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Samsaric Films

Postby dhamma_newb » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:07 am

After reading Ben and tiltbillings about "La Grande Bouffe" being a film with "Samsara as you've never seen it before," I wonder what are some of your favorite films that portray Samsara at it's worst? I like "Requiem for a Dream" directed by Darren Aronofsky.
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Re: Samsaric Films

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To practice is to know your defilements,
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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:13 am

I recently watched 5 seasons of the UK version of "Skins". (Never leave me unsupervised for an entire weekend.) The premise of the show is following a group of teenagers who believe that sex, violence, and drug abuse are normal teenage behaviors. They all suffer horrible consequences as a result of this misguided belief. I'm not usually a big fan of serial-dramas, but I was compulsively drawn into this one...
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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:04 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Dan74 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:09 am

Not only that, Ben, but if I recall correctly, sexual intercourse of middle-aged people, which I definitely found offensive when I watched it (being 18-19)! :)
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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:13 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:04 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Postby Fede » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:40 am

"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Dan74 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Noah » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:40 pm

The Wall! haha that is a good example. In truth, all films are a good example if they do not at least point at liberation through love, kindness or non-attachment. It might be easier to come up with a list of films that point toward Nirvana or the Dhamma as truth :P No doubt, such a movie will have to show Samsara in stunning detail. I might suggest "What Dreams May Come" whatdoya think? :)
Evil is caused by and is the cause of future suffering, abandon at all costs! Cultivate virtuous qualities and live the happy life! Just as all wise human endeavors, from Physics to Philosophy, approach the Dhamma; be fearless in your reverence for it- The time for the True Law is yet to dawn in the west!! :D

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Re: Samsaric Films

Postby Goofaholix » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:10 pm

Groundhog Day.


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