Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 4 Dec 2000 01:05:27 -0800


>> >Tomino seems to go out of his way to avoid established religions,
>>although he
>> >tackles religious questions in a secular humanist way. Newtype, as
>> >explained by
>> >Tomino, sounds remarkably similar to the Buddhist notion of enlightenment.
>>
>> Judging by the way most of these NewTypes behaved (irresponsible, moody,
>> lusty, stubborn, short-tempered), I'd say they're far from the Buddhist
>> notion of being enlightened.
>
>I dunno -- throw in drunken and irritating and you've got a lot of the
>Buddhist
>monks I've seen in anime....
>
>-Z-

Perhaps we are talking different monks - those anime monks are mostly
from the Japanese sect. I was thinking of the Hindu Buddhist's terms of
being enlightened.

Eddie

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