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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:42 am
by Amritam
I found Cloud Atlas to be ridiculously complex. While 6 plots are interwoven throughout, a few truths are spouted. Why does a movie need to be so complex for people to hear a few truths? Truth is simple.

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:32 am
by karmarider
Natalie wrote:Just came back from watching Flight. Excellent movie. Talk about a moment of clarity. Also saw Cloud Atlas last week and yes, I found it highly entertaining and a little confusing.

The documentary Encounters at the End of the World is amazing. Here is a preview. They have it on Netflix and CinemaNow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heHiQFEl ... re=related

Natalie
Thanks for the link, Natalie. The guy in this clip says "I fell in love with the world!"

This I think is what we are all really after. Because we know it's possible.

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:35 am
by Natalie
It’s very possible karmarider. I sense I went through a phase of pure love with the world when Tolle’s teachings first disarmed me of expectations. What glorious months those were. Unfortunately, expectations of all kinds, even political arrrrrggggghhhhhh, have been allowed back in. Now, there is a constant low grade dissatisfaction and sense of urgency that had not been there in a long long time. By not rejecting but fully embracing these feelings I hope I can be restored to my ‘old self’.

Do watch the entire documentary if you have a chance. The guy in the clip quotes Alan Watts a few times. A favorite Watts quote: “Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”

Also, the music for the underwater scenes is awesome and even creepy given what was being filmed.

natalie

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:04 am
by runstrails
Just saw a documentary called "The Nature of Existence" by Roger Nygard on Netflix Instant.

He asks the usual questions "Why are we here" "What is our purpose" and travels the world (including India and China) to try to get answers. He talks to particle physicists at Oxford, Richard Dawkins, Taoist priests, Evangelists and Guru's. However, its the usual superficial Hollywood treatment. It really annoys me that most of the conversations are cut off just when something interesting was about to be said! Probably to create a sound bite. The most profound statements, I thought, came from the 7th grade daughter of his neighbor!

Still it was a (mildly) interesting way to spend 90 minutes.

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:41 pm
by Lee88
highlife66 wrote:Edit: Thanks Ananda for finding this thread for me... :D


Hi folks,
I looked here for a while for a previous thread on spirituality in movies but couldn't find it so I'll post a new topic...

I recently re-watched "Total Recall" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and (although I didn't remember the acting being so awful :lol: ) there is a scene in the beginning where Arnold's character (Quaid) is being pitched a virtual vacation (memories are implanted in the brain).

Bob McClane: What is it that is exactly the same about every single vacation you have ever taken?
Douglas Quaid: I give up.
Bob McClane: You! You're the same. No matter where you go, there you are. It's always the same old you. Let me suggest that you take a vacation from yourself. I-I know it sounds wild. It is the latest thing in travel. We call it the Ego Trip. You're gonna love this, Doug. We offer you a choice of alternate identities during your trip. Why go to Mars as a tourist when you can go as a playboy... or a famous jock or--

I thought to myself "whoa bro", I felt like Eckhart and Adyashanti were both looking at me and each winking...

Jeff
I watched the 2012 version not long along.

Very interesting, never understood the old one as a kid. I'll keep it simple and relevant.

But the story goes that basically the character QUAID finds out that he is not the person he thought he was. He's whole life was made up- He was infact a secret agent that had his MIND reprogrammed ( NLP anyone??). So he sets off to FIND out WHO he is by searching for his PAST. He meets a girl that knows who he was before he was reprogrammed.So they set off to find a resistance leader name Matthias who can help him restore his memory or something like that. When they get to Matthias, Quaid says to he wants to know about his PAST so he can know who he is..... Matthias tells him that 'First of all, You are NOT your PAST..." something like that. And that was a light bulb moment for me.

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:43 pm
by ashley72
Samsara (2011 film)


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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:36 pm
by treasuretheday
Wow, that looks amazing, Ashley! Thanks for the link--I'd never heard of it!

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:20 pm
by Sistersamm
Can I suggest Peaceful Warrior ? I learned of it from Tolle's list . Good movie!

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:05 am
by kiki
Yes, Peaceful Warrior is excellent. It's been mentioned here before, but thanks for the reminder. :D

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:52 pm
by ashley72
This documentary is so well presented, I have full admiration for the documentary maker he really nails it.... BTW, it's important you watch the whole documentary from start to finish...lots of important pointers along the way which really add to the overall message.

http://youtu.be/IHcOvPtYE08

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:43 am
by runstrails
Just saw a movie called: "Uncle Boonmee who can remember his past lives".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588895/

A strange, surreal, slow, inviting, deep, haunting, contemplative,, meditative movie from Thailand. It won the Palme D'or at Canne and is a New York Times critics pick. Not your average movie for sure. Its very avant gard. But shows nicely how open Eastern cultures are to re-incarnation and mystical appearances.

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:02 am
by ashley72
Thought Exchange

I can't praise the ideas in this movie highly enough. It's core message relates to a lot of teachings that you've heard in the past. MC2 Method, inner body awareness, John Sherman's "what it feels like to be me" and even aspects of LoA.

Prior to seeing this documentary a lot of the ideas had already resonated in me before in different ways. However, the documentary really crystallised all those ideas together - like never before.

I had never fully understood the relationship between sensations, thoughts, feelings & beliefs so clearly until I saw this documentary.

http://www.thethoughtexchange.com/film.html

Synopsis:
“Our thoughts create our reality“
“What we think appears before us in the world”
“Change your thoughts and you change your life”

We all know this, Why don’t we do it?

The Thought Exchange is a simple yet profound way of looking at the world, that allows us to understand and experience the truth about who we really are, where we really live, what we really want, and how to have that all the time.
Please watch it... you will not be disappointed.

Trailer http://youtu.be/ZPPZ2izFNW0

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:19 pm
by KathleenBrugger
I love this thread. I've just scanned half the messages and have lots of films to check out.

I'll add: Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/
A middle-aged man in a stifling bureaucratic job finds out he has terminal cancer. He awakens to LIFE.

Someone mentioned Wings of Desire--be sure to watch the original German version. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093191/

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:56 am
by smiileyjen101
Runstrails said: Just saw a movie called: "Uncle Boonmee who can remember his past lives".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588895/

A strange, surreal, slow, inviting, deep, haunting, contemplative,, meditative movie from Thailand. It won the Palme D'or at Canne and is a New York Times critics pick. Not your average movie for sure. Its very avant gard. But shows nicely how open Eastern cultures are to re-incarnation and mystical appearances.
Have you read 'Old Souls' by Tom Shroder 'trails? ... subtitled Compelling evidence from children who remember their past lives.
It's a 'western' look ...sort of ..

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:35 pm
by KathleenBrugger
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this one, but "Waking Life," by Richard Linklater is another of my favorites.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243017/

About lucid dreaming in particular and the meaning and purpose of life in general.