Short Story about the film Samsara (2001):

Tashi (Shawn Ku) began his training as a Buddhist monk at the age of five. Twenty years later, his relationships at the temple became strained after a meet with 'Pema'. They marry. Tashi is at odds with his sexuality and an attraction to another lady name as 'Sujata', a migrant worker. Racked with guilt over his infidelity, Tashi leaves the farm to return to the monastery.


What exactly is the message the movie 'Samsara' carries? Why does Tashi try to run away from his responsibility for the family? Why is Tashi so confused? At the end, which life he chooses?

  • @Vishwa, There might have various articles on this movie. But I want to know the mindset of the Tashi. Why he behaves like that. is he copying Goutam Buddha. But Goutan Buddha's story is somewhat different. I have seen the movie. But I could not understand what exactly it wants to say. There is great message but whats is that? is that mean - 'There are endless desires in everyone's life and it is difficult to get rid of it.....' What more?
    – Shree
    Oct 4, 2018 at 5:29
  • Posted a meta request about the tag
    – user20086
    Oct 4, 2018 at 10:34
  • I didn't see Samsara but I saw Baraka and the Quatsi trilogy and my guess is that the movie -as most Ron Fricke's movies- do not carry any other message than the one you are giving to it. This is the life of a person, with all his doubts and his choices. The camera just happens to be there. There is no intended scenario or message.
    – kikirex
    Oct 5, 2018 at 17:52


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