Tapestry of endings and new Beginnings, inching forever closer to Nirvana

dc.contributor.author Panasit Chaiyanan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-29T02:01:54Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-29T02:01:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description “Asymptote as Nirvana (Continue on getting better even while knowing that it will never be enough)” Detail about the concept: In Buddhism, the ultimate goal is, or at least should be, to be released from this cycle of birth death and reincarnation and achieve nirvana. However, those of us who are not monks are all content with simply continue on with our lives within this cycle. So why are we not doing what Buddha wants us to do? Are we resigned to being doomed to meet with the same people who we wronged or who we righted over and over again? Thai version of Buddhism played down the aspect of achieving nirvana, so much so that some people forgot about it completely. Surprisingly, I found a resemblance of answer in Japanese culture. Japanese’s Buddhism fused with Zen beliefs and has less inten- sity than Thailand’s common versions, but there is one behavior that I feel is very telling and that is the idea of doing the same thing over and over again. Japanese people are very rou- tine. In the 2011 documentary movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the Japanese master chef Jiro Ono enter the train from the same spot every day for several years. But his life is not always the same. His works changed, but only a little bit. It’s a slowly evolving routine. This can be found in Japan’s other forms of media as well. Godzilla, Rockman (Megaman), the Sen- tai series. Western audience would often complain of the same formulaic stories being retold over and over again. But they are not the same, each time different, and each time, at least to the creator, bet- ter. So by living life, die, and then reborn again, are we actually moving closer to something? If we learn from our mistakes, then we are improving, but what exactly are we improving towards? Is it Nirvana? en_US
dc.format.extent 4 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation 1st CA Creative Work Faculty Showcase 2015, 46-49 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/21494
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Research committee, Albert Laurence School of Communication Arts, Assumption University en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Creative Work 2015 en_US
dc.subject CA Creative Work en_US
dc.subject Buddhism en_US
dc.subject Achieve nirvana en_US
dc.subject Nirvana en_US
dc.subject Art works
dc.subject Design or art works
dc.subject Design works
dc.title Tapestry of endings and new Beginnings, inching forever closer to Nirvana en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Creative Work en_US
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