Buddha, hope ….

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Buddha in meditation. A skethch from the designs of the film Buddha.
shekhar kapur

40 Responses to “Buddha, hope ….”

  1. the image is very divine and blissful to view. A tranquil,calm and soothing image.
    -Raghav

  2. I am eagerly waiting to watch your film. The images are very potent and I wish you good luck with the film as a whole. Dont keep us waiting for long.
    As an aside, why would you not direct historical films apart from the standard pool of characters – Buddha, Elizabeth, Poolan Devi ..
    There could be thousands of interesting characters who were just lost in the pages of history – maybe some of them had as imposing personalities as did Buddha. A fresh unheard story will bring out the creative best from a director of your stature.

  3. Amalia Rubin says:

    Wow, that is beautiful. I cannot wait to see this film when it comes out.

  4. Bhavani Prasad says:

    Sekhar,
    I am very much anxiously waiting for your movie.
    Hope your work will well appreciated by all.
    All the best.
    Regards
    Bhavani Prasad

  5. Raghav Krishna says:

    Shekhar, Just curious, have you ever thought about a film adaptation of Herman Hesse’s “Siddhartha” ? Doesn’t your own life path resound “Siddhartha” in very many ways?
    Raghav.

  6. i hope this film gets (well)made soon…

  7. Catherine says:

    what is the cast of Buddha??
    Brad Pitt? Richard Gere? Sharon Stone?

  8. Randy Tay says:

    It is interersting that I was contemplating on writing a script on the life of Buddha, and while doing a research, stumble on your project.
    While I am no professional screenwriter, what I have are my years of studies of Buddhism. I applaud your intention to intepret the Buddha from a historical standpoint (i.e. portraying Siddhartha and Buddha as a HUMAN BEING first, instead of subscribing to the notion that he is a SUPER being).
    With that said, I must also add that I am more interested in the content of the film than to find out about the cast. In other words, I really hope your film will focus more on the various Indian thoughts of the time and how Buddha, during his growing years, came in contact with such thoughs and eventually, through his enlightenment, preach a revolutionary doctrine. Interesting would also be the conversations and debate buddha had with various brahmans and other leaders and their disciples. While I certainly understand the business side of the industry, I implore you not to make it a film filled with special effects and fictitious fillers but rather one which not only depict the life of arguable the greatest man who ever walked the earth, but also the depth of his teachings. And please if you will, remove the myths related to his generally accepted life….

  9. naresh says:

    hello sir.
    it’s realy nice to hear that you are making “budha”.and my best wishess with you. i belive that this film is going to get a place in one of the best in indian films history…any way once again good luck and all the best.
    naresh

  10. pim says:

    So is this movie still being made?

  11. Michael says:

    Hello mister Kapur, i am myself a buddhist and i think the idea of making buddha a human being is the most authentic and most meaningfull way fore a movie to be based on lord Gotama,s live. Make it as personal as you want, eat drink and breath lord buddha,s story when you make it, all seen trough your own eyes. I was VERY happy to hear that a most talented director like yourself is going to create the journey of Gotama buddha in a totally fresh way stripped from religious convention and dogma, while still keaping treu to the life of gotama. All i can say is, whe need a film like this, please dont abandon the project even if you have to caste aside other projects. It would be a real shame if a person less talented than yourself would end up making this film (that has the potential to inspire so many people).
    With warm regards, a dutch buddhist

  12. Pankaj says:

    Hi Sir, Hope Floats…………..so do we….and we humans, the Buddhas….are die hard optimists…no???…more ruthless than destiny…..more spirited than the exultant waves…..passing each glorious moment softly…..like being enclosed in the tiny wings of vulnerable butterfiles…….!! The success of Buddha has already unfolded in our hearts…..physical manifestation is but a matter of time:-))

  13. Yulianto says:

    Dear Sheekar,
    It is so disappointing to hear that your Buddha film project may no longer be going ahead. Please re-consider making the movie as it will be a source of inspiration for everyone, not only Buddhists. I reckon you should stick to your inner motivation in conveying the message of peace despite all the controversies surrounding it.
    Based on the comments posted by others, it seems that the project is still going on. Well, I really do hope so. Could anyone please keep me updated and let me know whether or not the Buddha movie is still being made? Thank you very much.
    Peace always,
    Yulianto

  14. Mari Isabella says:

    Dear Shekar,
    Thank-you for sharing in this blog, putting the dialogue ‘out there’. You write with care, and I appreciate that. I hope you can bear with a long message as I have found the inspiration of a kindred spirit on your site! 🙂
    You don’t know me, so my words have to stand on their own, nore do I know if you will read this. I understand something of this quandry of interpretation of Buddha’s life that you spoke of earlier as I have been writing a screenplay with a Buddhist theme. I feel I cannot continue until I have answered some important questions myself…
    Questions that were left hanging on my tongue when I went from maiden, to wife to busy mother… Questions I now pick up once more. I cannot just go on intellectual interpretation, nor just on my personal experience so far. The writing is calling for more growth. Some projects are especially like that.
    The picture above also reminds me also of your comment of the pot of gold. I so agree it is about the journey. I agree that if you meet the Buddha on the road you should ‘kill him’.
    But, I also believe in the pot of gold.
    The graille. The legend. There is something there… Isn’t there one promised? Not only the journey, but the pot of gold too! The elixir of life. The touching the fond face of the once distant moon? That Shams brought to Rumi after years of him searching. That Buddha found under the tree after so many years also searching. That Joseph Campbell spoke of in terms of following one’s bliss…
    Then, how to reach bliss in the face of horror? In the face of apathy? In the face of misery?
    How to come back from hell? This is the dilemma of the adult. And I think this is the ultimate dilemma of Buddha. Do you know that there is a tale of one of Buddha’s past lives, told to children, where he was bad and went to hell, and how he came out again? It is a jakata tale, and if you are interested look it up or ask me, but it is so relevant to the world we face.
    This is a strong and beautiful message. That Hell does not have to be a one way ticket. Very unlike that preached through my own Christian church tradition. Luminescent. Like Odysseys with a lute of compassion. Like the ‘real’ fairy tales where the protagonist gets by the gryhpon at the gate by having a pure heart and holding out a gift of a winter bloom.
    There was an old painting in my mother’s attic of Jesus knocking at a door to an old fashioned cottage. The door in the painting did not have a handle on the outside. I asked her what it was about. She said that the French had the tradition that Jesus was always knocking on the door to our heart, but he couldn’t come in. He could not open the door to come in. No one could. Only we, little us, little me, little you, have the hand that can turn that secret latch from within. Only the kind of love that Jesus talked about would compell little me to open that door.
    To me, that painting was the heart of some lost form of Christianity, replaced with a regular church going, sterile experience.
    Buddha sat down under the Bodhi tree and would not get up until he found the handle. Jesus went in to the desert…
    People who set their minds upon something, on the pot of gold? They were not willing to give it up?
    Is the pot of gold perhaps on our own side of the rainbow? Always there, but we never turn to open the door to the knocking. To the spiritual call? I have friends who are artists who say that art is *never* really well comprised in film. How can you then comprise spirit? How do you make meditation make sense? Ecstasy? Bliss? A process of opening the door to the beloved. So many movies just focus on the typical human struggles. I push the bar a little more here. Through story and inspired acting more than preaching.
    Have you looked at the writings of Thich Nhat Hahn? I will be going to his sangha, refuge, in August at Plum Village in France this summer on the Buddhist and scientific modern understanding of consciousness. Of all the readings I have done of contemporary writings, his resonate the most for me.
    I feel in your own blog writing a certain longing… I have known this longing too. Have we all? I have found that hidden water for this thirst in Hahn’s words, and I look forward to finally meeting him. He is 75 but still going strong.
    His take on Buddhism I find most compelling of all Buddhist writers I have encountered. He breathes life into arcanum and legend. His poetry is profound. I can elaborate more if you wish. For now, here:
    “I hold my face in my two hands.
    No, I am not crying.
    I hold my face in my two hands
    to keep the loneliness warm—
    two hands protecting,
    two hands nourishing,
    two hands preventing
    my soul from leaving me
    in anger.”
    Thich Nhat Hanh wrote this after he had heard of the bombing of Ben Tre and of an American soldier saying, ‘We had to destroy the town in order to save it.’
    And finally,
    “Promise me,
    promise me this day,
    promise me now
    …promise me:
    Even as they
    strike you down
    with a mountain of hatred and violence;
    ..remember, brother,
    remember;
    man is not our enemy.
    The only thing worthy of you is compassion—”
    Thich Nhat Hahn explains what he means by compassion, certainly no wimpy sort of feeling, but rather strong action.
    ‘Compassion means acting with courage and deep love…We have to remain strong… helping…by our firm, clear and compassionate action for peace—the kind of peace in which both sides win because it is based on mutual understanding.’ (Thich Nhat Hahn, Yes magazine, Spring 2005)
    Are you open to more researchers? My contract is coming up soon in my current job (research coordinator for marine sustainability, not unrelated to spirituatlity, especially if you look into the deep ecology of Goethe and Naess). This is a strange way for me to apply, but I came upon your site per chance having found Roy’s “The God of Small Things” on a park bench, read it, and looking it up found links to your site.
    I’m not sure how familiar you are with Thich Nhat Hahn, or if you need other researchers, but I put this out in the same spirit as you put out your thoughts and hope it does some good.
    Hahn’s sangha is called “Plum Village” based in France and will come up on a google search. If you liked the poetry, here is the full length of one of his better known poems, “Call Me By My True Names”
    http://www.tingen.co.uk/inspirations/truenames.htm
    I hope that you will also have some of Buddha’s the dialogue and interactions with Ananda as part of the story! What a wonderful relationship. So many beautiful stories to be told. I also always wondered about how Buddha left his wife behind. It’s always told like he left her, just like that. I imagine it wasn’t ‘just like that’ at all…
    Enough said from me for now!
    Namaste and a lotus for you,
    Mari

  15. cdekate says:

    Buddha, amidst the prevalent chaos, I cannot imagine any other entity that could more aptly represent, what could be.

  16. Dear Mr Kapur,
    I also have great interest and hope that this movie gets made… I am an online news editor and am running a Bollywood blog as part of our news site (http://www.freenewmexican.com/blog73899/ ). I am posting an Agence France Presse story on the technology being used to help find the right actor to play the Buddha. Would you consider granting permission for us to use the image of the sketch above to accompany the article?
    many thanks
    M. Stefan Dill

  17. vijay attri says:

    Dear Sekhar ji
    Making a film on Buddha is a superb idea. iwas also thrilled of reading this news today. in this regard i request you to consider my son who is 10 year old for child role of Buddha. My son is at present doing a lead role in a TV serial for children which will be telecast very soon on a leading popular TV channel. Please let me knoe how i can send his photograhs /resume

  18. Peter says:

    Dear mister Kapur
    Could you please tell us if your still going to make this movie or not,i think it is very unclear, a update would be great!! Are you going to portray the buddha (authentically) with a shaven head like he had or like in later buddha sculptures with his hair in a knot. I think to portray him like he was, as a simple bhikkhu with a shaven head is more interesting. Furthermore, when Gotama was young he already knew about the suffering that was attached to desires but he had not abandoned desires yet, ofcourse he was still a ordinary human being then. But he was a sensitive youth, im affraid you are going to depict him as a warlord (in his earlier days) since he was from the warriors caste but i think the live of a warrior never appealed to him and many verses in the pali literature support that. I read somewhere that you wanted to portray him as human being wich is a very good idea. This movie should not be for Mahayana buddhists alone. I think you will find much material in the (theravadan) Pali canon that will relate to you, he is always depicted as a man, not like a god-man type like in Mahayana literature. I do not mind seeing Richard Gere in this movie but i will get a heart attack if i see Goldie Hawn in it and please cast a indian actor for buddha. Anyway, i wish to you the best of luck and allot of creativity wich you already have. If this movie will be good i will probably see it 8 times in the theatres hahahaha, im serious.

  19. Sophie Hall says:

    Dear Shekhar,
    Have you seen a film called SAMSARA?
    It is the best BUDDHA movie ever. In New York it is almost like a cult movie in any Buddhist event you go.
    I belive the writer/director of the film, Pan Nalin, is also Indian, and has the most indepth knowledge on Buddhism, Asian culture and Cinema.
    I strongly advise you to see SAMSARA, it might be of huge inspiration to you.
    best wishes
    Sophie (NYC)

  20. vicky kamal says:

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  21. vicky kamal says:

    …there was an old painting in my mother’s attic of Jesus knocking at a door to an old fashioned cottage. The door in the painting did not have a handle on the outside. I asked her what it was about. She said that the French had the tradition that Jesus was always knocking on the door to our heart, but he couldn’t come in. He could not open the door to come in. No one could. Only we, little us, little me, little you, have the hand that can turn that secret latch from within. Only the kind of love that Jesus talked about would compell little me to open that door.
    To me, that painting was the heart of some lost form of Christianity, replaced with a regular church going, sterile experience.
    Posted by: Mari Isabella at January 4, 2006 02:26 PM
    this is no myth made by people rather it is believed because of the following quote from bible,from the messages to seven churches ,i am posting the last message to last church,the present time church:
    from the bible,revelation of Jesus christ(the last book in bible from 66 books, compliled as one-the biblos)
    Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
    3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
    3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
    3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
    3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
    3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
    3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
    3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
    3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
    this is symbolsm.
    the total explanation means a lot of more devotion.
    thank you for making this site, may god bless you,amen.
    vicky kamal.
    i think i will post more since it is better
    the theme that i have for the film “the testimony of Jesus christ” is based on following sub-books of the bible.
    the old testament(which believed by jews,islam) books,there are 39 but our theme is majorly on
    1.genesis
    2.exodus
    3.daniel
    others
    and the new testament (27 books total)
    1.john
    2.mathew
    3.mark
    4.luke
    5.revelation
    others.
    i am posting 14 chapters of revelation from 22 chapters.
    sorry for rushing all these information without your permission,forgive me.but if it convinces you a bit donot hold back.
    i again repeat i need to explain a lot, a lot which i am sure will cinvince you 100%, a meeting is what is required.
    anyway read some more bible:
    revelation1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:
    1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
    1:3 Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.
    1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
    1:5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
    1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
    1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
    1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
    1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
    1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
    1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
    1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
    1:14 His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire;
    1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
    1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
    1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
    1:18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
    1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
    1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
    Chapter 2
    2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
    2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
    2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
    2:4 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
    2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
    2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
    2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
    2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
    2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
    2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
    2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
    2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
    2:13 I know thy works and where thou dwellest, [even] where Satan’s seat [is]: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas [was] my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
    2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
    2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
    2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
    2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].
    2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass;
    2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last [to be] more than the first.
    2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
    2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
    2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
    2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
    2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
    2:25 But that which ye have [already] hold fast till I come.
    2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
    2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
    2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
    2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
    Chapter 3
    3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
    3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
    3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
    3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
    3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
    3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
    3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
    3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
    3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
    3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
    3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
    3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.
    3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
    3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
    3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
    3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
    3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
    3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
    3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
    3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
    3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
    3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
    Chapter 4
    4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.
    4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne.
    4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and [there was] a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
    4:4 And round about the throne [were] four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
    4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
    4:6 And before the throne [there was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
    4:7 And the first beast [was] like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast [was] like a flying eagle.
    4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
    4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
    4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
    4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
    Chapter 5
    5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
    5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
    5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
    5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
    5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
    5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
    5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
    5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
    5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
    5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
    5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
    5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
    5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
    5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four [and] twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
    Chapter 6
    6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
    6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
    6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
    6:4 And there went out another horse [that was] red: and [power] was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
    6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
    6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
    6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
    6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
    6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
    6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
    6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were], should be fulfilled.
    6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
    6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
    6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
    6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
    6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
    6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
    Chapter 7
    7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
    7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
    7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
    7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
    7:5 Of the tribe of Juda [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad [were] sealed twelve thousand.
    7:6 Of the tribe of Aser [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses [were] sealed twelve thousand.
    7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar [were] sealed twelve thousand.
    7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin [were] sealed twelve thousand.
    7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
    7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
    7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and [about] the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
    7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
    7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
    7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
    7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
    7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
    Chapter 8
    8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
    8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
    8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
    8:4 And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
    8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast [it] into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
    8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
    8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
    8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
    8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
    8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
    8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
    8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
    8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
    Chapter 9
    9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
    9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
    9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
    9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
    9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
    9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
    9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads [were] as it were crowns like gold, and their faces [were] as the faces of men.
    9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions.
    9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
    9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.
    9:11 And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.
    9:12 One woe is past; [and], behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
    9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
    9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
    9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
    9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
    9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses [were] as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
    9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
    9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails [were] like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
    9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
    9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
    Chapter 10
    10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
    10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth,
    10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as [when] a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
    10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
    10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
    10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
    10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
    10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go [and] take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
    10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it], and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
    10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
    10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
    Chapter 11
    11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
    11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.
    11:3 And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
    11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
    11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
    11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
    11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
    11:8 And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
    11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
    11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
    11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
    11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
    11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
    11:14 The second woe is past; [and], behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
    11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
    11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
    11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
    11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
    11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
    Chapter 12
    12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
    12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
    12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
    12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
    12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.
    12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days.
    12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
    12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
    12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
    12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
    12:12 Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
    12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man [child].
    12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
    12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
    12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
    12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    Chapter 13
    13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
    13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
    13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
    13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
    13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.
    13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
    13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
    13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
    13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
    13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
    13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
    13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
    13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
    13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
    13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
    13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
    Chapter 14
    14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
    14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
    14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
    14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
    14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
    14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
    14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
    14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
    14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
    14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
    14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
    14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud [one] sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
    14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
    14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
    14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
    14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
    14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast [it] into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
    14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand [and] six hundred furlongs.
    thank you,again and again for more making atleast this possible through this site.

  22. blessed son says:

    Budda is in all of us he teaches us not to use ones judgements of the world in the realm of suffering and hardship but to act upon the heart of compassion for brotherhood and sisterhood of children of GOD see happiness inside oneself
    than see the beauty in MOTHER of this world. ugliness of a being is the thought of one who condition his belief as time progress in ones life
    BUDDA is living among us now thru me his reincarnation of spirit is in me
    Let me leave u with a saying of mine.
    “The key to happiness ” is to be HAPPY AND SMILING at every moment of your life”

  23. Pim says:

    Hello dear mister Kapur.
    When will you begin with the process of filming this movie? Right after golden age? I know you are very busy but could you update the info on buddha a bit even if its just one sentence, allot of people would be very gratefull and it would be a good birthday present for me lol. Im looking forward to Golden Age to.
    best wishes,
    Pim

  24. poppy says:

    Dear Mr. Kapur Saheb,
    Subject: missionaries; Buddhism, and its survival.
    I am more than glad that you are making the movie on Lord Buddh Himself! Please allow me to say one thing: you have done a great job by THINKING of making this movie, and please, by all means do not let this movie remain unfinished. Buddhism which stems from Hinduism are both amongst the world’s most tolerant religions. There are many misinterpretations by people from other religions (no offense to any one)in which pure messages of love towards all, and “Ahimsa Paro Dharmo” (not killing any creature is the Best Dharma) seem to be deleted.
    Many missionaries either take advantage of the misinterpretations, or they do not even bother to learn about the religions’ depths, and go to countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, and even parts of India trying to convert the people. My friends from these countries, who are Buddhists, have expressed deep concerns by stating “if this continues, then Buddhism may vanish from our countries.” They have told me how missionaries go to small villages (in schools) trying to teach them “English through Bible” (again no offense to anyone, as this is just one of the techniques to convert people from developing countries…there are many more…).
    The point is, make your movie with such an in-depth inspiration regarding Buddhist/Senatan Dharma (Eternal Dharma-Hindu) principles, that the missionaries would teach people to live in harmony rather than this converting business.
    Simple and a Beautiful Truth: God is one with many names…call Him aqua,water,paani,jul…the chemical property is still H2O.
    Make the movie, God speed!
    Poppy

  25. s kan says:

    is the film on buddha still on ? for 2006 release?
    skk
    tks

  26. s kan says:

    it is very direct site
    perhaps show some of your work
    would be help to get to know you as a director
    i may have something intersting for your new film
    i made a light last time to celebrate peter jackson king kong…
    gorillaluce

  27. resident-indian says:

    Whoa, that’s a big freaking tree. I didn’t know they grew so big here in India. Maybe I should go out more often :/

  28. rajesh ingale says:

    DEAR,SIR, RAJESH INGALE FROM SHOPPERS STOP ANDHERI
    DEAR, SIR IF U REMEMBER U VISITED 2 SHOPPERS STOP ANDHERI ON 13 AUGUST 2004 IN D NOON TIME IN CROSSWORDS SECTION N LOOKING 4 BOOK ON GLASS PAINTING I HOPR U REMEMBER? I INTERACT WITH U N ASKED U ABOUT U R MOVIE U GONNA MAKE ON LORD BHUDDA, DEAR SIR, I WISH U 2 MAKE D MOVIE ONE OF FAMOUS CHARACTER IN D HISTORY RELATED LORD BUDDHA WHICH IS BASED ON NON- VIOLENCE SIR,TRUST ME IF U MAKE D MOVIE ON THIS CHARACTER IT WILL B BLOCK BUSTER,THIS MOVIE WILL SEND D MASSAGE 2 D WHOLE WORLD LOVE, PEACE N HARMONY SIR I WANNA SPRED D VIRUS OF PEACE THROUG U R HELP, I WISH U THIS MOVIE WILL NOMINATE 4 OSCAR BY D GRACE OF GOD U WILL B D LUCKY, SIR WANNA C U HOLDING D OSCAR
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    NAMO BUDDHAI, NAMO DHUMMAI, NAMO SAGHAI.

  29. Vivek Buwa says:

    Very nice image! Best of luck for your film. Buddha is a too vast subject for a film but I think u r capable enough to make film on Buddha!…….. and, where is the bigger size of same image available? r there more such images? its so soothing image that I returned back to this page to write a comment to u after shutting down my computer!

  30. shekhar says:

    yes vivek, there r many more images, and I think I will gradually post them. thank u

  31. ashwin says:

    sheker u are doing a great job keep it.

  32. shekhar says:

    Thank u, Aswin,
    shekhar

  33. WAYNE says:

    When will movie BUDDHA come out! I’ve been waiting for years for this movie to come out in theaters!
    There are many people in the United States would love to see this movie! This would give an inspiration to the whole world!
    My wife was of Indian ancestry we have been married for 23 1/2 years! She passed away almost 5 years ago! And I’m working on myself spiritually! We consider ourselves mystics and I know that there is a market for this movie here in the United States! We have a lot of love for all the great souls! When I had a chance we saw the SAI BABA’S place near Bombay!

  34. debby says:

    i would first like to say how beautiful your space is,i love anything to do with buddhism as he is a sacred part of my life.thanku.may spirits guide you always. from native spirit.

  35. Vivek says:

    It looks like the early morning, the forest is cool and misty and atmospheric, birds are chirping, the rock is warm, budhha’s skin glowing in the warm sun rays, in the movie I imagine a sitar is being played in the background with a male voice (female for background) just humming along.
    Picture looks lovely! Hope you can do it.

  36. saurabh das says:

    dear sir,
    please check my blog, it would give you answers to mane questions that you have. please have a look. http://www.saurabhkumardas.blogspot.com.
    regards
    saurabh

  37. dr. sanjay pandey says:

    respected shkhar ji,

    i m filling very depressd. some time i hope i m dying. a negative thought hovy on me.
    every where i m chited by soial,family, relatives. educatinisit, every wher m chited by every person, and play with my sentiment. every body aspect me, but can not do for me and my axeptace. i lost my energy and intelctual talent. only i alive on my mother good work and her warship. but see can fulfill my all assecpatesan. i want to live . please help me.
    dr. sanjay pandey

  38. justbe says:

    Hi shekhar, the Buddha tree image here doesn’t open anymore, kindly reload it…

  39. justbe says:

    Wishing you another wonderful year for one of the most wonderful person in the film fraternity: )

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