More connections between Star Wars and Buddhism


I’ve noted before the influence of Buddhism on ??Star Wars??, but I didn’t know it ran “this deep”:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zeph/message/654. Yoda was apparently modeled after “this man”:http://www.berzinarchives.com/bioghaphies/portrait_serkong_rinpoche.html#1. And I missed the most obvious reference — _padmé_ is Sanskrit for lotus (which symbolizes beauty springing forth out of the muck, among other things).

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