Baraka gives out the message that everything in the world is connected. The shots sometimes try to compare different cultures as it cuts through all the different locations throughout the world. Like when the Buddists monks are praying in Nepal, it is almost similar to when the Jewish people are praying in Jerusalem.
The film also shows the calmness of spiritual and religious cultures as compared to the fast moving modern cities. The two paces seem to balance each other out as if they work together to pace each other. Like when the monk is walking through the city, he seems peaceful while the city behind him is loud and uproaring. The audience seems to focus more on the monk as much as the background which shows that they are in balance with each other.