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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? back to product details

I'm not the target audience
written by Texan99 September 4, 2010 - 11:57 AM PDT
I'll speak up for that portion of the potential viewing audience who aren't very receptive to Eastern mysticism. As long as our heroes were wrestling with the dilemma of how to distance themselves from all human feeling and duty in order to achieve freedom and enlightenment, my attention was drifting. What this Westerner could care about, though, was the subplot about the young boy who, in the most natural ways of boys, brings down a bird with a rock, then can't escape the resulting remorse and dread when he hears its grieving mate's call. While he works out his version of the problem of original sin, we're immersed in a paradise of South Korean mountainside, with occasional jarring side trips into the human hell of a nearby city. There is also a brief interlude with a ritual dance that's shocking in its beauty and grace.

Give your self time
written by dvshjs March 25, 2006 - 4:40 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This is a movie that you may want to set some time to the side for. Its long its slow it can seem boring but let it just be. It is a very Buddhist movie, there is a great quote in it, "My body returns to its original condition. Blood and pus from my wounds will fall as dew from the night sky. I am insubstantial in the universe. But in the universe, there is nothing which is not me." Watch this.


(Average 7.31)
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