Friday, 14 January 2011

Harry Potter and Buddhism - the Order of the Phoenix

It has been remarked that many Hollywood movies have a 'subliminal' Buddhism theme about growing up , facing the realities of existence and overcoming them to achieve personal liberation and enlightenment.

Previously at the Buddha's Face blog we have written about the Buddhist parables allegedly contained in Peter Seller's last movie Being There and Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. So it should come as no surprise that one of the world's most popular movie franchises - the Harry Potter series has similar claims.

In this well written and thought inspiring contribution from the Buddhist Channel the author maintains that ultimately like us all Harry Potter will have to die but he can overcome death and reach Nirvana if he faces himself and understand the nature of his existence - like the Phoenix in the title of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - he will be reborn !

Even death is not to be feared from one who has lived wisely The Buddha

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