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Yoda's Wisdom. Star Wars Philosophy & Buddhism

Dernière mise à jour : 20 mars 2020

Master Yoda is one of the main character in Star Wars movies, one of the most powerful jedi and the one explaining the jedi's philosophy, which has quite a lot of similarities with the Buddhism. That could be explained by the fact that the creator of Star Wars - George Lucas is a Buddhist Methodist. The Force (metaphysical power implemented in everything that surrounds us and everything our senses perceived) is comparable with the Taoist concept called Tao - single principal underline all creation ( 'Tao Te Ching' by Lao Tzu). Jedi learn to use the Force, but this knowledge is coming with big responsibilities. As any wisdom one's have to get to a point first to understand it but as well to be able to bear the consequences of using it. The Force is a power but the one's choices bring it to the light or to the dark side. And this choice influence not just his life but the lives of the ones he is connected with and the environment he lives in. The jedi practice mindfulness and meditation in order to deal with and use the Force for good. Being mindful helps easier to detect what is going on in our soul and mind and what is the real reason behind, protect us to slip to the dark side pushed by anger, fear or hatred.

Yoga is approach to life, an ancient system that combines many physical and spiritual practices which develop the body, our mental abilities and spiritual capacity. Includes control breathing (pranayama), control on our mind (meditation), asanas and a healthy diet.

More details about the connection between Jedi's philosophy and the Buddhist's principles-check this video: Yoda's wisdom for inner peace by Einzelganger (YouTube).


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