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11 Jul 2022, 2:37 am

aghogday wrote:
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A Powerful Ally It Is"

To Paraphrase Eastern

Philosophy With Some American

Secular and Science Based Words

That George Lucas And His Hero 'Joseph
Cambell' Illustrated So Well Through the Medium

of 'THAT' 'New Summer Blockbuster' That Sadly Glorifies

Violence That Only Accelerated Through the Decades After

in Terms of

Gory Special
Effects Like

the Jaws Series
of Movie Starting
in the Mid-70's As Well...

Yes, of Course, 'Star Wars' Fits in So
Well in the Philosophy, Politics, And Religion


Very perceptive Aghoday!

Lucas leaves a number of breadcrumbs throughout star wars about the real purpose of his imaginative universe (and its not a biography of the Skywalker clan like some star wars nutjobs think).

Yoda sounds a lot like he speaking the wisdom of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. The Jedi philosophy echoes that of buddhism and the jedi use of the force to defend themselves is much like the martial arts of southern and eastern Asia

It may be fiction but Lucas is correct about the Jedi code
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. There is no death, there is the Force.

The Jedi Code was a series of rules and tenets that governed the Jedi Order's actions and embodied its beliefs. The Code taught its followers to not give in to feelings of anger toward other lifeforms, which would help them resist fear and prevent them from falling to the dark side of the Force.

The Jedi Code mandated that the Jedi could train only one apprentice at any given time.
The Code forbade the Jedi from killing unarmed opponents as well as seeking revenge. Amongst other dictates, the Jedi Code forbade Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters from training more than one Padawan at a given time.

Attachment was also forbidden by the Code. Grand Master Yoda stressed that attachment led to jealousy, greed, and ultimately the fear of loss, all of which were paths to the dark side. Ahsoka Tano also regarded attachment as dangerous, and rejected Grogu as an apprentice due to the foundling's bond with the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin.

Notwithstanding the strictures against attachment, the Code emphasized compassion as an essential aspect to the Jedi way of life, teaching that all lives were precious, though outsider misunderstandings of this were not unusual. While Jedi did not marry, the Code banned neither romantic feelings nor familial love. Nevertheless, giving into personal attachment was tantamount to forsaking the way of the Jedi,the teachings of which had little to do with family relationships



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11 Jul 2022, 6:51 am

Loved the original 3 as a child.

Grew to like more the prequels 1999-2005

The latest Disney movies are junk the last was painful and almost unwatchable.

I don’t know if I’ll watch anymore if ever they make anymore it’s ruined the brand


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11 Jul 2022, 7:00 am

If, and ONLY if, it has to do with the pre-Disney Star Wars, as well as the Expanded Universe (no, it's NOT called "legends"! :roll: ), I'm in.

Otherwise, leave me out of it.


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11 Jul 2022, 1:30 pm

cyberdad wrote:

Very perceptive Aghoday!

Lucas leaves a number of breadcrumbs throughout star wars about the real purpose of his imaginative universe (and its not a biography of the Skywalker clan like some star wars nutjobs think).

Yoda sounds a lot like he speaking the wisdom of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. The Jedi philosophy echoes that of buddhism and the jedi use of the force to defend themselves is much like the martial arts of southern and eastern Asia

It may be fiction but Lucas is correct about the Jedi code
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. There is no death, there is the Force.

The Jedi Code was a series of rules and tenets that governed the Jedi Order's actions and embodied its beliefs. The Code taught its followers to not give in to feelings of anger toward other lifeforms, which would help them resist fear and prevent them from falling to the dark side of the Force.

The Jedi Code mandated that the Jedi could train only one apprentice at any given time.
The Code forbade the Jedi from killing unarmed opponents as well as seeking revenge. Amongst other dictates, the Jedi Code forbade Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters from training more than one Padawan at a given time.

Attachment was also forbidden by the Code. Grand Master Yoda stressed that attachment led to jealousy, greed, and ultimately the fear of loss, all of which were paths to the dark side. Ahsoka Tano also regarded attachment as dangerous, and rejected Grogu as an apprentice due to the foundling's bond with the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin.

Notwithstanding the strictures against attachment, the Code emphasized compassion as an essential aspect to the Jedi way of life, teaching that all lives were precious, though outsider misunderstandings of this were not unusual. While Jedi did not marry, the Code banned neither romantic feelings nor familial love. Nevertheless, giving into personal attachment was tantamount to forsaking the way of the Jedi,the teachings of which had little to do with family relationships




Yes, Indeed 'cyberdad,' Truly How Ingenious For George Lucas to Expose the World to Eastern Philosophies

In Our Very Materially Reduced Western Cultures This Way Again Inspired By Joseph Campbell

Finding An Archetypal Story of 'the Hero Within' A Call to Adventure Finally Taking it
Embracing The DarK, Conquering Demons Within And Sharing it Back With the

Community as the Story Book Hero "Jonathan Livingston" Seagull Attempted

to Do too Yet It's True if Ya Wanna Continue to Soar it Helps to Find Birds

Who are Feathered

With Wings in at Least

Some Similar Way And Yes

This is What George Lucas Did

Put Out A Call to Adventure With
A Few Bread Crumbs Relating More Human

Potentials for Free Birds Among Us to Feed on For Real...

For me at Least, No One Religion or Philosophy Meets my Personal

One as it is Always In Flux of Change As Naturally Reality is as i am Surely

Not afraid of Attachment Yet it is Ownership of Others i Do Avoid And i See All

Human Emotions DarK Thru LiGHT As Natural Waves; Some Calm and Others Stormy

To Surf in Life at Best

B A L A N C iN G NoW

in Emotional Regulation
And Sensory Integration as

For Metaphor only i Embrace my
'Inner Sith' as Much as my 'Inner Jedi'

Yet of Course Those Metaphors Alone Don't
Account for How i Personally View Reality New Now

And Most Importantly How i Actually Do Reality Now New;

i Find Parallels of the Bread Crumbs George Lucas Spreads
in What Remains of the Christian Bible too Yet of Course Only

Crumbs as
There Are

Surely Rotten
Parts Not Worth IT
to Consume and Make
Part of my Best Reality Now;

At Least if i Wanna Stay Fresh
And New Coloring my Personal
Christmas TREE ALways Changing and Improving Now

Marrying the Night Merrying the Day Fearing No DarK Cynical

of No New Colors oF LiGHT Naked, Enough, Whole, Complete

in Embracing The Inner 'Sith' And 'Jedi' Balancing The Both in Emotional
Regulation and Sensory Integration Transforming DarK Waves In LiFE That
May Be Stormy BacK Into Newer Colors of Waves Peaceful Loving And Truth to Form of Love

As Essence
Spreads Even More...

Anyway Hehe, As Snoopy
Dances, Sings, Writes, "Twas A Dark And Stormy NiGHT;"

It's What Ya Make it Next For Real That Counts New Now FOR REAL;

Hehe, i Am A Lemonade Maker And Not A Frigging Sour Puss MosT, Hehe...

Other than that
As Far as i am
Concerned It's Good
to Be ALiVE ETeRNaLLY NoW
And This is Naked, Enough,
Whole, Complete for me at Least FoR REAL;

It's Hard for me to Imagine A Life of Waiting until after Death Now;

It's Amazing How Some Humans Value the After Life More Than This Life Now;

Even More Amazing

And Sad, Just About

Half the World Make

The Way of Death Some THING

SOME ONE Told Them to Value More Than Life Now...

Humans Are Fascinating and Scary Little Critters Indeed
As 'Carl Sagan' Related in His Book "Contact" Made into
A Movie With Jodie Foster; We Are Capable of Greatest Nightmares

And Wonderful Dreams too;

Sadly Folks Who Are Addicted
to Anger and Hate Create THeiR
Own Hell As Nightmare On Earth;

MeaNWhile, Looking For 'Godot' After Death...

Yawn, Raised in A Place Like 'That' "Trump World"

Is Basically A Same Lost Ark And Grail Story for Real too

aS A DarK
Side Tends

to 'Bleed' Most
ThiS WaY AliVE, YucK...

Interestingly, The Theme of
The New 'Avatar 2 Movie' Coming
Out Scheduled For Christmas 2022

Is The "Way of Water" (Wu-Wei)
With the Same General Archetypal
Hero Story As One Who is Reborn

TO MAKE THEiR OWN PLACE FREE IN 'THEiR COMMUNITY;'

A LOT DIFFERENT THAN BEING TRaPPeD IN SOMEONE ELSE'S 'PRiSON STORY.'



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12 Jul 2022, 8:15 am

I'm a fan. But there's a lot of spin-off stuff like The Mandalorian etc I haven't watched yet. But at least I know what a Mandalorian is. Although I'm not sure if I'm spelling it right.



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12 Jul 2022, 8:26 am

I liked the first three movies. Rogue One was pretty good. And Star Wars Rebels (animated series). The first scenes in Ep VII before they left Desert Planet - it went down after that. My kids are big into it.

R2 is my favorite.


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12 Jul 2022, 3:44 pm

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The Original Star Wars Trilogy is one of my favorite film Franchises, they are just such groundbreaking films.


Oh yes! Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are some of my favourite films. Didn't like 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 :lol: Well I didn't mind 7 but the rest of them :shrug:

And Mark Hamill is such a nice guy too.


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12 Jul 2022, 4:28 pm

carlos55 wrote:
I don’t know if I’ll watch anymore if ever they make anymore it’s ruined the brand


Sorry to hear about your experiences!

Please give the animated series are a chance. Clone Wars and Rebels are excellent. The voice actors are the unsung heroes, they brilliantly embody the characters (sometimes better than the live actions versions). Ashley Eckstein is really brilliant playing a teenage Asoka.

The Mandalorian, Rogue one and Bad Batch also don't disappoint. Another underrated series ignored by the purists is Star Wars Resistance.



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12 Jul 2022, 4:29 pm

Matrix Glitch wrote:
I'm a fan. But there's a lot of spin-off stuff like The Mandalorian etc I haven't watched yet. But at least I know what a Mandalorian is. Although I'm not sure if I'm spelling it right.


I'd be careful as there's potential spoilers on a Star Wars thread



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13 Jul 2022, 3:57 am

On the subject of spoilers...anyone like the Kenobi series?



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13 Jul 2022, 4:33 am

Yeah it was good, introducing child Leia was a good idea I think.



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13 Jul 2022, 4:54 pm

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Yeah it was good, introducing child Leia was a good idea I think.


I heard they (Disney) introduce a lot of new characters into these series like Reva to avoid paying royalties to Lucasfilms. That's why they killed off Leia and Luke in the movies. Personally I am glad, I am getting bored with the Skywalker clan.



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13 Jul 2022, 6:15 pm

I USED to be a Star Wars and Star Trek fan. I've lost interest in both franchises now. Neither is what they used to be.



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13 Jul 2022, 6:37 pm

My family and I enjoy watching the original trilogy whenever we can do so.
We also enjoyed watching Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

We don't bother watching the prequel trilogy.


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14 Jul 2022, 3:18 am

DanielW wrote:
I USED to be a Star Wars and Star Trek fan. I've lost interest in both franchises now. Neither is what they used to be.


Disney are bring an animated series on QuiGon and Dooku which might resurrect your interest in the franchise.



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15 Jul 2022, 11:16 am

If money is all that Disney loves, then that’s what they'll receive!


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