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Comments about the soundtrack for The Matrix Revolutions (Don Davis)

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Re: Neodammerung
• Posted by: OM Shanti   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, November 10, 2003, at 3:41 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Neodammerung (Tomek)

German. It's an allusion to Richard Wagner's opera Gotterdammerung
Twilight of the Gods written in the late 1800s.
> Duel of the Fates is also sung in Sanskrit!

> Yeah, now I know that .It's cool that Don Davis used the Sanskrit and
> that it is used in Duel of the Fates is another connection with John
> Williams. Means that Davis always saying about him in superlatives, he
> scored Jurassic Park III beacuse Williams chose him (some little
> thoughts). I wish Don as amazing career as it was part of Williams' life.
> He's at the very best way

> Tomek

I think they used Hindu Sanksrit verse not just because of JW. But because that's what The Matrix is all about - the core Hindu Philosophy - The Theme.

The movie(s) is very much based on the popular Hindu Philosophy - Advaita - that the Individual Soul (jeevAtma) ultimately merges with (becomes) the Supreme Soul (paramAtma - God).

After the jA "realises" that "everything" (including itself) is a cosmic manifestation of "onething" - pA, the jA is capable of loosing it "residual self image" and become one with pA (Union/Communion?). This is exactly what happens to Neo, and thats when he starts seeing code when he is "inside the matrix" - instead of seeing the CG manifested forms, he sees the underlying code. The idea is to transcend manifested reality - so after the soul leaves the physical body we can loose our residual self image (identity, ego) and thereby dissolve into pA - Moksha/Nirvana state. This is the ultimate goal of all Individual Souls.

The Navras song is a Sanskrit verse - prayer - seeking divine support towards this goal:

Asatho ma Sath Gamayam - Seek The Truth when overwhelmed by Untruth
Thamaso ma Jyothir Gamayam - Seek Light when lost in Darkness
Mruthyor ma Amrutham Gamayam - Seek Moksha in body's (physical) Death

Shanti - Peace.

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