I’ve always been sceptical of Chopra, as I am about most ‘guru’s and now I know why.
Just been watching a documentary about him filmed by his own son, where his family and those who ‘really’ know him, have very different views to all the famous celebrities and his devoted followers.
What was very clear from this doco was….. he is an egomaniac, his entire life is about gaining adulation from others. He even stated he believes he is always right. These are big ‘red flags’ to me.
It is clear from the doco he physically and emotionally abandoned his own family in many ways, in the pursuit of becoming a self professed guru. And he shows no empathy or remorse about that. It shows how he is controlling and a hypocrite.
The doco shows him becoming an ordained Buddhist – because it was ‘a dream’ of his to become one, yet he immediately rejects all their teachings and continues in his fame seeking, ego seeking, materialistic life, where his ‘followers’ are everything to him.
The doco shows he is obsessed with the New York Times best seller list and being high up it and this is probably why he keeps writing books.
His own mother stated he has always believed he is the centre of the world.
The doco shows him to be a complete hypocrite, who contradicts much of what he teaches. He teaches against the ill effects of materialism, yet charges $25,000 per lecture, and lives in a multi-million dollar home and drives a Jaguar, has many pairs of diamond studded glasses and is very rich. I can see why rich people are attracted to him. Rich people who want to proclaim some sense of spirituality, will always veer towards those spiritual religions, or guru’s (occurs in Christianity too) who encourage amassing wealth and materialism. Yet, Chopra speaks against this. Hypocrisy.
It was stated he is obsessed with the sound of his own voice and he can talk his way around anything. He talks a ‘good’ talk and doesn’t walk a good walk.
Yet millions of people follow along like sheep and are obsessed with him. Which he so clearly loves and strives for and is the basis of his whole life. As his own mother confirms.
It is always interesting to me how people will believe anything, as long as it suits them and encourages their own needs. Whether they be healthy, or more often than not, unhealthy.
This link has some more info, where the obvious issue within all this – narcissism…….. is raised.