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Conrad Rooks

Zul Vellani

A few days back, I was searching for clips of movie Siddhartha on the youtube. I found a few. The movie was directed by Conrad Rooks and the river features prominently in the story. The river is the best teacher tells the movie at many places. We should look towards it for peace of mind because it lives in the present. Today is everything because yesterday is gone now and tomorrow is unpredictable. The movie seems like sketches made by an artist with the boat being rowed by the characters on the river. It is like celluloid poetry. In one… Read More »Zul Vellani

Live in the Present

In the movie Siddhartha based on the novel by Hermann Hesse and directed by Conrad Rooks, Siddhartha is rowing in the river accompanied by his Guru who is an old man. He tells Siddhartha that the river is at all the places at the same time. It is at its sources, it is in the ocean, it is on its way to ocean simultaneously. It lives in the present. We humans suffer because we chase the time which is impossible. Time is unaffected by anything. It is nonchalant. It neither hates nor loves anything. Things are born and dying but… Read More »Live in the Present

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