Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment Setting & Symbolism

Wright, Robert
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The Matrix

Wright uses the matrix from the movie The Matrix to represent the illusions of daily life. In the movie, and in real life, one must dispel the illusion of the life one is living. He compares himself to Morpheus and the reader to Neo in the matrix. He does admit that the situations are not as similar as they could be— in the movie, “robot overlords have put humans in gooey pods and are pumping dreams into their brains” (226). Though this may be a complicated explanation of the truth, it can be conveyed in words and concretely grasped. In real life, the seeing of metaphysical truth and general enlightenment are not so simple. This must be achieved through the experience of meditation alone, and cannot be simply communicated in words.

Chocolate Bars

Wright uses the symbol of chocolate bars to communicate a lack of self control...

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