Is The Four Noble Truths In The Movie Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, And Spring?

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Change of seasons is necessary like change in perceptions in life as we grow from children to elderly. In the movie, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring, the director tells the story of a Korean man as he moves from innocence, to love and occupancy, suffering, to finally rebirth. The story is split into four seasons as it begins and ends with spring. The beginning of the movie starts with an old Buddhist monk that takes care of a young boy. The boy discovers guilt as he ties up a fish, a frog, and a snake. Interdependence is symbolized throughout the movie with the changes of the season. Insights and symbols about Buddhism are displayed throughout the movie that will further be explained in this paper. The Four Noble Truths that comes from Buddhism can be perceived in this movie. The Four Noble Truths are the foundations of Buddhism. The four truths are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, the truth of the path that frees us from suffering. More simply put, suffering has a cause, it has an end, and it has a cause that brings it to an end. The Four Noble Truths deals with the world as it is and tries to correct …show more content…
The four noble truths are explained throughout this documentary. Gautama returned to his family to teach them what he has learned to end suffering for all who looked for freedom. He was on a path that was led from the pain of suffering and rebirth to enlightenment. Gautama is now known as Buddha. I was able to connect what I learned in this documentary to the movie Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. Overall, both The Life of Buddha and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring had great buddhist teachings. We were able to learn the four noble truths in the documentary, and then see how it was shown in the

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