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The Matrix film franchise is, prima facie, confusing emptiness as mu only, meaning there is no reality and everything is illusion only. In fact, every western philosophical interpretation or work of scholarship I've read claims that the conventional truth can be used to predict the future. This is the "middle way" Or, more generously, it is a ...


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"There is no spoon" can mean a bunch of things in the Buddhadharma. It could be that "there is no spoon" because the spoon is actually a composite of mereological reals and has no independent existence as a "spoon" apart from its components. Once, while she was meditating deeply in the dark woods, Vajrābhikṣuṇī ("...


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Please read this answer to understand papañca (objectification-classification, reification, concept proliferation) in Buddhism. Please also read the following story from this Quora answer to understand that "there are no ghosts of a woman and child crying at night", it's really just "you". In the middle of the night I woke up from my ...


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What's the meaning of the Buddhist boy's message to Neo in the movie The Matrix? It means that when one truly understands (through insight meditation) the Three Marks of Existence, then one can become free from suffering - no more ignorance and craving. One has become Enlightened, one has reached Nibbana. In this scene from the first movie in The Matric ...


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It means that so-called reality is actually our interpretation. When our perspective changes our experienced reality changes. This is why the boy says, don't try to change reality (bend the spoon). Change your mind, and your reality will change automatically. There is no enemy to fight, no prize to attain. It is your mind that creates these interpretations &...


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It makes sense within the context of the movie -- being that "the Matrix" is a "simulation". I've read Thich Nhat Hanh describe "inter-being" as follows: Suppose I hold a leaf in my hand. What do you see? A leaf is a leaf; it is not a flower. But in fact, when we look deeply in to the leaf, we can see many things. We can see ...


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