This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama
James: And these following quotes come from the movie I Heart Huckabees. It's a great movie but there is a little rough language in it. Anyway:
Viviane: I need facts, Bernard, to piece together a theory.
Bernard: No time for infinity? Gotta piece together a theory?
James: Later on:
Bernard: Albert, the universe is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
James: Still later on:
Bernard: Say this blanket represents all the matter and energy in the universe, okay? You, me, everything. Nothing has been left out, all right? All the particles, everything.
Albert: What's outside this blanket?
Bernard: More blankets. That's the point.
Albert: Blanket's everything.
Bernard: Exactly. This is everything.
Bernard: (pushes hand up in different places under the blanket) Let's just say that this is me, all right? And I'm, what, 60-odd years old and I'm wearing a gray suit. Blah, blah, blah. And let's say over here, this is you. And, you're... I don't know, you're 21. You got dark hair, etc. And over here, this is Vivian, my wife and colleague. Then over here, this is the Eiffel tower, right? It's Paris. And this is a war. And this is, uh, a museum. And this is a disease. And this is an orgasm. And this is a hamburger.
Albert: Everything is the same even if it's different.
Bernard: Exactly. But our everyday mind forgets this. We think everything is separate. Limited. I'm over here. You're over there. Which is true. But it's not the whole truth because we're all connected. Because we... are connected.
Albert: Sure. Sure. Sure. Sure.
Bernard: All right, now, we need to learn...how to see the blanket truth all the time. Right in the everyday stuff. And that's what this is for.
Bernard: Why what?
Albert: Why do I need to learn how to see the blanket thing all the time in the everyday stuff?
Bernard: You wouldn't want to miss out on the big picture, would you?
Bernard: That's partly why you're here, right? And this is it. I'm talking about it right now. It will take a while for you to get it, you know? But... it will help you.
Bernard: When you get the blanket thing you can relax...because everything you could ever want or be, you already have and are. That sound pretty good?
Albert: That sounds very good.
James: Later on:
Bernard: Tommy, Tommy everything is connected and everything matters. There's not an atom in our bodies that has not been forged in the furnace of the sun. Now, isn't that cool? Huh?
James: Again later:
Bernard: Okay, Albert. I can let youin on a couple of secrets. One, your mind is always occupied on something. Two, there is no such thing as you and me.
Albert: So then there's just nothing?
Bernard: Three, there's no such thing as nothing. There is no remainder in the mathematics of infinity. There's only the blanket.
James: Good stuff. Check the movie out if you havne't already. Like I said there is some rough language but not much and if you like funny, existential stuff then you'll love it. :)
-Peace to all beings-
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Posted by They call him James Ure at 9:02 AM