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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Film: Kumare

I loved this film.  If you haven't seen it yet please do so before reading this entry.  Perhaps you should watch the film without reading anything about it. It is streaming on Netflix.


Okay, so now that you've watched it...

It has the brilliance of anything the sharpest Zen master could conjure.  And it's as though the writer-director M. Night Shyamalan has prepared a generation of viewers to appreciate a great twist ending.  It is no surprise a yoga studio owner was the first to charge out of the room when Kumare/Vikram revealed himself.  [Back in my regular teaching days owning a yoga studio was not a goal.  The set of responsibilities that come with being a representative of a studio are heavy.  So heavy Zen-riddle-like surprises may not always be appreciated.]  I think Vikram gave those participants an awesome experience.  I felt he had love in his heart for all of them and was respectful of their path.  I wish I could have been one of them...  

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