Matrix-Analysis

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Matrix and Bhagavad Gita:- Matrix is not just an ordinary science fiction movie and is in actual a philosophical message woven around a science fiction concept. To certain extent I found matrix similar to Bhagavad Gita in which Arjuna(Neo) who is perfectly capable of fighting against Kauravas(Machines) is confused, helpless and does not believe he could actually achieve what he is supposed to through war. Bhagavad Gita is a book that enlightens soldier in war by banishing all self-doubts and dilemmas. In matrix, it’s clear from the very beginning that a war is going on and the way Morpheus trains Neo is what I find is similar to Bhagavad Gita in which Arjuna is enlightened by a superior person Krishna. Philosophy in the movie resembles a…show more content…
Basic strength of Neo in movie is ability to combat with agents which others have failed in the past. So the very thing in which we can differentiate Neo from other humans is his fighting technique. A reason behind inclusion of martial arts could be the fact that it is extremely rapid technique. Such speed and accuracy can not be achieved without control over my mind. Some of the Bruce Lees quotes which highlight these facts are

1. Be formless... shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or creep or drip or crash! Be water, my friend..." * Neo’s swift dodging techniques and bending gravity when inside the matrix are result of the same ideology when true nature of matrix is understood by him. Before understanding he can be formless or shapeless inside matrix as matrix is not a real entity, he was unable to stand against Morpheus either but once he understands and embraces truth of matrix with open mind he is able to tackle with agents as well who were considered invincible before.

2. "All types of knowledge, ultimately leads to self knowledge."
Again we come across same thing, self-knowledge, understanding ourselves is the only way of making

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