Instruction Manual for Life

Thanks to David Kominsky for the link.  

It’s really nicely done – the animation is clean and simple, the music is soothing.  It’s told like a fairy tale which makes it feel like a morality tale – and it is, a kind of morality tale for all of us living in this religiously pluralistic world together.  

I like the metaphor.  We all rely on different instruction manuals and different ways of putting our cupboards together, sometimes based on the instruction manuals of our parents, sometimes not.   But why do we have to see other people’s cupboards as threats to our own, and why do we feel compelled to change how other people have put their cupboards together?  

What I like about this video is that you can apply the wisdom of it to people who have a religious practice, and people who don’t, to people who believe in G-d, to people who don’t, etc.  It fits very much within Krishnamurti’s teachings, too, and yet also allows for religion to co-exist within Krishnamurti’s philosophy at the same time.

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~ by realsupergirl on January 10, 2009.

2 Responses to “Instruction Manual for Life”

  1. I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too…

  2. I have no idea what you are taking about. Was that comment left by a person or a spambot?

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