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thedublab

The Life of the Buddha — BBC
« on: March 18, 2008, 05:49:01 PM »
This 50-minute film by the BBC meticulously reveals the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation. (April 2007)

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Re: The Life of the Buddha — BBC
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 05:58:50 PM »
Dave,

Thanks for posting this. I'm off to the library tomorrow to watch it.

In the Dhamma,

Matthew
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Morning Dew

Re: The Life of the Buddha — BBC
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 11:07:14 PM »
Fantastic story and I bet very inspiering for many people I presume  :)

I just wonder did Buddha had such inspirational movies and a teacher to look up to while walking his path  :) 

Quote from the movie at 47:51min;
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It is a great irony that after Buddhas death the person that has teached the uselessness of the ritual, the uselessness of the personality cult became the object of ritual worship

Do not cling to anything  :)

Jhananda

Re: The Life of the Buddha” BBC
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 04:22:19 AM »
I am sorry, but I found the movie pretty naive, because it expressed a blend of fantastic fables from every Buddhist tradition, but at least it mentioned jhana a few times, and avoided incorrectly claiming the Buddha taught mantras, or vipassana meditation, and used the correct term the Buddha used for the practice of meditation, which is 'sati.'  Now, if the screan writer could have just paid more attention to the Ariyapariyesana Sutta (MN 26.28) and the Mahaasaccaka sutta (MN 36), then the movie would have been far more accurate.

Morning Dew


Gadfly

Re: The Life of the Buddha — BBC
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 10:36:24 AM »
Thank you for posting.

Morning Dew

Re: The Life of the Buddha — BBC
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011, 05:04:32 PM »
Slainte  ;D

Che

 

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