Skip to comments.Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake (lefty loon alert!)
Posted on 04/07/2010 5:03:48 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
(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."
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sounds more like he was kidding
- I - caused the quake!
(Sorry about that)
Don’t think he would kid about a major earthquake....could be wrong, but I don’t think so.
You know, if he claimed responsibility for a quake in Iran, they would come after him.
[insert low whistle here]....boy, talk about an inflated view of “self”. How Obama-ish.
Because DC is an Obama-worshipping leftist, this won’t become the national laughingstock it deserves to be
This guy is a big enough assclown to run for Congress.
It does sound like a joke, however just the fact that people are unsure is a real let on to how most people view these “guru” types :)
Danny Glover says they’re caused by global warming. Who can we believe?
Well, if he admits it, there is only one recourse, he must be held responsible for compensating for all the damage it caused.
He should really figure out a way to have quakeless meditations, or else give them up for the good of mankind.
Oh don't "kid" yourself. :) He teaches that stuff to the same credulous types who are capable of believing anything (such as, "Obama is the messiah")
This is the same con-artist that hoodwinked JAWA.
(See: From the Fall 1991 issue of ScienceWriters: The Newsletter of the National Association of Science Writers The Maharishi Caper: Or How to Hoodwink Top Medical Journals by Andrew A. Skolnick)
Deepak deceptively sneaked past peer review a manuscript promoting medical claims such as "yogic flying." claiming that, by mastering this technique, people can develop the ability to walk through walls, make themselves invisible, develop the "strength of an elephant," reverse the aging process, and fly through the air without the benefit of machines. In addition, claims are made that if people engage in yogic flying in large groups they can prevent bad weather, traffic fatalities, and even war.
So, from what this grifter says he did all by himself in his "tweet" to his adoring followers, it appears he can just go "solo" and doesn't need to be part of a large group of yogic fliers to accomplish these amazing feats. /s bttt
At least four people were killed. Shouldn’t he be charged with murder or manslaughter at least?
I knew he was a hukster, but I guess he’s nuttier than I thought.
Known as both the destroyer and protector, Shiva is the third member of the Hindu trinity or Trimurti that includes Shakti the creator and Vishnu the preserver. Shiva, whose name means the auspicious one in Sanskrit, is viewed as a positive force because he destroys evil, ignorance, and death. He also ensures the cycle of life because his destruction of negativity clears the way for renewal and growth.
One of the most complex ancient gods in the Hindu pantheon, Shiva takes many often paradoxical forms. As the god of the yogis, Shiva is an ascetic, celibate, and self-controlled. The ascetic Shiva is usually portrayed deep in meditation on top of Mount Kailash in the Himalayas. In his role as a householder, Shiva has a consort, Parvati (Shakti), with whom he has two sons: Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles; and Skanda, god of war.
One of the most popular representations of Shiva is as Nataraja, the lord of the dance. As Nataraja, he dances in a ring of flames atop the back of a tiny demon named Apasmara-Purusha, who symbolizes ignorance, laziness, and evil thoughts. Natarajas dance symbolizes the rhythm of the universe and the cycles of creation and destruction.
In images of Shiva, the water flowing from his hair represents the River Ganges, considered a goddess in Hindu mythology. According to legend, when Ganga came down from the heavens, the earth was overwhelmed with torrential floods. Shiva offered to serve as a conduit so that human beings could benefit from the purifying water without drowning in it. It is also said that Shivas skin is blue because when Ganga flooded the earth, he swallowed the poison that was churned up in the oceans, thus saving the universe.
The snake coiled around Shivas neck represents kundalini or the spiritual energy of life. In one hand he holds a trident symbolizing his power to destroy evil and ignorance. The three prongs of the trident stand for Shivas fundamental powers: will, action, and wisdom. Shiva also holds a drum that resonates with the sound Om the universal sound of creation in Vedic philosophy.