Understandings on Harry Potter and the Wall

February 16, 2011 at 6:00 am | Posted in Discussion, Moments from History, Reflections | Leave a comment
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Author: Cun Zhongjian

[PureInsight.org] With the movie of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Harry Potter series that has accompanied us in the past few years will conclude. What attracts us is not only the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends, but also the marvellous magical world in which the movie series is set.

Deep in our minds, many of us hope the magical world does exist, and probably even wish to visit there in person. Despite the coexistence of good and evil, or light and darkness, at least it opens a door for us to escape from this seemingly dull and materialistic society.

This movie has actually showed us that a wall is indeed the dividing line between reality and the magical world. Do you still remember how, in the first episode, Harry boarded the train to Hogwarts School? There was no platform, just a wall. When one is not restrained by the flesh eyes, and when one is able to close the eyes and walk towards the wall with courage, he or she would find that the wall does not exist at all. Instead, it is just an interface between this world and the magical world. What we have been looking for, for a long time, is actually behind the wall.

There is also such a wall in our mind that separates this earthly world from a supernatural one. Established in the human world, this wall is developed from our prejudices and notions. It confines our mind and life in a tiny space. Moreover, a person, or human beings in general, is constantly consolidating the wall to make it higher—that is, confining ourselves to a more tiny space. People dare not believe things that are not included in textbooks or theories that have not yet been confirmed by authorities. In other words, few people are courageous enough to think independently and explore the world. In the eyes of Harry Potter and his friends, we are living a pitiful life since we are not brave enough to cross the wall.

The dividing line that separates the inside from the outside of the wall actually resides in our mind. When we can break the barriers in our notions and dare to explore the other side, we are essentially—at least at that moment—already on the other side. This process may seem plain and simple, with nothing unusual in this dimension. In our mind, however, this particular thought could shake Heaven and Earth. In the Buddha school, there is a saying, “As one’s Buddha nature emerges, it shakes the world in ten directions.” Simply because of a thought from an ordinary person in this world, the sacred heavenly worlds could be shaken. From this, we can see the power of this thought.

Many people are fans of the Harry Potter series. But few are thinking beyond that. In fact, many scenarios described in the movies are happening right now, ranging from truth vs. lies, good vs. evil, and light vs. darkness. The battle here is also happening in both this world and in other dimensions. And, just like the Harry Potter series, this battle is going to conclude soon. Many people may soon find out that they are also from distant worlds and that sentient beings in those places are relying on them for salvation. Whether or not those beings can be saved—in other words, to live in light or darkness thereafter—depends on the thoughts of the person in this world in front of the choice between righteousness vs. evilness.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/12/22/70445.html

Source: http://pureinsight.org/node/6076

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