Monday, March 16, 2015

George Lucas vs. the Apostle Paul (vs. the Buddha)

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

The above quote is, of course, from Jedi Master Yoda.

It occurred to me how this contrasts with a passage from the book of Romans:

"Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."

And for extra credit, even more crazy philosophical contrast. Consider the Buddha's Four Noble Truths:

1. Everything is suffering.
2. Suffering is caused by attachment.
3. Suffering can end (the achievement of Nirvana).
4. The true path is Dharma (following the Eight-Fold Path of correct living).

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