Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Fav matrix quotes

Hmm. Its tough to choose. every dialog in matrix is so special and has a lot of meaning. The ultimate movie on spirituality and philosophy with a hacker/commercial twist though.

Here are some picks from those.

Neo: I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.

Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

Trinity: Neo... nobody has ever done this before.
Neo: I know. That's why it's going to work.

Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain
Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?
Morpheus: No, Neo. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to.

Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
Morpheus: Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain

Morpheus: What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on! Stop trying to hit me and hit me!

Neo: Why do my eyes hurt?
Morpheus: You've never used them before.

Agent Smith: Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.

Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.

Agent Smith: "Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call when you are unable to speak?"

Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.

Cypher: I know what you're thinking, 'cause right now I'm thinking the same thing. Actually, I've been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

Cypher: All I see now is blonde, brunette, redhead.

Cypher: It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye.

Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
Spoon boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

Mouse: Do you know what it really reminds me of? Tasty Wheat. Did you ever eat Tasty Wheat?
Switch: No, but technically, neither did you.
Mouse: That's exactly my point. Exactly! Because you have to wonder: how do the machines know what Tasty Wheat tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. Maybe what I think Tasty Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal, or tuna fish. That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken, for example: maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything!

The Matrix epilogue theme- Translated (copied from a topic in orkut)
Did you ever bother to find out what the song at the ending of the Matrix Trilogy meant. Well here it is.

asato ma sad gamaya
tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
mrtyor mamrtam gamaya

Lead me from unreality (Asat) to reality(Sat). Lead me from Darkness(Tamas) to Light(Jyothi). Lead me from Mortality(Mrthyor) to Immortality(Amrut). The Brhadaranyaka Upanisad 1.3.28

vidyam cavidyam ca yas
tad vedobhayam saha
avidyaya mrtyum tirtva
vidyayamrtam asnute

He who knows both Knowledge (vidya) and ignorance (Avidya), crosses death(mrtyu) with ignorance* and attains immortality through Knowledge. The Isa Upanisad, 11

yasmin dyauh prthivi cantariksam otam manah saha pranais ca sarvaih tam evaikam janatha atmanam anya vacah vimuncatha amrtasya esah setuh

In him the Universe, the earth, and the sky are woven, the mind with prana and all. Know him alone as the Self, and discard other words! He is the bridge of Immortality. The Mundaka 2.2.5

indriyebhyah param mano
manasah sattvam uttamam
sattvad adhi mahan atma
mahato vyaktam uttamam

Beyond the senses is the mind, beyond the mind is the supreme manifested being, higher than that being is the great Self(maha-atma), higher than the great is the supreme Unmanifest. The katha upanisad, 6.7

yada pancavatisthante
jnanani manasa saha
buddhis ca na vicestate
tam ahuh paramam gatim

Whence, the five instruments of knowledge and the mind are still together, and when the intellect does not move, that is called the supreme state. Katha 6.10

bhidyate hrdayagranthis
chidyante sarvasamsayah
ksiyante casya karmani
tasmin drste paravare

When he his presence and immanance are seen, The shackle of the heart is broken, all doubts are resolved, all karmas perish. The Mundaka Upanisad, 2.2.8