Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Bhagavad Gita On The Beach

In this scene from Season 2 Episode 1 of the HBO series Six Feet Under -- one of my favorite episodes -- Nate Fisher contemplates the eternal while reciting from the holy Hindu text, The Bhagavad Gita.  Every day in the late afternoon sun while I was on the beach in Atlantic City (August 9-20, 2010) this scene came to mind.

All that lives, lives forever.

Only the shell, the perishable, passes away.

The spirit is without end, eternal, deathless.


Gary Freedman said...

Nate Fisher imagines his dead father talking to him on the beach.

Gary Freedman said...

Peter Krause is an American film and television actor and film producer. He is perhaps best known for his lead role as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under.

Krause starred in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under from 2001 to 2005. He received seven award nominations (including three Emmy nominations) for his portrayal of funeral director Nate Fisher.

Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota to a mother who taught in the second grade and a high school English teacher father. He was raised in the St. Paul suburbs.
Krause graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. He entered college with the goal of attending medical school. He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University.

Franz Wisner's wife, Traci Middendorf, made a guest appearance on an episode of the first season of Six Feet Under.

Gary Freedman said...

Oh, yes, Nate's father (who appears on the beach in Nate's fantasy) was also a funeral director, the founder of "Fisher & Sons."

"You're in the game now, buddy boy."

In one of the final episodes of Season 1, the brothers David and Nate Fisher visited Las Vegas for a funeral directors convention. David (a homosexual) was arrested while being the active partner in anal sex with a male prostitute (Brad) in an underground parking garage. (At the police station, the police officer says to David, "You're allowed one telephone call, Sally." I love that line.)

Maria Zelada said...

Thanks for this post : )
I love the scene and couldn't remeber wich episode was. It's very beautiful.

Thanks a lot!

Ana Clara said...

This episode was lovely... As all the serie.
Anyway.. Coudnt find tha verse or chapter it is on bhagavad gita. Does anyone know wich it is?

Ana Clara said...

Is it chapter two, verse 20?