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(Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:12 pm
by Tiago Simões
Watching now. Thoughts?


Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:25 am
by PeterC
Vajrayana is profound
Quantum physics is profound
Hey, does that mean Vajrayana *is* quantum physics?
If people will buy it, there will be people to sell it...

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:29 am
by Johnny Dangerous
These days, I pretty much stop listening any time something vaguely spiritual has "quantum" in the title, to be honest.

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:10 am
by Tiago Simões
This would have been a good documentary of the life of Guru Rinpoche if they didn't try to connect it to quantum physics every 5 seconds...

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:50 am
by Lingpupa
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:29 am
These days, I pretty much stop listening any time something vaguely spiritual has "quantum" in the title, to be honest.
Totally agree.
:good:

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
by Queequeg
The agenda seems to be to bring scientific inquiry and yogic insight together by sexing up yogic insight for scientists. "Come look! These hippies have been quantum long before Einstein!"

Maybe Einstein was another Lotus-Born emanation.

The narrator annoys me.

But I was entertained and would like to see the rest, so it worked for me.

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:53 pm
by Malcolm
The whole thing is idiotic.

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:52 pm
by Tiago Simões
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
But I was entertained and would like to see the rest, so it worked for me.
It feels like watching a documentary on history channel. It's just missing aliens.

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:20 pm
by Queequeg
Tiago Simões wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
But I was entertained and would like to see the rest, so it worked for me.
It feels like watching a documentary on history channel. It's just missing aliens.
Weren't they kind of angling at the suggestion that Dakinis and other beings are more or less "aliens"?

Part 2: :popcorn:

But, hey, I'm easy. My favorite show is Bar Rescue.
John Tapper 2020

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
by TsultimNamdak
According to the Wikipedia article on Laurence Brahm, he was foreign policy advisor for Jill Stein in 2015. The universe never ceases to amaze.

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:58 pm
by Sherab
I cringed when watching it. Lots of vague terms like "energy" being thrown about. Then there is the attempt to use science as a form of justification for spiritual ideas which I think is where it all fails.

Science as we know it currently has no theory or means to talk meaningfully about the spiritual. Science as we currently know it is still purely physical in its explanations. Sure that are still phenomena in science that science itself cannot explain such as quantum entanglement. But that does not necessarily mean that there can never be a physical explanation for it. Science just does not know based on its current body of knowledge.

To bridge the gap between science and the spiritual realm, you need new science. As yet, there is no viable theory or means to build that bridge. So films like this can never bring any new clarity to the subject, which is spiritual and out of the reach of science, at least for the moment.