Parlez wrote:...so the scene can be filmed, so to speak, AS IT IS. Purely.
The Buddhists have a word, 'suchness', that describes the essence, or completeness, of things...
Are you suggesting, the Buddhist idea of reaching 'Nirvana'? or "One-ness' with the world around them?
Parlez wrote:If you can cut through the
and see people and things for their perfect, unique, complete 'suchness', including yourself, you stop trying to make everything conform to you or vice verse.
Over the years, a few times I have been called 'selfish' by Asians because of this lack of perception. If anyone ever goes to Asia, this concept is extremely important to understand and directly affects your ability to get 'in' with the locals. Shantaram has this theme in it too.
Parlez wrote:I like to think (because I really like Antoine) that this is
what he's after, even if he doesn't know it.
And yes, Antoinne, although odd, essentially is a GOOD person trying not to bother or be bothered by others. Johnny is good at getting us to love humanity. Heck, now I even think Pirates were excelent piano players, and had a excellent sense of humor. THe other day I watched Peter Pan, and Captain Hook does have alot of good qualities! (Despite the fact that he tries to kill people!)