Spiritual Materialism, take 2

See Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting through Spiritual Materialism, for take one. And BTW: if you haven’t seen the biopic of Trungpa, Crazy Wisdom, it’s exceptionally well done. He knew very well the farcical aspects of “being a guru” to gullible westerners.

We all took Trungpa’s book very very seriously, of course. Hmmm. Just when did I start pronouncing “New Age” as Neuwaaahge?

Via Ted.

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2 Responses to Spiritual Materialism, take 2

  1. Sylvia says:

    Hahaha

  2. bumpercrop says:

    Do you remember the classic 1970’s book entitled
    “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment” by Thaddeus Golas?
    It was the first real huge burst of light in my life, after leaving the deep south. I wrote down whole versus and plastered them on the walls of my first apartment in Seattle. I have memorized that little book, and gone through 3 dog-eared copies! As well as giving them as gifts.
    The book was self-published at first, and then gained an enormous following.
    Much later Thaddeus went into more detail and completed the answer to many misunderstandings the public had of Lazy Man,in his 3rd, and in my mind, monumental book, “Love and Pain”. No matter how far I roam, I always return to the wisdom in “Love and Pain”. It is hard knowledge but ironically, deeply comforting.
    Thaddeus absolutely refused to become a New Age guru, and he explains the why and other details in his biography. Because he refused to guru, many are unaware of “Love and Pain”.
    Here is more information.
    http://thaddeusgolas.com/

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