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In Little Buddha, how does the basic concept of "impermanence" work in the story?

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I certainly would suggest that any film about Buddhism might not be able to capture the intricate sensibilities of it.  Impermanence is one such element.  While we can use the film as a discussion point here, it should be noted that no commercial film should be used as a representation about a religion.  In Bertolucci's film, the destruction of the sand mandala at the end of the film is a representation of...

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