Deepockets Shills Jesus As The Shizz
File under: The Siddhi of PR
In another book offering (and sure to be big payday) that's likely to piss off a lot of Xtain Fundies, Deepak Chopra is pimping Jesus as an example of "the highest level of enlightenment -- what [he] calls God-consciousness."
That's kind of a no-brainer, but like any good spiritual leader in this day and age, if you want to be truly successful, you better be able to sell sand at the beach.
We've gotta tip the turban to the 'Pockets. He's merely repackaging the same ol' - same ol' with a little New Age™ spin, and making a mint doing it. The nice thing about it is he's not trying to be God, although it may appear to some he wants as much money as God. It seems not more than a year ago he was touring with his last book, the one about the Buddha's enlightenment.
We've heard firsthand reports about him being a bit full of himself, but we can't hold that against him much, either. [Ed.note: Pot, kettle, etc.] As long as he's not miracle-mongering or making a case for his special divinity, Gp is generally ok with Dp, although that's not saying he's not just as full of shit as we are.
Labels: The Siddhi of PR