Monday, March 20, 2006

Life as a Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom

Widely-acclaimed Korean film director Ki-duk Kim in his movie Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring from 2003 presents a Buddhist understanding of the life circle by following life of boy from childhood to the autumn of his life. A young boy lives in a small floating temple on a beautiful lake, together with an elderly master who teaches him the ways of the Buddha. The youth runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment. The movie shows that enlightenment may be reach by following simple ways, only that some achieve them sooner, some later and some never.

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