Deepak Chopra: The Profffft
File under: The Siddhi of PR
Deepak Chopra, a former Maharishi minion and capitalistic guru in the image of his own guru, is flogging a new book, Life After Death. We like to tell folks we have no need for life after death. Everything we are is right here, right now.
Anyhow, one person on Amazon didn't like Chopra's book so much:
What's perhaps most obvious, and most indigestible, in this book is Deepak Chopra's ego. Before you can even get to the text you have to wade through *thirteen pages* of embarrassing encomiums, wherein hosannas declare Chopra the best thing since sliced bread. A person with a normal-sized ego would never let those pages go to press.But along with that mammoth ego is a mammoth bank account that must be fed. No wonder Chopra said this on Comedy Central's Colbert Report:
Early in the interview, Colbert asked Chopra if he is a prophet, and Chopra replied, "yes, if you spell that "p-r-o-f-i-t" ...!!Cha Ching!
For the likes of Chopra and the Maharishi, all the wisdom in the universe is contained in that sound.