I watched a beautiful foreign film on Tuesday, titled – “
In the film, the Lama “took a journey” through the world and returned to the monastery to paint his inspiration. The new paintings told stories of survival and change in a difficult world.
While my own work draws heavily from Asian influences both in painting and philosophy; I have always felt emptiness to the beautiful yet unfulfilling motifs of traditional Buddhist paintings – such as Tibetan sand painting. I’m sure my ego-centric Western Civilization approach to life makes assumptions of waste when viewing the selfless paintings of traditional
The authentic American problems faced by Kerouac’s characters and genuine friends are the meaty-references we need to further our own understanding of enlightenment while surrounded by the intrusions of the “information age” and the western life in general.
Just like the Tibetan Lama in the film, “