In this scene, Yama, also called the Death God, confronts Sam/Buddha. Sam/Buddha is seated under what amounts to the famous "Bodhi Tree" in Buddhism, but of course, this being an alien planet, I had my own take on it.
"The Buddha appears, preaching a philosophy that undermines the doctrine of Karma and the need for rebirth, and instead promises Nirvana to those who can release themselves from the illusion of the world. The goddess Kali, realizing that this is Sam's work, sends her own executioner, Rild to kill Sam, but Rild falls ill and is tended to by Sam's acolytes. Recovering, Rild cannot carry out his mission and instead becomes one of Sam's pupils, eventually equalling his teacher's wisdom. He takes the name Sugata, preaching in earnest what Sam had done only calculatingly. Yama descends to finish Sam for once and for all. Sugata faces Yama on a treetrunk bridge over a river, knowing he cannot defeat the God of Death, but fights him anyway. Yama kills Rild and proceeds to find Sam. However, Sam tricks him and escapes, promising to return with some 'new weapons'."