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Jacobs ladder

Postby greggorious » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:49 pm

I have been told that this film is about the Six realms of existence. Can anyone verify this?
Who has seen this film and can you draw parallels between the concepts in the film and the six realms of existence?
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Re: Jacobs ladder

Postby Aloka » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:11 pm

greggorious wrote:I have been told that this film is about the Six realms of existence. Can anyone verify this?
Who has seen this film and can you draw parallels between the concepts in the film and the six realms of existence?


According to Wikepedia its a horror film made in 1990

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob's_Ladder_(film)

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Re: Jacobs ladder

Postby beeblebrox » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:19 pm

Hi Greggorious,

I saw the movie long time ago, so I can't remember much. I remember that it was about a guy who went to Vietnam War, and then he ended up went through a lot of hellish experience, with a lot of hallucinations.

I think it's maybe a stretch to describe the movie as about the six realms of existence... I think it's more about hell.

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Re: Jacobs ladder

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:45 pm

greggorious wrote:I have been told that this film is about the Six realms of existence. Can anyone verify this?


I've seen it, but it's really only earth, hell and the supposed Bardo.

As Rubin's movies go, it's no doubt an improvement on Ghost but all the same, it clearly belongs among the works of his juvenilia. You won't, for example, encounter any of the razor-sharp wit, the lyrical sublimity, or the cognitive and moral challenges that one associates with the works of his mature years, like Stuart Little 2.

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Re: Jacobs ladder

Postby SDC » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:05 pm

Ha! Classic delivery with that one, Bhante.
Hitvā icchañ ca lobhañ ca, yattha satto puthujjano,
cakkhumā patipajjeyya tareyya narakam imam.

Forsaking desire and lust where the commoner is stuck
Let the man with eyes proceed and get across this hell. (Sn. 706: 137)

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Re: Jacobs ladder

Postby Hickersonia » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:09 pm

SDC wrote:Ha! Classic delivery with that one, Bhante.

Yes, I'll admit that I LOL'd. :rofl:
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