The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems for a long time now. A few well-known Hollywood stars have willingly and openly expressed this fact to the public.
Obvious and hidden references to Hindu symbolism can be found in many movies, including Batman, Superman and Memento. Let’s examine the plots of some movies that are based on Vedic teachings.
2. Matrix Trilogy (1999 – 2003)
Peter Rader, a Hollywood movie producer claims that the Matrix movie is actually based on yogic principles. It says that this world is an illusion. It’s about Maya – that if we can cut through the illusions and connect with something larger we can do all sorts of things. The hero of the movie gains the capabilities of advanced Yogis who are believed to be able to defy laws of normal reality.
Matrix is of that age when machine will reproduce the human being and have total controls of everything. There is a virtual reality program that make them feel alive but in reality they were in a cave where they have a connection of that virtual reality program directly behind of their head. When they go inside the virtual reality program they feel it real because the virtual reality program hide fact that whatever they are doing is not real and they are totally in the control of machine.
In Hindu mythology there is also a Virtual Program called ‘Maya‘ made by god to hide himself to all people. So people live in the effect of Maya and think everything is real but in reality everything is virtual.
In movie, there was a group of people who came out of that virtual reality program and know the real world. They know what is real and what is virtual. But still they dont have hundred percent believe when they are in that program.
So in Hindu mythology there are many saints who have seen beyond Maya and met with god. They know whatever looks is false reality is beyond this wall of imagination.
The concept of “Guru” or spiritual teacher is wonderfully depicted through the interaction of Morpheus and Neo. The action choreography of the movies especially of that between Neo and Mr. Smith at the end, matches the descriptions of fighting between Duryodhana and Bhima in the Mahabharata.
Navras, The track that plays over the closing credits is a Vedic Shloka. The song contains an adaption of the Asato ma mantra found in the Hindu sacred text the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.
asato mā sad gamaya
tamaso mā jyotir gamaya
mṛtyor mā amṛtaṁ gamaya
Om shānti shānti śhāntiḥ
From ignorance lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality
Om peace, peace, peace