Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

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Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun May 13, 2012 3:01 pm

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Has anybody seen this film? It looks very interesting! Like a spiritual version of Zimbardos "Stanford Prison Experiment".

Here is a two part interview with the director.
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Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby Konchog1 » Sun May 13, 2012 9:31 pm

There's a Kagyu story about a Lama and his three students. The Lama was kind hearted and knowledgeable but not Enlightened. All his claims of normalcy were ignored by his students as modesty, who practiced seeing him as Enlightened and thus quickly surpassed their teacher and gained Enlightenment. Whereupon they saw their guru as a ordinary human and became his gurus.
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Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
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Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby kirtu » Sun May 13, 2012 9:35 pm

More like Borat or the Love Guru. Konchog1's story was good though.

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Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby Mr. G » Sun May 13, 2012 10:17 pm

I can't wait to see this
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    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: Kumare - The True Story of a False Prophet

Postby DGA » Sun May 13, 2012 11:42 pm

Geshe Michael Roach in the trailer. And was that... Perry Farrell saying he always wanted to meet an authentic Indian?
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