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What is enlightenment What does it mean and how can you find it In the movie The Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci it explains the relation between people cultures and the ways that enlightenment effects everyone If the string is too tight it will break If its too loose it wont play this quote is from the movie and inspired my essay as well as many others In this movie it is a very important quote it changed Siddharthas life plan completely and it was something the monks talked a lot about Balance is a very important thing in this movie and life its self The question is through lifes journey is is it possible to live a balanced enlightened life This movie is full of questions and answers but the younger generations in this movie are very unbalanced and frazzled about life An example is Siddharthas triumph over his fathers wishes to stay within the castles walls and not experience life When Siddhartha realizes there is more out there he becomes very stressed only because he is an older teenagers and has never heard of death poverty or even old age When he realizes it he becomes upset with his father for not showing him the real world and hiding it all from him Siddhartha is someone that is not enlightened Obviously he had no idea there is an this outside world Dean Conrad is very stressed out in the beginning of this movie because of a hard day of work and comes home and has a drink This is another sign of a way to avoid reality and not have the enlightenment that one achieves through the experiencing life and through the samsara cycles of life The last example of this stressful unenlightened lifestyle is comparing the two extremes to the relaxation the monks give off When the monks are on the screen their calmness emonates to the audience They are searching
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