Benjamin wrote:I recently watched the new film by Ron Fricke, Samsara, and it has its fair share of Dhamma. It has no narration, no dialogue, but plenty to say through its footage.
Baraka, by the same creator, is also highly recommended.
alan... wrote:i've been interested in this movie but wary as from the trailer i don't see dhamma. can you specify what is dhamma in it?
"Whether a tree, a mountain or an animal (or the movie Samsara), it's all Dhamma, everything is Dhamma." — Ajahn Chah (with a slight remix by Sun).
A potent movie, in my humble opinion. Not as strong as Baraka... but powerful nonetheless. My personal favorite part was watching the Tibetan monks mindfully work on a sand mandala... and then wipe it all away.
With warmth :
alan... wrote: It seemed to be just a movie about life without any specific focus on a particular spiritual tradition. is it leaning toward buddhism or is it just a broad movie about life?
It is a broad movie about life, not just Buddhism, but life and the dhamma are of course inseparably linked. This movie by no means makes it hard to find either (lots of contrasts between cultures and ideals to be seen and analyzed).
lilawheel wrote:The Big Lebowski is subject of a new book--it's more Mahayana. 'The Dude Abides'
FatDaddy wrote:lilawheel wrote:The Big Lebowski is subject of a new book--it's more Mahayana. 'The Dude Abides'
I have not read the book yet but after years of being obsessed with this movie, I finally see an authentic dhammic connection: in spite of his complete lack of classical discipline, The Dude does not create kamma. With violence, greed and nihilism surrounding him, he remains unaffected. It's something to aspire to, regardless of your path.
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