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Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake

#1  Postby DoctorE » Apr 07, 2010 10:42 am

What a.....


(April 5) -- The U.S. Geological Survey is blaming day-to-day seismological changes for Sunday's 7.2 earthquake along the U.S.-Mexico border. But Deepak Chopra, the famed alternative-medicine practitioner and transcendental meditation guru, is pretty sure he knows what really happened.

"Had a powerful meditation just now -- caused an earthquake in Southern California," Chopra wrote to his nearly 179,000 Twitter followers shortly after the quake.

And then, to clarify: "Was meditating on Shiva mantra & earth began to shake," he tweeted. "Sorry about that."
Chopra might want to apologize directly to those in California, who haven't suffered significant infrastructure damage but are still bracing for more temblors, and to those in Mexico, where two are dead, hundreds are injured and thousands are still without power.

Transcendental meditation (TM) was largely popularized by Chopra, who's been dubbed "McMeditation" for the multimillion-dollar profits he's earned off books, DVDs and his Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, Calif. -- where a six-day mind-body wellness program runs around $2,500

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Re: Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake

#2  Postby tnjrp » Apr 07, 2010 11:04 am

Sorry, but I'm getting the vibe that Mr. Chopra's lost a handful of marbles. Again.
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#3  Postby kiki5711 » Apr 07, 2010 11:05 am

Oh wow.! He can move mountains and part the Red sea? Now that's power!

How about meditating on Peace in the world or hasn't he thought about that?
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#4  Postby tnjrp » Apr 07, 2010 11:09 am

Oh but I'm sure he is! Just think of how much worse things could be, after all... :levi:
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#5  Postby Animavore » Apr 07, 2010 11:11 am

I wish I had the capacity to bullshit people and make money.

Curse honestly. It's fucking over-rated.
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#6  Postby Jehannum » Apr 07, 2010 11:12 am

tnjrp wrote:Sorry, but I'm getting the vibe that Mr. Chopra's lost a handful of marbles. Again.


There can't be that many left to lose.
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Re: Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake

#7  Postby pcCoder » Apr 07, 2010 11:47 am

Should this be taken as a confession to causing an event that resulted in the death of some people? Should he have charges of murder or manslaughter brought against him?
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#8  Postby Varangian » Apr 08, 2010 12:06 am

pcCoder wrote:Should this be taken as a confession to causing an event that resulted in the death of some people? Should he have charges of murder or manslaughter brought against him?


It could be taken as evidence that he is at fault, causing earthquakes like that.


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#9  Postby josephchoi » Apr 08, 2010 12:10 am

tnjrp wrote:Sorry, but I'm getting the vibe that Mr. Chopra's lost a handful of marbles. Again.

You can't lose what you don't have.
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#10  Postby grandtheftigloo » Apr 08, 2010 12:11 am

Then I guess he will personally (out of his vast fortune) reimburse the people for all of the damage?

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#11  Postby virphen » Apr 08, 2010 1:13 am

Talk about "The Ego has Landed".
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#12  Postby grandtheftigloo » Apr 08, 2010 1:20 am

virphen wrote:Talk about "The Ego has Landed".


We have a winner!! :drunk:
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#13  Postby Thommo » Apr 08, 2010 1:30 am

I'd laugh my arse off if somebody sued him now.

And good one Virphen! :lol:
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#14  Postby r.c » Apr 08, 2010 2:27 am

I wonder whether he really believes what he says or just tries to exploit the gullible. I strongly suspect the latter.
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#15  Postby iamthereforeithink » Apr 08, 2010 2:32 am

:doh: This is beyond insane. And to think that at one time, I actually paid money to buy a couple of his books.
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#16  Postby xrayzed » Apr 08, 2010 2:41 am

I think he has reached a new level on the Loopy scale.
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Re: Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake

#17  Postby Calilasseia » Apr 08, 2010 3:06 am

Doing a bit of "meditating" of my own on the following ...

pcCoder wrote:Should this be taken as a confession to causing an event that resulted in the death of some people? Should he have charges of murder or manslaughter brought against him?


First of all, I think it would be a good idea if someone with access to a high-powered lawyer did sue this turbo-charged mouth on a stick over this. Because with the information now extant in the public domain, he has two choices. One, continue making the claim that his "meditation" triggered this earthquake, in which case he admits responsibility for death and destruction, and is thus criminally liable for said death and destruction. Or two, admit that he was bullshitting on a grand scale to stroke his ego, in which case the obvious corollary question is "and tell me, Mr Chopra, on what other occasions have you bullshitted people with respect to your assertions about meditation and various wacky quantum woo ideas of yours?"

Trouble is, I don't think anyone will put this to the test. Which means he'll continue to bullshit people like this in future, and continue to earn vast revenues by bullshitting people.

r.c wrote:I wonder whether he really believes what he says or just tries to exploit the gullible. I strongly suspect the latter.


This latest incident has a certain smell about it ... redolent of eau de jumping the shark, marking the point where he starts to believe the music of the spheres of his own verbal diarrhoea, and disappears up his own arse. Unfortunately, this could be a protracted process. And before it is complete, there could be moments of sufficient lucidity to continue bilking the rubes, before the condition becomes pathological enough to render him irrevocably and publicly ridiculous to his target audience. Though I suspect even if he were to appear tomorrow in Central Park naked except for a pair of soiled women's panties on his head, singing "I am a banana" over and over again, there would be some amongst the gullible who would regard this as merely being a new "meditation" ritual, and would start copying him.
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#18  Postby shobhit » Apr 09, 2010 6:31 pm

Here he goes again. He is the guru of woo woo who should be afraid of somone sueing him for property damage after the earth quack (oops quake)...
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#19  Postby james1v » Apr 09, 2010 6:46 pm

Yeah right, and i just caused that supernova, because i was meditating on how hard i would like to kick his arse! :coffee:
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#20  Postby Animavore » Apr 09, 2010 7:15 pm

I'd laugh if he got lynched by a gang of superstitious, Catholic Mexicans and got burned as a witch :lol:
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