Pahtiik had never met, trained, or been an Avatar himself. Why would his thing be the singular path to being a proper Avatar?
    The issue was that by leaving his chakra training half-finished, Aang had "solved" entering Avatar State by accident, but was also unable to activate it when he wanted to.
    The next time Aang entered the Avatar State was by recalling the training, and finishing his final meditation. Then afterward he got his chakras fricked with by lightning and a rock.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >mogged by sharp rock + T910 vertebrae

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The deus ex machina was the friends we made along the way

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