Love, Death, and Robots

By Leo Gura - December 27, 2019

Over the holiday break my brother showed me this series on Netflix called Love, Death, and Robots. It’s a collection of 18 short sci-fi stories in animated form. What pleasantly surprised me was the depth and quality of the storytelling.

Three of the episodes caught my attention as having some profound spiritual significance:

  1. Beyond The Aquila Rift — the ending is profound in that it shows that truth can be an ugly thing which most people don’t have the courage to stomach. Most people don’t realize how shocking and radical truth is, which is why it must remain hidden. Before you ask for the truth, make sure you can handle it. Tis a good life lesson.
  2. Zima Blue – the entire arc of Zima-the-artist shows the interconnection between art, spirituality, and truth. Most artists don’t realize that what they’re really seeking with their art is Spirit. Zima found it, but it cost him his life. And of course his final deconstruction was shocking to everyone watching. Zim’s arc is the spiritual path in a nutshell.
  3. The Witness — the ending is a delicious strange loop. If you’re still not clear what a strange loop is, here it is.

After you watch these three episodes, my commentary above will start to make sense.

Here’s the trailer for the show, although I think the trailer sucks at selling it, so don’t judge by the trailer. You must watch to understand.

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