Watch: The Buddha 2010 123movies, Full Movie Online – After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from Nepal who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life..
Plot: This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life.
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I found this documentary very instructive. I saw it on PBS, which is very well known for its high quality documentaries. And this one just follows that tradition. Buddhism is a beautiful religion/philosophy and was portrayed in the documentary in a simple and easy to understand manner. The music adequately accompanies the narration and the beautiful animations.
The Buddha’s story is very touching and reflects the endless quest of humanity for peace. Peace starts with one’s self, to be able to reflect it on the outside world.
Personnaly, it opened my eyes and heart at life. Will definitely meditate more often now. Highly recommended.
Not a good primer because it lacks clear focus
This starts off with a lot of mystical talk which associates Buddhism more with religion then philosophy. I think this weakens the lesson and makes this a very bad introduction to Buddhism. It’s more about cute stories than the importance of the philosophy. At this point the movie I’m listening two people talk about his experience as a young man but because they’ve already turned it into common mythology it’s a waste to talk about the more real human story. It’s sad to see something so well-intentioned that I just would have to recommend people do not watch. Buddha is not Santa Claus. Next they summarize Hindus in the most minimalist way and explain that because people are wealthy they need a better religion. This movie seems to be lost. Now more mystical stories. It’s a little bit of history. It’s a messy exploration of different philosophies. Now it is introducing “it is said” as the source of material. I will admit at this point having a bias towards zen practice which has some association with Buddhism. So in a way I have a bias towards the useful part over the common stories that men make up to be less than useful. I think if they were to take away the weak opening and the muddling of common myth stories with the historical story it would be more useful.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Director David Grubin
Writer David Grubin
Actors Richard Gere, Blair Brown, The Dalai Lama
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. 1 win & 1 nomination total
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