Zen and Mission Impossible III. We pull apart the cotton ball of Mission Impossible moves to find the spiritual seed inside. All movies are a spiritual seed, some bigger than others, of course, but All is One. In this talk we are looking as Simplicity and how the simple plan will collapse into complexity which awakened the Simple Man of action. The Plan is in time; the Hero, the Lion’s Roar is timeless. No plan can be perfect; but human action can be perfect when it is atonement with the world.
The Hero (Tom Cruise’s character) is always reduced to pure action and his single-minded intention. As usual, the heroic action is activate then the hero’e lover is stolen. Now its personal. Restoring the One that has been fragmented is now the cosmic One of Male/Female, the One that is Two.
The Hero is now in that existential battle with the Evil One who is challenging the Son of Man for the Right to be the One. But the Evil One is always about being in control of the World, of the Many. While the Heroic One, is only interested in control of himself, of restoring his own Unity as the One.
In retrying Unity of the One Man, the heroic also simultaneously restores Unity to the. Many (world). They are ONE..man/world. The Mission Impossible is to restore unity through the ONE instead of controlling the many, which is the Plan in Time, to restore Unity as plan for the future. The Evil One has the strength of intellect. The Heroic Man has strength of Intention. Through his Intention of being the One Man, the True Man, he has what his foil does not have. TIMING. Nature works with him to restore balance. All the Evil One has is his intellect and his plan.
But the Evil One’s Plan aways fails because his plan cannot predict and control the creativity of the Heroic Man, who is representative of Life itself. The Plan cannot control and predict Life. The Lion’s Roar of the Heroic Man is when he surrenders to Life….which we can say is God. Only through that surrender of the Plan does God work with Man to restore Life and Unity.