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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Zen and the Art of Being Jedi

As a true Star Wars geek, I can't help but post a link to this one:

A Jedi is not a Buddha. But many of the practices and concepts that are part of their art can be found in the Buddha’s teachings. In developing Star Wars, George Lucas has drawn on many religions, myths, and cultural practices from all parts of planet Earth. As we will soon see, the roots of the Jedi can be found in Asia.


Anonymous Kenley Neufeld said...

Don't forget there is a new title out "The Dharma of Star Wars" by Matthew Bortolin. I have been reading it this week and have enjoyed the insight into the connections as well as a great introduction to Buddhism in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition.


11:49 AM  
Blogger M said...

Yes, the book can be found here for those interested. I haven't read it yet, but intend to.

6:49 AM  

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