Director: Anand Gandhi; Cinematographer: Pankaj Kumar
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Summary: Chapter 2: Monk
EXT. COURT - day
A centipede crawls determinedly along the floor. Quick feet step back and forth it's either direction. Some miss stepping on the insect by the narrowest of margins. A hint of a bare foot as the corner of a stamp paper enters the frame. The centipede callously climbs onto the document.
The affidavit ramps out over a leaf as the centipede perfunctorily steps over the threshold.
young man (o.S.)
Now that you have saved its life, will you also give it a proper upbringing and a good education?
Maitreya chuckles and sits down next to the Young Man, who is in lawyer's attire.
What if it was the worm's karma to just lie there and get crushed?
Well, is it lying there getting crushed? So, perhaps, it wasn't.
Or worse, the worm was trying to commit suicide and you've put it in the pot, and now it has to crawl it's way back to nirvana.
Do you believe in our case. I am sorry I didn't get your name...
Really? Your parents named you that?
No. My parents named me Madhava after the great theologist, Madhavacharya.
But I decided to switch sides at the age of fourteen.
Yeah, I do believe in our case, but I am here, uh, to learn to win an argument from both sides.
A call rings out in the distance.
Ok, we got to go.
Maitreya and Charvaka get up and make their way to the court room.
We are all blind men trying to perceive the elephant.
How are you blind? You're just wearing glasses.