spiritual quotes : The Last Samurai ( 2003 )

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Quotes from the movie The Last Samurai ( 2003 )

are both thought  provoking and compelling.

After centuries of relying on hired samurai for national defense,

the Japanese monarchy has decided to do away with the warriors in favor of a more

contemporary military. 

Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by

the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai.

But when Algren is captured by the samurai

and taught about their history and way of life,

he finds himself conflicted over who he should be fighting alongside.

Billy Connelly, Tony Goldwyn, and Ken Watanabe co-star.

The Last Samurai Movie Quotes

 

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Katsumoto: [narrating] :

They say Japan was made by a sword.

They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean,

and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea,

and those drops became the islands of Japan.

I say, Japan was made by a handful of brave men.

Warriors, willing to give their lives for what seems to have become a forgotten word:

honor.

Katsumoto: You believe a man can change his destiny?

Algren: I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.

 

Algren: How’s your poem coming?

Katsumoto: The end is proving difficult.

Katsumoto:

The perfect blossom is a rare thing.

You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.

 

Spring, 1877. This marks the longest I’ve stayed in one place

since I left the farm at 17.

There is so much here I will never understand.

I’ve never been a church going man,

and

what I’ve seen on the field of battle has led me to question God’s purpose.

But there is indeed something spiritual in this place.

And though it may forever be obscure to me,

I cannot but be aware of its power.

I do know that it is here that I’ve known my first untroubled sleep in many years.

Nathan Algren

The Last Samurai – Tom Cruise

 

I think this is a very good death.

Katsumoto

The Last Samurai – Ken Watanabe

I am a living god, as long as I do what they think is right. 

Emperor Meiji

The Last Samurai – Shichinosuke Nakamura

 

Tell me how he died ?

Emperor Meiji

I will tell you how he lived.

Algren:

footnotes

 ram0ram footnote :

love good films and 

The Last Samurai ( 2003 ) is one my favorite ……

watched it many times …… as one watches it more …..

it opens with new meanings and fragrance of characters in the film …. 

films are real and unreal at the same time …..  

but it gives to some entertainment ……

to some experience …..

and to some enlightenment …….

cosmos is dream production of divine …….

and life is a film which can make us aware of our different roles and divine part …….

in film all actors act with the given identity or names but original name mostly appears

at the end of the film only …….

to know the original name during the film  yet act with a given name naturally is enlightenment ……..

love all.

(c) ram0ram 

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