I finally got around to watching “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and am I happy I did! This is one of the best movies I watched ever. My friends recommended me to watch it for a while but it really did not look so exciting “from the outside”. Once on the inside of the movie though, it is a wonderful story, great acting and an overall soul-touching experience.
I only wish they did skip the popular gay theme all together, it does not bring any good to the movie, only makes it worse. If those lovers were but a normal old couple separated through the wishes of the parents, the movie would have been a star. As it is, that particular part rasps against the rest and provides a dissonant note that fortunately does not quite ruin the experience.
All the rest is brilliant though. Being in India, we get the Indian love plot mixed up with several foreigners all breaking up and falling together, finding their way around and getting themselves a new meaning of life. The action is well paced and entertaining, the movie gets a couple of unexpected twists and never gets boring. Totally recommended to watch.… --> continue reading →
The human race isn’t defective, it’s just broken.
I often state that the knowledge comes whenever we are ready to receive it. For me, most of the knowledge comes as books. I seem to nearly always have the right book that tells me exactly what I want to know at the moment.
This book is beyond belief. It is so true that it invalidates any and all criticism that I may have had for the second book of the trilogy. From my perspective, the second book was weak and purposeless, with many anecdotes and little substance. This, the third book, remedies all that with a vengeance.
This book not only reaffirmed my own thoughts and ideas on the subject of spirituality and enlightenment but also brought some new ideas and information that I have not considered before.
Scoop a jar of water out of the ocean and put a lid on it. Study it in its segregated state. Where is the ocean in that jar? Where are the tides and the currents? Pour it back into the ocean and it returns to its integrated state. The temporary entity no longer exists. By scooping it into a jar, you’s created a new entity, a sub-ocean. It’s not possible to subdivide infinity, of course, but try telling that to your new entity. It has all the properties of the ocean from which you scooped it, in no way greater or lesser than any other sampling you might take, yet it bears little resemblance to its authentic oceanhood. It has an independent existence, yet as soon as you pour it back, it merges seamlessly back into the integrated whole. Where is that particular sub-ocean entity after you pour it back in? The same place it was before: everywhere and nowhere. It didn’t exist before you scooped it up, but you didn’t create it. It doesn’t exist after you pour it back, but you didn’t destroy it. So what was born when you segregated that jarful? What died when you reintegrated it?
Most importantly, the book contains what amounts to practical advice in so far as such can be given and that makes its value even higher. An excellent read and an excellent source.
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