Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Buddha Comes to Hollywood - Buddhism in the Movies

For my personal Top 10 Favourite Buddhist movie clips of all time from You Tube click here

For people not born Buddhists it can be difficult to understand the teachings and philosophy of Buddhism. In the West we belong and seek attachment ,wealth and the cult of the individual are dominant and this is in opposition to the teachings of the Buddha.That's where the popular medium of the movies and in particular Hollywood can help - they can feature,pain, loss, desire and attachment thus these common themes relate directly to the viewer about the major themes of Buddhism.

"There is nothing real about film. Nothing. Even the light particles that project the film can't be proven to exist. Nothing is there. "
Richard Gere

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"The fool who knows that he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man; the fool who thinks that he is wise is called a fool indeed."

The Buddha

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