Deepak Chopra couldn’t get it more wrong about India

Deepak Chopra couldn’t get it more wrong; there’s no smoke without a fire.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Cold Play, Lost

Deepak Chopra’s recent article, Is India Having A Crisis of Soul?, is as disappointing and impoverished as the painful situation being reflected upon. You can read his old guard apology here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/is-india-having-a-crisis-_b_3017979.html

Who would imagine that inherited and entrenched moral bankruptcy can ever be reversed by the economic empowerment of crony capitalists, communists, socialists, and nationalists equally exploiting the human laborer and the divisive prejudices of the Indian population?

Only those who share the ambition, irreverence, amorality, and lost innocence of The White Tiger a la Aravind Adiga.

More of that here:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/04/04/ahmed_rajib_haider_asif_mohiuddin_farhana_ahmed_bloggers_in_bangladesh_face.html

And here:

http://www.zcommunications.org/id-rather-not-be-anna-by-arundhati-roy

If there is a change going on and a soul is awakening, there must be a long, terrible dark night – la noche oscura del alma. The worst is yet to be.

Perhaps, it will take years to roll down like waters. And I’m not talking about a recovery. That’s something else completely.

Deepak’s kind of staggering, teetering, zombie-esque, happy talk may provide some “needed” false reassurance to the foreign investor, foreign outsourcer and the native electorate, but soul work (like great blessing) is messy, takes seemingly forever, and hurts more than anyone would willingly bear.

Deepak Chopra couldn’t get it more wrong about India. Not surprisingly – his commentary about America always sounds like propaganda – ever unenlightened. It is also no surprise that my comment to his article was censored.

But however offensive my comment may be to Deepak, it is not a eulogy. I did not come here to bury India, but encourage her in these trying times.

Because there is always hope for the meek, the poor in spirit and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. For Indians. Americans. Everyone.

Stan Faryna
04 April 2013
Fairfax, Virginia

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4 Responses to Deepak Chopra couldn’t get it more wrong about India

  1. There is no hammer like that of the human mind, especially when it nails the numbskulls of collusion and corruption. Indian guru’s come in all kinds of wrappings. This man comes in the worst.

    • Stan Faryna says:

      It’s good to see you here, Billy. I miss you.

      Honestly, I keep on hoping that Deepak will bring a certain level of honesty and insight to his editorial, but it never happens. How is this guy a spiritual guru to celebrities and the 1%? I think I just answered my own question. [grin]

  2. Whoa, that’s deep Stan, but I expect no less from you.

    Might as well have two BD’s in a row, huh?

    • Stan Faryna says:

      US jobs started moving to India in the 90s. Of course, the hard outsourcing to India started at the turn of the millenium. But that didn’t dampen Indian immigrations to the US.

      I was not surprised by irony, however.

      I’m grateful for you stopping by, sir. Your loyalty and support deserve badges.

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