Friday, June 6, 2008

Just Say Om

Some in the Hindu community have their saris in a twist over the upcoming Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru. There have been calls for a boycott of the film, which features Myers as Guru Pitka, a spiritual teacher with an arsenal of bad acronyms and a deep desire for enlightenment and Mariska Hargitay.

Real-life spiritual mentor Deepak Chopra, who makes an appearance in the film (and who is currently promoting a new book, Why Is God Laughing?), made a statement telling the reactionary Guru bashers, "it's a sign that your faith has become a cover up for all your insecurities because you can't even take a joke. Mike is bringing attention to some very profound truths (and my book) and these people haven't even seen the movie."

With that controversy laid to rest, we can concentrate on deeper questions like where did Deepak Chopra get those fabulous red glasses he’s been sporting in his lectures of late, and is he somehow spiritually in touch with Liberace?

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