Nonduality in the movie Avatar

Marcos Vazquez writes the following in his Live Journal:


* Dec. 26th, 2009 at 5:13 PM

I went to the movies yesterday to see Avatar, and while quite predictable at times, it struck a chord with me because it somehow reflects some of my own beliefs. The way the na’vi can bond with animals, with trees, with their ancestors, how they understand that they are simply ‘borrowed’ energy from the same source (Ai’wa), to which they all return in the end… It pretty much aligns with the concept of One-ness, of Non-Duality, understanding that we are not only related to everything else, but that we are one and the same.

The movie also sends a clear message about the way humans treat this earth and all creatures on it, about how everything seems to be justified in the name of ‘progress’, of ‘enrichment’… it reminds me of a native american proverb, “Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is dead, will they realize that they can’t eat money”.

-Marcos Vazquez

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