Jake Sully woke up like the Buddha woke up. The movie ends with the The Avatar and the Voyage to Pandora sitting straight up with a start. We are left with that, the mystery…for it is our own mystery, our own waking up, our own remembering our True Nature. The movie was a progression of Jake Sully surrendering to Pandora, yet he take Jake Sully and the Sky People with him. He transcends the polarity of Sky and Navi, mind and body…A new man is created, the Centaur..the true hero, the True Man, The Son of God, the natural man, the individuation of C. Jung..whatever you name it. But we know it when we recognize it in others. We may say they are authentic.
And we also know it within ourselves, or we would not seek it. But we externalize it and say it’s God or Jesus or Truth..something in time. But awakening is not in time; Awakening of True Self is not in time because you already always ARE That. We have forgotten..that’s all..and we want the surprise of remembering.
Avatar is about awakening, and James Cameron could not have written such a perfect movie unless he was describing his own awakening. Awakening shares awakening through art, through metaphor because Awakening is not a thing, it is not a state of mind or being. Awakening is a process, a verb not a noun. That’s why we can’t find it. That’s why it is not in time. Awakening IS time. Awaking is awaking to impermanence which is realizing that you are no thing in time.
Oh, we still live in time, in the real world running to catch a bus, but at the same time we are Timeless. All the running in time to catch up is play, is the play in time…but the player is timeless.