14 : Matrix Analogy Revolutions


Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.

–Morpheus


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  • Sati: This is the train station. Neo: This isn’t the Matrix? Sati: That’s where the Train goes. Rama-Kandra: This place is nowhere. It is between your world and our world. . Oracle: He’s trapped in a place between this world and the machine world.

 The Trainman refers to mara and the train station/machine world refers to the intermediate period between one birth and another. One can be reborn immediately or in an indefinite period.

  • Oracle: I expect just what I’ve always expected. For you to make up your own damn mind. Believe me or don’t.

This is as Buddha had said about any religion including Buddhism – Do not believe any religion because someone said so or everyone believes so. Make up your own mind only after studying and analyzing it properly.

  •  Neo: You’re programs. Rama-Kandra: Oh, yes. I’m the power plant systems manager for recycling operations. My wife is an interactive software programmer, she is highly creative.

There is no difference between humans and programs in the matrix. Similarly there are 31 planes of existence. But we are accustomed to just the world of form/physical bodies.

  • Rama-Kandra: That is our karma. Neo: You believe in karma? Rama-Kandra: Karma’s a word. Like ‘love.’ A way of saying ‘what I am here to do.’ I do not resent my karma- I’m grateful for it. Grateful for my wonderful wife, for my beautiful daughter.

It is about the Law of Karma.

  • (Hel Club elevator) Seraph: There are no weapons allowed in the club. (Hel Club entrance) Coat Check Girl: Can I take your… oh my God. {Hel Club shootout} (Hel Club – VIP lounge) Merovingian: .. you have fought through hell to do so, yes?

It is about one of the different planes of existence – Hell.

  •  Merovingian: ..she has the good manners to learn her lesson, and to remember that there is no action without consequence. Merovingian: I have told you before, there’s no escaping the nature of the universe. ..Where some see coincidence, I see consequence.

The Law of dependent origination.

  • Merovingian: It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.

Both are Emotions gone to extreme born out of attachment. The link in law of dependent origination.

  • Morpheus: Can’t you see him? Link: No, sir. We were reading something but I couldn’t tell what it was. Neo: I can’t leave yet.

Can’t leave the current planes of existence due to unfinished task.

  • Oracle: Cookies need love like everything does.

Metta an emotion of love towards all beings alike, an unconditional love.

  • Oracle: So, do you recognize me? Neo: A part of you. Oracle: Yeah, that’s how it works. Some bits you lose, some bits you keep. I don’t yet recognize my face in the mirror, but… I still love candy.

Anatta – Impermanence. One of the three universal truth, that every thing is in a state of flux, ever changing, including us.

  • Neo: Then why didn’t you tell me about the Architect? Why didn’t you tell me about Zion, the Ones before me – why didn’t you tell me the truth? Oracle: Because it wasn’t time for you to know. Neo: Who decided it wasn’t time? Oracle: You know who. *She points at the Temet Nosce sign above the door* Neo: I did.

Buddha was particular when to teach the truth he learned and to whom. The truth should be told only at the appropriate time, when the listener is ready.

  • Neo: Tell me how I separated my mind from my body without jacking in. Tell me how I stopped four sentinels by thinking it. Tell me just what the hell is happening to me. Oracle: The power of the One extends beyond this world. It reaches from here all the way back to where it came from. Neo: Where? Oracle: The Source. That’s what you felt when you touched those Sentinels. But you weren’t ready for it.

The abilities of a Buddha far extend beyond the abilities of a normal man and even more than an enlightened man – Arahat (One who has attained Nirvana). A Buddha is the one who has perfected himself birth after birth avoiding Nirvana to attain the supreme perfection.

  • Oracle: Please… You and I may not be able to see beyond our own choices, but that man can’t see past any choices. Neo: Why not? Oracle: He doesn’t understand them -he can’t. To him they are variables in an equation. One at a time each variable must be solved and countered. That’s his purpose: to balance an equation.

It is about God – The Architect. He made this universe and living beings and all the laws, but leaves the choices to living beings. In Buddhism, the God is not considered the creator of the universe. The universe already exist with all it’s laws like Newton’s laws. Gods and all beings exist in one of the 31 planes of existence, all governed by the laws of the universe.

  • Oracle: Everything that has a beginning has an end.

Anatta – Impermanence, One of the universal truth

  • Oracle: Very soon he’s going to have the power to destroy this world, but I believe he won’t stop there; he can’t. He won’t stop until there’s nothing left at all. Neo: What is he? Oracle: He is you. Your opposite, your negative, the result of the equation trying to balance itself out.

We learn evil easily and we don’t stop, we can’t. The good and evil (opposites) exist within us. We need to develop and maintain good intentions and actions consciously, and evil intentions and actions need to be subdued and kept out consciously.

  • Roland: You’ll never make it. hundred years no ship has gone within a hundred kilometers of it, you’ll never make it. Neo: I have to try. Morpheus: Is this what the Oracle told you? Neo: No.

Buddha before attaining Nirvana, had left home in search of the truth – to find an end to suffering in life. He found many teachers but none could lead him to the answer. So he went on his own way to find the end to suffering – Nirvana.

  • Neo: Trinity… There’s something I have to say. Something you need to understand. I know I’m supposed to go. But beyond that – I don’t know…

This is probably what Buddha had thought before leaving his wife and new born child in search of Nirvana.

  • (Logos: main deck) Bane: Mr. Anderson. I see you’re as predictable in this world as you are in the other.

Nature of existence in all planes of existence remains the same.

  • Bane: Still don’t recognize me? I admit, it is difficult to think, encased in this rotting piece of meat. The stink of it filling every breath, a suffocating cloud you can’t escape.*spits blood* Disgusting! Look at how pathetically fragile it is. Nothing this weak is meant to survive.

We must realize that our body is full of disgust – blood, urine, skin, hair, nails, saliva, puss, etc. After death the body is rotten and infested with worms. Contemplation on the disgusting nature of body and contemplation on death are an important form of meditation practised in Buddhism to develop detachment from body/physical form.

  • Neo: Over there. There’s our path. Can you see it? Three lines. Trinity: Power lines. Neo: Follow them.

The eight fold path, leading to Nirvana, divided into 3 sections – sila (morality), samadhi (mental culture), panna (wisdom).

  •  Smith/Oracle: I really should thank you for it, after all, it was your life that taught me the purpose of all life. The purpose of life is to end.

Everything has an end including life – Impermanence – Anatta.

  •  Smith/Oracle: Why, Mr. Anderson, why? Why, why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting for something, for more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is, do you even know? Is it freedom or truth, perhaps peace – could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson, vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself. Although, only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson, you must know it by now! You can’t win, it’s pointless to keep fighting! Why, Mr. Anderson, why, why do you persist? Neo: Because I choose to.

Something more than survival, Nirvana. Illusions of perception borne out of limited senses. Our existence is as artificial as the matrix. You can choose to stay with the illusions of (im)permanent world, walk the path towards Nirvana.

  •  Smith/Oracle: Wait… I’ve seen this. This is it, this is the end. … I’m supposed to say something.I say… Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.

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