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Gadadhara Pandit Dasa - A Splinter in the Mind: A Juxtaposition of Ancient Hindu Wisdom with The Matrix

  • HM 438
  • 4/4/2013, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A Splinter in the Mind: A Juxtaposition of Ancient Hindu Wisdom with The Matrix

The 1999 sci-fi film, The Matrix explored existential topics such as: who am I? How did I get here? What is the purpose of my life? It also implored its audience to ask the question: "am I awake or is everything around me a dream concocted by the mind?Arjuna, in the Hindu classic, the Bhagavad Gita, wrestles with these same questions and experiences a nervous break down right before he goes into the most important day of his life. Clips of the movie will be shown as we explore the relationship between this modern sci-fi and ancient wisdom and attempt to resolve these age-old questions.

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